Advance from your LPN with our Nursing A.S. Degree - L.P.N. transitional

If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you can earn credit for your experience and education toward SPC's Associate in Science Nursing degree. This program gives you the technical skills and scientific background you need to succeed in this lucrative field.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Registered Nurses

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

185,360

2026

225,070

Percent Change

21

Projected Job Openings

14310

FEATURES OF SPC's A.S. NURSING - LPN TRANSITIONAL DEGREE

What you Will Learn in SPC's Nursing A.S. degree for LPNs

  • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and geriatric nursing
  • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, long term and community settings
  • Personal, family, community and mental health concepts
  • Pharmacology and medication administration
  • Legal and ethical requirements of the profession

Nursing (R.N.) - LPN Transitional Program Associate in Science

LPN-NURSE-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2014 (480)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
Dean, College of Nursing


Health Education Center
Advising
hec_advising@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program is fully transferable to a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at SPC or to any state university in Florida.

The day program begins in May. The evening program begins August and January. If admitted in May, you will have needed to complete additional general education courses prior to admission in order to graduate within the three semesters.

Access to a computer is helpful!

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1351380100:

Federal CIP Code

51.3801: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.


Admission Rules

Before entering the first term of the Nursing "program courses" students must complete a minimum of 14 credits from the general education and/or support courses listed below. Prior to admission, students must complete:
BSC 2085
BSC 2085L
BSC 2086
BSC 2086L
PSY 1012 (or PSY 1020H)
Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement
Computer and Information Literacy Competency Requirement

General education and support courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form. Please see a counselor or advisor. Access to a computer is helpful!

A health program advising request can be made here: https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/16998/

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

Any student who makes a grade of less than "C" in a course in the nursing program that is a prerequisite to a nursing course will be ineligible to continue in the nursing program. Likewise, the clinical component of any nursing rotation must be satisfactorily passed. An overall 2.0 average is required to enroll in sophomore nursing courses. Credit must be earned in or prior to the prescribed
sequence.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Mathematics (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement for this AS degree.
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
STA 2023H Honors Elementary Statistics 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Ethics (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Ethics requirement for this AS degree. Students are strongly advised to select the Healthcare Ethics topic when they register for PHI 1600.
PHI 1600 Studies in Applied Ethics 3
PHI 1600H Honors Studies in Applied Ethics 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Social/Behavioral Science (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
PSY 1012 General Psychology 3
PSY 1012H Honors General Psychology 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Other (Complete 12 credits)

BSC 2085 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BSC 2085L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I 1
BSC 2086 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BSC 2086L Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II 1
MCB 2010 Microbiology 3
MCB 2010L Microbiology Laboratory 1

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Competency (Complete 1 course)

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
CGS 1070 Basic Computer and Information Literacy 1
CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
1st Term in Program (Complete 20 credits)

NUR 1060C Nursing Process/Physical Assessment 2
NUR 1001C Transition to Professional Nursing 7
Advanced Placement Credit 11

MAJOR CORE COURSES
2nd Term in Program (Complete 10 credits)

NUR 2511C Psychosocial Nursing 1
NUR 2462C Nursing III 9

MAJOR CORE COURSES
3rd Term in Program (Complete 12 credits)

NUR 2731C Nursing IV 8
NUR 2811C Nursing Care Management Practicum 3
NUR 2813 Role Transition in Nursing 1
Total Credits 72

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION

SPC's Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Program is fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Licensing

Our Nursing Associate of Science Degree prepares you the National Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

Continue your education at SPC

SPC's associate degrees in nursing transfer to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree for RNs. These include:

To be admitted to our BSN program, you need an active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license; an A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution; and to have completed certain prerequisite courses.

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Nursing B.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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