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Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.)

Admission Information for Spring 2019

  • Application Deadline:
    • 9/25 for Spring Application
    • 4/15 for Fall Application

ALERT! This Program guide is UPDATED each semester.

The information within this document contains the official Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) admission and curriculum policies, as well as procedures for application. It is the student’s responsibility to keep updated on any program changes posted on the nursing web site at https://jefferson.kctcs.edu/education-training/program-finder/nursing.aspx

STEPS to Apply to the College and the Associate Degree Nursing Program

  1. Applying to the college: An applicant’s first step is to apply to the college. Applying to the college is a separate process from applying to the program. You can apply to the college online. If you are a student that has not taken any classes for one or more semesters, you must apply to the college again, in order to be eligible for enrollment and for your KCTCS email account to be activated. If you are currently enrolled at another KCTCS college, transfer of your Home Campus to Jefferson must be done AFTER the current semester grades are posted.
  2. Complete all prerequisite courses.
  3. NLN Pre-Admission Exam-RN (PAX-RN): register to take the PAX-RN exam.
  4. Mandatory Preadmission’s Conference, Academic Program Plan, Advising Center: To apply to the Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) Program, it is mandatory to attend one of the pre-admission conferences.

Only students who are ready to apply to the Nursing program should attend a pre-admission conference. If you are not yet ready to apply to the A.D.N. Program or if you have transcripts from another college to be evaluated, please see an advisor in the Advising Center and they will fill out an Academic Program Plan (APP) for you. The Advising Center office hours are posted on their web page.  Appointments with the advisors can be made by emailing to jf-advising-center@kctcs.edu The Advising Center is located in the John T. Smith Library, room 203, Building B, (physical address is 622 S. First Street; however, the front of the building faces Second Street).

An Academic Program Plan (APP) is a form that lists all the classes you have taken towards the A.D.N. program and it includes classes you may still need in order to be eligible for applying to the A.D.N. program. The APP shows your nursing GPA, which must be a minimum of 2.75 to be eligible to apply. If you already have an APP, please bring it with you to the preadmission’s conference.

Pre-admission conferences begin promptly; therefore, you must be on time. They are held in the Health Sciences Hall (HSH), room 166-B, Building A-South. The physical address is 110 W Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

Registration for the preadmission conference is necessary in order to receive a signed Academic Program Plan (APP) to include with your Nursing application. If you register one week before the conference date, an advisors will fill out an APP and have it available for you, at the conference. Otherwise, you will receive your APP after the conference, within one week of registration. If you are unable to register for the conference, it is generally because you have not applied to the college or you have sat out a semester; therefore, please apply for admission to the college and select the “Start Your Application” link, and follow the instructions.

Register for the pre-admission conference. Or go to the link from the nursing web page.

You only need to attend one preadmission conference and please be on time.

  • November 6, 2018, at 3:00pm
  • January 29, 2019, at 3:00pm
  • February 28, 2019, at 3:00pm
  • March 21, 2019, at 3:00pm

Applying for the Associate Degree Nursing Program

Deadlines for submission of an application, for admission to the A.D.N. Program

  • April 15, for applying to the fall semester (classes beginning in August, ending in December)
  • September 25, for applying to the spring semester (classes beginning in January, ending in May). 

Applications that are received early are very much appreciated.

Applications that are received late will only be reviewed after on-time applications are considered.

Who Can Apply:

Admission to the program is open to all qualified students. Students seeking entry to the Jefferson Community and Technical College (Jefferson) Associate Degree Nursing Program (A.D.N.) must submit a completed application, with copies of all supporting documents attached. (Applications are made available only at the mandatory preadmission conferences).

Required Psychomotor Functions:

Nursing at the technical level involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions. Therefore, in order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission, all applicants should possess sufficient:

  • Visual acuity such as needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications and for the observation necessary for client assessment and nursing care.
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as monitors, stethoscopes, intravenous infusion pumps, Doppler’s, fire alarms, etc.
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, required in meeting health needs.
  • Communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the individual’s interest.
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement care for individuals.

