Nursing (LPN to ADN)

(CIP Code 513801)

66 Semester Hours


The LPN to ADN Option provides qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN) the opportunity for advanced placement into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The ADN program prepares graduates to function as competent nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity, use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the nursing program.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College at the Health Sciences Center located in Sumter, South Carolina is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

Successful completion of the ADN program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a registered nurse.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing. To apply for RN licensing in South Carolina, a graduate must complete an application to include an Affidavit of Eligibility indicating lawful presence in the United States.

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing, the South Carolina Technical College System,  and ACEN.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The program has a limited competitive enrollment and students must apply with their academic advisor by the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.

Fall Admission – May 31
Summer Admission – March 15

 

Admission Criteria

  • Graduate from an accredited high school or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Meet the general enrollment requirements of Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and the requirements for Health Sciences students.
  • Submit all official transcripts (including high school and all regionally accredited institutions) to the Registrar by the admission deadline.
  • Completion of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam - Foundation of Nursing I (NACE I) with a minimum score of 75.

Combining NACE I scores from different dates is not allowed. Test scores older than two years will not be accepted. The test may be taken twice in a calendar year (January 1-December 31) with at least 6 months between testing. The test may not be taken more than 4 total times.

  • Provide proof of graduation from a state approved practical nursing program by submitting official transcripts to the Registrar.
  • Provide proof of current licensure as a LPN.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in the following general education core courses:

BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225, ENG 101, MAT 110 or MAT 120, PSY 201, PSY 203

The general education core courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through Advanced Standing will not be calculated in the admission program GPA.

The applicant will be ranked based upon scoring of the GPA and NACE I.

Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

General Education Core Courses

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 225 Microbiology

ENG 101 English Composition I

MAT 110 College Algebra

  OR

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics

PSY 201 General Psychology

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

 

FALL ADMISSION

 

SEMESTER I (FALL)

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

NUR 170 Nursing Applications 130

NUR 201 Transition Nursing 303

635TOTAL

 

 

 

SEMESTER II (SPRING)

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 214 Mental Health Nursing 44.52.5

NUR 220 Family Centered Nursing 765

1110.57.5TOTAL

 

 

 

SEMESTER III (SUMMER)

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 217 Trends and Issues in Nursing 202

NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 592

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303

1097TOTAL

 

 

SUMMER ADMISSION

SEMESTER I (SUMMER)

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

NUR 170 Nursing Applications 130

NUR 201 Transition Nursing 303

635TOTAL

 

 

 

SEMESTER II (FALL)

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 214 Mental Health Nursing 44.52.5

NUR 220 Family Centered Nursing 765

1110.57.5TOTAL

 

 

 

SEMESTER III (SPRING)

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 217 Trends and Issues in Nursing 202

NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 592

------ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303

1097TOTAL

 

 

Additional Notes

The student may challenge up to 7 credit hours from the following NUR courses. All prerequisites for challenge courses must be met prior to approval for challenge. A course may only be challenged one time.

Prior to NUR 201:

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

202TOTAL

Following successful completion of NUR 201 and NUR 106:

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 214 Mental Health Nursing 44.52.5

NUR 220 Family Centered Nursing 765

1110.57.5TOTAL

Credit for the following courses will be substituted after successful completion of NUR 201 with a “C” or higher. Students are eligible to repeat NUR 201 once.

CourseCreditLabClass

NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 67.53.5

NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts 765

NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 563

1819.511.5TOTAL

Progression Standards

Failure to meet progression standards will result in suspension from the program.

  • The student will maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in general education core courses and nursing courses combined.
  • The student will successfully complete all components of a nursing program course (theory and clinical) to pass the course. Failing the clinical component results in a course grade of “F” regardless of the time in the semester, and the student is ineligible to receive a "W" or "WA".
  • The student will sequentially complete (without interruption) the nursing program courses over 3 semesters.
  • The general education core courses and nursing program courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.
  • A grade less than a "C", a withdrawal ("W", "WA", or "WF"), failure to pre- or co-requisite course, or failure to progress will be considered as one attempt to complete a nursing program course.
  • The student may apply for readmission to repeat NUR 201 and NUR courses, based on space availability, as long as the nursing program is completed in 4 semesters. Any student unable to complete the program in 4 semesters, may apply for admission beginning with the first nursing course (NUR 101/NUR 106).
  • The student will maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider certification through the American Heart Association. Online certification/recertification is not accepted.
  • The student will maintain current documentation of health status according to program requirements.

