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Please note: No new students currently being admitted to the Transition-to-RN program in fall 2023.

Transition-to-RN students who successfully complete all Transition-to-RN degree requirements earn the Nursing A.S.

Transition courses (Transition-to-RN) have been developed to allow an LPN, Paramedic or Veteran (Army Medic, Air Force Medical Technician, Navy Corpsman) to complete the ADN program in a shorter amount of time. The LPN, Paramedic or Veteran must first complete all general education requirements of the ADN program. Admission to this program is competitive and is based on the same point system for the ADN program. Visit for details.

See Health Sciences advisor for further information.

No new students currently being admitted in fall 2021.


The Transition-to-RN program at FCC is a selective admissions program designed specifically for Army Medics, Air Force Technicians, Navy Corpsmen, LPNs and Paramedics. This pathway is for students who have been accepted into the Transition-to-RN program only. Students who have not yet been accepted into the Transition-to-RN program should begin the Pre-Health Professions Pre-Nursing pathway and apply to the Transition-to-RN program after all selective admissions courses have been completed.

Plan of Study Grid
Recommended First SemesterCredits
Pre-admission - Recommended Summer Courses 1  
ENGL 101 English Composition 2 3
Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) 2 3
Statistics (or higher required)  
Select one of the following: 2,3,4 0-4
Preparation for Allied Health  
Principles of Biology I  
General Chemistry I  
Recommended Second Semester
Pre-admission - Recommended Fall Courses 1  
Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement - Recommended course(s) below: 1
Nutrition in a Changing World 5  
Principles and Application of Nutrition 5  
Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list) 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
EDPS 210 Human Growth and Development 3
BSCI 201 Anatomy and Physiology I (Milestone) 6 4
Recommended Third Semester
Pre-admission - Recommended Spring Courses 1  
SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Communication Elective (Gen Ed course list) (COMM required) 3
Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list) 3
BSCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology II (Milestone) 4
Select one of the following: 4
Microbiology for Allied Health (Milestone)  
Elements of Microbiology (Fall) (Milestone)  
Recommended Fourth Semester
NURS 105 Pharmacology for Nurses 2
Recommended Fifth Semester
NURS 101 Introduction to Clinical Nursing 7 6
NURS 211 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 7 7
NURS 214 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 7 3
Recommended Sixth Semester
NURS 160 Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, and Military Veteran Transition to Nursing Clinical Course 2
Recommended Seventh Semester
NURS 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4
NURS 218 Maternal, Child, and Family Nursing 5
Recommended Eighth Semester
NURS 231 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 4
NURS 261 Preparation for Practice 2
 Total Credits72-76

The first three recommended semesters consist of pre-admission courses to be completed prior to acceptance into the selective admission Transition-to-RN/Nursing A.S. degree program. Students should consult with an advisor regarding ADN/Transition-to-RN pre-admission requirements and pathway guidance.


Take this course within the first 24 credits.


Complete Prerequisite for BSCI 201 Anatomy and Physiology I.


Consult with advisor to select appropriate course or to select an elective.


One PHED, HLTH, or NUTR course is required to earn the Associate Degree in Nursing. NUTR 102 Nutrition in a Changing World (HE 102) or NUTR 200 Principles and Application of Nutrition (HE 200) is recommended to fulfill this requirement for students interested in FCC’s dual-admission Associate-to-Bachelor’s partnerships, or who intend to apply to an RN-to-BSN or BSN program.


Prerequisite: BSCI 55 Preparation for Allied Health or BSCI 150 Principles of Biology I or BSCI 223 Microbiology for Allied Health or CHEM 101 General Chemistry I


These course credits are awarded by articulation after successful completion of the 6-credit APUS course: NURS 160 Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, and Military Veteran Transition to Nursing Clinical Course.

Part-time Students

Part-time students should complete courses in the order listed on the pathway. Please contact program manager for questions about part-time status.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or Math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer term and January session classes may help students to make faster progress.