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Nursing PN-to-RN [RN Completion] (AS)

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The AS Degree is one of two options for PN-to-RN (RN Completion)

  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “B-” in all Nursing courses in addition to a grade of “C” in each support course. 
  • Credit Hour Requirement: The AS for RN Completion is approximately 76-80 credit hours. This includes Practical Nursing Program nursing courses (18 hours), 20 credit hours of RN curriculum, 38-42 credit hours required of non-nursing, made up of pre-requisites, General Education, and required support courses.
  • Program Code: 2009AS
  • CIPC: 513801


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Admission Requirements

Contact the School of Nursing Enrollment Director at (801) 626-7774, prompt 6, for admission advisement.

Admission is competitive; therefore, the criteria listed on the application form should be considered as minimum standards.

Applicants must first apply for admission to Weber State University. Applicants must also apply for admission to the PN to RN (RN Completion) Program. Admission times and deadlines vary according to campus location. For applications and deadline information, please contact the School of Nursing Enrollment Director. Admission applications are reviewed and evaluated by School of Nursing Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by mail. Admission requirements are outlined on the admissions application. Applicants to this program must have an LPN license or be eligible for testing for the NCLEX-PN exam. Accepted applicants must have their PN license prior to the end of their third semester.

All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a “C” grade or better in order to advance into the third semester of the nursing program. Admission requirements are outlined on the admissions application.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Patient Centered Care: Use nursing knowledge to include the patient in all care processes and decisions. Design and implement care which is adapted and centered on the unique wholeness of the individual patient and their family.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Promote collaborative clinical decision making with nursing and interdisciplinary colleagues through implementation of effective communication and team building skills.
  • Evidence-based Practice: Make judgments in practice substantiated with evidence that integrates nursing science and knowledge to provide competent care to individuals and families.
  • Quality Improvement: Monitor patient care outcomes to measure the effectiveness of patient care processes. Suggest and implement changes to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
  • Patient Safety: Incorporate patient safety goals into the plan of care for all patients.
  • Informatics: Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making when providing direct patient care.

Major Course Requirements for PN-to-RN (RN Completion) AS Option

Nursing Courses Required

The following courses must be taken in sequence. PN to RN students start in the 3rd semester of the associate degree program.

Prerequisite/Support Courses Required

The following courses must be taken in sequence listed or earlier. Prerequisite and support courses must be completed and passed with a “C” or better prior to progression to the next semester.

Nursing Prerequisite

Additional Prerequisites

Fourth Semester

  • Gen Ed HU or CA Humanities or Creative Arts (3)
  • Gen Ed IL Information Literacy (1)
  • Gen Ed CA Creative Arts (3)

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