RN Transition Program
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Purpose Statement

The Associate of Applied Science RN Transition Program is a competency-based program for LVN/LPNs that leads to eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) to become a registered nurse (RN). Students must maintain "C" or better grades in ALL courses on the degree plan and overall 2.0 grade point averages (GPAs) to graduate from the Lamar State College Orange RN Transition Program.

Program of Study
Pre-Requisites24 Credits
BIOL 2401 © Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 © Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2420 Introductory Microbiology 4
ENGL 1301 © Composition I 3
MATH 1314 © or
MATH 1342 ©
College Algebra or Elementary Statistics 3
RNSG 1300 Health Assessment (within 5 years) 3
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology (within 5 years) 3
Co-Requisites12 Credits
PSYC 2301 © General Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 © or
SPCH 1315 ©
Intro to Speech Communications
or Public Speaking
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
Art, Language, Philosophy or Culture Elective © (Choose one course from the LSCO options listed below) 3
First Semester7 Credits
RNSG 1207 Nursing Jurisprudence 2
RNSG 1327 Transition/Vocational to Professional Nursing 3
RNSG 2261 Clinical I 2
Second Semester9 Credits
RNSG 2514 Care of Clients with Complex Healthcare Needs 5
RNSG 2262 Clinical II 2
RNSG 1210 Intro to Community-Based Nursing 2
Third Semester8 Credits
RNSG 2535 Integrated Client Care Management 5
RNSG 2363 Clinical III 3
Total Credit Hours for RN Transition Program Associate of Applied Science (AAS)60 credits

Pre-requisites must be completed prior to admission to the RN Transition Program.

Co-requisites may be taken at any time but must be completed prior to graduation.

© indicates core curriculum course.

You will receive one point on the admission rating scale for each of the following core curriculum courses in which you have made a "C" or better. Courses may be counted only one time on the rating scale.

Core Curriculum CoursesOne point for each course completedCredit Hours
HIST 1301 & HIST 1302 American History I & II 6
GOVT 2305 & GOVT 2306 Government I & II 6
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
PSYC 2471 or MATH 1342 Statistics 3
CHEM 1406 or CHEM 1411 Intro to Chemistry or General Chemistry 3
Art, Language, Philosophy or Culture Elective © Choose one course from LSCO core options listed below, in different category than chosen for degree 3

Creative Arts:  ARTS 1301; DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306

Language, Philosophy and Culture:  HUMA 1315; SPAN 2311; ENGL 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331, 2341, HIST 2321, 2322, PHIL 1301

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog