Transition to Professional Nursing for Articulating Students AAS Degree (Integrated Curriculum)ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE


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Prerequisite Courses 10 Credits
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
Credits earned by PLA based upon Licensure as LVN or Paramedic 12 Credits
RNSG 1219 Integrated Nursing Skills I1 2
RNSG 1361 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1 3
RNSG 1523 Intro to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs1 5
RNSG 1229 Integrated Nursing Skills II1 2
First Semester Courses 12 Credits
RNSG 1517 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students 5
RNSG 1360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
RNSG 2361 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2514 Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs 5
BIOL 2420 Medical Microbiology 4
First Semester Courses 14 Credits
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective2 3
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2535 Integrated Patient Care Management3 5
Transition to Professional Nursing AAS Program Total 60 Credits


Program Details

This program is open to currently licensed vocational nurses or paramedics to advance to professional nursing.  It is typically completed in one year, in 3 consecutive semesters

If you have a passion for caring for people, the nursing profession might be for you. Supportive faculty and staff are here to help you build a strong foundation for your nursing career. Student experiences include hands on laboratory, classroom, and clinical facility rotations. LSC Nursing Programs offer state of the art simulation equipment and laboratories. Dedication to the program is important as you develop the necessary knowledge and skills for degree completion.

Statement of Licensure Eligibility

Upon completion of the Associate Degree or Vocational Nursing Program requirements, graduates may apply to take the licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN) or vocational nurse (LVN). Completion of the nursing program, however, does not guarantee eligibility for the licensure exam. Eligibility for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) or National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) is determined solely by the Texas BON.  Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing.

Please note: This is a competitive admission program.

Program Admission Criteria

This is an application based program. Students interested in applying to the nursing program should read the latest Nursing program requirements.


accreditationTransition to Professional Nursing for Articulating Students AAS (Integrated Curriculum) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326. ACEN website or telephone is 888.675.1325 and are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, TX 78701. TBON websiteor phone 855.908.0491.

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