Nursing Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Bridge

2139: A.S. Degree in Nursing — Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Bridge (60 Credit Hours)

CIP: 51.1699
FL CIP: 1351380100
SOC: 29-1141
Entry Wage: $20.00 – $22.00/hour


The bridge option is designed to build upon the LPN’s education for career mobility to Associate Degree Nursing. The program prepares graduates to provide nursing care to individuals and groups with commonly occurring health problems in institutional and community settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure including taking the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses. The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, telephone 866-747-9965. This is a limited access program, which begins in the summer.

Application directions are explained in the required online information session. Go to http://www.cf.edu/prospective/infosessions.

The program policies including attendance, grading, progression, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains upon beginning the ADN program.

General Education Courses*

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

HUN 1201

Human Nutrition

3

PSY 2012

General Psychology

3

MCB 2010C

Microbiology With Laboratory

4

BSC 2085C

Human Anatomy and Physiology I With Laboratory

4

MAC 1105 or

STA 2023

College Algebra or

Elementary Statistics

3

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

BSC 2086C

Human Anatomy and Physiology II With Laboratory

4

DEP 2004

Human Growth and Development

3

HUM 1020 or

HUM 1210 or

HUM 1230

Introduction to the Humanities or

Introduction to the Humanities: To the Renaissance or

Introduction to the Humanities: Since the Renaissance

3

Program Core Courses

NUR 1004C

Bridge Nursing With Laboratory

7

NUR 1003

Socialization into Nursing for LPN to ADN Bridge

2

NUR 2732C

Nursing III With Laboratory

9

NUR 1830

Socialization into Nursing III

2

NUR 2734C

Nursing IV with Laboratory

10

 

Total Credit Hours

60

*Some students may need preparatory study before taking these courses. See individual course descriptions for criteria. Preparatory courses are not part of the nursing curriculum.

Note:

  • Applicants must be graduates of an approved practical nursing program and have a current Florida PN license.
  • The required General Education course sequencing is explained in the online information session.
  • Before applying to the program a professional level CPR card is required which must remain current until program completion.
  • All Health Sciences candidates must undergo a criminal background check. Candidates with a criminal record may not be eligible for any CF Health Sciences program.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, a medical examination documenting sound physical and mental health, TB testing, and proof of immunization are required.
  • All students are responsible for their own health/hospitalization insurance. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees.
  • It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities, which are located in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.
  • Class and clinical hours may be between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clinical hours may occur on Saturdays.
  • The CF service district is Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. In-district residents will be accepted into the nursing programs first before any consideration will be given to out-of-district applicants.
  • Credit for classroom/theory instruction, whether face-to-face or online, is one credit per 50-minute hour (1:1) for a 16-week semester. For nursing laboratory and clinical experience, one credit is earned for every three contact hours (1:3) for a 16-week semester. Nursing courses offered during nonstandard semesters will include this number of hours in the shorter semester.