Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Major, Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN Advanced Placement Option, ASN

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Advanced Placement Option for Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed practical nurses desiring to obtain an associate degree may do so through the advanced placement option. The requirements for university admission and graduation are the same as for those students entering the regular option. The LPN student must have a current unencumbered Mississippi license; one year’s work experience as a LPN in a clinical setting (1500 hours) within the last two years; complete the prerequisite courses, the first year non-nursing courses, NU 112 , Pharmacology, NU 144 - Nursing Transition , and NU 145 - Nursing Transition Lab  prior to enrolling in the second year of the curriculum. NU 112 , NU 144  and NU 145  are taught in the second term of summer school. Upon completion of NU 144  and NU 145  the student will have validated 16 hours of nursing credit equal to the freshman level nursing courses. The second year of the program is the same for regular and advanced placement students.

General Degree Requirements are the Following:

  1. Completion of the A.S.N. curriculum requirements.
  2. Satisfaction of residency and other general requirements (see “Academic Policies and Procedures ”).
  3. Completion of a minimum of 71 semester credit hours


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