Transfers or Readmissions

  • The student who has been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”) or failed to progress in the program at CCTC or any other institution must request admission/readmission to the program from the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee. The student may request special consideration from the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee.
  • The student will complete all course requirements within one and one half times the length of the program (4 semesters) of the starting date of (NUR 201/NUR106/NUR170).
  • For readmission, the student must have a minimum 2.0 program GPA in general education core courses and nursing courses combined.
  • The student who has been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”), failed to complete a pre or co-requisite course, or failed to progress in the nursing program (more than one time) at CCTC will be dismissed from the program.
  • The student seeking transfer must meet all admission requirements and upon request submit syllabi, course outlines, and catalogs from the former institution for review. The student must request transfer from the Nursing and Transfer Committee and must follow specific guidelines outlined by the committee.
  • The student must complete 25% of required courses at CCTC to be eligible to receive an associate degree.

Program Outcomes

Major in Nursing LPN TO ADN

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program Outcomes

Outcome:  LPN to ADN Program Graduate NCLEX-RN First –Time Passing Rate

Expected Level of Achievement:  Graduates of the Associate Degree (ADN) program will pass the NCLEX-RN the first-time taken at a rate equal to or above the state and national pass rates.

 

Year Number Students Admitted to LPN to ADN Option

(Transition)

Central Carolina Technical College

First-Time NCLEX-RN

Pass Rate

Number Graduates

Tested

Number Graduates Passed

First-Time 

2016 14 14 100%
2017 13 13 100%
2018 13 12 92%
2019 15 15 100%
2020 10 8 80%

Source:

National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Exam Statistics & Publications. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/1237.htm

 

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing. Retrieved from 

https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/pdf/NursingPrograms/NCLEXRNPassRate.pdf

Outcome:  LPN to ADN Program Graduation Rate

Expected Level of Achievement:  70% of the students entering the LPN to ADN option program will graduate from the Associate Degree Nursing program at the end of one and one-half the length (4 semesters) of the program. (Revision 2017).

 

Semester/Year Admitted Number Students

Admitted

LPN to ADN Option

(NUR 201)

(Transition) 

Semester/Year

Graduated

LPN to ADN Option

(Transition)

Number

Graduates

LPN to ADN Option

(Transition)

LPN to ADN Option (Transition) 

Graduation Rate

Spring

2017

8 Spring2018

Summer 2018

5 63%
Fall 

2017

9 Summer 2018

Spring 2019

5 56%
Spring

2018

11 Spring 2019

Summer 2019

6 55%
Fall

2018

11 Summer 2019

Spring 2020

10 91%
Summer

2019

8 Spring 2020

Summer 2020

5 63%
Fall

2019

11 Summer 2020

Spring 2021

N/A N/A
Fall

2020

10 Summer 2021 N/A N/A

 

 

Outcome:  LPN to AND Program Graduate Employment Rate

Expected Level of Achievement:  85% of graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will be employed in nursing within 9 to 12 months of graduation. (Revision August 2017).

LPN to ADN Option Employment and/or School Rate

(Transition) 


Fiscal
Year
Number of
LPN to ADN OptionGraduates

(Transition)

Employed in
Related Job
In-School  

In-School and in Job

 

Unknown

Placed in
Job or School
Total
Percent
Placed
2016-2017 13 13 0 4 0 13 100%
2017-2018 15 13 0 2 0 15 100%
2018-2019 8 5 0 3 0 8 100%
2019-2020 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Source:  Central Carolina Technical College Research & LE/Program Evaluation.

 

 

Program Contact

DeGraw, Cheryl Department Chair, Nursing