Programs of Study
Associate Degree Nursing (or LVN to ADN Transition)
Degree Type: AAS
Semester Credit Hours: 60
Prerequisites - 24 SCH
BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II
PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
VNSG 2410* - Nursing in Health and Illness III
BIOL 1322 - Nutrition & Diet Therapy
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I
* requirement met with valid LVN license
First Semester - 11 SCH (Fall)
RNSG 1218 - Transition to Professional Nursing Competencies
RNSG 1226 - Professional Nursing Concepts II
RNSG 1324 - Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
* Upon successful completion of the first semester RNSG courses, four credit hours will be awarded for previous LVN experience.
Second Semester - 13 SCH (Spring)
RNSG 1237 - Professional Nursing Concepts III
RNSG 1538 - Health Care Concepts III
RNSG 2363 - Clinical - Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
Third Semester - 12 SCH (Summer Long)
RNSG 2138 - Professional Nursing Concepts IV
RNSG 2539 - Health Care Concepts IV
RNSG 2360 - Clinical - Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
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- Attitude for Success
- Communication Techniques
- Service Orientation
- Active Listening
- Care Coordination
- Critical Thinking
- informatics and Medical Software
- Leadership / Management Qualities
- Use clinical reasoning and knowledge based on the nursing program of study, evidence-based practice outcomes, and research-based policies and procedures as the basis for decision-making and comprehensive, safe patient-centered care.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies and information systems that support safe nursing practice.
- Promote safety and quality improvement as an advocate and manager of nursing care.
- Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with diverse patients, families, and the interdisciplinary health care team to plan, deliver, and evaluate care that promotes quality of life.
- Adhere to standards of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the professional nurse.
- Demonstrate knowledge of delegation, management, and leadership skills.
- Demonstrate behavior that reflects the values and ethics of the nursing profession, including a spirit of inquiry.
Texas wage data: workers on average earn $75,320; 10% of workers earn $54,800 or less; 10% of workers earn $103,040 or more.
Hospitals - Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Surgery, Oncology, Intensive Care, Labor and Delivery, Case Management, Home Health Agencies, Public Health, Clinics, Schools, Long-Term Care Facilities, Travel-Agency Nursing, Telehealth, Insurance Companies, Industry, Management Positions, Flight Nurse.
High School Endorsements
Additional Educational Opportunities
Students may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).