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School of Nursing

LPN to RN Mobility Option

OVERVIEW

Nursing’s foundation consists of compassionate nursing care and exemplifies current standards of practice and current scientific /technological knowledge. Nursing involves holistic care that is concerned with improving the quality of life, psychosocial needs, promoting, maintaining, and restoring health or a peaceful dignified death. This is accomplished by collaborating with individuals, families, groups, communities and other healthcare team members. Nursing is a rational activity that encompasses the nursing process, problem solving, clinical decision-making, critical thinking, standards and ethics to find therapeutic, safe, accurate, interventions that support health promotion, restoration, maintenance and reduce healthcare risks and complications. These therapeutic nursing interventions are planned and informed actions that move individuals, families, groups and communities toward achievement of expected outcomes. The nurse manages care by using factors of caring, compassion, the nursing process, communication, ethical principles, scientific principles, standards of care, critical thinking, accountability, teaching and learning activities, and healthcare technology. Nursing manages healthcare resources efficiently and effectively through responsible management of nursing care and through collaboration with other health care team members.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is a 70 semester hour program that offers a bridge option for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The curriculum is designed to prepare highly educated, technically competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. Students are required to make a minimum grade of (C) in all courses each term for progression.

Program graduates who meet graduation requirements are eligible to apply to the Georgia Board of Nursing to write the national licensure examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses (RNs). The faculty believes Associate Degree Nursing Education prepares students for entry into professional nursing practice and the ability to provide care in a variety of settings. This education provides a foundation for continued learning in formal and informal settings.Graduates are eligible to apply for advanced nursing programs in neighboring university systems. The ADN curriculum has been accepted by both Columbus State University and Troy University RN - BSN Bridge Program for advanced degrees.

The program has Full Approval by the

Georgia Board of Nursing,

237 Coliseum Drive,

Macon, Georgia 31217-3858, 912-207-1640.

The program is accredited by

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500,

Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000.

Columbus Technical College is accredited by the

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, 404-679-4501.

Program Contact:

Allison Thorne

School of Nursing

Program Administrative Assistant

Phone Number: 706-225-0536

E-mail address :athorne@columbustech.edu

COMPETITIVE ADMISSION

Admission to the LPN to RN Mobility program is competitive and the number of students admitted is directly related to clinical space availability. After meeting the admission requirements, applicants are ranked ordered using a point system. Applicant’s points are derived from GPA, compass scores, and the Pre-NLN test score.

Competitive admission criteria

Must have presented official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores to the Admissions Office

1. Be at least 18 years old.

2. No provisional and/or special admission students considered for the program.

3. Must have minimum Reading (79) and Writing (62) COMPASS scores and these scores cannot be more than five (5) years old in the semester you compete.

4. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in designated competitive admission courses is required to compete for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program.

5. Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 in designated general education courses is required to compete for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program.

6. Must be enrolled as a Columbus Technical College student.

7. Submit packet containing the following:

i. Letter of Intent

ii. Personal Data Form.

iii. After completing the pre-NLN Exam, the minimum total overall score must be in the 75TH percentile (115) or above for the competitive admissions process.

8. Hold an unencumbered and current LPN license in the State of Georgia.

9. Provide current physical exam (medical form)/immunization record and current CPR card after program acceptance.

10. Entrance into any healthcare program is contingent upon completion of a Background Check/Drug Screen from H.I.R.E. which must be completed after being conditionally accepted to the program.

11. The LPN to RN mobility student will have the option to validate content and skills taught inRNSG 1110 Medical Surgical I: Foundations of Health Promotion, maintenance and Restoration across the lifespan. By achieving a score of 900 on the standardized HESI Fundamental exam and validating the skills required in RNSG 1110 Foundations course, the student will receive 12 credit hours for the course RNSG 1110 Medical Surgical I: Foundations of Health Promotion, maintenance and Restoration across the lifespan. If unable to validate both content and skills, the mobility student will be required to follow the beginning ADN curriculum plan.

Packets should be turned in to HSC-3100 by August 21, 2014 for Spring semester 2015 admission no sooner than two weeks prior to due date. All packets must be complete prior to due date.

CURRICULUM

LPN to RN Mobility Option

General Education

 

Credit Hours

BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I *

3

BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab *

1

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric *

3

MATH 1111 College Algebra *

3

BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II *

3

BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab *

1

BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology *

3

BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology *

1

SPCH 1101 Public Speaking

3

HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities

3

PSYC 1101 Introductory to psychology

3

Total General Education hours

27

(*The red asterisk denotes the courses that will be utilized for the cumulative competitive admission GPA of 2.5.)

 

 

Nursing Courses

Credit Hours

RNSG 1110 Validation of content and skillsor enroll in RNSG 1110 -Medical Surgical I : Foundations of Health Promotion, maintenance and Restoration across the lifespan

12

RNSG 1120 Psychiatric Nursing : Mental Health promotion, maintenance and restoration across the lifespan

3

RNSG 2100 Maternal Nursing Health promotion, maintenance and restoration

3

RNSG 2120 Medical Surgical II Health Promotion, maintenance and Restoration across the lifespan

10

RNSG 2130 Medical Surgical III : Complex care , health promotion, maintenance and restoration across the life span

12

RNSG 2140 Role Transition for Professional Nursing

3

Total Nursing Course Hours

 

43

Total Program Hours

70

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