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ASN Completion Concentration for Licensed Practical Nurses

Available on the Vincennes and Jasper campus

Entrance into the ASN Completion Concentration for LPNs will permit students to obtain credit for the first-year Associate of Science in Nursing Program courses and enter the second year of the program. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program earn an Associate of Science in Nursing and are eligible to write the State Board examination to earn licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Students begin with a 5 credit hour course-NURS 171 (Transitions). This course is designed to prepare students with Practical Nursing experience and a current LPN license to enter the second level of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.    Upon successful completion of NURS 171 with a grade of C or better, students are granted an additional 11 credit hours (NURS 170-LPN Experiential Credit). There is not a fee for the 11 credit hours.

The ASN Completion Concentration for LPNs is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information on accreditation status may be obtained by contacting the ACEN. They may be contacted at the following address: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, Inc.), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (1-404-975-5000), or www.ACEN.org).

Entrance into NURS 171 is competitive and compliance with all criteria does not guarantee acceptance.  Applicants with higher grade point averages that have completed math, science, and English courses with a grade of B or better will receive preference for admission.      

Pre-Admission Requirements
Current LPN Licensure
Minimum GPA of 2.7 in nursing related/required courses
Successful completion of the following courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better:

  • English Composition I
  • Anatomy and Physiology  I (lecture and lab)
  • Elementary Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (lecture and lab).  This course has a pre-requisite requirement of 2 semesters of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better or successful completion of one of the following chemistry courses or an equivalent course: CHEM 100 and CHEM 100L, or CHEM 103 and CHEM 103L, or CHEM 111.  Please note that integrated chemistry/physics does not meet the pre-requisite requirement for this course.  A grade of C- does not meet the minimum requirement.  
  • Math:  In addition to the course above, applicants must be eligible to enroll in College Algebra (Math 102) or higher.    In order to meet this requirement, the applicant must complete one of the following:   Math 016 Algebra II or Math 101 Intermediate Algebra  with a grade of C or better -or- complete the University Accuplacer with a minimum score of 74-or- complete College Algebra (Math 102) or higher with a grade of C or better -or- have appropriate transfer credits for College Algebra.    Please note that applicants seeking credit for math must have completed the course within the last seven years.       

Once the above requirements have been met, students are eligible to be evaluated for admission. Applicants will apply via the Admissions Office and will receive a nursing admissions packet. Applicants are responsible for submitting a separate application and required materials to the Nursing Department. Upon successful completion of NURS 171, students are eligible to progress into the second year of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.

Additional Program Requirements
The following courses may be taken prior to NURS 171 or students must be enrolled while completing  NURS 171 (Transitions) :

  • Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture and lab)
  • English Composition II
  • College Algebra

Students may complete the following course requirements prior to or while completing second level nursing courses. An advisor in the Nursing Department will recommend course sequence.

English Composition II
Lifetime Fitness/Wellness
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Humanities Elective ā€“ Common Core List
Speech or Interpersonal Communication
Microbiology 

The ASN Completion Concentration for LPNs begins annually in January. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Learn more information about the ASN Completion Concentration for LPNs including the curriculum.   

Please note that effective Fall 2014, chemistry requirements for AS Nursing will change.  Applicants must have completed two semesters of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better within 5 years of admission to Nursing -or- complete an appropriate college level chemistry course with a grade of C or better.

Contact:
Vincennes Campus
Phone
:  (812) 888-4243 or (812) 888-5090
Email:   jhooten@vinu.edu

Jasper Campus
Phone:  (812) 481-5949
Email:  cflock@vinu.edu