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 (BIOL 1101 , BIOL 2751 , BIOL 2752 , BIOL 1550 , ENGL 1010 , CHEM 1030 , PSYC 1010 , PSYC 2010 , and STAT 1010 ) 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:
- Demonstrates critical thinking in the role of provider of care, manager of care and member of the discipline of nursing.
- Integrates the nursing process to meet basic human needs of individuals and of groups with common health issues in a variety of settings.
- Safely performs technical procedures using judgment based on knowledge of biopsychosocial principles.
- Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients and families as an integral part of nursing care.
- Facilitates cooperative, interpersonal relationships with co-workers as a member of the health care team.
- Assumes responsibility for self‐direction in the ongoing process of learning.
- Incorporates knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities and individual limitations in nursing practice.