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Lake Superior State University

Health Care Provider

Program Description

The associate of applied science degree program serves the community by providing students with the necessary skills and training to provide safe and competent care to patients and qualifies the students to write the required licensure examinations for practical nursing. Students wishing to obtain an associate of applied science degree would be able to complete the required course work in six semesters, including two summer semesters. The general education courses required for the associate of applied science degree would apply to the baccalaureate degree in nursing, allowing for a smooth articulation between the two programs if students wish to continue their education.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (40 credits)

  • HLTH208 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
  • PNUR101 Introduction to Practical Nursing I 2
  • PNUR102 Drugs and Dosages 3
  • PNUR104 Introduction to Practical Nursing II 2
  • PNUR107 Understanding Clincial Nutrition Lab 1
  • PNUR113 Fundamentals to Practical Nursing 7
  • PNUR201 Medical Surgical Practical Nursing 10
  • PNUR202 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Practical Nursing 2
  • PNUR203 OB Practical Nursing 5
  • PNUR204 Pediatric Practical Nursing 5

Support Courses (25 credits)

  • BIOL121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  • BIOL122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  • CHEM108 Applied Chemistry I 3
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • PSYC155 Lifespan Development 3
  • MATH102 Intermediate Algebra 4
  • SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology 3

General Education: 
All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students).

A minimum of 72 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.