LPN/Paramedic/RRT to RN Bridge Program Associate - Applied Science Degree

Program Code/CIP code: NURS.BRDG.AAS/51.3801
Credits Required: 74
Division: Health Professions
Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850. Atlanta, GA 30326. Web:

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission.
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA and completion of pre-requisites.
  • Applications are due January 31st for Fall start and August 31st for Spring start.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

Advanced Standing Credit Awarded

Course Credit Hours
NURS 0131 Caring Interventions 3
NURS 0132 Foundation Concepts 4
NURS 0193 Health Assessment for Nurses 3
NURS 0251 Lifespan Family and Community Health 6
Total Advanced Standing Credits Awarded 16
* Students admitted to the Bridge Program with Advanced Standing will have 15 credits for NURS 0131, NURS 0132, NURS 0193, and NURS 0251 added to their transcript following successful completion of NURS 0133 and NURS 0134.

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
PSYC 0202 or
PSYC 0203
Child Development* or
Human Development*
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra** or higher 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab*/*** 1
BIOL 0261 Microbiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab*/*** 2
Humanities elective (Ethics recommended) 3
Total General Education Requirements 34
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.
***Physiology and Microbiology courses completed more than seven (7) years prior to admission must be repeated.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
NURE 0133 Homeostatic Concepts 4
NURS 0134 Protective Concepts 4
NURE 0135 Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
NURS 0146 LPN, Paramedic, RRT to RN Transition 2
NURS 0208 Pharmacology for Nursing 3
NURS 0254 Complex Health Concepts 4
NURS 0255 Management Concepts 4
Total Program Requirements 24
*See course syllabi for Registered Nursing course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete degree 75

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