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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2016-2017 Bradford Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Jan 25, 2022
 
2016-2017 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing LPN-RN Option, AS


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Contact: Tammy M. Haley, Director, Nursing & Radiological Science

The Unit in Nursing prepares professional nurses for entry to practice at the associate degree level and provides further education for the registered nurse at the more advanced baccalaureate level of practice. This includes advanced clinical skills and preparation for independent leadership and management roles in a variety of settings.

The Associate of Science in Nursing degree program (ASN) is fully approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC). ASN graduates are required to take the national examination for registered nurse licensure. A person with criminal convictions may be prohibited from licensure as a registered nurse by the boards of nursing in various states. Prospective students in that situation should call the board of nursing in the state where they plan to practice.

The RN-BSN degree completion program is accredited by ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC)

ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
1-800-669-1656

Degree Requirements


Course Requirements in the Major


Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all required nursing courses and a minimum grade of “C-” in all required General Education and elective courses.

Credits: 38


Human experience electives:


(choose 6 credits from two of the following three area)

Arts and Letters; Behavioral, Economic, and Political Sciences; History, Cultures, and Philosophical Inquiry

Credits: 28


Minimum credits required for graduation: 66


Please be advised


Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

LPN-RN Option


In addition to the admission requirements of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and the Department of Nursing, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) seeking admission to the program must be a graduate of a state-approved LPN program, provide evidence of a current LPN license, and submit two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with his/her clinical work.

Advanced Standing for the LPN

An LPN admitted to the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program may be granted five credits in nursing by completing the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of the National League for Nursing Acceleration Challenge Examination I Practical Nurse-Registered Nurse (NLN ACE I PN-RN) Foundations of Nursing
  2. Successful completion (2.00=C) of NUR 0100 - TRANSITION NURSING FOR LPN’S  

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