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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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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.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

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 Expository Writing 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-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 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

Region A Nursing Consortium: Admission Criteria and Points Scale

Class of Fall 2013

Applications will be only be accepted October 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.

Minimum requirements for Phase I:

  • Submit Official High School Transcripts or Official GED Scores
  • Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or provide documentation to waive the placement exam
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater on a 4 point scale in the most recent 10 semester hours attempted
  • 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, 2013 will be acceptable documentation.)
  • Successful completion of all needed developmental courses including: RED 090, ENG 080, ENG 090, MAT 060, MAT 070, BIO 094, and CHM 090
  • 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, 2013 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. Qualified students may only complete the exam once per admission cycle.

Students will be awarded points based on the following scale:

Score from the HESI Assessment Exam

Points for grade point average:

  • 2.50 and below = 0 points
  • 2.51‐2.99 = 4 points
  • 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 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.

Applications Period – October 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013

Application Requirements:

  • Submit application for enrollment during appropriate application period
  • Submit Official High School Transcripts or Official GED Scores
  • Satisfactory scores on the college placement test or provide documentation to waive the placement exam
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater on a 4 point scale in the most recent 10 semester hours attempted
  • 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, 2013 will be acceptable documentation.)
  • Successful completion of all needed developmental courses including: RED 090, ENG 080, ENG 090, MAT 060, MAT 070, BIO 094, and CHM 090
  • 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:

  • 2.50 and below = 0 points
  • 2.51‐2.99 = 4 points
  • 3.00‐3.50 = 8 points
  • 3.51‐3.99 = 14 points
  • 4.00 = 16 points

RN Completer Program A45110

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: RED 090, ENG 090, MAT 070, PSY 241, BIO 168 and BIO 169.

Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 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-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 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