LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULUM GUIDE

Nursing, RN Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0222  (Effective Fall 2003 - Fall 2005)

The Nursing Program at Lansing Community College is nationally accredited by
the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and is approved
by the Michigan Board of Nursing. It implements the career ladder concept.
There are specific prerequisites required for entry into the program. Building
on these prerequisites, a student completing the first year receives a
certificate of achievement and is eligible to take a national examination for
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A student successfully completing the second
year will receive an associate degree in applied science and is eligible to
take the national examination for Registered Nurse (RN). A current LPN or
licensed paramedic may gain entry into the second year of the associate degree
RN program as an advanced standing student.

The Registered Nurse (RN) Program prepares the individual to care for clients
of all ages in a variety of health care settings. As an essential member of
the health care team, the RN is responsible for developing, implementing and
evaluating a plan of care for clients. The RN is required to assist clients in
achieving their health goals through effective communication, decision making,
problem-solving, management and technological skills. Registered nurses work
in hospitals, clinics, offices, nursing homes, and home health care settings,
in addition to schools, research facilities, and community agencies. The
education and scope of practice of the RN is determined by state law. The
student must successfully complete this program and the National Council
Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Nursing
Program.

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2003/2004 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM, LPN AND RN OPTIONS
For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 48 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy                                                    4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology                                                 4
BIOL 203    Microbiology (See Note 2)                                        3
NURS 200    Pharmacology (See Note 3)                                        3
NURS 260    Mental Health Nursing Care                                       5
NURS 265    Pediatric Nursing Care                                           5
NURS 280    Advanced Chronic Nursing Care                                    5
NURS 285    Advanced Acute Nursing Care                                      5
NURS 290    Leadership in Nursing Care                                       1
PFHW 163    Healthy Lifestyles                                               2
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4
PSYC 205    Human Growth and Development                                     3
WRIT 121    Composition I (See Note 4)                                       4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 26-27 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           6-7 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 5)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 6)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 6)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Nursing Program Areas (Choose one subchoice)            20 Credits
(Nursing students will select either Subchoice 2A or 2B to satisfy the first
year requirements of the Nursing, RN Option Associate in Applied Science
Degree.)
Subchoice 2A: Traditional Sequence
NURS 150    Fundamentals of Nursing (See Note 3)                             9
NURS 160    Acute Nursing Care                                               6
NURS 165    Maternity Nursing Care                                           5

Subchoice 2B: Advanced Standing Sequence
            LPN or Paramedic License (See Note 7)                           15
NURS 210    LPN/Paramedic to RN Transition                                   5

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   74

NOTES:
1.    Current Basic Cardiac Support Certification (BLS) is required throughout
      the program (EMSB 102 or American Red Cross "Provider C.")
2.    Although not required for the associate degree, BIOL 204 is strongly
      recommended to be taken concurrently with BIOL 203. It will be required
      for nurses who continue on to a four-year university.
3.    NURS 200 may be taken up to two years prior to admission into the
      program or concurrently with NURS 150.
4.    WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement. It may be replaced by WRIT
      122, WRIT 131, or WRIT 132.
5.    Students meeting Phase I admission requirements for the Nursing Program
      have met the Math Core requirement for this curriculum.
6.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
7.    A current and unrestricted LPN or Paramedic license and a minimum of one
      year work experience is required for this subchoice. Students should
      contact the Nursing Careers Department at (517) 483-1410 for
      information.
8.    All courses in this curriculum must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or
      better to graduate with the exception of (1) MATH 112, (2) the
      Communication Core Area course, and (3) the Global Perspectives and
      Diversity Core Area course, all three of which must be completed with a
      grade of 2.0 or better. 


SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Subchoice 2A: Traditional Sequence
Courses listed in Semester I below must be completed prior to admission to the
Nursing Program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission. MATH 112 -
Intermediate Algebra is required for admission and may be waived by
successfully passing a proficiency exam. Although students are accepted to the
program in June or July, they will be assigned to begin Semester II in either
fall or spring semester. A student may not begin a new semester until she or
he has successfully completed all of the courses listed in the previous
sequenced semester with the grade requirements in Note 8 above. Please note
that some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically
non-nursing courses. NURS 200 is the only NURS-prefix course that is offered
summer semester.

I                 II                III               IV
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          NURS 160          BIOL 203
MATH 112 (or      NURS 150          NURS 165          NURS 260
 Proficiency)     NURS 200          PSYC 205          NURS 265
PFHW 163
PSYC 200
WRIT 121

V
NURS 280
NURS 285
NURS 290
Lim. Ch.
Lim. Ch.

Subchoice 2B: Advanced Standing Sequence
Courses listed in Semesters I and II below must be completed prior to
admission to the Nursing Program as part of the Phase I requirements for
admission. MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra is required for admission and may
be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam. Although students are
accepted to the program in June or July, they will be assigned to begin
Semester III in the fall semester. A student may not begin a new semester
until she or he has successfully completed all of the courses listed in the
previous sequenced semester with the grade requirements in Note 8 above. 

I                 II                III               IV
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          NURS 210          BIOL 203
MATH 112 (or      NURS 200                            NURS 260
 Proficiency)     PSYC 205                            NURS 265
PFHW 163
PSYC 200
WRIT 121

V
NURS 280
NURS 285
NURS 290
Lim. Ch.
Lim. Ch.