Rank Order for Criteria of Acceptance

  • Nursing GPA (based upon the general education pre-requisite and co-requisite courses).
  • Scores on the NLN Pre-admission Exam-RN (PAX-RN)
  • Grades in required science courses (A&P I-BIO 137, A&P II-BIO 139 and Medical Microbiology-BIO 225)
  • Current course enrollment numbers at the time of application (all applications must be reviewed by Selective Admissions Committee.)

Meeting the minimum requirements allows students to be included in the qualified applicant pool, but does not guarantee admission.

Regular Admission Status

Students applying for admission to Jefferson Community & Technical College Associate Degree Nursing Program must submit proof, with the application, of the following minimum criteria to qualify for the applicant pool:

  • Validation/documentation of Kentucky Board of Nursing State Nurse Aide Registry (SRNA) licensure or Health Science Technology - HST 104-Basic Skills I Clinical with a grade of C or higher. (The HST 104 course includes CPR certification)
  • Completion of all Pre-Application Requirements.
  • RN Pre-admission Exam (PAX-RN) score report with a minimum composite score of 105, and a verbal percentile rank score of 50 or higher, from National League of Nursing.
  • Must have a minimum of 2.75 nursing GPA (not cumulative GPA).

Priority Admission Status

Same requirement as above for Regular Admission and the following:

  • To qualify for ‘priority admission status’ applicants must have completed all pre-application requirements and all co-requisite General Education courses with at least a 3.0 Nursing GPA, at the time an application is submitted.
  • All requirements must be complete at the time of application and required documentation submitted along with the application.
  • Mark the appropriate box towards the top of the application indicating that you are applying as a candidate for Priority Admission Status.

Notification of application status to students will be made by email, using the student’s KCTCS email addresses; no information will be given over the phone or to a student in the Nursing Division Office. Notification of the status of an application may be emailed up to one month before the beginning of the semester, depending on the applicant pool, program resources, and meeting dates of the Selective Admissions Committee. Generally, students will be notified the first week of May for fall semester application and the first week of November for spring semester application.

Degree Obtained:

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse.

Accreditation:

Jefferson Community & Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

  • Phone:  404.679.4500.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is further accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

The A.D.N. Program also meets the regulations of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Discrimination Statement:
Jefferson Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex or handicap in employment, educational programs or activities as set forth in Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

NCLEX Pass Rate available at www.kbn.ky.gov/ 2017 is at 86%

Job Placement Rates: 2017, 97% of respondents, 6-12 months post-graduation were employed as an RN.

Pre-Application Requirements

  • PAX-RN Minimum Score:
    • NLN RN Pre-entrance exam minimum score of 105 composite and 50 on Percentile Rank in the Verbal category.
    • A hard copy of scoring report must be submitted with the application.
  • State certification:
    • from Kentucky Board of Nursing for State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) or HST 104 Basic Skills Clinical (HST 104 course includes CPR certification).
  • BIO 137: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credit hours),
    • completed within 10 years of semester admitted to A.D.N. program, with a grade of C or better.
    • Transfer credit from another college must include a lab and be approved by the A.D.N. Program Coordinator.
  • PSY 110: General Psychology (3 credit hours) or equivalent.
  • Math at an AA or AS Quantitative Reasoning or higher (such as MAT 146 or MAT 150):
    • grade of C or better.

For a “regular admission,” this curriculum plan will be followed for a full-time student.

Program Courses and Co-Requisite Courses

  • First Semester
    • NSG 106 - Nursing One (9 credit hours)
    • *BIO 139: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours) (Within 10 years, Grade of C or better)
    • *ENG 101: Writing I (3 credit hours)
  • Second Semester
    • NSG 206 - Nursing Two (9 credit hours)
    • *HST 121 – Pharmacology (2 credit hours) with a grade of C or higher
  • Third Semester
    • NSG 236 - Nursing Three (9 credit hours)
    • *BIO 225: Medical Microbiology (4 credit hours), within 10 years, Grade of C or better
  • Fourth Semester
    • NSG 246 - Nursing Four (9 credit hours)
    • *Heritage/Humanities (3 credit hours)

*Co-requisite General Education Courses

If general education and co-requisites classes, (in italics), are not completed prior to applying to the Nursing Program, these courses must be taken before or concurrent with the semester under which the class is listed. Applicants are highly encouraged to complete as many as possible (especially biology courses, which must be taken in sequence) before entering nursing classes or during the summer semester, if it falls prior to the semester the classes are required. All General Education courses have online options available, but KCTCS biology class sizes are very limited and fill up quickly.

