1 THINKING ABOUT BECOMING AN RN: COMPLETE YOUR ADN EASY STEP PROCESS FOR NON-LICENSED NURSING PERSONNEL AND LPN S WHO ARE READY TO START BACK TO SCHOOL
2 ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE Program Coordinators, Associate Degree Nursing: Lise Roemmele, Cooper Campus On the UK campus, day program Dixie Webb, Lawrenceburg Campus 30 minutes from Lexington, evening, weekend program
3 ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING MISSION STATEMENT The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares program graduates to write the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses. The program curriculum combines general education and nursing education and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The program faculty support lifelong learning and workforce development through faculty efforts in continuing education and community service.
4 ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM CURRICULUM PLAN PRE-REQUISITES SRNA Computer literacy College algebra BIO 137 (A & P I) FALL SEMESTER BIO 139 (A & P II) PSY 223 Developmental Psychology NSG 101(Nrsg I)
5 ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM CURRICULUM PLAN SPRING SEMESTER NSG 210 (M/S II) NSG 212 NSG 215 (Pharm) ENG 101 COMM course FALL SEMESTER NSG 211 NSG 220(M/S II) BIO 225 ENG 102
6 ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM CURRICULUM PLAN SPRING SEMESTER NSG 213 NSG 230(M/S III) NSG 225 HERITAGE/HUMANITIES
7 LPN S RECEIVE 9 CREDITS FOR NSG 101 AND ADVANCED STANDING STATUS IF: Graduated within three years of admission from a PN nursing program and holds a current active unrestricted practical nurse license. or Graduated more than three years ago and verifies current employment as an LPN and holds a current unrestricted practical nurse license. Current employment is defined as one year of full-time employment as an LPN within the last three years.
8 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR LPN S Attend a pre-admission nursing conference. Official transcripts for ALL colleges, universities, and/or vocational schools attended since high school. Take the NLN PAX-RN Exam, must be current within 3 years. Successfully graduated from PN program
9 PRE REQUISITES FOR LPN Mathematics* (MA 111,MAT 150 or higher) PSY 110 (General Psy) BIO 137* (A &P I) PSY 223 (Dev Psy) BIO 139 (A &P II) Computer Literacy course * Letter grade of C is required for all nursing courses, biology, and math courses.
15 Test Registration Instructions PAX-RN NLN TESTING Go to Click How to Register for instructions Online technical support is available through the following links: ; and Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the test date for most tests (5 weeks for NOCTI end-of-program paper tests) Seats are limited, so register early Refunds are not issued Carefully read student acknowledgements Print, read and bring confirmation to test
16 TECHNICAL STANDARDS Visual acuity Auditory perception Gross and fine motor coordination Communication skills Intellectual and emotional function
17 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM Immunizations: Hepatitis B series Tdap Flu vaccine MMR (2) Varicella TB screening CPR (Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer) Criminal Background Check
18 FAQ FOR ADVANCED STANDING APPLICANTS How long does it take to complete the ADN program? Three semesters for LPN s and Four semesters for initial admit students Can I finish quicker if I take more nursing courses per semester? No. Each nursing course must be taken prior to or concurrent with the semester sequence in which you are enrolled. What grade do I need to make to pass a nursing course? C = 77% Do you accept nursing courses from other nursing programs? If you have taken courses in another program, you must make an appointment with the Program Coordinator to review your transcript. How many days per week do I need to be on campus? Four days
19 FAQ CONTINUE What degree will I graduate with when I complete the program? Associate in Applied Science- Nursing Where will I be able to work? Hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, home health How many students does the program admit? 90 at Cooper campus and 40 at Lawrenceburg campus How many LPN s are admitted to the program per year? Depends on available space (10 18)
20 FAQ (continue) Can I work while I am in nursing school? Yes, but it is not recommend to exceed 20 hours per week. Where do we go to do clinicals? St Joseph s Hospital, University of KY, Central Baptist, VA Medical Center What does the job market look like for RN s in the Bluegrass area? In the past three years, 90% of our graduates were working as RN s by six months post graduation. Can I take some nursing courses prior to be accepted into the program? No, you must be first accepted into the program before you can take any nursing courses. We encourage you to take the co-requisites prior to starting the program.
21 FAQ (continue) Can I take any courses on-line? Currently we do not have a long-distance program. Only the pharmacology courses will be done online. Can I apply to the program before taking the pre-requisites courses? Yes you can. You will be admitted on the contingency that the prerequisites will be completed prior to starting the program. How much does the nursing program cost? Not including tuition, approximately $ In addition you will be required to purchase a wireless device, a standardized test, NCLEX prep resources, and a skills pack each semester.
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