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.

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.

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

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 Student Records Office no later than two weeks prior to the admission deadline. Transcripts must be received by March 15 and May 15.
  • 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 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 and the county of residence.

Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

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.

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 complete a pre- or co-requisite course, or failure to progress in the program 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 Readmission
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, based on space available. 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/NUR 106/NUR 170).
  • 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”), did not complete a pre- or co-requisite course, did not progress in the Nursing Program (more than twice) 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.
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:
Nur 106 – Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice

Following successful completion of NUR 201 and NUR 106:
NUR 214 – Mental Health Nursing
NUR 220 – Family Centered Nursing

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.
NUR 101 – Fundamentals of Nursing
NUR 120 – Basic Nursing Concepts
NUR 210 – Complex Health Problems

Program Outcomes

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

Number of Students Admitted to LPN to ADN Option (Transition)
YearNumber of Graduates TestedNumber of Graduates Passed First-TimeCentral Carolina Technical College First-Time NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
20161414100%
20171313100%
2018131292%
20191515100%
202010880%

Source:
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Exam Statistics & Publications. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/7285.htm
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing. Retrieved from http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/index.asp?file=NurPrograms.htm

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation Rate
Expected level of Achievement: 70% of the students entering the program will graduate from the Associate Degree Nursing program at the end of one and one-half time the length (4 semesters) of the program. (Revision: August 2017)
LPN to ADN (Transition) Option Cohort

Semester/Year AdmittedNumber Students Admitted LPN to ADN Option (Transition)Semester/Year Graduated LPN to ADN Option (Transition)Number Graduates LPN to ADN Option (Transition)LPN to ADN Option (Transition) Graduation Rate
Spring 20178Spring 2018 Summer 2018563%
Fall 20179Summer 2018 Spring 2019556%
Spring 201811Spring 2019 Summer 2019655%
Fall 201811Summer 2019 Spring 20201091%
Summer 20198Spring 2020 Summer 2020563%
Fall 201911Summer 2020 Spring 2021
Fall 202010Summer 2021 Spring 2022

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing 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 (Transition) Option Cohort

Fiscal YearNumber of LPN to ADN OptionGraduates (Transition)Employed in Related JobIn-SchoolIn-School and in jobUnknownPlaced in Job or SchoolTotal Percent Placed
2016-2017131304013100%
2017-2018151302315100%
2018-2019850308100%
2019-202021

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


Program Contact:

Cheryl DeGraw

Department Chair, Nursing

(803) 778-7808 ext. 408

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Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner. Courses from one semester need to be completed prior to advancing to the next semester.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

BIO 225

3

3

4

FALL ADMISSION - FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

Note(s): *NUR 201

FALL ADMISSION - SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

NUR 214

2.5

4.5

4

FALL ADMISSION - SUMMER SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SUMMER ADMISSION - SUMMER SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

Note(s): *NUR 201

SUMMER ADMISSION - FALL SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

NUR 214

2.5

4.5

4

SUMMER ADMISSION - SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours