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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

LPN to RN: Advanced Placement Program

 

Overview

This program is designed for LPNs wishing to attain an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and qualify for RN licensure. To be eligible for advanced placement, the candidate must complete the application procedure through the Department Admissions. The applicant must have graduated from another regionally accredited, post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program recognized by the Department of Higher Education, and be a board of nursing fully approved program. Proof of a current, valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required.

LPN Advanced Placement students will need to take two of the fee-based HESI examinations to receive credit by examination for two of the four professional courses. Please review the Upon Acceptance: Information for Advanced Placement LPN to RN Students for details. 

Qualifying Requirements for Licensure to Practice Nursing and Good Moral Character

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing requires all applicants to answer specific questions related to criminal conviction or disciplinary actions when applying for nurse licensure or APRN authorization to ensure that the conduct of each applicant to whom it grants a license, authorization, or both, does not pose an unacceptable risk to the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

Applicants for initial licensure by examination, by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) must comply with the “good moral character” (GMC) requirement specified at Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, sections 74, 74A and 76. The Board requires all applicants to answer specific questions related to criminal convictions or disciplinary actions when applying for nurse licensure to ensure that the conduct of each applicant to whom it grants a license, authorization, or both, does not pose an unacceptable risk to the public health, safety and welfare.

  • The application for licensure is completed under penalty of perjury.
  • Any applicant answering “YES” to any of the specific GMC question will need to complete the GMC process.
  • Applicants should allow a minimum of eight (8) weeks to complete GMC evaluation after all required documents have been received. Failure to submit a complete application, fees, and/or required documents will delay review of the applicant’s materials. Applicants will receive written notification of the Board’s decision once a determination has been made.
  • The Required Documentation:Only for those applicants answering "Yes" to any of the GMC questions can be found at http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/quality/boards/nursing_good_moral_required.pdf

For more information regarding the GMC and/or the CORI requirements, please refer to the following websites:

GMC Policy 00-01 http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/quality/boards/nursing_good_moral_policy.pdf

GMC Information/Questions & Answers: http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/quality/boards/good_moral_info.pdf

Graduates of Board-approved nursing programs must pass the NCLEX –RN to become a registered nurse. There is a licensure application and application fee required by the MA Board of Nursing. The process for application for licensure and registration for the exam will be distributed during the final professional nursing course. These examinations are offered throughout the year and administered through the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in conjunction with Pearson VUE. MA Board of Nursing examination results are mailed directly to the candidate. A graduate of a board-approved nursing program may not practice as a register nurse (RN) until their license appears of the MA Board of Nursing website at: https://checkalicense.hhs.state.ma.us/MyLicenseVerification/    

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/10/wq/good-moral-info.pdf

 

Course Sequences and Prerequisites

LPN-RN Advanced Placement students will receive Credit by Examination via the HESI exams for NUR 1015 and NUR 2000

Therefore, LPN-RN Advanced Placement students will only take NUR 1035 and NUR 2025 at Labouré College. 

Course Sequence:

 

NUR 1015Fundamental Health Concepts

9

NUR 2000Family Centered Nursing

8

NUR 1035Health and Illness Concepts of the Adult

11

NUR 2025Advanced Health and Illness Concepts

9

 

Prerequisites:

LPN Licensure and successful completion of HESI Fundamentals Test and Maternity/Pediatrics Test are required.

ANA 1010, ANA 1120 and MIC 2201 prior to NUR 1035, all general education courses prior to or concurrent with NUR 2025.

Program of Study

While the College makes every effort to avoid schedule changes, the College may cancel courses or alter course schedules without prior notification.

Professional Courses

NUR 1015Fundamental Health Concepts

9

NUR 2000Family Centered Nursing

8

NUR 1035Health and Illness Concepts of the Adult

11

NUR 2025Advanced Health and Illness Concepts

9

Students receive Credit by Examination for NUR 1015 and NUR 2000 via the HESI exams. 

Students will complete NUR 1035 and NUR 2025 at Labouré College. 

 

General Education Courses (34 credits)

ANA 1010Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab

4

ANA 1120Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab

4

ETH 1010Healthcare Ethics

3

HUM 1010Introduction to Humanities

3

HUM 2000Humanities Elective

3

INT 2100Integrative Seminar I

4

MIC 2201Microbiology for Healthcare Professionals

4

PSY 1010Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 2010Human Growth & Behavior

3

THE 2000Theology Elective

3

Total Credits: 71

Students are awarded the degree after meeting the requirements listed below: 

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours at the College
  • Successful completion of the degree program as prescribed by the College
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C+ in degree professional courses, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, and Microbiology
  • A minimum grade of D- in all other associate degree courses
  • Completion of all program requirements within six years of enrollment at the College