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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Nursing, LPN Option

Certificate of Achievement

 

Curriculum Code: 0235  (Effective Fall 2004 - Fall 2005)

 

The Practical Nursing Program at Lansing Community College is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and implements the career ladder concept. The practical nursing program is offered in a full-time or part-time sequence. 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).

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program prepares an individual to, with supervision from the Registered Nurse, implement a plan of care for clients in a variety of health care settings.  The education and scope of practice of the LPN is determined by state law.  Successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination-Practical Nurse is required.

 

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. This curriculum is the first year of the registered nurse 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 2004/2005 academic year. For the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact the Admissions Office, Room 2200, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, telephone (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, Room 2200, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, telephone (517) 483-1254.

 

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)

TOTAL:  35 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 201

Human Anatomy (See Note 2)

4

BIOL 202

Human Physiology

4

NURS 160

Acute Nursing Care

6

NURS 165

Maternity Nursing Care

5

NURS 200

Pharmacology (See Note 3)

3

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:  9 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  Nursing Program Areas (Choose one subchoice)

9 Credits

Subchoice 1A:  Full-Time Sequence

NURS 150

Nursing Fundamentals I & II

9

 

Subchoice 1B:  Part-Time Sequence

NURS 151

Nursing Fundamentals I

5

NURS 152

Nursing Fundamentals II

4

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

44

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) is required throughout the program (EMSB 102 or American Heart Association/Health Care Provider or American Red Cross/Professional Rescuer).

2.

The prerequisite for this course has changed effective summer 2004:  Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6 and Math Level 4 and (CHEM 120 2.0 minimum or BIOL 121 2.0 minimum or passing score on Health Biology Proficiency Test).

3.

NURS 200 may be taken up to two years prior to admission to the Nursing Program or concurrently with NURS 150 or NURS 151.

4.

WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement.  It may be replaced by WRIT 122, WRIT 131, WRIT 132, ENGL 122, or ENGL 132.

5.

All courses in this curriculum must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or better to earn the certificate of achievement with the exception of MATH 112 which must be completed with a 2.0 or better.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Subchoice 1A:  Full-Time 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, 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, with the aforementioned grades, listed in a previous sequenced semester.  Some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically non-nursing courses.  NURS 200 is the only NURS-prefix course in the full-time program that is offered summer semester.

 

I

II

III

 

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

NURS 160

 

MATH 112 (or

NURS 150

NURS 165

 

   Proficiency)

NURS 200

PSYC 205

 

PFHW 163

 

 

 

PSYC 200

 

 

 

WRIT 121

 

 

 

 

Subchoice 1B:  Part-Time 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.  Students are accepted to the program in June and will begin Semester II in fall semester.  A student may not begin a new semester until she or he has successfully completed all of the courses, with the aforementioned grades, listed in a previous sequenced semester.  Some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically non-nursing courses.  The part-time program requires that NURS courses be taken in fall, spring, and summer semesters.

 

I

II

III

IV

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

NURS 152

NURS 165

MATH 112 (or

NURS 151

 

PSYC 205

   Proficiency)

NURS 200

 

 

PFHW 163

 

 

 

PSYC 200

 

 

 

WRIT 121

 

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

NURS 160

 

 

 

                 

 

 



 
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