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2015-2016 Undergraduate catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing (A.S.)-LPN to RN

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35 Major Hours, 65 Degree Hours

Available at following USD locations: Pierre, and Watertown

Admission is limited to currently licensed LPNs with an unencumbered active LPN license.

Nursing credits are granted for (8 hours):


The LPN to RN student must complete all general education courses (30 hours) and departmental requirements. Anatomy & Physiology I (PHGY 220 /220L ) with a C or above must be completed prior to admission to LPN to RN.

Beginning the 2015/2016 academic year, LPN/PN to RN students will receive 8 credits for LPN license and be required to complete 3 full semesters of nursing coursework including NURS 202, NURS 261, NURS 282, and NURS 286.

Support coursework requirements will include:

LPN’s seeking admission for Fall 2015 should contact an advisor for specific guidance on required course sequencing and plan of study.

Required Testing:

The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination: All students seeking undergraduate degrees must achieve satisfactory performance on The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) or have shown previous proficiency through one of the following ways: ACT composite score of 24 or higher; SAT Verbal/Math score of 1090 or higher; ACT subscore equivalencies (English: 18, Math: 22, Reading: 22, Science: 23); or have already earned a Bachelor’s degree or Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited institution within the United States. Students pursuing an Associate degree must take the examination as soon as they have passed 32 credit hours. For additional information see Testing Requirements  

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