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 client 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
Career Experienced Salary Range
Registered Nurse $63,375+

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
PSYC 2130    Life Span Psychology 

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

Nursing Courses
NUR 140       LPN Career Mobility *
NUR 180       Pharmacology in Nursing
NUR 190       Pathophysiology in Nursing
NUR 214       Adult Nursing I
NUR 220       Adult Nursing II

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

In addition to meeting the program admissions requirements, LPN's must possess a valid, unencumbered Tennessee practical nurse license and complete a minimum 23 hours of prerequisites before applying to the Career Mobility option.  BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020 must have been completed less than five years from the date of program enrollment.

Pre-Requisites
Number Course Credits
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
Number Course Credits
NUR 140 LPN Career Mobility 7
NUR 190 Pathophysiology 3
  Total Credits 10
Fall Semester
Number Course Credits
NUR 180 Pharmacology 3
NUR 214 Adult Nursing I 9
  Total Credits 12
Spring Semester
Number Course Credits
NUR 220 Adult Nursing II 9
  Humanities Course 3
  Comprehensive Exam  
  Total Credits 12