Nursing - LPN to RN

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Quincy College offers the Associate Degree in Nursing as a one year completion degree program track on the Quincy Campus. The program track is offered in two formats: a Monday-Friday evening format (begins in September) and a Friday-Saturday weekend, day and evening format (begins in January).

All applicants to the LPN2RN program track must possess an active, unencumbered license to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Massachusetts. This license must remain active throughout the program of study. In addition to the LPN license, all applicants must have completed 21 semester credit hours of college level Liberal Arts and Natural Science courses with a grade of C or better. The remaining 13 semester credit hours of required Liberal Arts and Natural Science courses may be taken prior to or concurrently with the nursing courses (RNU206 and RNU208).

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-Registered Nurse examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination.

Quincy College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). You may contact the ACEN for more information on the web at http://www.acenursing .org or at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, by telephone at 404-975-5000 or 800-669-1656, or by faxing 404-975-5020. You may contact BORN for more information on the web at http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or at 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by phone at (617) 973-0800 or (800) 414-0168.

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Quincy College offers the Associate Degree in Nursing as a one year completion degree program track on the Quincy Campus. The program track is offered in two formats: a Monday-Friday evening format (begins in September) and a Friday-Saturday weekend, day and evening format (begins in January).

All applicants to the LPN2RN program track must possess an active, unencumbered license to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Massachusetts. This license must remain active throughout the program of study. In addition to the LPN license, all applicants must have completed 21 semester credit hours of college level Liberal Arts and Natural Science courses with a grade of C or better. The remaining 13 semester credit hours of required Liberal Arts and Natural Science courses may be taken prior to or concurrently with the nursing courses (RNU206 and RNU208).

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-Registered Nurse examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants for licensure in Massachusetts must be of good moral character as determined by the Board of Registration in Nursing. Please note that a student who has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony may be denied entrance to the licensure examination.

Quincy College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). You may contact the ACEN for more information on the web at http://www.acenursing .org or at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, by telephone at 404-975-5000 or 800-669-1656, or by faxing 404-975-5020. You may contact BORN for more information on the web at http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or at 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, or by phone at (617) 973-0800 or (800) 414-0168.

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Nursing - LPN to RN Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • RNU 206
    • Advanced Concepts of Client Care II
    • 10
    Advanced Concepts of Client Care II presents principles and practices related to comprehensive nursing care. This course examines systems that have the high incidence of morbidity and mortality in the United States: Respiratory, Cardiac, Renal, Gastro- intestinal, Endocrine (diabetes mellitus) and mental health conditions. The nursing process continues to be the methodology to assist culturally diverse clients across the lifespan. The therapeutic nurse-client relationship will be analyzed to promote bio-psychosocial health in all settings. Students will have clinical placements in the following settings: medical, surgical, pediatric, and mental health. Prerequisites: RNU 109; Pre-or-Co-requisites: BIO 151, computer science core (CSI 101 recommended).
    • RNU 208
    • Advanced Concepts of Client Care III
    • 10
    Advanced Concepts of Client Care III presents principles and practices related to the care of clients with multi-system health problems. Systems examined include: gastrointestinal part II, neurological-sensory, endocrine – part II, hematological and immunological, musculoskeletal, integumentary. Changes affecting mental health will be discussed. The nursing process continues to be the methodology to assist culturally diverse clients across the lifespan. Students will have the following traditional and nontraditional clinical placements: medical-surgical, pediatric and mental health. Prerequisites: RNU 206; Pre-or-Co-requisites: ENG 102, History/Government core.

Nursing (LPN to RN) Associate Degree Requirements

Please note: this program is for students who are currently Licensed Practical Nurses and would like to become Registered Nurses. If you are not a nurse and would like to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, please see the Practical Nursing Certificate Program. If you would like to study to become a Registered Nurse, please see Nursing (ASN) Associate Degree.

Evening program:

  • 1 year; students should be available 4 nights per week from 2 pm – 11 pm
  • Begins in Fall semester at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses and begins in Spring semester at the Plymouth campus

Weekend program:

  • 1 year; students should be available Fridays from 3 pm – 10 pm, Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm, and Sundays from 7 am – 7 pm
  • Begins in Spring semester at the Quincy campus only

Requirements:

  • Official high school transcript or HiSET/GED records or original diploma (if completed outside the United States, high school transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by CED)
  • Applicant must hold a current and valid LPN license.
  • ENG 101: English Composition I (3 credits) with a grade of C or higher
  • MAT 103: College Algebra (3 credits) or a higher level math class with a grade of C or higher
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits) with a grade of C or higher within the past 10 years
  • In-progress or registered for BIO 132: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits) with a grade of C or higher within the past 10 years

If you still need to complete prerequisite courses, please apply for the Natural Science Nursing Track program.

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Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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Nursing is the #1 Major at Quincy College. More students graduate with an Associate Degree or Certificate in a Nursing Program than any other major at Quincy College. Graduates have all the tools they need to be successful in the nations largest healthcare profession.

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