The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares

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BLUEGRASS COMMUNITY AND
TECHNICAL COLLEGE
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM
ADMISSION PROCESS
ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
Dean of Academic Affairs:
 Dr. Bonnie Nicholson
Assistant Dean, Nursing Division:
 Susan Hayes
Program Coordinators, Associate Degree Nursing:
 Lise Roemmele, Cooper Campus
 Dixie Webb, Lawrenceburg Campuses
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING
MISSION STATEMENT
The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares program graduates to write the
National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses. The program
curriculum combines general education and nursing education and is accredited by
the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and is approved by the
Kentucky Board of Nursing. The program faculty support lifelong learning and
workforce development through faculty efforts in continuing education and
community service.
CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION TO THE ADN
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Effective for Fall 2012:
• New Nursing Curriculum – new prefixes and
change of order of co-requisite courses
• All applicants must take the PAX-RN NLN
Exam within three (3) years of beginning the
Nursing program
ADVANCED STANDING APPLICANTS
•
LPN may receive nine (9) credit hours for Nursing 101 through advanced
standing. To earn this credit they must meet one of the following:
•
Has graduated within three years of admission to the BCTC nursing program and
holds a current active unrestricted practical nurse license.
•
Has graduated more than three years prior to admission and verifies current
employment as an LPN and holds a current unrestricted practical nurse license.
Current employment is defined as one year of full-time employment as an LPN
within the last three years.
•
Be currently enrolled practical nursing student within KCTCS.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR LPN’S
•
Attend a pre-admission nursing conference.
•
High school transcript /GED official score report
•
Official transcripts for ALL colleges, universities, and/or vocational schools
attended since high school.
•
NLN PAX-RN Exam, must be current within 3 years.
•
Successfully graduated from PN program
ADVANCED STANDING APPLICATION DEADLINES
•
Spring 2014 - November 8, 2013
•
Summer 2014 - April 11, 2014
PRE REQUISITES FOR LPN ONLY
Mathematics*
3
(MA 111,MAT 150 or higher)
PSY 110
3
BIO 137*
4
PSY 223
3
BIO 139
4
Computer Literacy course
* Letter grade of “C” is required for
all nursing courses, biology, and
math courses.
LPN’S – BYPASS THE FALL SEMESTER
NSG 101 (received credit)
9
FIRST YEAR-
SPRING SEMESTER
NSG 197
3
NSG 212
3
NSG 215
1
ENG 101
3
COMMUNICATION
3
(COM 181, 252, 281)
LPN TRACK ONLY SUMMER SEMESTER
• NSG 197
3 credits
• Transition to ADN
• NSG 212
3 credits
• Behavorial Health Nursing
• NSG 215
1 credit
• Pharmacology
SECOND YEAR-
FALL SEMESTER
NSG 220
6
NSG 211
3
BIO 225**
4
ENG 102
3
**Credits earned in biology
courses that are 6 years
or older must be updated
SECOND YEAR-
SPRING SEMESTER
NSG 230
6
NSG 213
3
NSG 225
1
Heritage/Humanities/
Language
3
PREFERENCE CATEGORIES
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•
•
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Bachelors Degree
Associate Degree
Credit Hours > 30 hours
Credit Hours> 15 hours
• GPA
• NLN PAX-RN Verbal score
• NLN PAX-RN Comprehensive score
TECHNICAL STANDARDS
• Visual acuity
• Auditory perception
• Gross and fine motor coordination
• Communication skills
• Intellectual and emotional function
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Immunizations:
• Hepatitis B series
• Tdap
• Flu vaccine
• MMR (2)
• Varicella
• TB screening
• CPR (Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer)
• Criminal Background Check
• Crime Conviction Form signature
PAX-RN NLN TESTING
Test Registration Instructions
Go to www.registerblast.com/bluegrass/Exam
Click “How to Register” for instructions
Online technical support is available through the following e-mail
links: [email protected] ; [email protected]; and
[email protected]
Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the test date for most tests (5
weeks for NOCTI end-of-program paper tests)
Seats are limited, so register early
Refunds are not issued
Carefully read student acknowledgements
Print, read and bring confirmation e-mail to test
FAQ FOR ADVANCED STANDING
APPLICANTS
How long does it take to complete the ADN program?
Three semesters
Can I finish quicker if I take more nursing courses per semester?
No. Each nursing course must be taken prior to or concurrent with the
semester sequence in which you are enrolled.
What grade do I need to make to pass a nursing course?
“C” = 77%
Do you accept nursing courses from other nursing programs?
If you have taken courses in another program, you must make an
appointment with the Program Coordinator to review your transcript.
How many days per week do I need to be on campus?
Four days
FAQ CONTINUE
What degree will I graduate with when I complete the
program?
Associate in Applied Science- Nursing
Where will I be able to work?
Hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, home health
How many students does the program admit?
90 at Cooper campus and 40 at Lawrenceburg campus
How many LPN’s are admitted to the program per year?
Depends on available space (10 – 18)
FAQ (continue)
Can I work while I am in nursing school?
Yes, but it is not recommend to exceed 20 hours per week.
Where do we go to do clinicals?
St Joseph’s Hospital, University of KY, Central Baptist, VA Medical Center
What does the job market look like for RN’s in the Bluegrass area?
In the past three years, 90% of our graduates were working as RN’s by six
months post graduation.
Can I take some nursing courses prior to be accepted into the program?
No, you must be first accepted into the program before you can take any nursing
courses. We encourage you to take the co-requisites prior to starting the
program.
FAQ (continue)
Can I take any courses on-line?
Currently we do not have a long-distance program. Only the
pharmacology courses will be done online.
Can I apply to the program before taking the pre-requisites courses?
Yes you can. You will be admitted on the contingency that the prerequisites will be completed prior to starting the program.
How much does the nursing program cost?
Not including tuition, approximately $1300.00. In addition you will
be required to purchase a wireless device, a standardized test ,
NCLEX prep resources, and a skills pack each semester.

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