Transition Your Respiratory Therapist Experience to the Role of RN as a Hybrid Student

Hybrid courses are a blending of the traditional face-to-face courses with an online component. In this format, you will complete a portion of the course online and then meet on campus as outlined in the class schedule. Hybrid courses must meet a minimum of 25% of the course face-to-face.

Summer Entry (Bryant Center at Tradition)

Typical Program Schedule
Summer Semester: Lecture (Choice)/Testing (In-Person): Mondays 8am – 5pm
Lab: Saturday or Sunday (In-Person) 8am – 8pm
Fall and Spring Semesters: Lecture (Choice)/Testing (In-Person): Mondays 8am – 5pm
Clinical/Lab: Saturday or Sunday (In-Person) 6:30am – 6:30pm (Clinical) / 8am – 8pm (Lab)

This program is being offered at a special discounted rate. Many of the standard fees, excluding tuition, are being covered by a grant. Contact Karol Purdie for more information and details on program costs at or (228) 267-8688.

The Respiratory Therapist-to-RN Hybrid option is designed to assist qualified Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) with the transition to RN practice via an evening/weekend hybrid (face to face and distance) learning environment.

After successfully completing the summer transition courses, NUR 1115 and NUR 1116, the RRT student accepted into the evening/weekend hybrid option is awarded nine (9) semester hours of credit for previous Respiratory Therapy education. Thereafter, the student will by-pass the first year courses required of ADN graduates and enter semester 3 (evening/weekend) of the ADN program. Beginning with NUR 1115 and NUR 1116, and thru the terminal ADN courses, NUR 2434 and NUR 2422, course and clinical works will include the EMS/Paramedic-to-RN students and the LPN-to-RN (evening/weekend) students. Credit for these courses plus the 9 credit hours for previous education equal the required sixty-six (66) semester hours to be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program Overview

Program Outcomes

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Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accredited Program Teaching/Education
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