2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Associate Degree Nursing (AAS), Registered Nursing (A45110)

The Cleveland Community College Associate Degree Nursing program is a member of the Foothills Nursing Consortium with Isothermal Community College and McDowell Technical Community College. 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.

Admission and Selection Criteria

Admission to Associate Degree Nursing is competitive among qualified applicants according to established criteria. There is a limited application period and exact admissions evaluation criteria are revised and updated annually. All Associate Degree Nursing applicants are required to attend an annual Allied Health information session in order to declare Associate Degree Nursing as a program of study. Allied Health information session schedules are available in Student Services at 704.669.4081 or online at http://www.clevelandcc.edu/allied-health-students.php.

An admissions and selection rubric will be used to determine acceptance to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health Information session. All applications for admission must be updated annually. If one has applied previously, he or she must initiate the process again, including the PSB aptitude exam retesting.

CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

For the most current admission and selection rubric, please visit the College webpage at www.clevelandcc.edu.

Prospective ADN candidates residing in Cleveland, Rutherford, Polk, or McDowell counties must apply to the college serving their county. Other applicants may apply to the college of their convenience. Daytime and evening/weekend sections are offered to meet graduation requirements in the Nursing program. Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.

Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Admission Requirements - Advanced Placement (LPN)

Daytime and evening/weekend sections are offered to meet graduation requirements in the Nursing program.

Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

All materials must be sent to the Admissions Office of the respective college.

The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.

Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Intra-Consortium Transfer/Reentry Policy

  1. All requests for reentry into the nursing program must be approved by the Admissions Office and the Nursing Director prior to implementation.
  2. Only one reentry will be considered between consortium member colleges or from other nursing programs.
  3. Students must remain with the college of entry during the program regardless of residence.

Course and Hour Requirements

Students are not allowed to enroll in the NUR courses until formally accepted into the program. Please see admission requirements. NUR 214 is for Advanced Placement students entering first year Spring or Summer semester. Spring semester students will take BIO 169, NUR 211 & NUR 214. Summer semester students will take ENG 111, NUR 114, NUR 214 & PSY 241. (LPN License and all remaining non-nursing courses must be completed prior to entry). The fast-track option is for students who have completed a concept-based PNE program.

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
NUR 111Intro To Health Concepts
4
6
6

8

NUR 112Health-Illness Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 113Family Health Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 114Holistic Health Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 211Health Care Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 212Health System Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 213Complex Health Concepts
4
3
15

10

NUR 214Nsg Transition Concepts
3
0
3

4

NUR 214: For Advanced Placement Students only

Total Major Hours: 43-47

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

MUS 112Introduction to Jazz
3
0

3

PHI 215Philosophical Issues
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 241Developmental Psych
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

 

BIO 175General Microbiology
2
2

3

or

BIO 275Microbiology
3
3

4

Total General Education Hours: 27-28

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70-75

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

NUR 111Intro To Health Concepts
4
6
6

8

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
10
11
6
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

NUR 211Health Care Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 112Health-Illness Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 214Nsg Transition Concepts
3
0
3

4

Total Credit Hours:
9
3
9-12
13-14

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

NUR 114Holistic Health Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 214Nsg Transition Concepts
3
0
3

4

PSY 241Developmental Psych
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
0
6
11

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 175General Microbiology
2
2

3

or

BIO 275Microbiology
3
3

4

 

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

NUR 113Family Health Concepts
3
0
6

5

NUR 212Health System Concepts
3
0
6

5

Total Credit Hours:
11-12
3
12
16-17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
NUR 213Complex Health Concepts
4
3
15

10

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
7
3
15
13

*See “Course and Hour Requirements”

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70-75