This program allows LPNs to earn one year of nursing credit toward an AS degree. Applicants who have successfully completed all of the prerequisite courses for the program with a C+ or above will be given preference. Offered in summer with successful completion making one eligible for nursing in the fall term.
The participating Nursing Programs will:
For Progression into the Associate Degree Nursing program, applicants must:
In order to qualify for this program at Farmingdale State College, applicants must have completed the following courses prior to applying for the program:
High School Level:
*DO NOT TAKE THE NLN EXAM UNLESS YOU ARE PUT ON THE NURSING WAITLIST*
Upon acceptance, transition course NUR 094 and NUR 100 need to be completed the summer prior to entering Nursing 212.
Please note that Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 must be completed within the 5 years prior to acceptance and Psychology must be completed within the 10 years prior to acceptance.
Please note that completion of the minimum prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission. Applicants are ranked according to grades and exam score. PN to RN Transition Course
The LPN to RN Transition Course:
Additional information is available at www.lpntorn.info
To be eligible to take the LPN to RN Transition Course the applicant must:
How to apply to the LPN to RN program offered at Farmingdale:
Once the student has successfully completed a senior level clinical nursing course at Farmingdale State College, he/she will be awarded advanced standing credit for a total of 12 credits. Additional transfer credits, if applicable, are evaluated after student is accepted.
Please note: All transfer students must take a minimum of 30 credits at Farmingdale to meet residency requirements and be eligible for graduation.
Admission/Retention Requirements: Safety and Technical Skills
Candidates seeking enrollment into the Nursing Program at Farmingdale State College must meet the safety and technical skills in the following areas: observation-communication, motor, intellectual-conceptual, and behavioral-social attributes.
Observation-Communication: The student must possess the ability to communicate effectively and read, write and use the English language. In addition, the student must have the functional use of the senses of vision, touch, hearing, and smell which are essential in assessing patients and maintaining their safety. Examples of observation-communication include but are not limited to:
Sensory/Motor: The student is required to perform gross and fine motor movements, maintain consciousness and equilibrium, and possess the physical strength and stamina which are necessary to provide safe nursing care. Examples of sensory/motor skills include but are not limited to:
Intellectual-conceptual: The student must possess the ability to problem solve, establish a plan of care, set priorities, calculate, measure, analyze and synthesize objective as well as subjective data. These critical skills are demanded of nurses in today's complex health care settings. Examples of intellectual-conceptual skills include but are not limited to:
Behavioral-social attributes: The student must possess emotional stability and flexibility, which will enable him/her to develop the ability to function effectively in stressful situations. This includes the ability to adapt to changing environments, exercise sound judgment, complete assessment and intervention activities and develop sensitive interpersonal relationships with patients, families and others responsible for health care.
Examples of these behavioral and social attributes include but are not limited to: