LPN to RN

Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) nursing program at SOWELA Technical Community College located in Lake Charles, Louisiana is accredited by the: ACEN Accredited - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm (opens new window).

2022: The Associate of Science in Nursing program has continued full approval through the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Program Description

SOWELA Technical Community College now offers Louisiana licensed LPN students the opportunity to enroll into SOWELA's LPN to RN program. The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the healthcare arena and enhance possibilities of transfer coursework to a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam for RN (NCLEX-RN) and be prepared to enter the workforce as a registered nurse generalist. Individuals holding a current unencumbered Louisiana license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse with IV Therapy Certification may be eligible for advanced placement in the Associate of Science Nursing (RN) program.

Application Information

New classes begin every year during the summer semester. This program is offered at our main campus in Lake Charles.

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Curriculum

Nursing (LPN to RN) – 513801 – Associate of Science
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Prerequisite Courses
CSSK 1010 College Success 1 0 1
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 0 3
Math 1100 College Algebra 3 0 3
BIOL 2253 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 0 3
BIOL 2251 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 1 1
HIST 2010 or HIST 2020 American History I or American History II 3 0 3
Math 2100 Elem Statistics 3 0 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3 0 3
BIOL 2263 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 0 3
BIOL 2261 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 0 1 1
Total Hours of Prerequisites 24
You Must Complete All Prerequisite Courses by End of Spring Semester in Which You Are Applying to Program
NURS 1100 Nursing Fundamentals (AWARDED) 4 0 4
NURS 1110 Nursing Fundamentals Application (AWARDED) 3 0 3
Total Awarded 7
Semester 3 / Summer
NURS 1150 Pharmacology (AWARDED) 3 0 3
*NURS 1153 LPN to RN Transitions (ONLINE) 3 0 3
NURS 2200 Nursing Concepts I (AWARDED) 4 0 4
NURS 2210 Application of Nursing Concepts I (AWARDED) 0 3 3
BIOL 2103 General Microbiology 3 0 3
BIOL 2101 General Microbiology Lab (Coreq or Prereq) 0 1 1
Total Awarded 10
Total Credit Hours for Summer 7
Semester 4 / Fall
NURS 2300 Nursing Concepts II 5 0 5
NURS 2310 Application of Nursing Concepts II 0 4 4
PSYC 2335 Psychology of Human Development (Coreq or Prereq) 3 0 3
Total 12
Semester 5 / Spring
NURS 2400 Nursing Concepts III 5 0 5
NURS 2410 Application of Nursing Concepts III 0 5 5
NURS 2500 Nursing Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing 1 0 1
ARTS 1200 Introduction to Visual Arts (Coreq or Prereq) 3 0 3
Total 14
Program Total 74 Awarded Hours Total 57 Actual

*Didactic and nursing clinical courses are co-requisites and must be taken simultaneously.

Program Information

Program Type: Associate of Science Degree

Program Resources

Contact Information

Deanne Smith, MSN, RN

(337) 421-6584 ext. 4524

deanne.smith@sowela.edu

Kristine Stout, MSN, RN

(337) 421-6584

kristine.stout@sowela.edu

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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