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BSN & RN Bridge Course Descriptions

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What is Achieve 101?
What is N104?
What is N105?
What is N106?
What is N107?
What is N108?
What is N109?
What is N209?
What is N211?
What is N212?
What is N213?
What is N214?
What is Anatomy and Physiology?
What is English Composition?
What is Life Span Developmental Psychology?
What is Microbiology?
What is Ethics?
What is Introduction of Sociology?
What is World Religions?
What is Statistics?
What is College Math?
What is Introduction to Clinical Prep?
What is Clinical Assessment Prep?
What is NCLEX Review?
What is History of the United States 1?
What is History of the United States 2?
What is Biology?
What is Spanish?
What is Introduction to Educational Psychology?
What is Ethics in America?
What is Introduction to Philosophy?
What is Introduction to Psychology?
What is Chemistry?
What is Speech?
What is Pathophysiology?

Achieve 101Top

This is a unique class only found at Achieve Test Prep. In this class the student is introduced to the nursing process and care plan writing. Studying skills and critical thinking are also reviewed. Frequently occurring test topics are also discussed such as Maslow, lab values and holistic patient care. Creation of medication and disease study cards are also introduced. This is a free class and is offered as a virtual introduction to our program.

N104 - Essentials of Nursing Care: Health SafetyTop

Safety (medication, physical, emotional, environmental) in the care of patients across the life span and promotion, wellness, and self-responsibility are discussed. Critical thinking skills and caring behaviors needed to provide and manage care for these patients are stressed. Care plans, Medication calculation, Patient education, Communication skills, Wound care and Health prevention are just a few of the topics covered.
(ECE exam)

N105 - Essentials of Nursing Care: Health DifferencesTop

This course is based on health issues related to nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, and rest and activity. Evaluating lab results, IV fluid management, Sleep disorders, Elimination/Urinary disorders are also included in this course. Note: students who wish to enroll with the College within 5 years of graduating from LPN do not need to take this class.
(ECE exam)

Formerly N106 is now N109Top

This course name has changed to N109

Formerly N107 is now N209Top

This course name has changed to N209

N108 - Transition to Registered Professional Nurse RoleTop

This class covers the knowledge and skills related to RN professional role development (provider and manager of care and member of profession). Emphasis is placed on managerial, supervisory, and delegation functions essential to the RN role. Differentiation between associate, baccalaureate, and graduate-level nursing roles are discussed along with factors affecting the health care delivery system; role functioning of interdisciplinary teams; and legal, ethical, and educational aspects of current nursing practice. Influences of nursing history, nursing organizations, and regulatory bodies impacting nursing functions in the delivery of care are examined.
(ECE exam)

N109 - Essentials of Nursing Care: ChronicityTop

This course includes caring for culturally diverse patients across the life span that are experiencing chronic illness, disability, or end of life issues. Comfort, Cultural sensitivity, Pain management, Grief, Eye and Ear disorders are also addressed.
(ECE exam)

N209 - Essentials of Nursing Care: Reproductive HealthTop

This course covers topics related to human sexuality, needs of the childbearing family, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, and reproductive disorders. STD’s, Maternity care, Newborn assessment and Prostate disease are also discussed.
(ECE exam)

N211 - Health Differences Across the Life Span 1Top

This course focuses on patients that are experiencing health issues related to cardiovascular and respiratory illness or who are experiencing abnormal cell growth. Cancer, Lung disorders and all aspects of Cardiac disease are discussed as well as the nursing care and assessment related to these diseases. Appropriate medications are also reviewed.
(ECE exam)

N212 - Health Differences Across the Life Span 2Top

This class reviews the care of patients with Psychiatric disorders, regulatory disorders, and metabolic health issues. Behavioral responses include patients with a variety of Psychiatric disorders including cognitive impairments. Regulatory mechanisms include patients with adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid, pituitary, and kidney disorders. Metabolic disorders include patients with liver, gall bladder, and pancreatic disorders. Diabetic teaching, Psych. medications and Critical thinking are also reviewed.
(ECE exam)

N213 - Health Differences Across the Life Span 3Top

Musculoskeletal disorders, infectious and communicable diseases, tissue trauma, and neurological dysfunction are all reviewed in this class. STD’s, HIV, TB, care of patients in traction and stroke patients are also discussed. Appropriate medications are also reviewed.
(ECE exam)

Formerly N214 is now N108Top

This class name has changed to N108.

Anatomy and PhysiologyTop

This class and exam corresponds to an introductory, two-semester sequence of courses in anatomy and physiology. This class covers the human body (cavities, planes, cell structure, tissues, skin and fluid); chemical basis of life (reactions, organic and inorganic compounds, and atomic structure); support and motion (skeletal system, supporting tissue, muscle tissue and physiology); regulatory mechanisms (nervous system, endocrine system and digestive system); and maintenance of the body (circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems).
(ECE exam)

English CompositionTop

(fulfills writing requirement and 3 credits toward humanities requirement) The class and exam corresponds to an introductory, two-semester course in English Composition. The ability to persuade a reader; to understand and compose an extended argument; to analyze and respond appropriately to written texts including literary texts; to use and document sources; and to recognize and write about revision and editing processes. Also reviewed are the ability to organize knowledge, ideas, and information; to use strategies such as narration, illustration, explanation, description, comparison and contrast, division, classification, and cause and effect in appropriate ways; to choose a tone and point of view appropriate for a specified situation; to develop and maintain a controlling idea and a coherent organization; and to write within the rhetorical, syntactic, and mechanical conventions of Standard Written American English.
(ECE exam)

