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2017-2018 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_NR5

Campus: Westminster Campus

Nursing Advanced Placement Bridge Program Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plans (MAPs) are designed by faculty to better guide you in retention and completion. It is highly encouraged that you complete courses in the recommended order provided below in the notes section. You should work with an academic advisor to adjust your plan based on your scheduling needs.

My Academic Plan

Program Mission & Description

The LPN to ADN Bridge nursing program at the Westminster Campus is a three-semester advanced placement program allowing currently licensed Practical Nurses career mobility to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the LPN to ADN Bridge program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). There are additional options to obtain your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) concurrently or immediately following the ADN program.

FRCC's nursing degree is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN). More information about the Nursing Associates of Arts degree can be found at AAS in Nursing.
   
Below are several options available to FRCC Nursing students:
    
Practical Nursing: Exit Option (47 credits, 4 semesters): This option allows students to complete the first year of the A.A.S. Nursing and NUR 169 to receive a certificate and be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
  
RN to BSN Option: RNs can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Metropolitan State University of Denver. A minimum of 120 credits are required (A.A.S. credits count), which includes 40 credits of upper division work.
  
Dual Enrollment Options: Current FRCC Nursing students have the below choices:
  
MSU Denver: While taking courses at FRCC toward your A.A.S. in Nursing you can take online courses from MSU Denver that count toward obtaining a BSN. For more information, visit the MSUD Nursing website.
UCCS: While taking courses at FRCC toward your A.A.S. in Nursing you can take online courses from Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) that count toward obtaining a BSN. For more information, visit the UCCS Nursing website.
UNC: While taking courses at FRCC toward your A.A.S. in Nursing you can take online courses from the College of Natural & Health Sciences - School of Nursing at the University of Northern Colorado that count toward obtaining a BSN. For more information, visit the UNC Nursing website.
CU Denver: While taking courses at FRCC toward your A.A.S. in Nursing you can take online courses from University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing that count toward obtaining a BSN. For more information, visit the UCD Nursing website.

The Nursing Advanced Placement Bridge Program is offered at the Westminster Campus only.

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First Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

PSY 235Human Growth and Development

3

BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

NUT- REQNutrition:___________

1-3

BIO 204Microbiology with Lab

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

MAT- GENMathematics:___________

3-4

BIO 216Pathophysiology

4

GT- ELCGT-AH or GT-SS:___________

3

Total Credit Hours:29-31

Second Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 189Transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Student

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Third Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 206Advanced Concepts of M/S Nursing I

6.5

NUR 212Pharmacology

2

NUR 211Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

Total Credit Hours:12.5

Fourth Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 216Advanced Concepts of M/S Nursing II

5

NUR 230Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

4

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 54.5-56.5