Application deadline for Fall 2012 is February 29, 2012.
Love being an LPN but looking for more opportunity? As a registered Nurse, you can move forward in the rewarding field you already know and love. Expand your knowledge and expertise as a nurse which will complement the technical skills you already possess as an LPN.
This degree is a perfect fit for Southeast Tech LPN graduates or other LPNs who have 750 hours of documented work experience. Just plug your LPN diploma in and move forward with your registered Nurse, AAS Degree! graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-rN examination.
Students in the RN program are typically in classes or clinical a total of 2 days/week. Some clinical days are on Saturdays. During the summer students may have three days of classes if more clinical sites are available. Students will be provided clinical schedules as far in advance as possible.
Many students work part time while in the program. Since all the courses are hybrid, students need to plan adequate time for studying and completing assignments outside of class. Students who start the program in January, and complete coursework as scheduled, graduate in December of that year. Students who start in August, complete in July the following year.
There are five required ‘bridge classes’ for this program. Four of these, Speech, Sociology OR Marriage and Family, Chemistry with lab, and Physiology with lab, are prerequisites for the RN program. Microbiology with lab may be taken during the first semester of RN classes. Southeast Tech students can register through Southeast Tech Admissions for Physiology and Microbiology, taught at University of Sioux Falls. These courses are transferrable if students pursue a bachelor’s degree later.
Status of Accreditation
The LPN to RN program has continued Interim Status from the South Dakota Board of Nursing. This status will remain the same until statistics are available from two years of results on the NCLEX-RN board exam.
Southeast Tech has requested Candidacy status from an outside, national accrediting body, the NLNAC. Southeast Tech could not start the accreditation process until students had been accepted and classes started. This process first requires that NLNAC accept our candidacy presentation, which has been submitted. Once that is accepted, a site visit from NLNAC will be scheduled. We will post updates regarding this process as progress is made.
Background checks and drug screenings are required for this program. For more information please see Additional Program Requirements.
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