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Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing
(Registered Nursing)

Associate Degree Nursing

PN to RN Articulation Option

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (RN)

Associate of Applied Science

 

A registered nurse (RN) deals with people - sick, injured, and well. They are present at the most critical times in a person’s life - at birth and death, and at times of joy and sorrow. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care centers, home health agencies, hospices, group medical practices, and community-related programs. In addition to providing direct patient care, the RN often coordinates the healthcare team.

This career is suited to persons who are caring and sensitive to others’ thoughts and feelings. Honesty, compassion, intelligence, and motivation are important qualities for the RN, as well as leadership, organization, and attention to detail. Students take courses in anatomy/physiology, psychology, social sciences, as well as gerontological, medical-surgical, psychiatric, pediatric, and obstetrical nursing. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the licensing exam for registered nurses (NCLEX). NC State graduates have an outstanding success rate of passing the licensing examination.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is a five-semester program that is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing. Specific information about the program accreditation may be obtained from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

LPN to Associate Degree RN: LPNs may articulate into the RN program to complete their Associate Degree in Nursing. Students who have successfully completed BIOL1101, BIOL2751, BIOL2752, PSYC1010, PSYC2010, and STAT1010, or who have received transfer credit, qualify to take RNUR1125 - Transitional Concepts in Nursing. (CHEM1030 and PSYC1010 may be taken concurrently). Following successful completion of RNUR1125, students may enroll in second-level RNUR courses: RNUR2030, RNUR2050, and RNUR2070.

Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing program is limited. There is a special admission procedure. PNUR to RNUR articulation programs are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. The Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the application for licensure of any person who has been convicted or has charges pending against them for a felony or who has been convicted of a misdemeanor resulting from or related to the use of drugs or alcohol.

The Associate Degree Nursing department publishes a student handbook which delineates specific department/program policies which are not explained in the general catalog. The specific policies as described in the department's student handbook take precedence over any general policy outlined in the College catalog. A copy of the handbook is available for review in the Admissions Office. A minimum grade of 77% is required in all non-RNUR courses (BIOL1101, BIOL2751, BIOL2752, BIOL1550, ENGL1010, CHEM1030, PSYC1010, and PSYC2010) and all RNUR classes in order to meet prerequisite and graduation requirements.

The Associate Degree Nursing program contains a sequence of clinical classes that begin in the Fall Semester each year. Entrance into this clinical sequence is limited to students who have successfully completed the entrance requirements. Copies of the entrance requirements are available from the Admissions Office. An acceptable health physical and verification of immunizations/immunities are required. Students may begin non-RNUR courses any semester. An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report/FBI background check and drug screening is required in order to enter the clinical sequence. The department also requires that students attend an NCLEX review course as a required component of the last nursing course and successfully complete a comprehensive exit examination.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of this program.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrates critical thinking in the role of provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline of nursing.
  2. Integrates the nursing process to meet basic human needs of individuals and of groups with common health issues in a variety of settings.
  3. Safely performs technical procedures using judgment based on knowledge of biopsychosocial principles.
  4. Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients and families as an integral part of nursing care.
  5. Facilitates cooperative, interpersonal relationships with co-workers as a member of the health care team.
  6. Assumes responsibility for self-direction in the ongoing process of learning.
  7. Incorporates knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities and individual limitations in nursing practice.

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PN TO RN ARTICULATION OPTION

Associate of Applied Science

 

The Practical Nursing Articulation Option of the Associate Degree Nursing program contains a sequence of clinical classes that begins in the Summer semester each year.  Entrance into this clinical sequence is limited to students who have successfully completed the entrance requirements.  Copies of the entrance requirements are available from the Admissions Office. An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report/FBI background check and drug screening are required in order to enter the clinical sequence.  

The Nursing Department publishes a Program Policy and Procedure Manual which delineates specific department/ program policies which are not explained in the general catalog.  The specific policies as described in the department's Policy and Procedure Manual take precedence over any general policy outlined in the College catalog.  A copy of the Policy and Procedure Manual is available in the Admissions Office. 

Students may begin non-RNUR courses any semester.  A minimum grade of 77% is required in all non-RNUR courses (BIOL1101, BIOL2751, BIOL2752, BIOL1550, ENGL1010, CHEM1030, PSYC1010, PSYC2010, and STAT1010) and all RNUR classes in order to meet prerequisite and graduation requirements.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of this program.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrates critical thinking in the role of provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline of nursing.
  2. Integrates the nursing process to meet basic human needs of individuals and of groups with common health issues in a variety of settings.
  3. Safely performs technical procedures using judgment based on knowledge of biopsychosocial principles.
  4. Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients and families as an integral part of nursing care.
  5. Facilitates cooperative, interpersonal relationships with co-workers as a member of the health care team.
  6. Assumes responsibility for self-direction in the ongoing process of learning.
  7. Incorporates knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities and individual limitations in nursing practice.a

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PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE

Certificate

 

Practical Nurses are prepared to give skillful, bedside care that may include procedures such as assisting individuals with hygiene needs, nutrition and elimination needs, assessing vital functions, administering medications, and performing wound care. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the supervision of the registered nurse, physician, dentist, podiatrist, or optometrist. There are employment opportunities that provide satisfying and rewarding work in hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation units, medical offices, and private or home nursing.

Practical nursing is best suited to individuals who are interested in people and enjoy assisting others. In addition to having a caring manner, the nurse must develop technical skills that require manual dexterity. The curriculum of the Practical Nursing program is designed to include a blend of classroom activities and clinical experiences to provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to assist individuals with health care needs. Experiences are provided in various health care agencies in the community. The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and by the Ohio Board of Regents. Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to take the licensing examination for practical nurses (NCLEX). The Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the application for licensure of any person who has been convicted or has charges pending against them for a felony or who has been convicted of a misdemeanor resulting from or related to the use of drugs or alcohol. Enrollment in the Practical Nursing program is limited. There is a special admission procedure. Please contact the Admissions Office for details.

The Practical Nursing department publishes a student handbook which delineates specific department/program policies that are not explained in the general catalog. The specific policies as described in the department's student handbook take precedence over any general policy outlined in the College catalog. A copy of the handbook is available for review in the Admissions Office. An acceptable health physical and verification of immunizations/immunities is required. An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report/FBI background check and drug screening is required in order to enter the clinical sequence. A minimum grade of 77% is required in all non-PNUR courses (BIOL1101, BIOL1730, BIOL1550, and ENGL1010) and all PNUR courses in order to meet prerequisite and graduation requirements. The Practical Nursing Certificate requires a 2.3 or better cumulative grade point average either in the required courses or the overall GPA.

The Practical Nursing program contains a sequence of clinical classes that begin in the Fall Semester each year. Entrance into this clinical sequence is limited to students who have successfully completed the entrance requirements. Copies of the entrance requirements are available from the Admissions Office. Students may begin non-PNUR courses any semester. Students who plan to articulate into the Associate Degree Nursing program may wish to substitute the Human Anatomy and Physiology courses (BIOL2751 and BIOL 2752) for the Basic Anatomy and Physiology courses. BIOL2752 must be completed prior to entrance into PNUR2010.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Function as a health team member under appropriate supervision.
  2. Utilizes the nursing process when assisting the patient/client to reach optimal state of wellness throughout the life span.
  3. Safely performs technical procedures based on knowledge of scientific and humanistic principles.
  4. Utilizes various communication methods in maintaining relationships with patients, families, and coworkers.
  5. Adjusts to changes occurring in society in relation to health care needs.

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