No. of Credits: 35
Contact: Laura Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division;
Karen Russell, Program Coordinator
The LPN to ADN Transition Pathway prepares students to enter the 3rd clinical semester of the AS in Nursing degree program. Consistent with the Maryland Board of Nursing articulation model, Practical Nurses with an active unencumbered Maryland or compact LPN license are awarded a maximum of one year of nursing courses when articulating to the associate degree level, following successful completion of the program's transition courses.
Students completing the AS in Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The associate degree nurse is prepared to use the nursing process to provide nursing care that promotes the achievement of optimal health outcomes. Students learn the principles and practices of nursing through independent and Web-enhanced study, lectures, demonstrations, skills practice and simulation. They participate in clinical practica off campus in a variety of healthcare settings under the supervision of nursing instructors. Employment opportunities exist in acute care, long term care and a variety of community-based healthcare agencies. The AS in Nursing degree program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information regarding the nursing program may be obtained from the ACEN offices, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.
LPN to AS in Nursing Admission Criteria:
- Be an LPN with an active unencumbered Maryland or compact state LPN license
- Meet the following requirements:
- Have a minimum 2.0 weighted high school GPA or 12 or more college credits from an accredited college or university
- Complete ENG 1010, MTH 1115 or MTH 1120, BIO 2070/L, BIO 2080/L, BIO 2010/L, PSY 1010, SOC 1010 with a minimum grade of "C" or better
- ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) score of 59 or above. TEAS scores are considered current for 3 years.
This is a competitive admission program. First consideration will be given to residents of CSM's service area (Calvert, Charles, St Mary's counties). All petitioners who have met the admission criteria are ranked and admitted according to their residency status and cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA will be calculated for all colleges in which transfer work has been applied to the program.
Admission and progression in this program requires that a grade of "C" or better be earned in all coursework. The minimum grade of "C" is 75% for nursing courses that have letter grades.
Applicants may obtain the Nursing Programs' Admission Information booklet from an advisor or online at the college's web site. After reviewing the program requirements and procedures, applicants are advised to attend a nursing information session before meeting with an academic advisor.
NOTE: Students are required to provide proof of immunization status, a completed health form, a criminal background check and drug screen at the students' expense. Students are also required to provide proof of health insurance and CPR certification. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers OR the American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers are the only accepted CPR courses.
The college will not be responsible for any tuition, fees or other costs that may be charged or paid or lost due to incomplete, untimely or unsatisfactory health records, CPR certification, background check or drug screen. The college is not responsible for the conduct of background checks and drug screenings, or decisions made by other entities as a result of the background check and drug screening requirements.
A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Use the nursing process to analyze the interrelationship among the person, the environment, health, and the role of nursing
- Integrate knowledge from biopsychosocial arts and sciences in the application of the nursing process to provide care for persons to achieve health outcomes
- Use established standards and principles to administer safe nursing care which takes complex functional, physiological, psychological, and environmental domains into considerations
- Integrate the Taxonomy of Nursing Practice into the development of the nursing plan of care using application of knowledge, judgment, principles of communication, specialized skills, creative problem solving, and critical thinking
- Collaborate with health care team members and the person to achieve health promotion, maintenance, restoration, or palliation
- Manage care to meet priorities, providing appropriate delegation to and supervision of the nursing care team
- Practice with the legal and ethical framework of registered nursing
- Participate in activities that promote responsible, competent registered nursing practice and continued educational development within the global health care community.