LPN TO ASN PROGRAM CURRICULUM

LPN TO ASN PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Curriculum Plan

The LPN to ASN Program consists of eight (8) lower-division core nursing courses, comprised of forty-eight (48) academic semester credits delivered over four (4) academic semesters or sixty-four (64) academic weeks, and six (6) GE courses, comprised of twenty (20) semester credits. The total length of the Program for learners electing to complete all GE requirements at the College is sixty-eight (68) semester credits, four (4) academic semesters, or sixty-four (64) academic weeks. Other general education and elective courses are available for learners who transfer in the required GE credits (or for any learner who is interested in taking these unrequired courses), provided there is room within the individual’s semester credit load.

All didactic instruction is delivered via online learning modalities. However, the College may require learners to attend didactic instruction in any course on-ground. All experiential learning for the core nursing courses takes place on-ground at a variety of experiential learning hubs and sites. For learner residency and course delivery modalities definitions, see the Learner Residency and Course Delivery Modalities section of this Catalog. For learning modalities definitions, see the Learning Modalities Definitions section of this Catalog. A sample curriculum layout is presented in the table below. 

All didactic instruction is delivered via online learning modalities. However, the College may require learners to attend didactic instruction in any course on-ground. All experiential learning for the core nursing courses takes place on-ground at a variety of experiential learning hubs and sites. For learner residency and course delivery modalities definitions, see the Learner Residency and Course Delivery Modalities section of this Catalog. For learning modalities definitions, see the Learning Modalities Definitions section of this Catalog. A sample curriculum layout is presented in the table below.

LPN to ASN Curriculum Plan

Course NumberDelivery ModalitySemester CreditsContact Hours
Didactic LearningRemoteExperiential LearningTotal
CBTISBPCBPDFCFEISBCBDFCIP
LPN LIC IIAdvanced standing for LPN/LVN licence12          
Total120000000000
Freshman Term 1 (F1)
SCI 220Online44530       75
SCI 221Online44530       75
ENG 120Online345        45
MAT 100Online345        45
Total14180600000000240
Freshman Term 2 (F2)
SCI 225Online345        45
ASN 241*Blended64552.55 2032.555 165
ASN 261*Blended64552.55 2032.555 165
Total1513510510040651100375
Sophomore Term 1 (S1)
SCI 131Online345        45
ASN 311*Online345        45
ASN 331*Online230        30
ASN 341*Blended752.5337 124877 202.5
Total15172.533701248770322.5
Sophomore Term 2 (S2)
ASN 361*Blended76032.55 124560 187.5
ASN 391*Blended535       120155
Total129532.550124560120342.5
Nursing Courses Total48312.51610.522064158247120950
GE Total20270600000000330
ASN Program with GE Total68582.57610.5220641582471201,280
For Didactic and Experiential Learning Abbreviations and Definitions, refer to the Learning Modalities Definitions section of the Catalog.

Note: The College allows for different entry points into the program, based on prior learning credits transferred or Licensed Practical Nurse license or completion of Nightingale College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program and achievement of required progression score on the PN Exit Exam. Learners whose program plan differs from this standard plan must complete SCI 225: Pathophysiology in the first academic semester of enrollment at the College to progress within the Program.
*Denotes lower-division core nursing course

General Education (GE) Requirements

General education (GE) courses can be completed at the College or another institution of higher learning accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The College may grant GE academic credit pursuant to the policies described in the Experiential Learning and Extra-Institutional and Non-Instructional Learning sections of the Catalog. Twenty (20) GE semester credits are required for graduation. Refer to the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section above for more information.

The nursing core courses progression requirements do not allow the final academic semester of the Program to consist of only GE courses. GE course requirements must be completed prior to or during the final semester of enrollment. GE courses in Math, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology must be completed prior to enrollment into any nursing course. Pathophysiology must be completed no later than the first semester of enrollment in the nursing courses. 

Physical & Life Sciences

A minimum of fourteen (14) semester credits is required in this category. The courses listed below as well as other college-level Physical & Life Sciences courses are considered for transfer of credits.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

CourseSemester Credits
Human Anatomy*4
Human Physiology*4
Pathophysiology*3-5
Biology3-5
Chemistry3-5
Physics3-5
English & Communication Arts

A minimum of three (3) credits is required in this category. The courses listed below as well as other college-level English & Communication Arts courses are considered for transfer of credits.

CourseSemester Credits
English Composition3-5
Academic Writing3-5
Creative Writing3-5
Communications3-5
Poetry/Fiction3-5
Mathematics

A minimum of three (3) credits is required in this category. The courses listed below as well as other college-level Mathematics courses are considered for transfer of credits.

CourseSemester Credits
Intermediate Algebra3-5
Calculus3-5
Trigonometry3-5
Mathematics3-5
Human Behavior & Social Sciences

A minimum of three (3) credits is required in this category. The courses listed below as well as other college-level Human Behavior & Social Sciences courses are considered for transfer of credits.

CourseSemester Credits
Psychology3-5
Human Growth & Development3-5
Sociology3-5
Abnormal Psychology3-5
Cultural Anthropology3-5

Standardized Exams

General Education (GE) Requirements

General education (GE) courses can be completed at the College or another institution of higher learning accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The College may grant GE academic credit pursuant to the policies described in the Experiential Learning and Extra-Institutional and Non-Instructional Learning sections of the Catalog. Twenty (20) GE semester credits are required for graduation. Refer to the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section above for more information.

The nursing core courses progression requirements do not allow the final academic semester of the Program to consist of only GE courses. GE course requirements must be completed prior to or during the final semester of enrollment. GE courses in Math, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology must be completed prior to enrollment into any nursing course. Pathophysiology must be completed no later than the first semester of enrollment in the nursing courses. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Table

Total Credits AttemptedFinancial Aid Warning or Probation if CGPA is belowFinancial Aid Warning or Probation if course completion rate is below
1-122.067%
13-242.067%
25-362.067%
37-482.067%
49-602.067%
61-682.067%

Standardized Exam Schedule for Generic LPN to ASN Learners:

ExamAdministered CourseMandatory Remediation

HESI Score

RN Specialty: Medical-Surgical NursingASN 261<900
RN Specialty: PharmacologyASN 311< 900
RN Custom ASN 341ASN 341< 900
RN Exit ASN 361< 900

Pre-Dispute Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosure

Nightingale College seeks to resolve disputes or claims between any learner and the College in a manner that addresses an individual learner’s complaint in an efficient, cost-effective, and quicker manner than traditional litigation. A learner who enrolls at Nightingale College agrees, as a condition of their enrollment, to resolve any dispute through mandatory arbitration that shall not be adjudicated as a class action or a consolidated class arbitration proceeding. However, the College cannot require a learner loan borrower to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the institution prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 CFR 685.206(e); the College cannot, in any way, require learners to limit, relinquish, or waive their ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to 34 CFR 685.206(e) at any time; and any arbitration, required by a pre-dispute arbitration agreement, tolls the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to 34 CFR 685.206(e)(6)(ii).  

(NOTE:  Using the table of courses layout the course descriptions on the website pages similar to all other program pages)

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