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ADMISSION WITH ADVANCED STANDING (LPN TO RN PROGRAM)

Admission with Advanced Standing is an LPN to RN program, which is limited to students who hold a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New Mexico or a Multi-state Licensure Compact State.  Students transferring from another nursing program may also qualify to enter with advanced standing.

The number of students who may be admitted with advanced standing is dependent on available space within the second year of the program.  Students who apply for admission with advanced standing must have transfer credit for and/or have successfully completed the General Education and Supporting Course Requirements.

Students must successfully complete a nationally recognized competency examination.  The students can only receive credit by the competency examination for NUR101 Fundamentals of Nursing and NUR 150 Medical-Surgical Nursing.  Students interested in credit by College-Level Examination (CLEP) must follow the procedure outlined in the University Catalog.

    

The student must complete Nursing 160/162, Nursing Articulation, with a grade of “C” or better and an average of 76.0 on exams and written work.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING – LPN TO ADN

(66 credit hours)

Students must complete all coursework with a grade of C or better to progress through the program. Students planning to major in nursing must see a member of the nursing faculty for advisement and registration. Students enrolled in this track must maintain licensure as a Practical Nurse in New Mexico.

                             General Education and Supporting Course Requirements                                                                                Credits

BIOL 254/256

Anatomy& Physiology I & lab

4

BIOL 255/257

Anatomy & Physiology II & lab

4

BIOL 371/373

Microbiology & lab

4

CHEM 121/123

Chemistry for Life & lab

4

CMPS 111

Computer Literacy

3

ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric I

3

MATH 111

Intermediate Algebra

3

Or MATH 125

Math for Health Occupations (preferred)

PSY 102

General Psychology

3

PSY 301

Developmental Psychology

3

WELL 300

Nutrition & Diet Therapy

3

Total credit hours

34

 

                             Nursing Core Requirements

NUR 160/162

Nursing Articulation & lab

5

NUR 170

Pharmacology

3

NUR 200/202

Maternal/Newborn Nursing & lab

5

NUR 210/212

Pediatric Nursing & lab

5

NUR 250

Health Care Issues and Trends

2

NUR 260/262

Mental Health Nursing & Leadership & lab

6

NUR 270/272

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing & lab

6

Total credit hours

32

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Silver City, NM  88061

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