Curriculum and Requirements

The Associate in Science in Nursing (RN) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing can be contacted at the following address and phone number or visit for additional information.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

The purpose of this program track is to allow an entry point into the Associate Degree in Nursing program for the licensed practical nurse and paramedic. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate receives an Associate in Science Nursing degree and is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018, and to transfer to the State University System.

Upon acceptance and enrollment into this program, LPNs will receive 17 advanced college-credit semester hours based on practical nursing education and paramedics will receive 11 advanced college-credit semester hours based on paramedic education, for the Associate in Science in Nursing (RN) - ADN Transition program only.

Program Code: APP-NLT(LPN)/APP-NPT (Para)



*These 21 hours of prerequisites must be completed before admission to the program and are included in the 30 hours of General Education requirements and Support Courses.

Students must complete all required College Preparatory courses.

Total Hours: 21


Freshman—Session IIIB (Paramedics Only)

Hours: 6

Licensed Practical Nurses and Paramedics

Sophomore—Session I

Hours: 17

Sophomore—Session II

Hours: 17

General Education and Support Courses: 30 Semester Hours

Nursing Education: 42 Semester Hours

Total Hours: 72 Semester Hours

Special Program Requirements

CPR certification, PHSC course NCH 0050, American Heart Association, "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers", is a requirement of this program.

A grade of "C" or higher in each nursing course (excluding NUR 2714 and NUR 2714L) must be earned to continue in the Associate Degree Nursing program. A grade of "pass" must be achieved in NUR 2714 and NUR 2714L.

Nursing courses may be repeated only on the recommendation of the nursing faculty and the associate dean of nursing, dean of health occupations and approval of the vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus, and if space is available.

Satisfactory completion of the 72 semester hours of approved credit with a grade of "C" or higher in all courses is required for successful completion of this program.

A minimum of 15 hours of credit in nursing in 2000-level courses must be completed in residence at PHSC.