May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing - LPN to AASN Bridge - Akron

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Program Description

This associate of applied science in nursing degree program is approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to begin a professional nursing career. Students are provided a foundation of general education, including courses in the natural sciences, the social sciences, mathematics, and humanities, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to work in a healthcare environment. Theoretical and practical instruction is complemented with clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in order to provide a broad, holistic, and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. Students will participate in planned clinical and laboratory experiences that will complement classroom learning and will stress health promotion as well as disease processes. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to function as a beginning-level staff nurse in a variety of healthcare facilities to include hospitals, long-term care agencies, physician’s offices, clinics, outpatient surgical facilities and other community organizations and to work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  2. Provide accurate patient assessments and appropriate healthcare interventions as a member of a treatment team.
  3. Function as a safe practitioner, using critical thinking and communication skills to act as a patient advocate and educator.
  4. Understand and utilize nursing-related medical and technological equipment.
  5. Exhibit leadership qualities in diverse healthcare settings.
  6. Demonstrate a full understanding and practice of accepted ethical and legal standards.
  7. Understand the unique needs of diverse populations in regard to socioeconomic, cultural, and lifespan issues while promoting health and wellness in order to facilitate positive growth and development.

Special Admission Requirements

Please refer to the “Undergraduate Nursing Admission Requirements ” policy in the Admissions Information section of this catalog for nursing program admission requirements. Students must have an active/unrestricted LPN license from Ohio. Students who have completed an LPN program will be awarded 13.00 semester credit hours toward this degree. 

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, registered nurse.

Program Content

A minimum of 73.00 credit hours is required for graduation, which includes 13 semester transfer credits for an active/unrestricted LPN license.

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 26.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Support Courses for Nursing

11.00 semester credit hours is required

General Education Prerequisite Courses

  • The following course must be completed with a grade of B (80%) or better for a student to be continued in the nursing program.

  • Semester Credit Hours: 4
  • Semester Credit Hours: 4

    The following courses must be completed with a grade of C (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the nursing program.

  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

    All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the nursing program.


    A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the nursing program in a future cycle.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 21.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences *

*The following course is required in the Ohio nursing program to satisfy the general education requirement in social or behavioral science.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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