2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Degree Nursing (A45110RN), AAS

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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.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Admission into Associate Degree Nursing program is a competitive admission process. A minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher is required in the general education/related courses.

Special Accreditation Status

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is currently a member of the National League for Nursing.

General Requirements

  1. Detailed current information for interested applicants is located at www.robeson.edu/nursing [opens in a new tab]. Applicants must submit all required documentation by established deadlines.
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy .
  3. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: Academic performance, references and academic degrees.
  4. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater in the nursing general education courses by the published deadline date for submitting complete program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be reviewed by the program area for admission. For Associate Degree Nursing, the GPA calculation for Fall 2018 will be based upon grades earned in the following courses:

* PHI 240  is recommended by the Nursing Department.

  1. Once an applicant has successfully satisfied required English/reading and mathematics entrance competencies, applicants are eligible to submit an application packet. The program checklist outlines the number of strategies applicants may follow to meet the required competencies.
  2. A point system is followed to evaluate health science program applications. Applicants earn points based upon academic performance, references and academic degrees. Point distribution is outlined on the program checklist.
  3. All official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  4. Provisionally accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with the criminal background check, drug screen and medical review will be the responsibility of the student even if not selected for admission.
  5. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including the nursing web site at www.robeson.edu/nursing [opens in a new tab] and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Program Prerequisites for Fall 2018: Students admitted to the Nursing Program must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher prior to enrolling in the first nursing class. (Advanced Placement Program Students must also meet these Prerequsites for Spring 2019 entry.):
  1. A competitive TEAS V score will be required for consideration/acceptance into the Nursing program. Students will be notified of TEAS V testing dates. All fees associated with the TEAS V exam are the responsibility of the student.
  2. The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 ,or PHI 240  (recommended).

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 10 | Lab Hours 12 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 16

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 9 | Clinical Hours 12 | Credit Hours 13

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 5

Class Hours 9 | Clinical Hours 12 | Credit Hours 13

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 10 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 15 | Credit Hours 13

Total Credit Hours 75

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