Nursing (LPN to RN Progression) (NURP)

Nursing (LPN to RN) (NURP)

Students in the Cincinnati State Bethesda School of Nursing who are Licensed Practical Nurses with an unencumbered license may complete the Associate's degree Nursing program using this option. Interested students should meet with the Nursing Program Chair or a Nursing academic advisor.

The Nursing LPN-to-RN Progression program allows qualified students to shorten the time required to complete the Nursing associate's degree. Students enter the Nursing course sequence at the third level, taking Bridge and Transition courses (NUR 105 and (NUR 106) instead of the course NUR 103. These courses verify basic nursing skills and also cover pediatric nursing skills, as well as related clinical experiences. 

After successfully completing the first semester of Nursing coursework, the LPN-to-RN student applies for Advanced Standing credit in Nursing, which replaces required courses NUR 101, NUR 102, and NUR 103. Students must pay a fee equivalent to one credit hour to apply for Advanced Standing credit.  

After receiving Advanced Standing credit, the LPN-to-RN students join traditional Nursing students to complete required courses NUR 201 and NUR 202. These courses cover medical-surgical, obstetrical, mental health, and management content and clinical experiences. The LPN-to-RN students also complete the non-nursing requirements of the traditional Nursing program. 

During the final semester of the curriculum, students must pass a nationally standardized comprehensive exam in order to pass the final theory course.

Because Nursing courses include labs and clinical experiences, courses meet three to four days or evenings per week. Therefore, it would be difficult for an LPN-to-RN student to maintain full-time employment concurrently with a full-time academic load.  

An LPN may choose to pursue the traditional Nursing program (completing required Nursing courses over five semesters). This approach is recommended for individuals with little clinical experience, or individuals who need to complete non-nursing courses concurrently with required Nursing courses.  

A limited number of students are admitted to the LPN-to-RN program each year, through a selective enrollment process. Two groups of students are admitted during each academic year.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend a Nursing LPN-to-RN Progression information session. Application materials and other information about the selective enrollment process are available from Nursing program advisors.

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Nursing (LPN to RN Progression) (NURP)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
NUR 150Nursing Advanced Standing - LPN to ADN ( T) 11011
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( B) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning for the Sciences ( G) 223
Semester 2  
NUR 105Nursing LPN to ADN Transition ( B) 233
NUR 106Nursing LPN/ADN Bridge ( T) 264
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 324
BIO 220Microbiology ( G) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
NUR 201Nursing Concepts 4 ( T) 71211
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
Semester 4  
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology ( G) 303
NUR 202Nursing Concepts 5 ( T) 699
Total Credits:  513965
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Courses

NUR 100 Orientation to Nursing
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on building knowledge and skills essential to success for students entering the Nursing associate degree program. Topics include: the nursing process, professionalism, critical thinking, time management, study skills, and communication.
Prerequisites: None
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Instructor Consent Required

NUR 101 Nursing Concepts 1
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the role of the RN in the healthcare system, including cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills. Topics include: academic success skills, communication, math, health and wellness, cultural awareness, regulatory guidelines, safety, patient education, and basic nursing skills.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the NUR program, high school biology and chemistry within the past 7 years, and STNA (minimum grade C for all courses)
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Instructor Consent Required

NUR 102 Nursing Concepts 2
6 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

A continuation of NUR 101 . Topics include: holistic care of patients with common health problems, nursing processes, communication, evidence-based practice, cultural sensitivity, and effective decision making skills. Students apply specific nursing and assessment skills in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: NUR 101 , BIO 151 , MCH 100 and (ENG 101 or ENG REQC) (minimum grade C for all)
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NUR 103 Nursing Concepts 3
9 Credits. 6 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

A continuation of NUR 102 . Topics include: nursing care of children and adults across the life span. Students apply clinical reasoning and nursing skills in simulations and in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: NUR 102 and BIO 152 and 6 credits of English Composition (minimum grade C for all)
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NUR 104 Academic Success Strategies for Nursing
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on strategies for academic success in the Nursing associate degree program. Topics include: using college resources; building skills in critical thinking, studying, mathematics, and test-taking; and improving time management skills.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
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NUR 105 Nursing LPN to ADN Transition
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course for the LPN who is transitioning into the Associate's degree Nursing program. Topics include: concepts and skills distinctive to the LPN and RN, nursing roles and academic programs, and skills applications in laboratory and clinical settings.
Prerequisites: Unencumbered LPN license in Ohio, and BIO 151 and ENG 101 (minimum grade C for both)
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NUR 106 Nursing LPN/ADN Bridge
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course for the Licensed Practical Nurse entering the Associate's degree Nursing program. Topics include: nursing care of children, and nursing skills and competencies. Students apply clinical reasoning and nursing skills in simulations and in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: Unencumbered LPN license in Ohio, and BIO 151 and ENG 101 (minimum grade C for both)
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NUR 150 Nursing Advanced Standing - LPN to ADN
11 Credits. 11 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

Students may receive up to 11 semester credit hours for prior training as an LPN that applies to credits required in the Associate's degree Nursing program. Nursing Program Chair approval is required.
Prerequisites: Program Chair consent
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NUR 198 First Year Special Topics in Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Nursing, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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NUR 199 First Year Independent Project in Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Nursing that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Nursing faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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NUR 201 Nursing Concepts 4
11 Credits. 7 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours.

A continuation of NUR 103 . Topics include: nursing care of individuals and families in multiple clinical settings, including mental health/psychiatric nursing, obstetrical nursing, and medical-surgical nursing. Students apply specific skills in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: NUR 103 or NUR 105 , and BIO 152 (minimum grade C for all)
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NUR 202 Nursing Concepts 5
9 Credits. 6 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

A continuation of NUR 201 . Topics include: managing care of patients experiencing complex, acute, and emergency variations in health status; preparing for the NCLEX-RN exam; and preparing for transition to the role of professional nurse. Students apply specific skills in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: NUR 201 , and COMM 105 or COMM 110 (minimum grade C for all)
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NUR 298 Second Year Special Topics in Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Nursing, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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NUR 299 Second Year Independent Project in Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Nursing that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Nursing faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair

Professor Janice Lockett, RN, MSN
janice.lockett@cincinnatistate.edu

Advisors

Professor Joanne Johnson, RN, MSN
joanne.johnson@cincinnatistate.edu