School of Nursing
 

LPN to AAS

Licensed Practical Nurses may complete the AAS Nursing Program in three semesters. Admission to the clinical sequence is selective and determined by a ranking process. Students are encouraged to complete co-requisite courses while waiting to qualify for admission to the clinical sequence.

Within the LPN to RN Option, licensed practical nurse students returning to school to complete the AAS degree in nursing will be in the LPN Direct Articulation track.

Admission Prerequisites for LPN to AAS - Direct Articulation

  • High School Algebra or MATH 055 or math placement test (showing ability to take MATH 105)
  • High School Biology with lab or BIOL 102 and BIOL 103 or BIOL 111/L
  • High School Chemistry with lab or  CHEM 055/L or higher level chemistry
  • Current Active Alaska LPN License
  • UAA admission to AAS nursing pre-major
  • School of Nursing Application , 3 letters of recommendation, confidential form
  • Standardized Exam Score (Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam (PAX -RN))

Applicants must also have successfully completed the following college courses or their equivalents prior to enrolling in NURS 125/125L:

  • ENGL 111 - Methods of Written Communications (3)
  • BIOL 111/L - Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab (4)
  • PSY 150 - Life Span Development (3) 

Placement into the major (NURS 125/L) in Anchorage is based on a ranking system. There are 8 seats available for LPNS admitted into the Direct Articulation track each spring. LPNs residing outside of the Anchorage bowl may apply for admission to one of the Outreach sites but admission to NURS 125/L is on a space available basis.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

LPN Direct Articulation Track: This track enables the LPN to enter NURS A125/125L (please note that NURS 180 is a co-requisite if not completed already) of the AAS nursing program. Upon successful completion of NURS A125 with a 'C' or higher grade, and NURS A125L with a 'pass,' the student would be granted UAA course credits for NURS A120 and NURS A120L, for a total of 7 credits. To receive credit, the student must complete the appropriate form and pay an administrative fee per UAA policy. (NOTE: Any direct articulation LPN student not passing NURS A125/125L would not receive credit for NURS A120/120L.)

Program Requirements (Course/Credits)

Course Course Title
Credits
BIOL 111/L Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BIOL 112/L Anatomy and Physiology II
4
BIOL 240/L Microbiology
4
PSY 150 Life Span Development
3
DN 203 Normal Nutrition
3

General Requirements for AAS Degree:

Course Course Title
Credits
ENGL 111 Composition
3
ENGL 211, 212 or 213 Writing
3
COMM 111, 141, 235 or 237 Oral Communications
3
  Social Science Elective
3
  GER Elective (Hum., Math, Soc. Sci.)
3

Nursing Courses (Course/Credits)

Semester I
Course Course Title
Credits
NURS 125/L Adult Nursing I
7
NURS 180 Nursing Pharmacology
3
Semester II
Course Course Title
Credits
NURS 220/L Perinatal Nursing
4
NURS 221 Parenteral Therapy Lab
1
NURS 222/L Pediatric Nursing
4
Semester III
Course Course Title
Credits
NURS 225/L Adult Nursing II
6
NURS 250/L Psychiatric Nursing
4
NURS 255 The Staff Nurse
1


A total of 70 credits is required for the degree

Graduates must perform successfully on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to obtain RN licensure.

For additional information, please contact:

Coordinator of Student Affairs, Nursing Programs
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-4614
Telephone: (907) 786-4550
FAX: (907) 786-4559
Email: nursing@uaa.alaska.edu