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Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, LPN to BS

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Sharon Hudacek, Ed.D., Director, LPN Track

Admissions Procedures

  1. Submit a University of Scranton Application. Information is available by calling (570) 941-7600.
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from an employer within the last five years. If you are a recent LPN graduate, these references could be a faculty member from your institution.
  3. Submit a copy of a current LPN license to the CGCE Admissions Office.
  4. Have official transcripts of your LPN program, high school and all previous college credits sent to the Admissions Office, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510.
  5. Register for ACE II exams.

Note: Once accepted, LPNs are subject to all policies for nursing students as indicated in the University’s Nursing Student Handbook.

Advanced Placement Exams

Successful completion of the ACE II exams, offered each summer, is required for continued study in the LPN to B.S. program. After acceptance, LPNs meet with a nursing advisor to plan their curriculum.

If the student successfully completes the optional ACE II (Medical/Surgical and Obstetrics/Pediatrics), the following courses will be waived:

Medical/Surgical Nursing (Theory) – includes Foundations of Nursing


NURS 251 - Fundamentals of Nursing ; NURS 350 - Nursing Care of the Adult I , NURS 371 - Nursing Care of the Adult II , NURS 450 - Nursing Care of the Adult III 

11 cr.

OB/Peds Nursing (Theory)


NURS 373 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 

3 cr.

NURS 452 - Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 

3 cr.

Clinical Skills Challenge exam


(On-campus lab testing in foundations of nursing, mathematics, and obstetric/pediatric and medical/surgical skills)

13 cr.

Total: 30 cr.

Note: If the required score on the ACE II exams is not achieved, the student is required to enroll in the corresponding course(s).

LPN to B.S. in Nursing Curriculum

  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Credits

Pre-Nursing Summer Session

GE SKILLS WRTG 107 - Composition  3
GE SKILLS C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy C/IL 102L - Computing and Information Literacy/Lab  3

First Year

MAJOR NURS 241 - (W) Perspectives in Professional Nursing  3
MAJOR NURS 251 - Fundamentals of Nursing 1 (2)
MAJOR NURS 350 - Nursing Care of the Adult I 1 (3)
MAJOR NURS 352 - Mental Health Nursing  (w/Lab) 5.5
MAJOR NURS 242 - Health, Illness and Assessment   (w/Lab) 3
MAJOR NURS 371 - Nursing Care of the Adult II 1 (3)
MAJOR NURS 373 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 1 (3)
COGNATE BIOL 110-111 - (E) Structure and Function of the Human Body  (w/Lab) 8
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT–Humanities Electives2 6
GE SKILLS COMM 100 - Public Speaking  3
GE S/BH PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology  3
   31.5 (11)

Second Year (Intersession/Summer)4

COGNATE EDUC 120 - (Q,W) Applied Statistics  or PSYC 210 - (Q) Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences  3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT–Humanities Elective2 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT–Social/Behavioral Science Elective3 3

Second Year5

COGNATE CHEM 110-111 - (E) Introductory Chemistry  6
COGNATE BIOL 210 - Introductory Medical Microbiology  3
COGNATE NUTR 220 - Nutrition for the Health Professions  3
MAJOR NURS 262 - Pharmacology I  1.5
MAJOR NURS 360 - Pharmacology II  1.5
MAJOR NURS 361 - Pharmacology III  1.5
MAJOR NURS 450 - Nursing Care of the Adult III 1 (3)
MAJOR NURS 452 - Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 1 (3)
MAJOR NURS 493 - (W) Research in Nursing  3
MAJOR NURS 471 - (D) Community Health Nursing  (w/Lab) 3.5
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  6
GE PHIL    6
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT–Humanities Elective2 3
    38 (6)

Third Year

MAJOR NURS 473 - Synthesis of Leadership Concepts in Nursing  (w/Lab) 3
MAJOR NURS 475 - Critical Care Nursing  (w/Lab) 3
MAJOR NURS 491 - Senior Seminar  1.5
GE PHIL-T/RS PHIL-T/RS ELECT–Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT–Free Electives3 6

Total: 131 Credits

( ) Credits in parentheses are eligible for credit by examination.  

 1 Course will be waived if student passes the ACE II exam.

2 Students must take 6 credits in one area: History (CH), Literature (CL) or Foreign Language (CF), plus 6 additional credits from any of the remaining areas, but no more than 3 credits from Art/Music/Theatre (CA).

3 The department recommends PSYC 221 - (S) Childhood and Adolescence  or PSYC 225 - (S) Abnormal Psychology 

4 Pre-Chemistry course available

5 Other: NCLEX Review Course

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