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Associate Degree Nursing Degree (LPN To ADN) (A45110T)

Fall Semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ACA 122 College Transfer Success None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I None 4 6 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 111 Introduction to Health Concepts None 8 16 Fall
PSY 150 General Psychology None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Spring Semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology ll BIO 168 4 6 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 112 Health Illness Concepts (1st 8 weeks) NUR 111 5 9 Spring
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts (2nd 8 weeks) NUR 111 5 9 Spring
* NUR 214 Nursing Transition Concepts LPN License 4 6 Spring, Summer

* LPN-to-ADN students enter second semester. LPNs who have completed a NC Community College System (NCCCS) concept-based Practical Nursing program will receive credit for NUR 111, 112, and 211. LPNs who have completed a traditional, non-concept based Practical Nursing program will receive credit for NUR 111 and NUR 112 and will be required to take NUR 211 in addition to NUR 214 in second semester.


Summer Semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry Satisfactory Placement or ENG 002 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts NUR 111 5 9 Summer
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology PSY 150 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Fall Semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
BIO 175 General Microbiology [OR] BIO 275 Microbiology BIO 110, 111, 112, 163, 165 or 168 3/4 4/6 Varies
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipline ENG 111 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts NUR 111 and PSY 241 5 9 Fall
NUR 212 Health Systems Concepts NUR 114 and PSY 241 5 9 Fall


Spring Semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
Humanities Elective (see list below) Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts NUR 111, 112, 113, 114, 211, and 212 10 22 Spring


Humanities Elective - Choose 3 credit hours from the following courses

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ART 111 Art Appreciation None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
HUM 115 Critical Thinking Satisfactory Placement or ENG 002 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
MUS 110 Music Appreciation None 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues ENG 111 3 3 Fall
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics ENG 111 3 3 Fall, Spring
REL 110 World Religions None 3 3 Fall, Spring
REL 211 Introduction to Old Testament None 3 3 Fall
REL 212 Introduction to New Testament None 3 3 Spring

74-75 Total Semester Credit Hours For Degree

*All NUR courses must be passed with a grade of B or better to progress in the program and meet graduation requirements.


Program contact

Dr. Kim Amos

PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Director, Foothills Nursing Consortium
Health and Public Services
kamos@isothermal.edu
828-395-1741
Rutherfordton Learning Center



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