Program Description

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.

SOWELA Technical Community College now offers Louisiana licensed LPN students the opportunity to enroll into SOWELA's LPN to RN program.

LPN to RN Application

Applications will be available at the School of Nursing & Allied Health office on the 2nd floor of the H C Drew building. Applicants may also request a copy from Support Coordinator, Kim Mitchell, at kimberly.mitchell@sowela.edu.

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

Degree Options

Nursing (LPN to RN) – 513801 – Associate of Science
Course No.Course TitleLectureLabTotal Credit Hrs
Prerequisite Courses
CSSK 1010College Success101
ENGL 1010English Composition I303
Math 1100College Algebra303
BIOL 2253Human Anatomy & Physiology I303
BIOL 2251Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab011
HIST 2010 or HIST 2020American History I or American History II303
Math 2100Elem Statistics303
ENGL 1020English Composition II303
BIOL 2263Human Anatomy & Physiology II303
BIOL 2261Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II011
Total Hours of Prerequisites24
You Must Complete All Prerequisite Courses by End of Spring Semester in Which You Are Applying to Program
NURS 1100Nursing Fundamentals (AWARDED)404
NURS 1110Nursing Fundamentals Application (AWARDED)303
Total Awarded7
Semester 3 / Summer
NURS 1150Pharmacology (AWARDED)303
*NURS 1153LPN to RN Transitions (ONLINE)303
NURS 2200Nursing Concepts I (AWARDED)404
NURS 2210Application of Nursing Concepts I (AWARDED)033
BIOL 2103General Microbiology303
BIOL 2101General Microbiology Lab (Coreq or Prereq)011
Total Awarded10
Total Credit Hours for Summer7
Semester 4 / Fall
NURS 2300Nursing Concepts II505
NURS 2310Application of Nursing Concepts II044
PSYC 2335Psychology of Human Development (Coreq or Prereq)303
Semester 5 / Spring
NURS 2400Nursing Concepts III505
NURS 2410Application of Nursing Concepts III055
NURS 2500Nursing Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing101
ARTS 1200Introduction to Visual Arts (Coreq or Prereq)303
Program Total74 Awarded Hours Total 57 Actual

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

Contact Information

Racheal Bilbo, RN, MSN

(337) 421-6584 ext. 4511


Elizabeth “Kaye” Martin, RN, MSN

(337) 421-6584 ext. 4525


Deanne Smith, RN, MSN

(337) 421-6584 ext. 4524


Kristine Stout, RN, MSN

(337) 421-6584