2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Registered Nursing | A.A.S.
The Registered Nursing program consists of sequential courses which require five consecutive terms to complete. To extend the nursing program over more than two years, a person may take one, two or three general studies or science classes per semester prior to applying for admission to the nursing program. Continuation in and graduation from the nursing program is contingent upon the student earning a minimum grade of "C" in the courses indicated in the tables below. Classes are held in classrooms and laboratories, whereby area hospitals, community centers and nursing homes provide clinical training sites. After completing the Registered Nursing program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse.♦
♦ The Ohio Board of Nursing has specific requirements regarding criminal conviction/criminal background checks that must be met prior to approval to take the NCLEX.
The Edison State Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)♦ and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
♦ Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) | 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404.975.5000
Some possible careers include ►
staff nurse in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, home health, long-term care and health care settings.
Nursing Program Applicants ►
In addition to complying with the College's general admission procedures, Registered Nursing applicants must
►have satisfactorily completed Introduction to Computers (CIT 100S) or the CIT 100S proficiency exam;
►have successfully completed one year of high school chemistry. Applicants may take Introduction to Chemistry (CHM 110S) as an equivalent course;
►have a satisfactory math assessment score, a grade of "B" or higher in Beginning Algebra (MTH 097D) or a grade of "C" or higher in Intermediate Algebra I (MTH 098D) ;
►have satisfactory assessment scores in reading and writing and are prepared to take Composition I (ENG 121S) or successfully have completed Basic Writing (ENG 091D) and College Preparatory Reading (ENG 093D) ;
►meet with a Health Sciences Career Pathways Advisor/Pre-Nursing Faculty Advisor for signature; and
►submit a Registered Nursing Program Application for admission into Health Promotion of the Adult (NUR 135S) during one of the two application periods. Applications are accepted after September 1 until the application deadline of January 31 for the next fall term. Applications are accepted after March 1 until the application deadline of July 31 for the next spring term.
Criteria for selection of applicants to be admitted to the program include a combination of ►
►official high school transcript with graduation date (College Credit Plus students submit current high school transcript) or GED scores, postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
►college work with an overall weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college transcripts. Official transcripts postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
►ACT, SAT or placement scores, postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
►successful completion of required developmental courses;
►demonstrated improvement in recent academic work;
►essay describing one's personal qualities that will support success in the nursing program.
The selection committee will review all nursing applications and select applicants. All applicants will receive an email of the status of their application approximately 6-8 weeks after the application deadline. Those selected for the program are required to have a physical and medical health form completed by a physician, a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer card, Community First Aid and Safety certification, a successful background check, a successful drug screen and proof of health insurance. Applicants not selected are welcome and encouraged to reapply.
NOTE Registration in and completion of support courses listed for the nursing program does not guarantee selection into the nursing program.
►Click here for the Registered Nursing Program Application
►Click here for the Nursing Student Handbook
►Click here for the 2018 Nursing Student Achievement Data
Program Outcomes ►
The student will, as a
Provider of Care
►synthesize knowledge in the sciences, humanities and nursing for the promotion of wellness and identification of changes in health status;
►demonstrate patient-centered care within the context of the patient's ethnic, cultural and social background;
►use clinical judgment to safely assess wellness/health status, formulate nursing diagnoses, collaborate with patient and his/her family or surrogates to develop outcomes incorporating patient preferences and values, provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions, differentiating between clinical opinion and levels of scientific evidence, to achieve outcomes and evaluate outcomes and reformulate interventions as needed;
►demonstrate clinical competence;
►demonstrate effective communication to provide emotional support and physical comfort;
►demonstrate effective communication to provide health teaching and counseling; and
►use informatics to communicate, manage health data, promote safety and reduce risks.
Manager of Care
►demonstrate interdisciplinary team collaboration to achieve outcomes and resolve conflict;
►coordinate care to safely direct, delegate and supervise others;
►appraise care to reduce risks to both patients and team members;
►evaluate cost-effectiveness of team actions; and
►use informatics to promote quality.
Member of the Profession
►demonstrate professional standards including ethical and legal standards of nursing;
►use research and recognizes differences between clinical opinion and levels of scientific evidence to make and evaluate practice decisions;
►analyze regional, national and global implications affecting quality, safety and access in health care; and
►demonstrate responsibility for personal learning, growth and serving as a mentor.
Program outcomes effective Fall 2018 for incoming NUR-135S students
►value clients and their support systems as an integral part in decision-making when providing compassionate care;
►integrate leadership skills, demonstrating professional judgment and accountability to perform actions within standards of nursing care;
►apply evidence-based practice in the delivery of optimal health care;
►utilize measures of quality improvement at an individual and systems level to ensure delivery of safe care;
►utilize information and technology in an ethical manner to provide communication, examine information, reduce the risk of errors, and support decision making;
►communicate accurately and effectively to deliver safe care in collaboration with other members of the health care team; and
►respond to the larger health care system and its impact on the delivery of care.