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Campus: Westminster Campus

LPN to ADN Associate of Applied Science

 

This AAS degree is currently known as "Nursing Advanced Placement Bridge Program LPN to ADN". It has been requested to be retitled to "LPN to ADN AAS". This award will undergo review by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and  the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for the title change requested. Upon final ED approval, this statement will be removed and a note placed in our Catalog Addendum noting the date of the approved title change.

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Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to transfer in credit from a completed LPN program and finish the remaining AAS Degree curriculum in Nursing to earn a LPN to ADN AAS degree in two-years and enter the workforce. Students explore human anatomy and physiology, microorganisms, human development, and pathophysiology. This is an option for students who are licensed as a practical nurse in Colorado. Currently licensed LPNs and those interested in transferring into the AAS nursing program should contact wcnursing@frontrange.edu for admissions information. The LPN to ADN AAS degree program is a four-semester program offered at the Westminster Campus only. FRCC's nursing degree is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN).

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
TRANSFER Block Credit Transfer from Completed LPN Program

21

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

PSY 235Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3

3

BIO 201Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

NUTRITION HPR 108 or HWE 100

1

BIO 204Microbiology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

MATH MAT 103 or Any GT-MA1

3

BIO 216Human Pathophysiology

4

GEN EDUGT-AH or GT-SS

3

Total Credit Hours:50
Semester Note: This AAS degree requires the completion of 25.5 credits of nursing coursework found in Semesters 2-5 and 29 credits of general education and nutrition coursework listed above for a total of 54.5 credits. This is in addition to the nursing credits transferred in from previous LPN program completion. Transferring LPN credits will equate to a 21 credit block equivalent to FRCC first-year nursing courseworkNUR 106NUR 109NUR 112NUR 150

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 189Transition from LPN to ADN

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Third Semester

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

6.5

NUR 212Pharmacology II

2

NUR 211Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

Total Credit Hours:12.5

Semester Note: You must complete this program as a full-time nursing student beginning in Semester 3. Contact an advisor regarding your scheduling needs.

Fourth Semester

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: 74.5