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LPN to RN

Current Ohio Licensed Practical Nurses are eligible to apply for “N” credit (non traditional Credit) for the NURS courses in the first three quarters of the plan of study or to enroll in some of the NURS course(s) and to apply for “N” credit for others. The LPN and the Nursing admission advisor, after acceptance to the LPN to RN track, will determine which courses the LPN will apply for “N” credit and which courses will be taken for credit.

 

Columbus State Community College

Admission Procedure to Associate Degree Nursing Program

for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

All applicants to Nursing must complete the application procedure for admission to Columbus StateCommunity College. See College Bulletin or contact the Admission Office (287-2669) to initiate the process.

 

An LPN may enter Nursing by one of two routes.

Traditional Route – Application with intent to enroll in the five semester sequence of courses. Information about the application process will be posted at www.cscc.edu/docs/nurs/nursing.htm. For more specific information, see admission requirements at the same address.

Prior Learning Assessment – Application with intent to apply for prior learning assessment credit ("N" credit) for some of the nursing courses in the nursing curriculum followed by enrollment in the transition course and the remaining courses in the curriculum plan.

An LPN seeking admission to Nursing through prior learning assessment utilizes the LPN to RN Route Application.

LPNs are eligible to earn "N" credit for the NURS courses: NURS 1861 Foundations in Nursing, NURS 1130 Concepts of Pharmacology, and NURS 1863 Health Promotion of Family and Community.  The LPN and advisor will determine which courses the LPN will earn "N" credit for and which courses the LPN will take for credit.

Applicants must meet admission criteria and have credit on their Columbus State transcript for the concurrent courses from the first three semesters of the program to be eligible for assessment of prior learning. Concurrent courses include:

 

    ENGL1100  (Composition I)

    BIO2300     (Human Anatomy) with a "C" or better

    BIO2232     (Human Physiology) with a "C" or better

    PSY 2340   (Human Growth and Development) with a "C" or better

    BIO2263     (Human Pathophysiology) with a "C" or better

 

Based on the plan determined with the advisor, "N" credit will be granted for the following courses with documentation of a current license for practical nursing in the state of Ohio, and with successful completion of NURS 1110 (Student Transition):

 

       NURS 1861 (Foundations in Nursing)

       NURS 1863 (Health Promotion of Family and Community)

       NURS 1130 (Concepts of Pharmacology)

 

NURS 1110 (Student Transition) will be offered in the summer semester preceeding entry into the program.

LPNs will enroll in the sequence of NURS courses at the next opportunity after being offered admission to Nursing. An LPN unable to enroll is considered Out of Sequence. Advisement for this situation should be sought from the advisor assigned in the Nursing Department.

Contact the Nursing Department at 614-287-2506 for any questions.