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.  1) All basic admission criteria. 2) An official transcript from the VN program.  3) A copy of the LVN or LPN license.  4) Proof of employment for one year as an LVN or LPN.

Freshman Year

First SemesterHours Second SemesterHours
BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102
Anatomy & Physiology I or Anatomy & Physiology II
4BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102*
Anatomy & Physiology I or Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 2320/2120
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors & Lab
4RNSG 1327
Transition to Professional Nursing
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
3RNSG 1251
Care of the Childbearing Family
PSYC 2314
Lifespan Growth & Development
3RNSG 1160 (Clinical)
Registered Nurse Training (Transition)
 RNSG 2213
Mental Health Nursing
Total14 Total12


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


Sophomore Year

First SemesterHours Second SemesterHours
ENGL 1301** (core)
Composition I
3ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310** (core)3
RNSG 1441
Common Concepts of Adult Health
4RNSG 1443
Complex Concepts of Adult Health
RNSG 2360 (Clinical)
Registered Nurse Training (CDM / Mental Health)
3RNSG 2463 (Clinical)
Registered Nurse Training (CDM / Mental Health)
Total10 Total
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 division dean.