Advanced Placement Track Option

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Program Description
The TCC Nursing Program also offers an Advanced Placement Track for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Paramedics, which allows for completion of nursing courses in as few as two or three semesters. To facilitate the progression of the working LPN and Paramedic, the courses of the Advanced Placement Track are offered using online resources and some on-campus classroom and laboratory activities. Clinical rotations are typically during evening and weekend hours. The courses will consist of classrooms, lab, clinical and blended/hybrid (Internet-based). Students in the Advanced Placement Track must have access to a personal computer with broadband or DSL ISP (Internet service provider).

 Program Overview
The Advanced Placement Nursing Program allows for completion of the nursing courses in three semesters once the prerequisite courses have been completed. The beginning course, the LPN or Paramedic Bridge, is offered each semester. Nursing courses in the curriculum (those with a NURS prefix) must be taken in sequence.

The first course, NURS 1393 LPN Bridge or NURS 1363 Paramedic Bridge, may be offered each semester based on demand. After successful completion of NURS 1393 or NURS 1363 Paramedic Bridge , the student will be eligible to enter Level 3 Nursing courses or may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on review of standardized testing results (contact the Nursing Division Office for advanced placement testing information) and enter Level 4 classes. Upon successful completion of Level 4 and TCC graduation requirements, graduates rceive an Associate in Applied Science and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). LPNs and paramedics interested in pursuing a degree through advanced placement should contact the Nursing Division Office for an application and curriculum plan or download the forms for more information.

Contact the Nursing Division at 918.595.7195, to receive information regarding the recommended sequence for taking classes.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 38
English 6 hours

  • +*ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
  • *ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II

Social Science 6 hours

  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
    and select 1 three-credit hour course from the following:
  • HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
  • HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Psychology 6 hours

  • PSYC 1113 Introduction to +Psychology
  • *PSYC 2023 Developmental Psychology

Science 20 hours

  • BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
  • +*BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
  • *BIOL 2154 Human Physiology
  • *BIOL 2164 Microbiology
  • +CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry

Articulation Credit: 19 (earned with progression throughout the program)
Nursing 19 hours

  • ^NURS 1401 Nursing Issues and Perspectives I
  • ^NURS 1421 Nursing Issues and Perspectives II
  • ^NURS 1431 Introduction to Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations
  • ^NURS 1446 Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • ^NURS 1457 Nursing of Adults w/Major Health Disruptions
  • ^NURS 2453 Nursing Promotion of Quality of Life

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 15
Nursing 15 hours

  • ^NURS 2512 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • ^NURS 2423 Nursing of Childbearing Families
  • ^NURS 2433 Nursing of Children and Their Families
  • ^NURS 2543 Transition to Novice Nurse
  • ^NURS 2564 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

Total Credit Hours 72
^Enrollment requires admission to Nursing Program
*Has prerequisite (See above.)
+Prerequisite course

Additional Nursing Courses/Electives

  • NURS 2303 Pharmacology
  • NURS 2403 Dosage Calculations For Nurses
  • NURS 1003 Academic Strategies in Nursing
  • NURS 1013 Critical Thinking/Decision Making
  • NURS 1023 Stress Management
  • NURS 1033 HON Nursing Policy and Politics
  • NURS 1043 Intro to Nursing Informatics
  • NURS 1073 HON Service Learning in Nurse
  • NURS 2992 HON Transcultural Communication
  • NURS 2993 Stress Management
  • NURS 2993 HON Gerontological Nursing
  1. See Nursing Admission Application Packet for specific requirements related to the national criminal background check, health record requirements and CPR certification.
  2. It is highly recommended the science courses: BIOL 1224, CHEM 1114, BIOL 2134, BIOL 2154 and BIO 2164L, be completed no more than five years prior to Nursing Program application.
  3. Electives may be taken in addition to the core nursing program courses for students desiring increased depth in a subject area or may be recommended as a remediation course for students experiencing difficulty with content area.

More Information
Downloadable Forms
Advanced Placement Track Admissions Criteria
Advanced Placement Track Estimated Expenses