In order to qualify for Priority Admission status, all pre-application requirements and all co-requisite coursework must be completed with the grades posted to your transcript before an application is submitted. Your Nursing GPA must be a minimum of 3.0 and on the PAX-RN score report, you must have a Composite Score of 105 or higher and a Verbal Percentile Rank Score of 50 or higher.

NLN Pre-Admission Exam-RN (PAX-RN)

The PAX-RN is a National League for Nursing (NLN) standardized, computerized test that measures proficiency in Verbal ability (comprehension and vocabulary), Math, and Science at the 12th grade level. All three sections must be taken on the same assigned date. Each section has 40-70 questions and the time allotted for the test is calculated at 1.3 minutes per question. RN Pre-Admission exam study guide is available at bookstores, as well as on the NLN website.

Applicants must take this exam, and score a minimum of 105 composite, with a minimum of 50 in the Verbal Percentile Rank to be considered for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Jefferson. Results can be printed immediately or within 2 hours following the computer-based exam, or retrieved from the NLN website for up to one year after the exam, free of charge. A printed copy of the results must be attached to the application for Admission. Results are not sent to the school.

The PAX-RN exam may be taken at other colleges; available locations and dates (including Jefferson’s) can be found at found online for schools that require online registration. (Some alternate testing sites hold on-site registration; these will not be listed on the NLN website. And registration information may not be available until 4-6 weeks before the test date.)

Applicants are responsible for online registration. Registration requires a payment of approximately $37. No one will be able to take this exam if they failed to register before the deadline, which is posted on the NLN website.

If students have trouble registering on this site, please call NLN customer service at 800.732.8656 (the nursing staff at Jefferson cannot assist with this registration process). A confirmation receipt must be printed off the web site at time of registration.

The student must bring the payment voucher, a valid picture ID, and two forms of ID to the testing site on the designated date. Sign-ins begin 15 minutes prior to testing. Calculators and cellphone use is NOT allowed during testing.

Testing for PAX-RN is held in one of the following two locations:

  1. Testing Center located at: John T. Smith Library, room 215, building B.
    • Physical address: 622 S. First Street, Louisville, KY 40202;
    • however, the front entrance actually faces Second Street
  2. Chestnut Hall, room 301, Building A-North.
    • Physical address: 110 W Chestnut Street, Louisville KY 40202

PAX-RN testing dates are posted on the nursing web page as soon as they become available.

There are a limited number of testing dates prior to the application deadline. Therefore, please sign up early to assure you get the date most convenient for you.

Must register at least two days before the test date. And must arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.

Register online for the PAX-RN testing

Advanced Placement Admission into the A.D.N. Program

(For a Licensed Practical Nurse)
OPTIONS A or B

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) currently practicing and licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, have two options available for entering the nursing program. LPNs must meet the same admission standards as all applicants to the nursing program with the following exceptions: State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) certification and submission of the PAX-RN score are not required. Instead, validation of the PN license should be submitted in place of the SRNA, and in addition to all listed pre-requisites, the second of the A&P courses (BIO 139 or equivalent) and ENG 101 must be completed prior to submission of the application. All co-requisites are also required before or in accordance with the nursing courses as listed.)

In order to be eligible for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all pre-requisite and co-requisite classes completed prior to admission to the LPN to RN Bridge course or prior to advanced standing placement. Selection of applicants is based on highest pre/co-requisite GPA. Applications for Articulation into NSG 206 depends on available space in the class.

