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Catalog and Student Handbook 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

LPN Career Mobility Ladder (Option B) (A.A.S.)


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Major in Nursing (A.A.S.)

(Designed for the student who does not intend to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program.)

The career mobility ladder option B is an articulation plan for the licensed practical nurse (LPN). Qualified LPNs can complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing requirements in two semesters of full-time nursing study. LPNs are admitted on a space available basis.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements for the Major in Nursing, licensed practical nurses seeking admission through the Career Mobility Tract Option B must meet the following admission requirements.

  1. Meet all College general requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student as stated in the catalog.
  2. Successfully pass the challenge examinations for nursing (Foundations of Nursing and Nursing Care During Childbearing) within three (3) years prior to the semester seeking entry.
  3. Worked at least 6 months as an LPN in a health care setting.
  4. Complete prerequisite course requirements prior to the semester requesting entry.
  5. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for academic subjects.

Admission Process

  1. Submit the following to the Admissions office:
    1. official college transcripts
    2. high school transcripts or GED
    3. ACT or SAT exam results (Applicants should have a composite score of 19 or higher. A composite score below 19 will be accepted if all required remedial and developmental courses are completed.)
  2. Submit a completed Nursing Program LPN Mobility Application to the Health Sciences/Nursing office (William R. Walter Bldg., 112). Forms are available in the Health Sciences/Nursing office or on the Nursing Program Web page (www.columbiastate.edu/nursing).
  3. Submit documentation of work as an LPN in a health care setting for at least 6 months.
  4. Complete an interview with the Nursing Program director or designee, if requested.
  5. Complete prerequisite requirements prior to beginning the ADN Role Transition and Pharmacology courses with grades of “C” or better.
  6. Once admitted, students are required to submit the same documentation for the health and CPR requirements, malpractice insurance and health insurance as other nursing students by the first day of nursing classes. If the documentation is not completed prior to the first day of classes, students will not be permitted to start the Nursing Program.

Continuation Requirements

The same continuation requirements apply to all students in Nursing. These are stated under “Continuation Requirements” listed under the Major in Nursing (A.A.S.) section.

Required Courses


Block Credit: 14 credit hours


Credit for NUR 1115, NUR 1118, NUR 121, NUR 1126, NUR 1127, and NUR 1128 will be awarded upon successfully passing both the Foundations and Childbearing Challenge Exams and NUR 2116, NUR 2117, NUR 2118, NUR 2188, NUR 2189, NUR 122 and NUR 101.

Transition Semester - 5 credit hours


Third Semester - 17 credit hours


  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)

Total Credit Hours: 66


Elective Options


Elective options are listed on the Associate of Arts & Associate of Science Degree Requirements page.

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