Oakland Community College 

NURSING

Associate in Applied Science                                                                                                                                  Highland Lakes Campus

TRANSITIONAL LPN TO ADN TRACK  (NUR.TPN.APP)

   Oakland Community College (OCC) Department of Nursing at the Highland Lakes Campus offers Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) an opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree by being selected to the Transitional LPN to ADN track (TPN). The course of studies combines general education in the humanities and the biological, behavioral, and social sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of nursing. The program is designed to prepare practitioners to give care at a beginning staff level in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to apply to write the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Satisfactory achievement on the examination qualifies the graduates for licensure as Registered Nurses (RNs). Anyone who has been convicted of a felony may not be eligible for licensure.
   Students must first be admitted to the college and must designate TPN as their curriculum; this can be done at any Campus Records Office. Registration in the nursing courses is possible only after the student is admitted into the track through a selection process based on a system of priorities.

Basic admission requirements include:

  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Completion of BIO 1570 (or BIO 2710), BIO 2630, and BIO 2640 with a grade of ‘C’ or better within five years of the start of the fall nursing courses. The five-year period dates from the session during which the course was taken and closes at the first session in which the student is enrolled in the nursing program.
  • Attendance at a TPN information session.
  • Documentation of a minimum of 1500 hours of work experience as an LPN.
  • HESI admission assessment (A2) exam completed at OCC. Score in the 75th percentile or higher on both the Reading Comprehension and Math exams, achieved in the same testing session. One retake is permitted; fee for each attempt.

    Classes for the TPN Track start in the summer semester. Requirements and procedures for admission are outlined in the TPN Nursing program brochure, available during the TPN nursing information sessions, and at the nursing website: www.oaklandcc.edu/nursing. All requirements must be completed by MARCH 1 of the same year. Applicants will be notified in writing about the result no later than JUNE 15.

   Students must obtain a grade of 'C' or better in all the currently required College courses and a grade of 'B-' or better in all nursing program courses for an Associate in Applied Science in order to be certified as eligible to write the NCLEX-RN .The policies and regulations regarding admission, progression, and retention in the nursing program, as well as certification, licensure qualifications, and legal limitations of licensure are outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook which is provided to each student enrolled in the nursing program. All these provisions are also explained in the information sessions prior to admission to the program. In addition to the regular tuition, nursing students incur extra costs such as liability insurance, pre-admission health examination, uniforms, supplies, travel, pins, and licensure application.

   The ADN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: 404.975.5000, www.nlnac.org and has full approval of the Michigan Board of Nursing. Note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may preclude eligibility for licensure. For more information contact the Michigan Board of Nursing (phone: 517.335.0918).

   The Nursing Program is designed as a full-time study. However, students may elect part-time study by completing the majority of the required supportive and general education courses prior to selection.

   A mandatory criminal history check including fingerprints will be conducted on all students selected to the Nursing program prior to the start of the program, at the student's cost. 1) Conviction of a felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or 2) conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, will preclude eligibility for admission. In addition, all selected students must have a drug screen test prior to the start of the program. For details contact the Nursing Department at 248.942.3333.

Major Requirements Credits
NUR 1290 Pharmacology for Nurses 2
NUR 14601 Integrated Physical Assessment and Decision Making Skills I 0.5
NUR 14701 Integrated Physical Assessment and Decision Making Skills II 0.5
NUR 1520 Nursing of Adults-Mental Health and Maladaptive Behavior 4
NUR 1811 Foundations for the Transition to the Registered Nurse Role 5
NUR 1812 Childbearing Foundations for the Transition to the Registered Nurse Role 2
NUR 2510 Nursing of Children and Families 4
NUR 2520 Nursing of Adults II 4
NUR 2530 Nursing of Adults III 4
NUR 2540 Transition to Graduate Nurse 4.5

Required Supportive Courses
BIO 1570 Microbiology of Health and Disease 3
or    
BIO 2710 Microbiology 4
BIO 2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 2640 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
ENG 1520 Composition II 3
or    
ENG 2200 Professional Communication 4
HEA 1510 Nutrition 3
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 2510 Sociology 3
  Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3

Recommended Elective
 
CHE 1320 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 4
 
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
 
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
 
1   Students may take a Challenge Examination in the Department of Nursing.
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.