An LPN student admitted into a Jefferson Associate Degree Nursing Program may be granted credit by one of the following options:

  • KCTCS Rules of the Senate – Section VI. Appendix D.
  • A. Articulation:
    • A student who has passed the National Council Licensure Examination—PN (NCLEX-PN) and holds an active unrestricted license for practical/vocational nursing will be awarded credit for the first semester nursing course in a KCTCS Associate Degree Nursing Program. (The student will then complete the three remaining semesters of nursing.) Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurses who graduated more than three (3) years prior to admission to a KCTCS Associate Degree Nursing Program must provide verification of current employment. Current employment is defined as one (1) full year of full-time employment as an LPN/LVN within the last three years. The employment in nursing shall be defined as patient/client contact and shall be verified by the employing agency/agencies using the standardized verification of employment form. The student must meet nursing admissions criteria as stated in the Rules of the Senate, Section IV.3.7.1 & 3.7.2.2, and be accepted into the nursing program for credit to be awarded.
  • B. Campus-based Summer Bridge Course:
    • A student who has passed the National Council Licensure Examination—PN (NCLEX-PN) and holds an active unrestricted license for practical/vocational nursing and successfully completes Nursing LPN Summer Bridge Course (NSG 196, an abbreviated nursing course) will be awarded credit for the second semester nursing course in a KCTCS Associate Degree Nursing Program (the student will then complete the two remaining semesters of nursing). Upon successful completion of all components of the course, the student will be admitted to Nursing Three and will have earned five (5) credit hours for Nursing LPN Summer Bridge Course (NSG 196) and four (4) credit hours for Nursing Two, for a total of nine (9) credit hours.

LPN’s who are interested in the LPN-RN Summer Semester Bridge Course must attend a MANDATORY pre-admission conference in order to obtain an application.

LPN’s interested in articulation into NSG II (NSG 206) must obtain an application at one of the pre-admission conferences. And, please remember to check the box towards the top of the application stating that you are an LPN applying for Articulation into the 2nd semester of Nursing (NSG 206). LPN’s applying for advanced placement must have completed PSY 110, BIO 137, BIO 139, ENG 101, and Math, Quantitative Reasoning at AA/AS level or higher (such as MAT 146 or MAT 150).

REQUESTS FOR TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER NURSING PROGRAM

Students requesting to transfer into the Jefferson Associate Degree Nursing Program from another nursing program, including credit for previous nursing coursework, must provide proof of passing grades in all previously attempted nursing courses, (passing grade as established by the nursing program where the grade was earned). Applicants previously admitted to another nursing program, and who have earned a failing grade in any nursing course will not be accepted for admission into the A.D.N. program at Jefferson. However, you may apply as a new student starting at the beginning of the A.D.N. program. Potential candidates must meet all admission requirements of the Jefferson A.D.N. Nursing Program as outlined in this Program Guide. If it has been more than three years since initial enrollment in the first nursing course in any registered nursing program, an applicant must repeat all nursing courses.

Beginning summer 2015, Jefferson Community and Technical College will no longer conditionally admit transfer students; students will be required to submit ALL official, postsecondary transcripts to the Admission’s Office prior to enrollment at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Jefferson will require official transcripts even if the student does not plan to use the coursework to satisfy the requirements for the Nursing Degree for the Nursing Program. Prospective students must also submit an online application to the College. Applying to the college is a separate process from applying for the Nursing Program.

Requirements:

Three months prior to the expected date of enrollment:

  1. Potential candidates must provide a written letter stating the reason for transfer, and anticipated placement within the program.
  2. Proof of regional academic accreditation of any college(s) previously attended for which the student is requesting transfer credit.  (Credit from proprietary, non-regionally accredited schools is not eligible for transfer credit.)
  3. Informal/unofficial transcripts from all previously attended colleges.
  4. At least two months prior to the anticipated entry date:
    • Submit a Nursing Transfer Admission Packet, which includes:
      • From the previous nursing program: overall nursing program curriculum plus individual course objectives, course outlines, syllabi, and skills/competency list from all nursing courses completed at the previous nursing program. Please note that there is no standard curriculum for nursing programs or nursing courses, so this information is crucial to establish compatibility of the previous nursing courses with those of Jefferson and to determine how much, if any, nursing course credit can be granted to the student.
  5. At least two letters of recommendation from the previously attended nursing program. The letters must be signed, dated, and printed on the school letterhead; one from the Nursing Program Director and one from a recent Clinical Instructor, indicating that the student is in good academic and financial standing. These may be sent directly to:
    Kelli Selvage
    Associate Degree Nursing Program Coordinator
    Jefferson Community and Technical College
    109 E. Broadway-HSH 442
    Louisville, KY 40202
  6. Acceptance of any Transfer Student will be dependent upon available resources, comparability of previous nursing courses, vacancy in the receiving course, and results of a nursing pre-admission exam (NLN Pre-admission Exam-PAX-RN). This information may not be available until a few weeks before the beginning of any given semester.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

(Upon acceptance into the A.D.N. Program)

Once an applicant is accepted into the Nursing Program, official copies of all previous transcripts, must be requested by the student from the original school and sent, unopened, to the Jefferson Admission’s Office. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all previous transcripts are on file with the Registrar at Jefferson. (Please DO NOT send official copies of transcripts to the Nursing Office; once they are opened by anyone other than the Admission’s Office, they are no longer official and will have to be resent.)

Criminal Background Check (BC) and Drug Screening (DS)

All incoming nursing students will be required to complete a national Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening according to the Allied Health & Nursing Division Policy and Procedures. The policy and directions for this procedure will be supplied in the acceptance packet, for admission. Failure to comply with this requirement by the designated deadline may result in dismissal from the Program.

The cost is $66.20 through CastleBranch, a background screening and compliance tracking solutions company.

  • Completion of criminal background check (instructions and a deadline date will be specified in the students’ letter of acceptance to the Program, which is sent by email). If clinical placement is not possible due to a criminal record, the Program Coordinator will notify the student by email and the student will be permitted to withdraw rather than failing the course due to the inability to fulfill course requirements.
  • Completion of required drug screen (instructions and deadline will be specified in the students’ letter of acceptance to the Program, which is sent by email).
  • Failure to comply by the specified deadlines may result in the student’s removal from the class roster.

Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements

This is a one-time fee of $25.00 and the account belongs to the student for life, which is used to track verification of Immunizations and additional documentation such as CPR certification. Documentation is uploaded to CastleBranch.

Once the student is admitted to the program, they must submit a Physical Examination form and verification of immunizations, which must be signed by the health care provider.

Do not submit immunization records along with your application; they will not be processed by the Nursing Division Office. They will be uploaded to CastleBranch by the student.

  • Influenza during flu season, between August 30th and October 1st; documentation of vaccination will be required by October 15th each fall semester or upon entry into the program in the spring semester
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • TB (Tuberculosis) screening-Two-Step: step one, vaccine given then read after 48-72 hours, step two, repeat step one between seven to twenty one days (not one day earlier and not one day later)
  • TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA and PERTUSSIS (Tdap)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): series of 2 doses, 4 weeks apart or results of a Varicella titer, with verification of immunity (positive result).
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (series of 3 doses, 2nd dose due one month after 1st dose; 3rd dose is due approximately 5 months after 2nd dose). The student may attend clinical once the series is started with the first dose.
  • Physical Assessment on Jefferson’s form

Total cost for CastleBranch BC, DS, and uploading of documents is $91.20. Detailed information regarding CastleBranch will be included in the students’ letter of acceptance to the A.D.N. Program, which is sent by email.

Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR certification.

The only two levels of CPR accepted are from American Heart Association (Healthcare/BLS Provider) or the American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer). Please note that HST 104 course includes CPR certification.

Costs/Financial Information

The fee schedule may be found in the Kentucky Community and Technical College catalog. In addition to tuition, nursing students are responsible for associated costs such as transportation to clinical sites, payment for liability insurance, books, internet access, software /electronic access to class resources, national computerized exams, lab kits and uniforms. Nursing students must have access to a computer and to the internet. Coursework cannot be managed using only a Smartphone. Students are responsible for maintaining acceptable financial standing to remain in nursing classes. Nursing faculty or staff cannot negotiate with the Financial Aid office on behalf of any student.

