LPN to RN Completion Program

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science LPN to RN Completion program is to effectually provide educational resources within theory, laboratory, and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful, professional nursing career as a registered nurse.

 

Admission to the Program:

Graduation from state-approved Practical Nursing Program within the last five years OR achievement of a conversion score of 75% or higher on the Evolve HESI PN-AND Exam. Valid Illinois Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) license. Currently employed full time or equivalent as an LPN OR departmental approval. One year of high school chemistry with a grade of “C” average or higher OR completion of an equivalent college chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better. Completion of BIOL 205, BIOL 206, BIOL 210, RNRS 150, RNRS 111, RNRS 210 with a grade of “C” or better. Completion of ENGL 110, COMM 110, PSY 110, SOC 110, FCS 110 or FCS 120, HLTH 121, Humanities elective (3 sem hrs), with a grade of “C” or better. ICC grade point average (GPA) of a 2.5 or above (if you have attended ICC). GPA of 2.5 or above at the last college attended (other than ICC) OR completion of 18 credit hours of "program" courses at ICC or other colleges with a grade of “C” or better. Requirements upon Program Acceptance: Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations. Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider. CPR certification must remain current throughout the program. Recommended High School Subjects: (1) four years of English (2) one year biology (3) two years of mathematics (4) one year of chemistry.

Accreditation:

The Nursing program is fully approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  The commission may be contacted as follows: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Fax:  (404) 975-5020. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I ** 3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ** 3
BIOL 205 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I  4
BIOL 206 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II  4
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 210 MICROBIOLOGY  4
FCS 110
or
BASIC NUTRITION **
or
2
FCS 120 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION ** 3
HLTH 121 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ** 2
RNRS 111 PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES  2
RNRS 125 NURSING: LPN to RN TRANSITION  ** 2
RNRS 150 PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION  1
RNRS 210 HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT PATIENT  2
RNRS 220 NURSING III  10
RNRS 221 NURSING IV  10
RNRS 222 NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP  2
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ** 3

* See specific requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into program.

RNRS 150 and RNRS 111 may be completed by proficiency exam by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Transfer of comparable credit from other institutions may be evaluated and accepted toward meeting requirements of ICC Nursing Program general education courses.  Transfer credit is not accepted for vocational, or program courses, nor is credit given for work experience. To receive a grade of "C" or better, the student must (1) maintain a grade average of 75% or better; (2) demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance and meet all course specific clinical and laboratory requirements; and (3) meet all course requirements within specified time limits.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BIOL 205; ENGL 110; RNRS 150; RNRS 210; HLTH 121; COMM 110; SOC 110
Spring Semester 1BIOL 206; FCS 110 or 120; RNRS 111; PSY 110; BIOL 210; Humanities
Summer Semester
Fall Semester 2RNRS 125; RNRS 220
Spring Semester 2RNRS 221; RNRS 222

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105

(309) 690-7530