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Program Overview

The License Practical Nursing (LPN) - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Collaborative program is a collaboration between Surry Community College (SCC) and Lees-McRae College (LMC) providing Licensed Practical Nurses with an affordable and accessible opportunity to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing on the campus of Surry Community College. Students are dually enrolled at SCC and LMC taking classes at both SCC (on SCC campus) and LMC (on-line) during the first two years of the program. At the end of the second-year students take the licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are then eligible to work as an RN while completing their final year of nursing courses online with Lees-McRae.

Completion of this program will provide opportunities for employment in various fields of nursing, and will open doors to additional opportunities in nursing including board-certifications, and the ability to attain further education at the master’s and doctoral levels.

The LPN-BSN curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. The final year of education provides a particular emphasis on gerontological and community health nursing, use of evidence-based nursing knowledge, and leadership development.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities. Additionally, opportunities in nursing including management and leadership, community and population health, and case management are available to graduates of this program.


Program Contacts:

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

Associate Dean - Health Sciences

Degree Curriculum

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HIS-112 World Civilizations II 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3

Sophomore Year - Summer Semester

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
NUR-117 Pharmacology 2
NUR-214 Nsg Transition Concepts 4
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics 3

Junior Year - Fall Semester

ENG-231 American Literature I 3
ENG-232 American Literature II 3
NUR-221 LPN to ADN Concepts I 9
POL-120 American Government 3

Junior Year - Spring Semester

NUR-223 LPN to ADN Concepts II 9
BIO-275 Microbiology 4

The following courses are collaborative with Lees-McRae College

Junior Year - Summer Semester

Arts and Life 3
Introductory Biochemistry 3
History of South App 3
Social Problems 3

Senior Year - Fall Semester

Professional and Academic Success 3
Statistics for Critical Decision-Making 3
EBP and Nursing Research 3
Gerontological Nursing 3

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Nursing Inquiry, Informatics and Tech 3
Leadership and Management in Nursing 3
Comm and Population-Centered Care 4
Professional Nursing Capstone 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 105 Hours

Note: Upon successful completion of NUR 214, NUR 221, and NUR 223, credit is awarded for NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113, NUR 114, and NUR 211. *All Lees-McRae (LMC) courses are 8 weeks in length and delivered in an online format.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the SCC/LMC LPN-BSN RIBN Program will:

  • Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence;
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team;
  • Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual centered assessment;
  • Incorporate informatics, to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions;
  • Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings;
  • Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles;
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes;
  • Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.
  • Provide culturally sensitive care that is based on a patients physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual, and cultural needs, preferences, and values;
  • Deliver patient care in partnership with multidisciplinary members of the health care team, to achieve continuity of care and positive patient outcomes;
  • Incorporate current knowledge from research and other credible sources, upon which clinical judgment and patient care is based;
  • Develop and implement plans to improve health care services to better meet the needs of patients;
  • Promote quality care and maintain secure environments for patients, self, and others;
  • Utilize information technology to support clinical decision making and scientifically based nursing practice;
  • Provide health-related education to patients that will facilitate their acquisition of new knowledge and skills, adopt new behaviors, and modify attitudes;
  • Demonstrate accountable and responsible behavior that incorporates legal and ethical principles and complies with the standards of nursing practice;
  • Integrate leadership skills that directs and influences others in the provision of individualized, safe, quality patient care;
  • Deliver healthcare within interrelated microsystems that exist in the larger system or organization.

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