Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Suggested Schedule for 2014-2015 (Updated Apr 14, 2014)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A45110

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-111 Introduction to Health Concepts 4 6 6 8
NUR-117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
PSY-150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total: 13
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-112 Health-Illness Concepts 3 0 6 5
NUR-114 Holistic Health Concepts 3 0 6 5
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total: 13
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NUR-113 Family Health Concepts 3 0 6 5
Total: 8
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
NUR-211 Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5
NUR-212 Health System Concepts 3 0 6 5
Total: 19
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 66

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Region A Nursing Consortium: Admission Criteria and Points Scale

Class of Fall 2015

Applications will only be accepted October 1, 2014 through February 2, 2015.

Minimum requirements for Phase I:

  • Submit Official High School Transcripts or Official Scores for the High School Equivalency Diploma.
  • Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or provide documentation to waive the placement exam
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4 point scale.  The most recent transcript with the most coursework will be used for students who have attended more than one college.
  • Provide Documentation of successful completion of a NC approved Certified Nurse Aide I program which includes theory, lab, and clinical components* (A copy of a college transcript or a notarized course completion certificate will be acceptable documentation) *Challenging the Nurse Aide I examination will not meet this requirement.
  • Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as Nurse Aide I (NAI) from the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry; https://www.ncnar.org/index1.isp and the Division of Health Service Regulation. (A copy of current listing on the NC DHSR Nurse Aide Registry Website by January 31, 2015 will be acceptable documentation.).
  • Successful completion of all needed developmental courses including: DRE-096, DRE-097, DRE-098, DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040  and BIO-094.
  • Completion of BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I with a grade of “C” or better.

The above minimum requirements must be satisfied by January 31, 2015 to be considered for the fall nursing class. Once the application deadline has past, all qualified applicants will progress to Phase II.

Phase II:

Students will complete HESI Admission Assessment Exam during February and March. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam may be administered to students who have met all the requirements of phase I.

The HESI exam may be taken a maximum of two times, but only once per admission cycle.  The HESI score from the current admission cycle will be used.  Students will be awarded points based on the following scale:

Score from the HESI Assessment Exam

Points for grade point average:

  • 3.00‐3.50 = 8 Points
  • 3.51‐3.99 = 14 points
  • 4.00 = 16 points

Points for other:

  • Health Occupations I or Allied Health Science I = 1 point
  • Health Occupations II or Allied Health Science II = 2 points
  • Diploma level degree = 2 points
  • Associate level degree = 4 points
  • Bachelor level degree = 5 points
  • Masters level degree or higher = 6 points

Please note that students will only receive points for the highest coursework or degree completed.

Provisional acceptance to the nursing program will be offered to the top 38 point earners from Phase II at each campus. A student that is provisionally accepted will need to complete state health and immunization forms and complete BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II and CHM-090 with a grade of “C” or better to become fully accepted into the nursing program by May 15. If all requirements for Phase II are not completed by May 15, the student’s slot may be offered to an alternate student.

Enrollment in NUR prefix courses is not allowed until students are accepted into the nursing program. Admission to the nursing program is based on a competitive process, see above for complete information. It is strongly recommended that students seeking to enter the ADN nursing program complete all their required general education courses before enrolling in the nursing program.

RN Completer Program

Applications Period – October 1, 2014 – February 2, 2015

Application Requirements:

  • Submit application for enrollment during appropriate application period
  • Submit Official High School Transcripts or Official Scores for the High School Equivalency Diploma.
  • Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or provide documentation to waive the placement exam
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4 point scale.  The most recent transcript with the most coursework will be used for students who have attended more than one college.
  • Provide Documentation of successful completion of a NC approved LPN program which includes theory, lab, and clinical components* (A copy of a college transcript or a notarized course completion certificate will be acceptable documentation).
  • Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as LPN from the North Carolina Board of Nursing; https://www.ncbon.com. (A copy of current listing on the NC BON Registry Website by January 31, 2015 will be acceptable documentation.).
  • Successful completion of all needed developmental courses including:  DRE-096, DRE-097, DRE-098, DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040 and BIO-094.
  • Completion of BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II, PSY-150 General Psychology and PSY-241 Developmental Psychology with a grade of “C” or better.

Phase II:

Enrollment in NUR prefix courses is not allowed until students are accepted into the nursing program. Admission to the nursing program is based on a competitive process, see above for complete information.

The top 10 applicants will be accepted into the RN Completer Program each summer. Students will be awarded points based on their GPA (based on the last 10 semester hours completed.)

Points for grade point average:

  • 3.00‐3.50 = 8 points
  • 3.51‐3.99 = 14 points
  • 4.00 = 16 points
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RN Completer Program A45110AP

The RN completer program is designed to allow currently Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to become a registered nurse without repeating the entire nursing curriculum. Upon completion, student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree (A45110).

Graduates are able to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Applicants to the program will receive credit for NUR-111, NUR-112, NUR-113, NUR-114, NUR-117, and NUR-211 based on coursework completed in the LPN curriculum. Course prerequisites for the program include: DRE-096, DRE-097, DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, BIO-168 and BIO-169.

Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NUR-214 Nsg Transition Concepts 3 0 3 4
Total: 7
Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
NUR-221 LPN to ADN Concepts I 6 0 9 9
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-223 LPN to ADN Concepts II 6 0 9 9
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 37

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