LPN to ADN (AAS)

LPN to ADN

The LPN to ADN Program provides for an efficient progression from Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) with attaining an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Eastern Gateway Community College. The statewide nursing articulation model in northeast Ohio is called ACCESS (Achieving Continuing Career Education for Success and Satisfaction). It enables optimal educational mobility for nurses in Ohio to continue from LPN and progress to ADN and the Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree (BSN) at four-year colleges and universities. 

Online and interactive video distance learning (IVDL) courses may be incorporated into the curriculum. Clinical experiences will be held at various hospitals and community settings in the area. 

The EGCC program prepares graduates to provide direct care as a RN in acute, long term, ambulatory, and community oriented settings. The program prepares the nurse to participate in health promotion and maintenance of activities for the individuals in the context of a family and community. Upon program completion, the ADN graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

Respiratory therapists, certified medical assistants and paramedics desiring to transition to ADN can follow an access path which includes completion of the following admission requirements:• Must hold current certification in their field.

• Must be currently employed in their field.
• Complete NUR100 and NUR101 with a “C” or better.
• Provide the EGCC Records Office with an official, final high school transcript or an official GED Score Report.
• Grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 once all prerequisites are completed.
• Complete BIO107 Anatomy & Physiology I or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete BIO108 Anatomy & Physiology II or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete PSY101 Introduction to Psychology or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete ENG101 Introduction to English or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete CHM101 Introduction to Chemistry or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.” Note: This course requires MTH095 Elementary Algebra as a prerequisite.
• Complete current FBI and Ohio BCI background checks.
• Demonstrate proficiency in writing, reading and Intermediate Algebra, as evidenced by qualifying assessment scores (placement/Asset, ACT or SAT), or previously completed college-level English Composition and Mathematics courses (EGCC or Transfer), or the completion of academic foundation courses (at EGCC or equivalent courses at another college/university), with a minimum grade of “C.” 

LPN to ADN program application/admission criteria are identified in the Admissions section of the catalog. 

Admission Requirements:

• Provide the EGCC Records Office with an official, final high school transcript or an official GED Score Report.
• Provide the EGCC Records Office with an official, final transcript that reflects the date of your graduation from an approved Practical Nursing Program (a minimum grade of “C” is required in each course).
• Current LPN license with medication certification (NAPNES, OOPNE, or OBON).
• Grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 once all prerequisites are completed.
• Complete BIO107 Anatomy & Physiology I or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete BIO108 Anatomy & Physiology II or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete PSY101 Introduction to Psychology or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete ENG101 Introduction to English or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
• Complete CHM101 Introduction to Chemistry or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.” Note: This course requires MTH095 Elementary Algebra as a prerequisite.
• Complete current FBI and Ohio BCI background checks
• Demonstrate proficiency in writing, reading and Intermediate Algebra, as evidenced by qualifying assessment scores (placement/Asset, ACT or SAT), or previously completed college level English Composition and Mathematics courses (EGCC or Transfer), or the completion of academic foundation courses (at EGCC or equivalent courses at another college/university), with a minimum grade of “C.”

When all prerequisites are completed and your intent is to enter the next nursing class:
1. Initiate “Select Health Program Application” and “Major Declaration” for LPN to ADN program.

Note: Some or all of the support courses listed within the program curriculum may be completed prior to beginning the nursing courses.

 Upon completion of the LPN to ADN Program, the graduate will be able to:

• Select and integrate effective communication techniques when interacting with patients, families, and health team members taking into consideration their physiological, psychological, developmental, spiritual and socio-cultural needs.
• As a care provider, collaborate with healthcare team members to develop and implement an individualized plan of nursing care for patients while adhering to the ethical and legal principles inherent to the practice of registered nursing.
• Demonstrate technical proficiency in nursing skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level registered nurse.
• Utilize critical thinking skills to design and implement a safe, effective environment for patients.
• Relate principles from the conceptual framework of the School of Nursing to assist patients in adapting to changes along the health-illness continuum throughout the lifespan. 
• Coordinate and delegate holistic patient care in a variety of healthcare settings while adhering to the RN’s scope of practice.
• Assume responsibility and accountability for lifelong currency in the nursing profession.
• Meet requirements for the NCLEX-RN.

LPN to ADN Course Grid (AAS)

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