The LPN/ASN program option prepares Licensed Practical Nurses to earn a ASN degree and qualify for NCLEX-RN examination. The nursing courses may be completed in seven quarters. Additional core courses may be required depending on the academic history of each student.
The LPN/ASN program at South College is designed to promote a strong academic and clinical foundation including the fundamental skills required of a nurse generalist, including the basics of medical care, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and technical competence required for taking required certification/licensure exams.
Participants in the LPN/ASN program will be provided opportunities to learn key aspects of collaboration, participation in interdisciplinary care, and patient communication. To deliver the highest-quality education, we use tools such as case studies, presentations, Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) resources, and other creative teaching approaches.
The knowledge gained in this program is foundational for registered nurses pursuing additional undergraduate and post graduate educational programs.
Preparation of the registered nurse requires classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience. The clinical component of the nursing program will take place in various settings in the campus area and beyond. Students are responsible for costs associated with these clinical rotations, and for any costs associated with any emergency services needed while participating in off-site activities.
Additional Admission Requirements
Application for admission is open to nurses with LPN licensure who meet the admissions criteria above indicated for all ASN program options as well as the following:
- Proof of a current, unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse license or in process of becoming licensed as an LPN.
- Proof of completion of other certification program for LPN license.