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Nursing: Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Options (LPN to RN)

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Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00000

Nursing courses are open only to students who are officially admitted to the nursing career ladder curriculum. Licensed practical nurses who are licensed in Michigan and are interested in becoming registered nurses (RNs) may apply to complete the second year of the associate in applied science (AAS) degree nursing program. The associate degree nursing program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This program provides advanced nursing theory and clinical practice in caring for adults, children and families to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices, home health and other community settings. Students who satisfactorily complete the associate degree nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) as a step in obtaining licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

Students need to complete the pre requisite courses and meet other admission requirements. The nursing program has pre-admission and admission requirements that are reviewed annually. Students who do not complete the final admission requirements by scheduled deadlines will be deferred to another admission year. Students may only defer one time without having to repeat the application process. Nursing courses must be taken in sequence. A minimum grade of 80% in each nursing course is required for progression to the next course. Academic courses, other than nursing, must be completed according to application requirements. Computer lab use and testing is required in this program. See Computer Use policy 3110 at schoolcraft.edu for more information. Students must furnish and maintain uniforms and supplies as required by the department and clinical facilities. Students must meet health and clinical requirements, have a negative drug screen on first attempt, and pass a criminal background check.

This program is offered at the Livonia Campus. Students are admitted on an ongoing basis to start the nursing courses at the beginning of the fall semester. The number of LPNs admitted depends on space availability and the number may vary per year.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734- 462-4426 or admissions@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application.

Sample Schedule of Courses

Admission Prerequisites and Supportive Courses

*COLLS 130 - Applied Learning Theory for Nursing Majors  is a suggested elective for pre-nursing students to develop study skills and success strategies.

English Communication

+Select first within a set of General Education English Communication courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 Recommended:


Select one of the following, or a higher Math course, with a minimum grade of 2.0

Total Credits: 41.5

Second Year

English Communication

+Select second within a set of General Education English Communication courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 Recommended:

Total Credits: 12.5


Select General Education Humanities course with a minimum grade of 2.0 Recommended:
Total Credits: 9.5♦

Program Total: 63.5 Credits

**Students may also take the BIOL 237 -BIOL 238  Anatomy and Physiology course sequence which may be preferred for BSN programs.

***PSYCH 201 - Introductory Psychology  is a prerequisite course and must be completed for application submission.

****Mathematics - students should meet with an advisor to determine courses that satisfy academic goals and BSN program requirements.

♦Students should work with an advisor if more credits are needed per semester to qualify for financial aid.

+Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.

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