2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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LPN + ADN Minimum Credits: 62
LPN + ADN Contact Hours: 92.5-104*

Requirements unique to this program (not specifically required in the LPN program): 25 credits, 41 contact hours

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as registered nurses and to provide continued learning and career mobility in nursing for licensed practical nurses. This Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Program is designed for prior-year graduates of Kirtland’s LPN programs. Applicants must possess an LPN license when applying to the program and must have earned a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. in specific  PN courses to be considered for admission into the LPN to ADN program. Following successful completion of the LPN to ADN program, graduates are eligible to take the license exam to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Each class of nursing students is considered a cohort (group) and courses/schedules are assigned. Graduates of the LPN to ADN Program are qualified to enter the many BSN completion programs available.

Prerequisites and General Education Requirements: 37-42.5 credits

Students must satisfy these requirements regardless of LPN licensure. 

Nursing Requirements: 25 credits

Each course in the program must be passed with a minimum grade of ”C+”.

Total credits: 62-67.5

Sequence of classes

Successful completion of each course with a “C+” or higher grade is required in order to continue in the Nursing Program.


  • Contact hours vary based on the catalog requirements for the LPN certificate over the past 4 catalogs and whether intermediate algebra was waived due to testing.
  • A current PN license is required.
  • All nursing programs are subject to change. Program requirements apply to students accepted into the nursing program in the 2017-2018 academic year. Program coursework must be completed within two years.
  • Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade.
  • BIO 23500 (Anatomy & Physiology I) and BIO 23600 (Anatomy & Physiology II) are accepted if both were previously taken and a “B” or better grade was earned in each course.
  • RN Pharmacology is required as a prerequisite: NUR 10902 Nursing Pharmacology I  and NUR 12900 Nursing Pharmacology II  or NUR 21415 Nursing Pharmacology or NUR 21417 Nursing Pharmacology  or equivalent coursework).
  • Applications are accepted annually. Students need to meet with their academic advisor to begin the application process. An entrance exam with required score will be necessary to be accepted into the program. Students are ranked for acceptance into the program based on grades, GPA and knowledge exam.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the nursing program. For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing of all students will be required prior to final program acceptance.
  • Immunization records are required for final admission.
  • Nursing programs may have cohort groups in the fall and winter semesters. Please note that the Nursing Program is a Full-Time Program that may require attendance in lecture or lab Monday through Sunday at any time. Clinical may be assigned during day or evening hours. This will require the ability to maintain a flexible schedule from any applicant. Accommodations for work or personal schedules cannot be guaranteed.
  • Reentry into the Nursing Program is allowed one time per program and is determined by a committee of nursing faculty.


Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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