Associate of Science in Nursing (LPN-RN Bridge)
Program Description: The Associate of Science in Nursing program supports Southern Regional Technical College’s commitment to serve the surrounding counties, the state of Georgia, and the southeast region.
The ASN LPN-RN Bridge Option is designed to prepare students as entry-level practitioners to provide safe, effective nursing care and promote healthy transitions for culturally diverse clients in a variety of settings. This program develops critical thinking, integrates accumulated knowledge from nursing, the sciences and humanities, and emphasizes the values of caring, accountability, responsibility and professional ethics. The ASN Program has been granted approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Length of Program: 3 semesters of prerequisite courses, 3 semesters of general education and occupational courses
Associate of Science
The purpose of the Associate of Science in Nursing (Bridge), Associate of Science Degree program, is to prepare students as entry-level practitioners who can provide safe, effective nursing care, as well as promote healthy transitions for culturally diverse clients in a variety of settings. Furthermore, the program develops critical thinking, integrates accumulated knowledge from nursing, the sciences, and humanities; incorporates knowledge acquired from general education courses; and emphasizes the values of caring, accountability, responsibility, and professional ethics.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will satisfactorily integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of quality and safety competencies to include patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics.
• Students will satisfactorily perform clinical skills that are evidence based and reflect contemporary practice that promotes nationally established patient health and safety goals.
• Students will demonstrate understanding of professional values and characteristics congruent with the professional role when providing ethical, competent, caring, and culturally sensitive individualized care across the health care continuum and lifespan.
Entrance Date: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all prerequisite/Competitive Admissions courses (which are listed as follows) must be successfully completed prior to competitive program admission deadline.
Bridge Option: BIOL 2113 – Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2113L – Anatomy and Physiology I Lab, BIOL 2114 – Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 2114L – Anatomy and Physiology II Lab, BIOL 2117 – Introductory Microbiology, BIOL 2117L – Introductory Microbiology Lab, ENGL 1101 – Composition and Rhetoric, MATH 1111 – College Algebra, PSYC 1101 – Introductory Psychology, COMP 1000 – Introduction to Computers, one Humanities Elective, and one additional General Education Elective LPN-RN Bridge Option Admission.
All materials to be considered for the Thomasville ASN LPN-RN Bridge Option must be completed by the end of Summer (Thomasville) and Spring (Moultrie) semester.
Associate of Science in Nursing Competitive Admissions Criteria Requirements:
Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program. The bridge option must be completed within 2 years of successful completion of RNSG 1960. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
General Information: Students who are unsuccessful in RNSG 1960 must apply for the Generic Option and are not eligible for the Bridge Option. Generic program students of SRTC who are unsuccessful in the generic option and qualify for the LPN-RN bridge option (must have an active unencumbered LPN License) will receive exemption credit for RNSG 1960 as long as they have completed RNSG 1920, RNSG 1940, and RNSG 1950 with a “C” or above.
Students will not be eligible to apply for admission to the ASN LPN-RN Bridge Option if they have unsuccessfully completed any ASN, ADN, or BSN Programs at another institution. Students will be considered for admission to the ASN Generic Option five (5) years after the last nursing course failure. However, the student who completes a PN Program does not have to wait five (5) years before applying for the ASN LPN-RN Bridge Option.
Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older prior to first clinical course.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. All pre-requisite and co-requisite courses in math and science must have been taken within five (5) years of program start/re-entry date.
Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Additional Requirements: All students, both Generic and Bridge option, will be required to take and achieve minimum required scores on standardized and program-generated achievement tests. Physical Exam, Immunization record, drug toxicology screening tests, and Criminal Background Check are required upon start of the program. The student must also hold a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare provider CPR card upon entry into and throughout the program.
Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not have access to clinical sites. If clinical placement is not available, the student may be withdrawn from the ASN Program. Successful completion of all program requirements does not guarantee student will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination and/or receive a registered nursing license.
Program Policies and Procedures: Students are provided a copy of the ASN Student Handbook during their first semester. The ASN Student Handbook is to be used in conjunction with the College Catalog and Student Handbook and serves as a means of informing the students of specific policies and procedures as they relate to the ASN Program. The policies and procedures of the ASN Program may change during a student's period of enrollment in the program and students are expected to be proactive in obtaining information regarding these changes. The most current version of the ASN Student Handbook can be obtained on the College website under Other Resources/Policies & Procedures or the ASN Program pages. The most recent changes to the ASN Handbook can be found in the ASN Addendum.
Program Final Exit Point: Associate of Science in Nursing, ASN. Upon successful completion of all program requirements including passage of a standardized final exit exam, the student will be awarded an Associate of Science in Nursing and will be eligible to submit application to the Georgia Board of Nursing to register for NCLEX-RN licensure examination.
Note: Upon successful completion of RNSG 1960, 11 additional credit hours will be granted for RNSG 1920, RNSG 1940, and RNSG 1950.
Credits Required for Graduation: 75 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Professional Licensing Boards Division
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
1: General Core Courses (15 Hours)
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours)||3|
|ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours)||3|
|PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours)||3|
|MATH 1111 College Algebra||3|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours)||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor)||3|
2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)
|COLL 1500 Student Success||3|
3: Occupational Courses (46 hours)
|RNSG 2930 Life Transitions V||6|
|RNSG 2920 Life Transitions IV||4|
|RNSG 2910 Life Transitions III||4|
|RNSG 1960 Transition to AS Nursing||5|
|RNSG 1931 Intro to Nur Princ of Pharmacy||3|
|RNSG 1911 Health Assessment Through Life||3|
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab||1|
|BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II||1|
|BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|RNSG 2941 Life Transitions VI||6|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.
Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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