Students who have been unsuccessful in the Basic ADN will be able to apply for the ADN Transition program after successful completion of a VN program and one year of employment as a vocational nurse. If unsuccessful in a transition course, a student is not eligible for readmission into the Transition program. The student is eligible for application to the ADN Basic Program.
Degree Requirements: A minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with a 2.0 GPA, A grade of “C” or above in academic support and nursing courses, and a passing score on a comprehensive exit exam. Students must see policy in Health Sciences Student Handbook for details.
Candidates must be a licensed vocational nurse with one year of employment as a vocational nurse.
Candidates must have the following on file in the Office of Admissions by the posted deadline.
- All basic admission criteria.
- An official transcript from the VN program.
- A copy of the LVN or LPN license.
- Proof of employment for one year as an LVN or LPN.
| BIOL 2301/2101|
Anatomy & Physiology I
| BIOL 2302/2102|
Anatomy & Physiology II
| BIOL 2320/2120|
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors & Lab
| PSYC 2301|
| PSYC 2314|
Lifespan Growth & Development
| RNSG 1327|
Transition to Professional Nursing
| RNSG 1251|
Care of the Childbearing Family
| RNSG 1160 |
(Clinical)Registered Nurse Training (Transition)
| RNSG 2213 |
Mental Health Nursing
Upon successful completion of transition courses, ADN Transition students will receive 13 hours of Prior Learning Credit for the following courses:
- RNSG 1413 Foundations of Nursing Practice – 4 hours
- RNSG 1360 Clinical Nursing-Registered Nurse Training (Foundations) – 3 hours
- RNSG 1431 Principles of Clinical Decision-Making – 4 hours
- RNSG 1260 Clinical Nursing-Registered Nurse Training (CDM) – 2 hours
| ENGL 1301* (core)|
| RNSG 1441|
Common Concepts of Adult Health
| RNSG 2360 |
(Clinical)Registered Nurse Training (Common / Mental Health)
| ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310* (core) |
Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation or Introduction to Theatre
| RNSG 1443|
Complex Concepts of Adult Health
| RNSG 2463 |
(Clinical)Registered Nurse Training (Complex / Management)
Nursing – Transition Program AAS Total
#Prerequisite to RNSG 1413 and 1360.
*Co-requisite to Nursing courses taught in this semester, or may be taken in advance.
Please be advised that licensure for this program includes a criminal background
check. If you have a question about this action, please speak to the