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LPN To RN Transition Program

Program Overview

Standard College trains and educates students for careers in the healthcare field as Registered Nurses in the LPN to RN Transition Program. Upon successful completion of the requirements of this program and after passing the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, the graduate will have the knowledge, skills and values necessary to seek employment as a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings

Requirements for Degree Completion

The Standard College of Nursing awards an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing only upon successful completion of all program requirements. To be eligible to receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing the student must:

  1. Successfully complete the curriculum by earning at least a minimum passing academic grade of 80% on each course
  2. Successfully complete all Standardized Exams with established benchmark
  3. A rating of “satisfactory” in each clinical practicum
  4. Have a minimum of 90% attendance for each course

Program Description

Standard College‘s LPN to RN Transition Program utilizes a competency-based and evidence-based approach in the acquisition of the knowledge , skills and values necessary for employment as a Registered Nurse in the healthcare  environment. In addition to theoretical knowledge, this program includes practical application of skills and concepts in a variety of clinical settings.

Curriculum Overview

The LPN to RN Transition Program curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in Registered Nursing practice. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and values necessary to provide nursing care across the lifespan to culturally diverse individuals and groups. Additionally, the curriculum covers a general education core that includes concepts from the natural and social sciences; required support courses; along with nursing course work consisting of classroom, laboratory, and clinical practice experiences. The students learn to perform comprehensive nursing assessment that includes extensive data collection across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Additionally, the curriculum focuses on addressing anticipated changes in patient conditions; recognition of alterations to previous patient conditions; synthesizing the biological, psychological and social aspects of the patient’s condition, and evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of nursing care. The needs to communicate, collaborate and consult with other health team members in designing individualized care are threads that permeate the entire curriculum. The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing provides flexibility in career choices as well as a foundation for further formal nursing education in nursing. Alumni will have employment opportunities in hospitals, health departments, correctional facilities, home health, long-term care, educational institutions, and international nursing.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of the LPN to RN Transition Program, the student will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  1. Perform entry-level skills of a Registered Nurse competently and according to applicable standards of practice.
  2. Utilize the nursing process in implementing patient care.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors of a Registered Nurse.
  4. Complete the NCLEX-RN exam with a passing score.
  5. Obtain employment as a Registered Nurse.
  6. Engage in lifelong learning.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, Standard College LPN to RN program graduates will have the knowledge skills and values necessary to:

  • Provide quality professional nursing care based on the ANA‘s Standards of Practice, the nursing process, and a combination of theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, physical and social sciences, and life
  • Use evidence-based practice as the basis for clinically competent nursing care.
  • Communicate effectively using various means in a variety of roles and settings.
  • Provide optimal health care to diverse individuals, families, groups and communities through collaboration with members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and motivations toward life-long learning.
  • Influence positively the quality of nursing and health-care using leadership skills, management, and scientific and theoretical concepts.
  • Demonstrate legally and ethically accountable nursing care for patients and their families.
  • Become a responsible member of the nursing profession.

Program Delivery Method

Standard College offers residential method of course delivery.

Teaching/Evaluation Methods

The teaching/evaluation methods used will vary depending on the subject matter being studied. Teaching/evaluation methods will include, but not be limited to:

  • Audiovisual Media
  • Case Studies
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Demonstration/Return Demonstration of Skills
  • Lab/Clinical Skills Practicum and Checklist
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Demonstration/Return Demonstration of Skills
  • Lab/Clinical Skills Practicum and Checklist
  • Audiovisual Media
  • Case Studies
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Demonstration/Return Demonstration of Skills
  • Lab/Clinical Skills Practicum and Checklist
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Demonstration/Return Demonstration of Skills
  • Lab/Clinical Skills Practicum and Checklist

The program has a wide variety of videos and other audiovisual material demonstrating clinical procedures completed in healthcare settings. In addition, students have 24-hour access to Standard College virtual library and other online resources.

Program Components

Students are admitted to the LPN to RN Transition Program with at least 20 general education semester credit hours transferred from a college accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the United States department of education. Upon successful completion of the Fundamentals Skills and Concepts Validation Course at Standard College, students are awarded 3 semester credit hours. While enrolled in the program the Students shall complete 47 semester credit hours over a 14 month/56 week period.

 

Program Components

Semester Credit Hours required for successful completion of the LPN to RN Transition Program

Class/Skills Lab Hours 63 Semester Credit Hours
Clinical Hours 7.0 Semester Credit Hours
Credit Hours of Clinical Practicum (350 Clock hours)
Total 70 Semester Credit Hours

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