LPN-RN Career Mobility Track

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Monica Ray
(731) 425-2622
mray@jscc.edu

Program/Career Description

The program is designed to prepare a graduate with the entry- level skills and knowledge needed to assume the role of a registered nurse and succeed on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX- RN). The graduate provides and manages patient care, communicates and functions as a member of the health care team, and adheres to legal and ethical standards of professional nursing practice. Graduates practice in hospitals, clinics, and extended- care facilities and may continue their nursing education to the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels through a variety of educational articulation options. LPNs applying for this program must meet academic requirements, complete 23-24 hours of pre-requisite general education coursework, possess an unencumbered Tennessee license, submit a nursing program application by the specified deadline, and take the ACT as an admission exam prior to being formally accepted into the program. Admission selection is competitive and is based on a point system. Program application, and details of the admission process and point system are available in the Nursing Division. A new class is admitted each summer and the deadline for program admission application is February 1.

Estimated Salary Range
CareerExperienced Salary Range
Registered Nurse $55,110+

Data provided by Jobs4TN. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Accreditation Information

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000. Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Requirements

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities and Fine Arts
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation

Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Natural Science or Mathematics
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Additional Course
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Major Required Courses
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech or ENGL 1020 English Composition II
NUR 140 LPN Career Mobility
NUR 180 Pharmacology
NUR 190 Pathophysiology
NUR 214 Adult Nursing I
NUR 220 Adult Nursing II
PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology

Choose one of the following:
BIOL 2230 Microbiology
HEC 231 Principles of Nutrition
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1710 Precalculus I

The Associate of Applied Science Nursing requires 65 college level credits. This is a career program which was granted an exception to the 60 hour limit requirement reached through Tennessee Board of Regents consensus. The exception was granted due to additional hours needed to adequately cover the necessary learning outcomes and/or to meet national accreditation agency requirements. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites. A satisfactory score on a standardized comprehensive exam is required to complete the program.

*Upon successful completion of NUR 140, credit for NUR 110 and NUR 120 is awarded.

Sample Schedule

Pre-Requisites
NumberCourseCredits
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1020 or SPCH 1010 English Composition II of Fundamentals of Speech 3
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology 3
  Major Elective 3-4
  Total Credits 23-24
Summer Semester
NumberCourseCredits
NUR 140 LPN Career Mobility 6
NUR 190 Pathophysiology 4
  Total Credits 10

Fall Semester
NumberCourseCredits
NUR 180 Pharmacology 3
NUR 214 Adult Nursing I 9
  Total Credits 12

Spring Semester
NumberCourseCredits
NUR 220 Adult Nursing II 9
  Humanities Course 3
  Comprehensive Exam  
  Total Credits 12