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Associate Degree Nursing: LPN to ADN Option (A45110L)

Associate in Applied Science

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Courses must be completed in sequences as outlined in the curriculum.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

The LPN to ADN Option curriculum is designed for students who have already met the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and wish to further their education to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

Admissions Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) Minimum Requirements


Important Information

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these items does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2024 entering class.

Course Sequence

Associate Degree Nursing: LPN to ADN Option

The LPN to ADN curriculum is designed for students who have already met the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and wish to further their education to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Students admitted to the LPN to ADN option must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher prior to enrolling in the first nursing class:
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipline or
BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
CHM 131 / CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry and Lab
or CHM 151 General Chemistry
PSY 150 General Psychology
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
Course Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester
NUR 117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
NUR 221 LPN to ADN Concepts I 6 0 9 9
7 3 9 11
Spring Semester
NUR 118 Nutrition/Diet Therapy 2 0 0 2
NUR 223 LPN to ADN Concepts II 6 0 9 9
8 0 9 11
Upon successful completion of NUR 117, NUR 118, NUR 221, and NUR 223, LPN to ADN program students are awarded credit for the lower level Associate Degree Nursing NUR prefix courses.
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240 Gen Ed: HUM 115

Employment Competencies

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the nursing process to provide safe patient care.
  2. Determine healthcare education needs for specific populations, and develop and implement teaching plans.
  3. Communicate professionally and effectively with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  4. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for patients.
  5. Integrate evidence-based practice into clinical decision-making.
  6. Demonstrate caring behaviors in implementing culturally competent, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan.
  7. Utilize informatics to access, manage, and communicate patient information and validate best practices.

Employment Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

Program Costs

LPN to ADN Program Costs

Associate Degree Nursing students in the LPN to ADN program should be prepared to incur additional expenses beyond college fees and tuition.

Outlined below are estimated expenses and are subject to change:

Medical Exam $100
* Drug Screening and Background Check $114
Immunizations (include but not limited to
Hep B, TB, Flu, childhood immunizations) $300
Uniforms for Clinical and Lab $140
1 pair bandage scissors, 1 pair hemostats, pen light,
3-color pen, 1 stethoscope, 1 sphygmomanometer $100
1 pair shoes (white leather) $50 – 75
Watch with second hand; military time preferred $25
Program Resources
Online educational services
NCLEX Review $1,800
Student Accident Insurance $4
Malpractice Insurance $32
CPR $30 – 50
Nursing Pin, Lamp, and Cap (optional) $75
Lab kit $146
Certification Exam
(National Council Licensure Exam, NCLEX-RN) $300

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Information Literacy87%65%61%65%73%59%
Critical Thinking51%52%41%51%57%62%

Pass Rates by Year


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