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Nursing - LPN/ADN Transition - Advanced Placement for ADN (513901)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


Applications for the FDTC Nursing Programs will be accepted Monday, August 21 through Monday, October 9 for the Spring 2024 semester.

The application process will be found on FDTC’s Etrieve Central Form Hub (, a web based application to serve students’ needs for form submission.

The FDTC LPN to ADN Transition Program prepares students for this performance profession requiring intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor skills that are based upon biological, behavioral and humanistic principles.  Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are prepared to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible for an Associate Degree in Applied Science and may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing Practice (NCLEX-RN).

There are four semesters and 54 credits in the LPN-ADN Transition program.

The ADN Nursing program at Florence-Darlington Technical College is accredited by of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  (ACEN)


3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Accreditation Status:

Year of Initial Accreditation:

December 1975


Continuing Accreditation:

Last Evaluation Visit:

January 22-24, 2013

Most Recent Action:

February 2022

Next Evaluation Visit:

Spring 2030  

This program has also been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensure, & Registration State Board of Nursing.


South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive; Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

In the Real World

Nursing is an interactive, holistic, and therapeutic process of caring for and about patients, families, and communities across the life span. The nurse is a competent, knowledgeable, accountable and collaborative member of the intra-professional health care team. Utilizing caring behaviors, communication skills, critical thinking, and professional behaviors, the nurse, as a patient advocate, manages patient care and teaches self-care to promote wellness, optimal health and/or a peaceful death. 

Nurses are employed in health care facilities, physician’s offices, home care agencies, industries, and long term care facilities. There are numerous additional opportunities for nurse employment

According to the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) website, the mean annual salary for a Registered Nurse in South Carolina is estimated to be $75,330 (May 2020).

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

The faculty of the Florence Darlington Technical College (FDTC) School of Nursing used the six QSEN competencies as a foundation to redefine the student program learning outcomes. The outcomes were leveled across four levels of the curriculum to show a progression from simple to complex knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Each course of the curriculum has a set of outcomes derived from the leveling of outcomes. As the student successfully completes each course in a level, the student will achieve the level outcomes which ultimately leads to achievement of the program outcomes.

Patient-Centered Care/Safety
Exemplify safe and competent patient-centered nursing care by providing evidence-based clinical decisions and encouraging patient/family involvement in care decisions, for a culturally diverse population. 

Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal behaviors consistent with the standards of practice and regulatory frameworks of the registered professional nurse.

Utilize clinical technology to retrieve and monitor essential information to support patient care and document nursing care.

Uses evidence-based research to formulate an appropriate plan of care for diverse patients across the lifespan.

Critical Thinking
Engages in the critical-thinking process by using evidence-based practice to provide patient-centered care.

Collaborate with members of the inter-professional health care team, patient, and family to provide safe, quality health care.

Lifelong Learners
Integrates a spirit of inquiry and innovative thinking by engaging to develop a caring professional identity and enhance professional practice.

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