2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2019  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Nursing - with Practical/Vocational Nurse Licensure


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Admission Criteria

Students will be considered for admission to the nursing major L.P.N.-B.S. track after meeting the following criteria. Admission is competitive.

  1. Admission requirements are consistent with those for students entering without licensure with the following considerations.
  2. Current Indiana L.P.N. license or equivalent in the geographical location where the student will be doing his/her preceptorship or clinical practicum. An applicant may be admitted conditionally with formal admission pending receipt/verification of licensure. If the applicant has taken the licensing examination and results are not known until after the start of the semester or if the applicant has failed the licensing examination, the applicant would be required to drop the nursing course in which he or she is enrolled and be placed into General Education courses only.
  3. Completion of a practical nursing program of studies that is from any state accredited community college. The application of a graduate from a practical nursing program that is not state accredited will be evaluated on an individual basis. Credits earned at another college or university will be evaluated on an individual basis in accordance with the University and nursing program policies. Individuals who have a current active L.P.N./L.V.N. license but have no college credit will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  4. Successful completion of Nursing 106. This course may be taken in the traditional classroom setting, or through credit by examination. Nursing 106 can only be repeated one time.Failure of Nursing 106 for a second time will result in ineligibility for admission to the nursing major.
  5. Upon receipt of a letter of conditional admission to the major, the L.P.N./L.V.N. may enroll in Nursing 208.
  6. The L.P.N./L.V.N. must earn a grade of C or better in Nursing 200 and Nursing 208. Nursing 200 and Nursing 208 may be repeated only one time. Failure of either course for a second time will result in ineligibility for admission to the nursing major. Failure of both courses will result in ineligibility for admission to the major.
  7. Upon achieving admission requirements and successful completion of Nursing 208, admission will be granted to the nursing major.
  8. Transfer policies are consistent with those for students entering without licensure.

Advanced Standing

Upon successful completion of Nursing 208, the student in the L.P.N.-B.S. track will receive credit for Nursing 104, 204, and 228 (ten credit hours). Opportunities for students to challenge nursing courses are available for Nursing 106, 224, 328, and 330. If an L.P.N./L.V.N. student does not choose to challenge these courses, the student must enroll and complete the course with a minimum letter grade of C.

Progression, Retention, Dismissal, and Graduation Policies

The progression, retention, dismissal, and graduation policies stated for students entering without licensure apply to students with L.P.N./L.V.N. licensure.

Course Requirements for Baccalaureate Track for Licensed Practical Nurses:


Listed below is an example of a three-year sequence of courses for a full-time student. Students who have not completed four semesters or equivalent with a C or above of a single foreign language in high school will be required to complete two semesters of a single foreign language at the college level.

First Year:


Credit hours from Ivy Tech Community College and other community colleges can be transferred and applied to the following course requirements. All of the following courses must be completed at Indiana State University or transferred to Indiana State University.

  • Foreign Language requirement 6 hours (unless exempt.)

Choose one from the following:


Note:


Students scoring below 510 on SAT verbal or below 20 on ACT English must enroll in English 101/English 105 series.

First Semester Courses:


(Courses listed include a combination of first and second semester courses in the Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program)

Note:


Successful completion with a grade of C or above in Nursing 208 awards the L.P.N. student credit for Nursing 104, 204, and 228 or 10 credit hours.

Second Year:


(Third year of the Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program)

Third Year:


(Fourth year of the Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program)

First Semester Courses:


  • Literary, Artistic, and Philosophical Studies 3 hours 
  • Multicultural Studies (U.S. Diversity) 3 hours

Second Semester Courses:


  • Historical Studies 3 hours
  • Multicultural Studies (International Cultures) 3 hours 

Additional Requirements:


Note that additional credit hours of elective courses, basic studies, and liberal studies, may be needed to achieve the 124 minimum hours required for graduation or the requirements for general education. Students must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit at Indiana State University. At least 50 semester hours must be at the 300/400 level.

Notes:


*Cognate course

+Capstone course

++Note that 5 credit hours of elective courses may be needed to achieve the 124 minimum hours required for graduation.

Total Nursing Credits (65 hours):


Total Nonnursing Credits (60-69 hours):


(variance based on prior preparation)

Total Credits (125-134 hours):


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