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2021-2022 LSUA Catalog 
2021-2022 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, LPN-ASN

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Licensed Practical Nurses pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing may elect to enroll in the LPN-ASN track. The goal of the track is to facilitate educational mobility from Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse practice at the associate degree level. In the program, LPN’s will be able to progress with testing to verify previous nursing education. Up to seven hours of nursing credit may be awarded after successful completion of the LPN transition course, NURS 1019  and successful completion of competency testing.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will utilize clinical judgment and critical thinking within the framework of the nursing process to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  2. Graduates will evaluate information from knowledge sources to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  3. Graduates will participate in quality improvement initiatives that improve patient care outcomes.
  4. Graduates will collaborate with healthcare disciplines to deliver effective nursing care that meets the dynamic healthcare needs of patients.
  5. Graduates will incorporate professional standards in the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice.
  6. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to prioritize, manage, and delegate safe, quality, patient-centered care.

Approval and Accreditation

The ASN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, telephone 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org, and approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, telephone 225-755-7500, www.lsbn.state.la.us.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, students must meet the criteria presented in Nursing, ASN  with the exception of the PAX exam; LPNS are exempt from this requirement. In addition to meeting these criteria, students must also hold an unencumbered LPN license in the State of Louisiana. 

Degree Audit Sheet

A fillable degree audit sheet for students and their academic advisors is available here.

Total Credits: 72

General Education Requirements

See list of approved courses in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Total Credits: 6

Social Sciences

Total Credits: 3

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 7

Total Credits: 3

Fine Arts

Total Credits: 3

Total Credits: 28

Major Requirements

Note: Students who have successfully completed NURS 1019  competency testing and standardized exam will receive credit for NURS 1030 , NURS 1031 , and NURS 1032 . BIOL 1162  must also be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to progress into second semester clinical courses. Should the student be unsuccessful in either competency testing or standardized exam, those courses will be required before the student progresses in the nursing program.  For example: If the student is successful in the competency testing for skills but not in the standardized exam, the student will receive credit for NURS 1031 , but would be required to successfully complete NURS 1030  and NURS 1032 .

Total Credits: 36

Total Credits: 8

Suggested Sequence of Courses


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