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Requirements

The Kentucky Board of Nursing reserves the right to deny a nursing graduate the right to take the NCLEX-RN (licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse) if an individual has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that involved acts bearing directly on the qualifications or the ability of the graduate to practice nursing. These are listed on the Kentucky Board of Nursing website at http://kbn.ky.gov/apply/courtnet.htm. Questions about prior convictions should be directed to KBN.

NURSING COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • NSG 106 Nursing I
    • 9 credit hours
    • Lecture: 5 hours/week
    • Laboratory / Clinical: 12 hours/week
    • Introduces and applies Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns (FHP) within the context of the contemporary health care system. Emphasizes foundation knowledge of nursing practice, skills acquisition, and care of clients with risk for or actual common chronic health pattern dysfunctions.
    • Pre-requisites:
      • BIO 137 (within 10 years) with a grade of “C” or better, Math at an AA or AS Quantitative Reasoning or higher with a grade of “C” or better, PY 110 and computer competency. KBN SRNA Certification. Or HST 101-Basic Skills I or HST 104-Basic Skills I Clinical
    • *Concurrent with, if not previously completed:
      • BIO 139 with a grade of C or better (within 10 years) and ENG 101.
  • NSG 206 Nursing II
    • 9 credit hours
    • Lecture: 5 hours/week
    • Laboratory / Clinical: 12 hours/week
    • Includes the application of core components of nursing to clients experiencing alterations in health. Focuses on the nursing care for the client with mental health dysfunctions and the client experiencing acute and/or chronic health pattern dysfunctions
    • Pre-requisites:
      • All pre-requisites from NSG 106 as well as
      • NSG I and BIO 139 (within 10 years) with a grade of “C” or better, and ENG 101.
    • *Concurrent with, if not previously completed:
      • Pharmacology (HST 121) with a grade of C or higher.
  • NSG 196
    • (LPN ONLY) Nursing LPN Bridge
    • 5 credit hours
    • Lecture: 4 hours/week
    • Laboratory: 3 hours/week
    • Builds upon the LVN/LPN experiences in application of core components of nursing. Focuses on the nursing care for the client with mental health dysfunctions and the client experiencing acute and/or chronic health pattern dysfunctions. Covers selected content and skills from Nursing One and Nursing Two. Includes the role of the Associate Degree Nurse and application of the core components of nursing practice to client’s experience.
    • Pre-requisites:
      • BIO 137 & BIO 139 (within 10 years) with a grade of “C” or better), Math at an AA or AS Quantitative Reasoning or higher with a grade of “C” or better and PSY 110, ENG 101, and computer literacy. LPN license.
    • *Concurrent with, if not previously completed:
      • Pharmacology (HST 121) with a grade of C or higher.
  • NSG 236 Nursing III
    • 9 credit hours
    • Lecture: 5 hours/week
    • Laboratory / Clinical: 12 hours/week
    • Includes application of the core components of nursing to the care of child-bearing and child-rearing families experiencing functional and dysfunctional health patterns.
    • Pre-requisite:
      • All prerequisites from NSG 106 & NSG 206 as well as Pharmacology (HST 121) with a grade of C or higher or completion of Nursing LPN Bridge (NSG 196).
    • *Concurrent with, if not previously completed:
      • BIO 225 (within 10 years) with a grade of “C” or better
  • NSG 246 Nursing IV
    • 9 credit hours
    • Lecture: 10 hours/week 1st half of semester
    • Clinical: 24 hours/week 2nd half of semester
    • Emphasizes the development of the nurse as a provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing profession. Provides for the application of critical thinking skills in the care of diverse clients/families across the lifespan with actual or potential alteration in health due to complex acute and chronic health problems. Includes an integrated practicum with an emphasis on leadership, management, clinical decision-making, collaboration, knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within the legal/ethical framework to facilitate the transition of the student to Registered Nurse practice.
    • Pre-requisites:
      • All pre-requisites from NSG 106, 206, and 236 or 196 and BIO 225 (within 10 years) with a grade of “C” or better.
    • *Concurrent with, if not previously completed:
      • Heritage or Humanities (3 hours)
      • *Any concurrent courses may be taken prior to the required semester.

DIRECTORY