CURRICULAR GUIDE

Nursing, RN Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0222  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2004)

The Nursing Program at Lansing Community College is a nationally accredited
program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and
implements the career ladder concept.  There are specific prerequisites
required for entry into the program.  Building on these prerequisites, a
student completing the first year receives a certificate of achievement and is
eligible to take a national examination for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  A
student continuing through the second year will receive an associate's degree
in applied science and is eligible to take the national examination for
Registered Nurse (RN).

The Registered Nurse (RN) Program prepares the individual to care for clients
of all ages in a variety of health care settings.  As an essential member of
the health care team, the RN is responsible for developing, implementing and
evaluating a plan of care for clients.  The RN is required to assist clients
in achieving their health goals through effective communication, decision
making, problem-solving, management and technological skills.  Registered
nurses work in hospitals, clinics, offices, nursing homes, and home health
care settings, in addition to schools, research facilities, and community
agencies.  The education and scope of practice of the RN is determined by
state law.  The student must successfully complete this program and the
National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Nursing

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2002/2003 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 68 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy                                                    4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology                                                 4
BIOL 203    Microbiology (See Note 1)                                        3
NURS 150    Fundamentals in Nursing Care (See Note 2)                        9
NURS 160    Acute Nursing Care                                               6
NURS 165    Maternity Nursing Care                                           5
NURS 200    Pharmacology (See Note 2)                                        3
NURS 260    Mental Health Nursing Care                                       5
NURS 265    Pediatric Nursing Care                                           5
NURS 280    Advanced Chronic Nursing Care                                    4
NURS 285    Advanced Acute Nursing Care                                      4
NURS 290    Leadership in Nursing Care                                       3
PFHW 163    Healthy Lifestyles                                               2
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4
PSYC 205    Human Growth and Development                                     3
WRIT 121    Composition I (See Note 3)                                       4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 6 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             6 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 4)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 4)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   74

1.    Although not required for the associate degree, BIOL 204 is strongly
      recommended to be taken concurrent with BIOL 203.  It will be required
      for nurses who continue on to a four-year university.
2.    NURS 200 may be taken up to two years prior to admission into the
      program or concurrently with NURS 150.
3.    WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement.  It may be replaced by WRIT
      122, WRIT 131, or WRIT 132.
4.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
5.    Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required
      throughout the program (EMSB 102 or American Red Cross "Provider C.")
6.    Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) wishing to complete the second year of
      this curriculum should make an appointment with the nursing faculty to
      receive individual advising, telephone (517) 483-1410.
7.    All courses in this curriculum must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or
      better to graduate with the exception of MATH 112, the Speech
      Communication Core Area course, and the Global Perspectives and
      Diversity Core Area course, all three of which must be completed with a
      grade of 2.0 or better.

Courses listed in Semester I below must be completed prior to admission to the
Nursing program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission.  MATH 112 -
Intermediate Algebra is also required for admission and may be waived by
successfully passing a proficiency exam.  Although students are admitted to
the program in June or July, they will be assigned to begin Semester II in
either fall or spring semester.  A student may not begin a new semester until
she or he has successfully completed all of the courses listed in a previous
sequenced semester.  Please note, some courses may be completed before the
designated semester, typically non-nursing courses.  NURS 200 is the only
NURS-prefix course that is offered summer semester.

I                 II                III               IV
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          NURS 160          BIOL 203
PFHW 163          NURS 150          NURS 165          NURS 260
PSYC 200          NURS 200          PSYC 205          NURS 265
WRIT 121

NURS 280
NURS 285
NURS 290
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