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Drexel University Concurrent Enrollment Program for LPNs

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Concurrent Enrollment Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Addendum
ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program
Plan of Study For Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Eligibility: In addition to meeting the requirements established for the ADN-BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program:

  • LPNs must have graduated from an accredited LPN nursing program
  • LPN students must have completed NUS 214 (LPN Transition to RN Education course) as of this Spring 2016. NUS 214 has all the same requirements and pre-requisites as NUS 110.
  • Beginning in the Fall of 2017, NUS 214 will be offered in the Fall st the same time as NUS 110. NUS 214 has all the same requirements and pre-requisites as NUS 110.
  • Once the LPN has successfully completed NUS 214 they be awarded 2 credits for NUS 214 and 9 credits for NUS 110.
  • Course Roadmap. This establishes the course progression for LPNs entering the LPN to RN transition course and the DCCC nursing program. Traditional nursing students will begin their nursing education in a 9 credit fundamentals course (NUS 110). LPNs will take a 2 credit hybrid course (NUS 214) which runs current to NUS1 10. LPNs will be admitted to the DCCC nursing program and be joined with the traditional nursing students in their second nursing course (NUS111).
    Licensed Practical Nurses Chart

Nursing
ADN to BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program
DCCC Plan of Study for Licenses Practical Nurses (LPNs)

DCCC Credits
*ADN Program Prerequisite Requirements
NUS 214 LPN Transition to RN Education Course 2
MAT 121 Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
PSY 140 General Psychology 3
BIO 150 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
NUS 102 Nursing Mathematics 1
  Total Credits 16
**General Education Co-Requisites (May take any point in the ADN program. The DCCC Co-Requisites must be completed prior to taking the BSN General Education Courses.
PSY 210 Lifespan of Human Development (included in First Semester) 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
Humanities elective (HUM CALG that meets Global: HUM 100, 110, 120, 141, 142, 160, 162, 163, 167, 168. 171, 173, and 205 are acceptable for humanities.  
BIO 151 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology  3
  Total Credits 16
Additional ***BSN General Education Requirements (May take at any point in program at DCCC)
BIO 230 Microbiology 4
Science Elective Check w/Drexel Academic Advisor 4
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About LIterature 3
ECO 210 or 220 Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 3
PHI 110 Contemporary Moral Problems 3
Social Science Elective (PSY 220, or HIS 150, HIS 150, or HIS 254, or HIS 160, or HIS 255) 3
  Total Credits 20

 

Fall Semester Nursing DCCC Credits Fall Term Drexel Nursing (10 weeks) Credits
BIO 151 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (suggested if not fulfilled) 150 required and 151 if not completed yet   NURS 324 Intro to Online Learning 3
PSY 210 Lifespan of Human Development or (other DCCC General Education Co-Requisites not fulfilled) 3        
  Total DCCC Credits   Total Drexel Credits 3 Minimum CR DCCC & Drexel 6
Spring Semester Nursing DCCC   Winter Term Drexel Nursing (10 weeks)  
NUS 111 Nursing Concepts and Practice 10 NURS 325 Critical Issues in Nursing 3
NUS 221 Pharmacology for Healthcare or (other DCCC General Education Co-Requisities not fulfilled) 3        
  Total DCCC Credits 13 Total Drexel Credits 3 Minimum CR DCCC & Drexel 16
Summer Semester          
Gen Ed Courses if not fulfilled See note about financial aid requirements 12        
Fall Semester Nursing DCCC   Fall Term Drexel Nursing (10 weeks)  
COMM 111 Public Speaking or (other Gen Ed Course) (suggested if not fulfilled)   NURS 346 Health Assessment 6
NUS 210 Nursing Concepts and Practice II 10        
  Total DCCC Credits 10 Total Drexel Credits 6 Minimum CR DCCC & Drexel  16
Spring Semester Nursing DCCC   Winter Term Drexel Nursing (10 weeks)  
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (suggested if not fulfilled)   NURS 340 Tranformational Leadership 3
NUS 211 Nursing Concepts and Practice III 10        
  Total DCCC Credits 10 Total Drexel Credits 3 Minimum CR DCCC & Drexel 13
  Total Credits 71     Total Drexel Credits 15

The summer after students have completed their ADN progrrm, students will take thc NCLEX exam. Students wishing to progress toward tbe BSN are required to complete all DCCC*prerequisite courses, all DCCC**co-requisite courses. Students must also have passed tho NCLEX exam and have a GPA of 2.0 in order to erter
the RN-BSN program !t Drerel University. If additional ***BSN general education courses still need to be completed, students may work out a plan of study with their Drerel academic advisor to complete these requirements either at DCCC or at Drexel. Billed and Funded by Drexel when student fully matriculated into Drexel University.

Final Year RN-BSN Drexel Plan of Study Quarter Credits Total Credits
Fall AY-4 Term=10 weeks
9/22-12/7
NURS 380 Complex System of Care
Prerequisite: NURS 324
4 Fall
Q; 13
  NURS 330 Research Basis of Nursing (WI)
Prerequisites: MAT 121 or 210 or BUS 220 and 
NURS 324 and 325
3  
  NURS 375 Nurses Building a Health Community
Prerequisite: NURS 346 - Advisor Restriction
6  
  Fall Total 13  
Winter AY-4 Term=10 weeks
1/5 - 3/16
NURS 335 Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisite: None Advisor Restriction
3 Winter
Q:16
  NURS 407 Issues in Aging and Longevity (WI)
Prerequisites: NURS 324, 325, 330, 346, 380
4  
  NURS 460 Global Health & Policy Issues
Prerequisites: NURS 324, 330, 375
6  
  NURS 465 Senior Capstone in Nursing
Prerequisites: NURS 325, 330, 375-Advisor Restriction
3  
  Winter Total 16  
  Total Credits Final Year RN-BSN Program Drexel 29  

In order to determine halftime and full time status the conversion formulas are below:

The Quarter to Semester conversion is 2/3 or (multiply by .667). Drexel does not round up and all credits are administered on the .5 interval. Example a 3-credit quarter course would be 2 semester credits. When applying the conversion, it is rounded down to the nearest .5 and not up to the whole credit.

The Semester to Quarter conversion is 3/2 or (multiply by 1.5). Drexel does not round up and all credits are administered on the .5 interval. Example a 3-credit semester course would be 4.5 quarter credits. When applying the conversion, it is rounded down to the nearest .5 and not up to the whole credit.