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Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
Detailed Requirements for Licensed Practical Nurses

The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing provides an opportunity for licensed practical nurses to be admitted into the baccalaureate degree program. Graduates in nursing from state approved licensed practical nurse programs who are currently licensed in Louisiana may be admitted for full-time or part-time study. For further information contact:

Juliet Burgess
School of Nursing
University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0460
burgess@ulm.edu
Phone: (318) 342-1640


CURRICULUM for LA LPN STUDENTS

PRE-NURSING
First Semester Hrs
ENGL 1001 (Grammar & Composition) 3
BIOL 1014/1016 (Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, with Lab) 3/1
MATH 1011 (College Algebra) 3
PSYC 2001 (Introduction to Psychology) 3
FINE ARTS ELECTIVE* 3
 Total First Semester: 16
Second Semester Hrs
ENGL 1002 (Grammar & Composition) 3
BIOL 1015/1017 (Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, with Lab) 3/1
MATH 1016 (Elementary Statistics) 3
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE (3-Hour Chemistry Lecture with 1-hour Lab) 3/1
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE** 3
Total Second Semester: 17
Third Semester Hrs
BIOL 2028 (Pathophysiology) 3
SOCL 1001 (Introduction to Sociology) 3
HLST 2007 (Nutrition) 3
PSYC 2078 (Development of Psychology) 3
BIOL 2014/2015 (Microbiology with Lab) 3/1
Total Third Semester: 16
Total Pre-Nursing: 49

**Humanities Electives:  9 hrs (not figured into admission GPA)

*Fine Arts Elective: 3 hrs.(not figured into admission GPA)

BRIDGE SEMESTER
Fourth Semester Hrs
NURS 2080 Principles of Pharmacology 3
NURS 2002 Transitions in Nursing 2
NURS 2004 Health Assessment 3
NURS 2013 Computing for Nurses 1
NURS 2011 Intro t o Gero Nursing 2
 Total Fourth Semester: 11
7 credit hours (NURS2009) possible to be awarded upon admission to the professional program based on current LA LPN liscence, 78% or above on proficiency exam, and a successful pass on skills check-offs.
Another two credits may be awarded when a C or better in NURS 3013 is earned.
7
 Total Bridge Semester: 18

PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Fifth Semester : Sem 2 Hrs
NURS 3012
Adult Health Nursing I Theory
4
NURS 3013/3014
Adult Health 1 Practicum A/B
2/2
NURS 3010
Mental Health Nursing [ 2 ch th/ 1 ch pract]
3
NURS 3011
Nursing Synthesis 1
1
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE** 3
  Total Fifth Semester: 15
Sixth Semester : Sem 3 Hrs
NURS 3028 Adult Health Nursing 2
[2 ch th /  3 ch pract]
6
NURS 3029 Maternal Child Nursing
[3 ch th / 3 ch pract]
6
NURS 3030
Nursing Synthesis 2
1
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE** 3
  Total Sixth Semester: 16
Seventh Semester : Sem 4 Hrs
NURS 4000 Adult Health Bursing 3
[3 ch th/ 5 ch pract]
8
NURS 4001 Nursing Research: EBP 3
NURS 4002 Nursing Synthesis 3 1
  Total Seventh Semester: 12
Eighth Semester : Sem 5 Hrs
NURS 4066 Nursing Management
[2 ch th/ 4 ch pract]
6
NURS 4067 Public Health Nursing
[3 ch th/ 1 ch pract]
4
  Total Eighth Semester: 10
TOTAL HOURS FOR DEGREE: 120

*Credit received after successful completion of challenge examination.

Updated: November 25, 2014


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