Nursing (ADN)

(CIP Code 513801)

68 Semester Hours

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to function as competent registered nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity, use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for individuals and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredits the program, and their information is listed below:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Successful completion of the Associate Degree Nursing program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a registered nurse.

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing and/or South Carolina Technical College System and/or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Application Deadline

The Associate Degree Nursing program has a limited enrollment and students must apply for admission. The deadline to apply for fall admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is May 31st. The deadline to apply for spring admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is AUGUST 31st.

NOTE: If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline date is the next business day.

Pre-admission Requirements

Must be satisfied PRIOR to the Associate Degree Nursing program application admission process

 

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Meet the general enrollment requirements of Central Carolina Technical College and the admission requirements for Health Sciences students.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in Associate Degree Nursing program courses.
  • The Registrar must have receipt of all official transcripts (including high school and all regionally accredited institutions) two weeks prior to the admission deadline.
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a score at the Academic Preparedness Level of “Proficient”, “Advanced” or “Exemplary” or completion of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 470 score and Math 460 score or completion of American College Test (ACT) with a minimum 19 Composite score. Scores older than five years will not be accepted.
  • Completion and grade of “C” or higher in BIO 210 (Anatomy and Physiology I) and MAT 101 (Beginning Algebra) or MAT 110 (College Algebra) or MAT 120 (Probability and Statistics).
  • Completion and grade of “C” or higher in ENG 101 (English Composition I).

Competitive Admission Process

Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program is competitive and based on a selective point system called the “Competitive Admission” process which is an objective means for evaluating nursing applicants. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee an applicant admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Upon completion of the pre-admission requirements, the applicant is eligible to complete an Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form. This form may be obtained from the applicant’s advisor or from the Health Sciences Administrative Assistant in the Health Sciences Center. It is the applicant’s responsibility to carefully read and complete the Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form correctly and submit the form to their advisor by the admission deadline.

INITIAL CORE COURSES

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I

ENG 101 English Composition I

MAT 101 Beginning Algebra

  OR

MAT 110 College Algebra

  OR

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

SEMESTER I (FALL) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 433

NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 67.53.5

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

1210.58.5Total

SEMESTER II (SPRING) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts 765

PSY 201 General Psychology 303

13611Total

SEMESTER III (SUMMER) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 225 Microbiology 433

NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 563

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 303

1299Total

SEMESTER IV (FALL) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

NUR 214 Mental Health Nursing 44.52.5

NUR 220 Family Centered Nursing 765

1110.57.5Total

SEMESTER V (SPRING) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

ENG 102 English Composition II 303

NUR 217 Trends and Issues in Nursing 202

NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 592

1097Total

SEMESTER I (SPRING) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 433

NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 67.53.5

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

1210.58.5Total

SEMESTER II (SUMMER) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts 765

PSY 201 General Psychology 303

13611Total

SEMESTER III (FALL) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 225 Microbiology 433

NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 563

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 303

1299Total

SEMESTER IV (SPRING) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

NUR 214 Mental Health Nursing 44.52.5

NUR 220 Family Centered Nursing 765

1110.57.5Total

SEMESTER V (SUMMER) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

ENG 102 English Composition II 303

NUR 217 Trends and Issues in Nursing 202

NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 592

1097Total

 

1169086Program Total

 

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science

Progression Standard - After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards results in suspension from the program. After admission, students:

  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 program GPA on program courses in order to progress.
  • Must earn a minimum of a “C” or higher in each required program course to include pre or co-requisite general education program courses. Based on availability of space, students may retake program courses completed with less than a “C” one time only.
  • Must successfully complete all components of a nursing program course (theory and clinical) in order to pass the course. Students who fail a component will receive a grade of “F” for the course regardless of the time in the semester and are not eligible to receive a “W” or “WA” through the withdrawal process.
  • Must complete all course requirements within three years of the starting date of the first nursing course (NUR 101/NUR106). Students are expected to sequentially complete, without interruption, the nursing program courses over five semesters as outlined in the College Catalog.
  • Are limited to two attempts at successful completion of any nursing program course. A grade less than a “C”, a withdrawal (“W”, “WA”, or “WF”), or a decision not to progress will count as one attempt to complete a nursing program course and the student will be unable to remain in the nursing program.
  • Must maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider certification through the American Heart Association. Online certification/recertification will not be accepted.

Must maintain current documentation of health status (e.g., vaccinations, tuberculin skin test) per program requirements.

Transfers or Readmissions

Students who have been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”) or made a decision not to progress in the nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College or any other educational institution must request admission/readmission to the program.

  • Students seeking transfer who have been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”) more than once in a nursing program course will be ineligible for admission/transfer for a minimum of three years from the last unsuccessful attempt.
  • For readmission, students must have a cumulative program GPA of 2.0 on program curriculum courses.
  • Students who have been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”) or made a decision not to progress in the nursing program more than once at Central Carolina Technical College will be dismissed from the program and will be ineligible for admission or readmission for a minimum of three years from the last unsuccessful attempt. However, students may petition the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee for special consideration.
  • Students seeking transfer must meet all nursing program admission requirements and submit syllabi, course outlines, and catalogs from the former institution for review.

Students seeking transfer or readmission are reviewed on an individual basis by the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee and must follow specific guidelines outlined by the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee to assure theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies are current.

Program Outcomes

Major in Nursing (ADN) (NURS)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program Outcomes

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduate NCLEX-RN First-Time Passing Rate

Expected Level of Achievement: Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will pass the NCLEX-RN the first-time taken at a rate equal to or above the state and national pass rates.

Source:

National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Exam Statistics & Publications. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/7285.htm

 

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing. Retrieved from  http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/index.asp?file=NurPrograms.htm

 

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation Rate

Expected level of Achievement: 85% of the students entering the first nursing course will graduate from the Associate Degree Nursing program at the end of one and one-half time the length (3 years) allotted for the program.

 

Outcome:  Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduate Employment Rate

Expected Level of Achievement: 85% of graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will be employed in nursing within 6 to 9 months of graduation.

Source:  Central Carolina Technical College Research & I.E/Program Evaluation.

Program Contact

Coker, Donna Administrative Specialist II
  • Email: cokerdl@cctech.edu
  • Office: H102A
  • Phone: (803) 774-3337
  • Fax: (803) 774-3033
  • Extension: 337