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LPN to RN Completion Program

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 62 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

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.

 

Program 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).

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria for the Nursing program includes:  (1) graduation from state-approved Practical Nursing Program within the last five years or achievement of a converson score of 75% or higher on the Evolve HESI PN-ADN Exam; (2) valid Illinois Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) license; (3) currently employed , full time or equivalent, as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or has practiced nursing for a minimum of 12 months within the last 3 years or departmental approval; (4) proof of current CPR certification with American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer card.  Students are required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the program (5) one year high school Chemistry, or equivalent, or completion of CHEM 115 with a grade of "C" or better within 5 years of program admission; (6) completed BIOL 205,  BIOL 206, BIOL 210, RNRS 150, RNRS 111, and RNRS 210 with a grade of "C" or better, within the last five years; (7) completed PSY 110, SOC 110, FCS 110 or 120, ENGL 110, ENGL 111 or COMM 110, HLTH 121, Humanities: 3 sem hours, with a grade of "C" or better; (8) grade of "C" or better in courses being transferred to ICC; (9) grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better; (10) A drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunization will be required upon admission to the program.

 

Recommended high school courses:  (1)  4 years of English; (2)  1 year of biology; (3) 2 years of mathematics; (4) 1 year of chemistry.

 

 

Program Note:

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

 

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is a resource for the nursing information contained in this catalog.  The commission may be contacted as follows:  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Fax:  (404) 975-5020.

 

Transfer of credit from other institutions:  transfer courses comparable to the courses listed above under "General Courses" may be accepted toward meeting the requirements of the ICC Nursing Program.  No transfer credit is accepted for vocational - sequence program - requirement courses, nor is credit given for work experience.  To receive a "C" or better grade, the student must (1) maintain a grade average of 75% or better; (2) demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance and meet all clinical requirements in each course with a clinical practicum and (3) meet all course requirements within specified time limits. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BIOL 205; ENGL 110; RNRS 150; RNRS 210; HLTH 121; ENGL 111 or COMM 110; SOC 110

Spring Semester 1:
BIOL 206; FCS 110 or 120; RNRS 111; PSY 110; BIOL 210; Humanities

Summer Semester 1:

Fall Semester 2:
RNRS 125; RNRS 220

Spring Semester 2:
RNRS 221; RNRS 222


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I ***3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  ***3
or
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE ***3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ***3
RNRS 150PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION **1
BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 210MICROBIOLOGY **4
FCS 110BASIC NUTRITION ***2
or
FCS 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION ***3
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ***2
RNRS 111PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES **2
RNRS 125NURSING: LPN to RN TRANSITION  ***2
RNRS 210HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT PATIENT **2
RNRS 220NURSING III 10
RNRS 221NURSING IV 10
RNRS 222NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 2
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ***3

* See specific requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree
** These courses must be completed within five (5) years of admission to the program, BIOL 205, 206, 210, RNRS 111, 210, 150.
*** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into program.

To remain in and graduate from this program:  "C" or better in all required general education and required program courses.

 

For Program Information Contact:

Health Careers Department

Thomas Building

(309)999-4600