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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Schoolcraft program code # AAS.0P000/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 of 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 prerequisite courses and meet other admission requirements. Students may defer their admission only one time, otherwise, the student will need to reapply and meet the application requirements at that time. Students who do not meet nursing department deadlines or have been accepted to the program and then are “no call, no show” to start the program will be canceled and not eligible to reapply to the program in the future.

Nursing courses must be taken in sequence. Courses typically include one day of theory with two days of clinical. Clinical sessions are offered on day or afternoon shifts with the potential for weekend rotations. Clinical rotation schedules will be determined dependent upon clinical site availability. 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 computer testing is required in this program. Students will need to have a computer device for home and on-campus use that meets the requirements provided prior to entry to the program. See Information Security Policy 1090 at www.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 the first attempt (marijuana use still prohibited) and pass a criminal background check.

This program is offered at the Livonia Main Campus. Students are admitted on an ongoing basis to start the nursing courses at the beginning of the designated 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 students to complete a specific list of requirements before being officially admitted into the program.  Students are listed in a pre-program code while the application requirements are being met.  The full program start date and implementation of program code may be dependent on space availability.  Requirements are listed online at https://www.schoolcraft.edu/admissions/apply-to-sc/students-with-selective-admissions/. 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 - Credits: 3

+Select first General Education English Communication  courses with a minimum grade of 2.0.


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

Total Credits: 41.5

Second Year

English Communication - Credits: 3

+Select second General Education English Communication  course with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Total Credits: 12.5

Humanities - Credits: 1

Select General Education Humanities  course with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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.

Programs Requiring Licensure

Federal regulations require Schoolcraft College to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting a requirement for employment), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state. These public disclosure requirements apply to all programs, regardless of their modality (i.e., on-ground, online, and hybrid programs).

Please see the disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

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