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).
Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) Minimum Requirements
- Complete the RCC admissions process ( apply to RCC, submit all transcripts)
- Complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in BIO 169 in the Spring 2024 semester.)
- Complete CHM 131 (with lab CHM 131A ) or CHM 151 with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in CHM 131 /A or CHM 151 in the Spring 2024 semester.)
- Complete ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and humanities elective ( ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240, or HUM 115 ) with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in Spring 2024.)
- Have a 2.8 GPA or higher from all completed pre-requisite and nursing general education courses. GPA calculation includes:
- Be in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (2.0 or higher RCC cumulative GPA).
- Hold current certification in Adult and Child CPR issued by the American Heart Association.
- Hold current unrestricted licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in North Carolina.
- Must have graduated from an approved Practical Nursing program.
- Complete National Acceleration Challenge Examination (NACE) with a score of 70% or higher. Scores are valid for 24 months (2 years) from date of application.
- Attend a mandatory LPN to ADN Nursing Information Session in the 2023/2024 academic year.
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.
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|
|NUR 221||LPN to ADN Concepts I||6||0||9||9|
|NUR 118||Nutrition/Diet Therapy||2||0||0||2|
|NUR 223||LPN to ADN Concepts II||6||0||9||9|
|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|
- Apply the nursing process to provide safe patient care.
- Determine healthcare education needs for specific populations, and develop and implement teaching plans.
- Communicate professionally and effectively with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for patients.
- Integrate evidence-based practice into clinical decision-making.
- Demonstrate caring behaviors in implementing culturally competent, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan.
- Utilize informatics to access, manage, and communicate patient information and validate best practices.
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:
|* 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|
|Online educational services|
|Student Accident Insurance||$4|
|CPR||$30 – 50|
|Nursing Pin, Lamp, and Cap (optional)||$75|
|(National Council Licensure Exam, NCLEX-RN)||$300|