LPN Program

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING (LPN) IN NURSING – CERTIFICATE

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PROGRESSION INTO THE NURSING CLINICAL SEQUENCE
The following criteria will be used in determining those students who will be accepted into the Nursing clinical sequence: All students must meet eligibility requirement for admission into the nursing program. Selection takes place during the spring semester. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum passing score on the ATI TEAS examination are necessary to be eligible for the program. A student’s composite score of the GPA and ATI score will be used to admit students to the clinical sequence. Students will be selected from those with the highest scores. The composite GPA is determined by combining the student’s overall GPA and the GPA for Pre-requisite courses.

Suggested Pre-Clinical Course Sequence

Semester I
BlO 230 Anatomy & Physiology I
4.0
ENG 110 Expository Writing
3.0
MAT 120 Statistics
3.0
PSY 101 General Psychology
3.0
 
13.0
Semester II
BIO 240 Anatomy & Physiology II
4.0
BLS 150 Ethnicity HLT & ILL
3.0 or
SOC 101 Sociology*
3.0
PSY 110 Life-Span Development of Behavior
3.0
 
10.0
* SOC 101 is recommended for students wishing to later enter the RN Program

Only one course below minimum requirement is allowed to be repeated
No Sciences older than 5 years will be accepted at the time of entry into NUR 110
*B- or higher is required in ENG 110 & MAT 120
All other prerequisite courses must be a C or higher.

ATI exam (Test given at Hostos during the Spring- Date TBA). Faculty Committee reviews the ATI scores/Overall GPA /Science GPA to determine admission to the LPN Program.

To prepare for ATI TEAS exam, we recommend you utilize the: TEAS STUDY GUIDE FOR ATI See Website: www.atitesting.com
 

Important Information

  1. Students with more than one failure (more than one D or F) in pre-requisite courses (see above list) will not be selected into the clinical courses.
  2. The passing score for the LPN-ATI is determined by the faculty committee. The ATI is ranked from the highest to the minimum score determined (allowed) by the committee.
  3. It is recommended that students complete BIO310 before taking the clinical course sequence.
  4. A score of B minus or higher is required in English 110 & MAT 120.
  5. If a student fails NUR 110 he/she may not re-enter the LPN Certificate Program.

Clinical Course Sequence

FALL
NUR 110 Clinical Nursing I
6.0
NUR 111 Pharmacology
2.0
NUR112 Maternal/Child
2.0
 
10.0
SPRING
NUR 120 Clinical Nursing II
8.5
BIO 310 Microbiology*
4.0
 
12.5
*Completion of BIO310 is highly recommended before clinical courses