Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum 
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum

Nursing, Licensed Vocational (LVN)-ADN Transition, AAS

Location(s): Central Campus

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The Vocational Nursing (VN) program prepares graduates to provide nursing care in structured healthcare settings for clients of all ages who have well-defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the ability to make sound judgments based on critical thinking skills and the ability to use technical skills in a variety of settings. Successful completion of TJC’s VN curriculum leads to a Certificate of Proficiency.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Only students who have completed a program of education approved by the State Board and successfully passed the national licensing examination are authorized to practice as LVNs.

Please see www.tjc.edu/nursing for information on how to apply to this Selective Admissions  program.

Marketable skills for this award include: critical thinking, teamwork, technical skills, and verbal communication skills.


Associate of Applied Science
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General Education Requirements: 24 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses: 36
General Education Requirements: 24

Total Semester Hours: 60

Course Sequence:


Summer I

Total Semester Hours: 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

Non-nursing courses may be taken prior to placement in the ADN program.

BIOL 2420  must be completed prior to taking any RNSG courses.

Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence.

All major courses and science courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

Special admission and retention rules apply. Contact the department chair for details.

*Upon successful completion of RNSG 1118 , RNSG 1163 , RNSG 1324  and RNSG 1128 , the transition student will earn an additional twelve (12) credit hours of equivalency credit. The transition option graduate will have earned a minimum total of 60 credit hours and the associate of applied science degree in nursing.

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