Oct 01, 2023
Associate Degree Nursing and Lenoir-Rhyne University
Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Nursing
This articulation agreement between Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) allows graduates of Hickory RIBN to earn both an Associate degree in Nursing from CVCC and a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Nursing from LRU in 10 semesters through dual admission and continued enrollment. Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day hours only. Minimum time for completion of the A.A.S. portion is seven semesters full-time attendance. During this time students will be dually enrolled in CVCC and LRU. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded to graduates of this curriculum, after which students will be eligible to take the NCLEX. The remaining three semesters will be taken at Lenoir-Rhyne University for a total of 10 program semesters.
Non-nursing courses completed at CVCC for the first three years will, as designated, satisfy course requirements towards the Bachelor of Science degree. All courses designated by (LRU/BS) shown in the CVCC sequence will be completed at LRU for the first three years of Hickory RIBN. A total of 128 semester hours are required for students to complete their bachelors of science degree with a major in Nursing.
All courses designated by (BS) will be taken on CVCC’s campus, and will be credited toward the Bachelor of Science degree. Nursing students will enroll in NUR 420, Transition to Professional Nursing (3 SHC), during the eighth semester. Successful completion of this course results in the awarding of a 39 semester hour block of credit.
General Education Courses:
Nursing Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Students must select one course from the following:
The courses listed in CVCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program have a Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Programs. Students who transfer to senior institutions outside of the University of North Carolina system should contact each college directly for transfer information.
Total Credit Hours Required: 70
Developmental Course Requirements:
Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.
Suggested Program Sequence Day:
Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 17
Total Hours: Class 11/12 | Lab 7/9 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 17
Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 15
Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 12 | Credit 16
Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 6
Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 18 | Credit 18
Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 15 | Credit 16
Grand Total Hours: Class 61/62 | Lab 25/27 | Clin/Wk Exp 51 | Credit 105
• Semester Hour Totals include courses taken at Lenoir Rhyne
Note: The following courses will be taken at Lenoir-Rhyne University upon completion of the A.A.S. at CVCC.
Fall 4th year:
- NAT 388 - Environmental Science-Level II Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- NUR 400 - Health Assessment of Individuals & Populations Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- NUR 420 - Transition to Professional Practice Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- REL 100 - Christian Faith Credit Hours: 3 (LRU/BS)
Spring 4th year:
- HSB 388 Level II Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- HUM 388 Level II Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- NUR 455G Health Promotion with Populations Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- NUR 460 Concepts of Leadership in Nursing: Theory and Application Credit Hours: 4 (LRU
- NUR Elective-Select Topics Credit Hours: 2 (LRU)
Summer 4th year:
- NUR 435 - Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)
- NUR 470G - Trends in Professional Nursing In a Global Society Credit Hours: 3 (LRU)