CURRICULUM GUIDE

Nursing, LPN Option
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0235  (Effective Fall 2003 - Fall 2004)

The Practical Nursing Program at Lansing Community College is approved by the
Michigan Board of Nursing and implements the career ladder concept. There are
specific prerequisites required for entry into the program. Building on these
prerequisites, a student completing the first year receives a Certificate of
Achievement and is eligible to take a national examination for Licensed
Practical Nurse (LPN).

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program prepares an individual to, with
supervision from the Registered Nurse, implement a plan of care for clients in
a variety of health care settings.  The education and scope of practice of the
LPN is determined by state law.  Successful completion of the National Council
Licensing Examination-Practical Nurse is required.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Nursing

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year. The program requirements below apply only to those students who
have been admitted to the program for the 2003/2004 academic year. For the
most recent and complete information, interested students should contact the
Admissions Office, Room 2200, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, telephone
(517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Room 2200, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
telephone (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy                                                    4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology                                                 4
NURS 150    Fundamentals in Nursing Care (See Note 2)                        9
NURS 160    Acute Nursing Care                                               6
NURS 165    Maternity Nursing Care                                           5
NURS 200    Pharmacology (See Note 2)                                        3
PFHW 163    Healthy Lifestyles                                               2
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4
PSYC 205    Human Growth and Development                                     3
WRIT 121    Composition I (See Note 3)                                       4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   44

1.    Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) is required throughout
      the program (EMSB 102 or American Red Cross "Provider C.")
2.    NURS 200 may be taken up to two years prior to admission to the Nursing
      Program or concurrently with NURS 150.
3.    WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement.  It may be replaced by WRIT
      122, WRIT 131, or WRIT 132.
4.    All courses in this curriculum must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or
      better to earn the certificate of achievement with the exception of MATH
      112 which must be completed with a 2.0 or better.

Courses listed in Semester I below must be completed prior to admission to the
Nursing Program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission.  MATH 112 -
Intermediate Algebra is required for admission and may be waived by
successfully passing a proficiency exam.  Although students are accepted to
the program in June or July, they will be assigned to begin Semester II in
either fall or spring semester.  A student may not begin a new semester until
she or he has successfully completed all of the courses, with the
aforementioned grades, listed in a previous sequenced semester.  Please note,
some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically non-
nursing courses.  NURS 200 is the only NURS-prefix course that is offered
summer semester.

I                 II                III
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          NURS 160
MATH 112 (or      NURS 150          NURS 165
 Proficiency)     NURS 200          PSYC 205
PFHW 163
PSYC 200
WRIT 121