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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

Nursing, PN-to-RN [RN Completion] (AAS)

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

  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “B-” in all Nursing courses in addition to a grade of “C” in each prerequisite and support course.
  • Credit Hour Requirement: A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for the AAS. This includes Practical Nursing Program nursing courses (18 hours), 20 credit hours of RN curriculum, and 25-29 credit hours of non-nursing, made up of pre-requisites, General Education, and required support courses.
  • Program Code: 2009AAS
  • CIPC: 513801


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Admission Requirements

School of Nursing Enrollment Director at (801) 626-7774, prompt 6.

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

Applicants for admission must first apply for admission to Weber State University. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Applications may be obtained on the School of Nursing website. Applications must be completed and on file by the admission cycle application deadline. An application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Admission applications are reviewed by the School of Nursing Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by mail. 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) AAS 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 ust 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

Fourth Semester

  • HU or CA Humanities or Creative Arts (3)

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