Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse (820003BS)
School of Nursing
Mary Gladwin Hall
Student Success Center, Room 313
The LPN to BSN nursing program provides students the education they need to earn a Registered Nurse license, begin work in an entry level nursing position and apply for graduate school.
Admission Criteria All applicants must:
- Have graduated from an accredited LPN Program
- Hold a valid, unencumbered LPN or RN License in the State of Ohio
- Complete all pre-requisites courses with a grade of "C" or higher. Grades of a "C-" or lower must be repeated. (See School of Nursing Repeat Policy below)
- Complete a Progression to Major form with their academic Advisor
- Achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA in the science pre-requisite courses.
- Achieve a minimum of 2.75 GPA in all the pre-requisite courses (physical education and electives are not included in the calculations).
All students admitted to the Sophomore class, by August 1st will begin nursing coursework in the fall and take a six or eight semester course of study. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is granted the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. They may then apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.
School of Nursing Repeat Policy: If School of Nursing Pre-Nursing students or students located in the Center for Academic Advising & Student Success or College of Applied Science & Technology do not achieve a C or higher in science prerequisite courses the first time they take them, they are allowed to repeat the course for a change of grade one time only. (UA policy allows for two repeats for change of grade.) If a student must take a science course for a third time in order to earn a grade of “C” or higher, the student will no longer be eligible for consideration for the nursing major until the previous science courses are 5 years old. This policy includes the repetition of a course originally taken at another institution or vice versa.
Transfer Students: A student must be accepted by the University and have all course work applicable to the Nursing requirements evaluated by the respective UA departments with a copy of the departmental approval on the file by August 1st of the year of entry into School of Nursing. All transfer prerequisites will be combined and averaged with those earned at the University of Akron. Transfer students who have been dismissed from a Nursing program at another institution are not eligible to apply to The University of Akron’s Nursing program. Transfer students are eligible to Intercollege Transfer to the School of Nursing after completing 12 credits at the University of Akron, completion of one or more core science courses and earning a 3.0 GPA at The University of Akron.
Notification of Admission: Pending the outcome of spring semester, all applicants will be notified of admission by June 30th. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Qualified students who do not receive admission will be placed on a waiting list which will be in effect through the first week of fall classes.
Reapplication Process: Applications for the College of Health Professions are only effective for the current academic year. A student meeting the minimum entry criteria but not admitted from the waiting list or denied admission will have their file remain in the School of Nursing as a pre-nursing student. These students will need to reapply during the next year’s application period.
***Background Checks & Fingerprinting: All Nursing students are subject to yearly thorough criminal background checks and urine screen at the students' expense. Background checks may reveal a student’s unsealed and sealed criminal record.
The School of Nursing reserves the right to approve admission to those individuals whose abilities, attitudes and character promise satisfactory achievement of the program of studies.
The following information has official approval of the School of Nursing and The College of Health Professions, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.
|3300:111||English Composition I 1||3|
|3100:200||Human Anatomy & Physiology I 1||3|
|3100:201||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I 1||1|
|3150:110||Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry I (Lecture) 1||3|
|3150:111||Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry I (Laboratory) 1||1|
|Statistics for Everyday Life 1,2
or Basic Statistics
|3300:112||English Composition II 1||3|
|3100:202||Human Anatomy & Physiology II 1||3|
|3100:203||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II 1||1|
|3150:112||Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry II (Lecture) 1||3|
|3150:113||Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry II (Laboratory) 1||1|
|3750:100||Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|Introduction to Public Speaking 1
or Effective Oral Communication
or Science of Nutrition
|8200:211||Foundations of Nursing Practice I (Credit by Exam)||5|
|8200:216||Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing||3|
|8200:217||Pathophysiology for Nurses||3|
|3100:130||Principles of Microbiology||3|
|Science of Nutrition
or Developmental Psychology
|8200:212||Foundations of Nursng Practice II||5|
|8200:350||Nursing of the Childbearing Family 4||5|
|8200:360||Nursing Care of Adults 4||5|
|3600:120||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|3850:100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|8200:341||Professional Role Development||3|
|8200:370||Nursing Care of Older Adults 4||5|
|8200:380||Mental Health Nursing 4||5|
|Arts or Humanities Requirement||3|
|8200:410||Nursing of Families with Children 5||5|
|8200:430||Nursing in Complex & Critical Situations 5||5|
|8200:440||Nursing of Communities (meets Complex Systems Affecting Individuals in Society) 5||5|
|8200:450||Senior Practicum and Nursing Leadership 5||5|
|Global Diversity Requirement||3|
Preadmission courses: A grade of “C” or higher is required.
The math requirement is 3470:260 Basic Statistics or 3470:250 Statistics for Everyday Life. A student may substitute 3470:261 Introductory Statistics I, 3470:262 Introductory Statistics II. Either option will fulfill the Quantitate Reasoning requirement.
It is strongly recommended that a student have recent high school algebra and chemistry. If algebra skills need updating, a student should see advisor for assistance. If a student has no high school chemistry, 2820:105 Basic Chemistry or 3150:101 Chemistry for Everyone should be taken prior to enrollment in 3150:110 Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry I (Lecture) and 3150:111 Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry I (Laboratory).
Co-requisite courses: A grade of "C" or higher is required.
Junior level clinical courses may be taken in any order:
Senior level clinical courses may be taken in any order: