2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

Nursing, One-Year Registered Nurse (Bridge) track, A.S.N.

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The Bridge track of the nursing program affords LPNs, paramedics, and respiratory therapists advanced placement and an accelerated, one-day-per-week program. This track recognizes that these health care practitioners already have a knowledge base that will allow them to succeed in an RN program at a faster pace. The program requires that students have completed their entire core coursework required for the associate degree in nursing program. Upon completion of these classes, students take three semesters of nursing courses. This pace is challenging but very appealing to working health professionals. Graduates earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to earn their RN license. This program dovetails into the RN to BSN Completion track with no loss of credit.

Required Courses: 61 hours

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counting toward degree completion.

Total Hours Required for the Degree: 61 hours

Plus, one PE activity course is required. Wellness courses do not fulfill the PE requirement.

Students will be required to schedule a minimum of FOUR days outside of the scheduled class day during the program for observation in specialty units, clinical experiences, examinations and/or preceptorships.

*Prior to taking Nursing Courses in the One-Year Registered Nurse (Bridge) track, these courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses’ opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.

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