Advanced Placement for LPN - Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Nursing Department has developed a process to award credit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for previous learning and work experience. This process allows eligible LPN candidates to advance beyond the fundamental and basic nursing courses that are covered in the early portions of the ADN program.
The Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020, www.acenursing.org.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.
A well-qualified nursing staff is essential for high-quality healthcare. This ongoing need presents graduates of HGTC's Nursing program with a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent earning potential. Nurses may find employment in the following settings:
- Extended-care facilities
- Doctors' offices
- Private industry
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's College Central Network for more employment resources.
For more information about gainful employment, visit: https://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
A waiting list of applicants is not maintained. An applicant who receives notification that s/he was not admitted must resubmit the Associate Degree Nursing Application for LPN Advanced Placement during the published application period in order to be considered for the program admissions for the next available class.
For eligibility for LPN Advanced Placement requirements, applicants must have:
Once applicants have completed these requirements, they will be granted acceptance into Advanced Placement for Practical Nurses, based on selection for available class seats.
Upon successful completion of NUR 201, LPNs are granted credits for previous nursing courses in the firt two semesters of the ADN program. LPNs also have the option to apply for regular acceptance to the ADN program.
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
Suggested Curriculum Sequence
|NUR 150||Chronic Health Problems*||6|
|NUR 162||Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing||3|
|NUR 201||Nursing Transition*+||3|
|NUR 161||Basic Concepts in Pharmacology||2|
|NUR 220||Family-Centered Nursing||7|
|NUR 217||Trends Issues in Nursing*||2|
|NUR 221||Advanced Nursing Concepts||5|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||31|
*Courses prepare students in basic computer applications.