SUNY Broome Nursing’s Transition Pathway allows eligible Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics (EMT-Ps) to earn an AAS in Nursing with fewer nursing courses. Recognizing prior learning and experiences of LPNs and Certified EMT-Ps, this four credit course focuses on the RN scope of practice and emphasizes the nursing process in the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills needed by RNs in today’s healthcare environments. Successful completion of the course allows students to move into senior level nursing courses. Transition pathway students have the choice of completing the senior level nursing courses in either the daytime and/or the evening-weekend programs.
Prerequisites for ADN198: Evidence of completion of the following college-level coursework must be met before enrollment in ADN198 – Transitioning to the RN Role for LPNs and Licensed Paramedics (EMT-Ps).
|ADN198 Prerequisite Courses||Course Title||Credits|
|ENG 110||College Writing I||3|
|PSY 110||General Psychology||3|
|BIO 131||Anatomy & Physiology I*||4|
Students who meet college and program admission requirements and have completed the required pre-requisites can take the ADN198 course –Transitioning to the RN Role for LPNs and Licensed Paramedics** and upon successful completion progress into the senior year nursing courses. The ADN198 course is offered each spring semester with applications due by the prior year spring admission deadline. For example, the deadline for applications for the Spring 2025 course is March 1, 2024.
Entry into senior nursing courses also requires successful completion of:
|Senior Level Nursing Course Prerequisites||Course Title||Credits|
|ADN 198||Transitioning to the RN Role for LPNs and Certified EMT-Ps**||4|
|BIO 132||Anatomy & Physiology II*||4|
|PSY 210||Human Development||3|
First Courses in Senior Year
|ADN 211||Meeting Human Needs III*||6.5|
|ADN 212||Meeting Human Needs IV*||6.5|
|Pathogenic Microbiology (3cr) & Lab (1cr)*
General Microbiology Lab*
Final Courses in Senior Year
|ADN 213||Meeting Human Needs V*||6.5|
|ADN 214||Meeting Human Needs VI*||6.5|
*To meet Nursing Program criteria these courses, require a grade of C or better.
** SUNY requires 64 credits for completion of the AAS in Nursing degree. Upon successful completion of the Transition Pathway, graduates will receive 10 credits of prior learning for freshman level nursing courses ADN105 and ADN106.
To progress in the program, students must receive a C or better in all Nursing, Biology, Microbiology and Pharmacology courses, satisfactorily complete all clinical components, meet mathematics proficiency requirements at selected intervals, and complete the Nursing Program within four academic years of the date of enrollment in Nursing courses. Transfer students who want to matriculate into the Nursing Program must provide a letter from their previous Nursing Program Chair/Director/Dean stating that the student did not leave for clinical issues relating to patient safety or professionalism.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)-RN. To be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse, graduates must meet the criteria for good “moral character” as determined by the New York State Education Department.
Program Completion Timeline Examples:
|ADN198||Fall I||Spring I||Fall II||Spring II||Fall III||Spring III||Fall IV||NOTES|
|Fall Start with Day Program Option||Pre-requisites||ADN198*||Day Program – ADN211 & ADN212||Day Program ADN213 & ADN214||Program can be completed in 4 semesters (or less if pre-requisites previously completed)|
|Fall Start with Evening-Weekend (E/W) Option||Pre-requisites||ADN198*||Co-requisites||E/W Program ADN211||E/W Program ADN212||E/W Program ADN214||E/W Program ADN213||Program can be completed in 7 semesters (or less if pre-requisites previously completed)|
|Fall Start with E/W to Day Option||Pre-requisites||ADN198*||Co-requisites||E/W Program ADN211||E/W Program ADN212||Day Program ADN213 & ADN214||Program can be completed in 6 semesters (or less if pre-requisites previously completed)|