Life Span Developmental PsychologyTop

This course corresponds to a one-semester course in life span development. Focus is on the following content areas: the study of life span development; genetics, prenatal development, and childbirth; infancy and toddlerhood; early childhood; middle childhood; adolescence; early adulthood; middle adulthood; late adulthood; and death and dying. The exam assumes knowledge of content typically learned in an introductory psychology course.
(ECE exam)


This course corresponds to an introductory, one-semester course in microbiology. Knowledge and understanding of bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and their relationships with humans are all discussed . Includes introduction to microbiology; biology of microorganisms; control of microorganisms; disease and resistance; biology of infectious diseases; and environmental, food, and industrial microbiology. The exam assumes general knowledge of chemistry, as well as biology or anatomy and physiology.
(ECE exam)


(Fulfills Humanities requirement for both ASN and BSN) This course reviews ethical knowledge and how to apply this knowledge to practical ethical situations. Case studies and related sets of multiple-choice questions are discussed. Knowledge categories include basic theories and concepts such as utilitarianism, natural law theory, justice, duties and obligations, and rights.
(ECE exam)

Introduction of SociologyTop

The Introductory Sociology class covers material typically presented in a one-semester introductory sociology course. The course focuses on the following areas: Institutions (family, educational, political, economics, communications); Social Patterns (demographics, geography, and community); Social Processes (groups, change, socialization, culture and roles); Social Stratification (mobility, power, race, and ethnic relations, gender and aging) as well as the history of sociology and sociological theory.
(CLEP exam)

World ReligionsTop

(Fulfills 3 credits toward humanities) This class reflects an the study of major religions as viewed in their social and historical contexts. It draws content from sociology, psychology and philosophy.
(DSST exam)


This class covers material typically taught in an introductory, one-semester undergraduate course in Statistics. It measures knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Questions about the meaning and application of basic statistical ideas are included. A basic knowledge of algebra is assumed.
(UExcel exam)

College MathTop

This course covers material generally taught in a college course for non-mathematics majors and majors in fields not requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics. Basic Math concepts are reviewed. It is assumed that candidates are familiar with currently taught mathematics vocabulary, symbols and notation.
(CLEP exam)

Introduction to Clinical PrepTop

This virtual class will introduce and review all elements of CPNE including care plans and required guidelines. All Areas of Care and Critical Elements will be discussed. The student will have opportunity to ask questions regarding clinical knowledge and care plan design.
(CPNE exam)

Clinical Assessment PrepTop

This is a hands on workshop that includes direct practice using a simulated lab. The student will have the opportunity to review simulated lab situations including dressing changes and secondary medication administration. Patient care scenarios and care plans will also be reviewed.
(CPNE exam)

NCLEX ReviewTop

The NCLEX test requires that you understand the basic principles of nursing and apply this to different elements of patient safety management. Our review course will include practice questions and an overview of the topics covered on the exam. These review topics include but are not limited to: Drug Distribution, Maternity care, all disease processes involving patient care, therapeutic communication,etc.
(NCLEX exam)

History of the United States 1 - Early Colonization to 1877Top

The History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 course will review the period of United States history from early European colonization to the end of Reconstruction, with a focus on the period of 1790-1877. English colonies of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries will also be reviewed.
(CLEP exam)

History of the United States 2 - 1865 to PresentTop

The History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present course will cover the period of United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present, with a focus on the twentieth century.
(CLEP exam)


Biology review covers the biological sciences, organized into three major areas: molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology, and population biology. Simple chemical reactions, cell structure, plant reproduction, ecology and evolution will also be discussed.
(CLEP exam)


This class will review aspects of the language that are required to pass the examination. Basic Spanish language proficiencies in the areas of comprehension, verbal communication, grammar and cultural skills will be reviewed.
(UExcel exam)

Introduction to Educational PsychologyTop

The Introduction to Educational Psychology class reviews principles of learning and cognition, teaching methods and classroom management, child growth and development, and evaluation and assessment of learning.
(CLEP exam)

Ethics in AmericaTop

Ethical theorists such as Plato, Socrates and Aristotle will be discussed in this class. War and peace, Bioethics and human rights will also be reviewed.
(DSST exam)

Introduction to PhilosophyTop

This class will focus on understanding logic and reasoning. A brief history of philosophy, metaphysics and ethical reasoning will also be reviewed.
(UExcel exam)

Introduction to PsychologyTop

Intro to Psychology will review psychological theory, principals and terminology. The subject matter is drawn from the following topics: History, Approaches and Methods; Biological Bases of Behavior; Sensation and Perception; States of Consciousness; Learning; Cognition; Motivation and Emotion; Developmental Psychology; Personality; Psychological disorders and health; Treatment of Psychological disorders; Social Psychology.
(CLEP exam)


A survey of basic chemical and biochemical principles relevant to understanding human health, industry, and the environment.
(CLEP exam)


Basic principles and practices of oral communication.
(DSST exam)


Acquaints the student with pathological deviations from the normal physiological activities of the major systems of the human organism. Immunological and genetic aspects of diseases will be included.
(ECE exam)