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LPN – ADN Option

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) LPN-ADN Option program is for licensed practical nurses (LPN) looking to bridge to an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN).

Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

404-975-5000

ACEN

Partnerships

Old Dominion University (ODU) ADN and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Concurrent Enrollment Agreement

This is an articulation agreement with ODU allows students to be enrolled in both the ADN program and the ODU BSN program courses at the same time. Students may earn an ADN from COA and a BSN degree from ODU.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

The ADN and Bachelor of Science Biblical Studies Articulation Agreement is an articulation agreement with Mid-Atlantic Christian University so that students may receive training in both Nursing and Biblical Studies. Students can earn an ADN from COA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from MACU.

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) — East Carolina University (ECU)

COA has two RIBN articulation agreements with ECU so students may be dual enrolled beginning the third semester of the ADN program, to earn an ADN from COA and a BSN degree from ECU.

Careers

National Student Nurses’ Association

Discover Nursing

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Resources

See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.

Nursing Handbook

LPN-ADN Option Admission Fact Sheet

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid

ATI TEAS Information

Eastern North Carolina RIBN Overview

Curriculum Guide

Some Health Sciences and Wellness programs may have additional requirements related to required grade-point averages, grades, and other progression policies required for graduation. Please see program handbooks for more information.

This option is for already Licensed Practical Nurses who desire to bridge to Associate Degree Nursing.

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 080/RED 080 or ENG 085, or appropriate placement or DRE 097 3 0 0 3 3
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Prerequisites: One unit of high school Biology or BIO 090 or higher; one unit of high school Chemistry or CHM 090; and appropriate placement of ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 and DMA 040-050 3 3 0 6 4
NUR 111 Introduction to Health Concepts Prerequisites: Admission to ADN
Corequisites: BIO 168, PSY 150, ACA 111, ENG 111
4 6 6 16 8
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090N/RED 090 or ENG 095, or appropriate placement. DRE 098 3 0 0 3 3
ACA 111, 118 or 122 College Student Success none 1 0 0 1 1
Total Semester Hours 14 9 6 29 19
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
NUR 112 Health-Illness Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111
Corequisites: BIO 169, PSY 241, NUR 113, NUR 212AB
3 0 6 9 5
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111
Corequisites: BIO 169, PSY 241, NUR 112, NUR 212AB
3 0 6 9 5
NUR 212AB Health System Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111
Corequisites: NUR 112, NUR 113, BIO 169, PSY 241
1 0 3 4 2
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology Prerequisites: PSY 150 3 0 0 3 3
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisites: BIO 168 3 3 0 6 4
Total Semester Hours 13 3 15 31 19
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 0 0 3 3
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113
Corequisites: ENG 112, NUR 211, NUR 212BB
3 0 6 9 5
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113 
Corequisites: ENG 112, NUR 114, NUR 212BB
3 0 6 9 5
NUR 212BB Health System Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111, NUR 212AB
Corequisites: NUR 114, NUR 211, ENG 112
2 0 3 5 3
Total Semester Hours 11 0 15 26 16
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
BIO 275 Microbiology Prerequisites: BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168 3 3 0 6 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 
PHI 240 recommended
Must select one from the following: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240, HUM 115
Prerequisites: varies 3 0 0 3 3
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts Prerequisites: NUR 111
Corequisites — take all: NUR 112, NUR 113, NUR 114, NUR 211, NUR 212; Humanities Elective, BIO 275
4 3 15 22 10
Total Semester Hours 10 6 15 31 17
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 71