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2015-16 College Catalog

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LPN Pathway Sequence - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

A Nursing Area of Study

Application Code 08C

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

The LPN Pathway Sequence is an opportunity for advanced standing in the associate of arts degree in nursing for those licensed practical nurses who meet specified criteria. Most general education coursework must be completed prior to entry into a transition course. Students apply to participate in learning activities in the day or evening/weekend sections of the area of study. This area of study is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, 410-764-5124, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. Graduates who successfully complete the courses in this area of study and receive a passing score on the exit examination are eligible to be considered by the Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurse licensure. By law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
HUMN-101Introduction to the Humanities

3

SPCH-101Introduction to Human Communication

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-MATH-122, MATH-138, or higher core course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

NURS-103Transition into Nursing II

6

NURS-230Trends in Nursing

1

NURS-234Family Centered Nursing II

4

NURS-235Nursing Care of Patients in Community And Mental Health Settings

4

NURS-240Medical-Surgical Nursing II

8

PSYC-200Lifespan Development

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite courses must be completed within five years prior to admission to the first nursing course. If course work exceeds the five year limit, a student may take an exam(s) to demonstrate competence or repeat the course(s). BIOL-107 and CHEM-103 (prerequisite courses) must be completed within ten years prior to admission to the first nursing course.

NURS-122 or NURS-123, NURS-134, and NURS-135 credit for LPN education and experience may be gained through examination and successful completion of NURS-103. Please contact the office of Admissions and Advising for information regarding admission requirements.

Graduates of an LPN program which has been validated for statewide LPN-ADN articulation will be granted transfer credit for NURS-122 or NURS-123, NURS-134, and NURS-135 after successful completion of NURS-103

A grade of “C” or better is required in nursing, mathematics, and science courses.
Admission requirements also include a minimum overall HCC GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of a nursing entrance exam.

If considering transferring to a four-year institution, check the requirements of the receiving institution.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Integrate the knowledge of pathophysiology in the application of the nursing process.
  2. 2. Initiate, maintain, and evaluate the collaborative relationship with health team members, client, and significant support person(s) in acute, long-term-care, and community settings to promote wellness and disease prevention.
  3. 3. Demonstrate leadership, education, autonomy, and power within the activities that promote the profession of nursing and professional growth.
  4. 4. Demonstrate a holistic approach to the practice of nursing, considering physical, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual factors, and promote continuity of care.
  5. 5. Integrate caring, integrity, safe practice, and accountability in practicing the art and science of nursing.
  6. 6. Utilize critical thinking strategies in the application of the nursing process and maintain fiscal accountability in the provision of quality care.
  7. 7. Manage care in an effective and efficient manner maintaining legal and ethical standards in the provision and delegation of nursing care.
  8. 8. Analyze the impact of responses to stress on members of a multicultural society and intervene to optimize health and empower health care consumers.