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Campus: Westminster Campus

Nursing Advanced Placement Bridge Program LPN to ADN Associate of Applied Science

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Nursing Advanced Placement Bridge LPN-ADN and enter the workforce. Students explore human anatomy and physiology, microorganisms, human development, and pathophysiology. This is an advanced placement 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 Nursing Advanced Placement Bridge 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

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

PSY 235Human Growth and Development

3

BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

NUTRITION HPR 108 or HWE 100

1-3

BIO 204Microbiology with Lab

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

MATH MAT 103 or any GT-MA1

3-4

BIO 216Human Pathophysiology

4

GEN EDUGT-AH or GT-SS:___________

3

Total Credit Hours:29-31
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

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 189Transition from LPN to ADN

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Third Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

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

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

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

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