2020-2021 Catalog

Nursing - ADN - LPN to ADN

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Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN)

LPN to ADN Option Career Path

68 Credit Hours

Applicants who are Licensed Practical Nurses from another program or who have been out of TTC’s PN program two or more years are eligible to be considered for admission to the LPN-to-ADN Option. Students in this option will be required to complete a transition course with a grade of C or better before entering the second program level Nursing courses.

Note: Spring Semester includes non-nursing courses only. These courses are prerequisites for Transition Nursing (NUR 201) and must be completed prior to enrolling in NUR 201.

Students who have completed these non-nursing courses, may enter and enroll in NUR 201 in the second semester, which is the Summer term.

Applicants who have graduated from TTC’s PN program less than two years before application must meet Associate Degree Nursing Admission Requirements. These students are not required to take the transition course.


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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General Education Core Requirements

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3

REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3

Total:   16

Major Requirements

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
NUR 201 Transition Nursing 3
NUR 206 Clinical Skills Application 2
NUR 208 Health Promotion for Families II 4
NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 5 **
NUR 219 Nursing Management and Leadership 4 ***
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3

+Automatic credit for courses in the Practical Nursing program will be awarded after successful completion of the first clinical nursing course: Basic Nursing Care Skills (NUR 102), Nursing Care Management I (NUR 104), Pharmacology for Nurses (NUR 105), Health Promotion for Families I (NUR 158), Patient Centered Nursing Care I (NUR 195), Basic Concepts of Pharmacology (NUR 161), Patient Centered Nursing Care II (NUR 205).

** Prior to enrolling in NUR 210, students must successfully complete the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Level Dosage Proficiency Placement Exam or Health Calculations II (AHS 129).

***Prior to enrolling in NUR 219, students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on a standardized national examination or enroll in Nursing Seminar (NUR 216) as a corequisite to NUR 219.

Total:   29

General Nursing Admission Requirements

All students applying to a Nursing program must meet the following General Nursing Admission Requirements:

  1. Submit official transcripts from all post- secondary institutions, colleges and universities previously attended. Laboratory sciences must be taken within five years of the entry date to the program.
    1. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 on each transcript
    2. Complete ten (10) semester hours and achieve a grade of C or better in each course with at least one (1) of the courses being either BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225 or equivalent.
  2. Meet the Program Specific Admission Requirements.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of eight (8) points from the following categories:
    1. ADN admission option
    2. BIO 210 grade (within 5 years)
    3. BIO 211 grade (within 5 years)
    4. PN Comprehensive Predictor Score
      To see the points for each category, visit the student portal (my.tridenttech.edu).
  2. Provide proof of graduation from a practical nursing program by submitting official transcripts.
  3. Verify that name appears on the S.C. Board of Nursing website as having a current, unencumbered S.C. license as a practical nurse.
  4. LPNs from another program or who have been out of TTC’s PN program for two years or more must provide an Employment Verification form validating a minimum of 960 hours employment as a LPN within three years prior to admission to the program.