Nursing (ADN)

(CIP Code 513801)

66 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.

Admission Criteria

  • Graduate from an accredited high school or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Meet the general enrollment requirements of Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and the requirements for Health Sciences students.
  • Submit all official transcripts (including high school and all regionally accredited institutions) to the Registrar by the admission deadline.
  • Meet one of the following three entry options.
  1. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): 500 (Evidenced Based Reading and Writing) and 530 Math
  2. The American College Test (ACT): 22 composite
  3. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): “Proficient”, “Advanced” or “Exemplary” and completion of 21 credit hours (BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225, ENG 101, MAT 110 or MAT 120, and PSY 201) with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). No grade may be lower than a “C”.

Combining test scores (SAT, ACT, or TEAS) from different dates is not allowed. Test scores older than five years are not accepted. Version 5.0 of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) may be substituted for TEAS. The SAT/ACT/TEAS may be taken twice in a calendar year (January 1-December 31). There may be a waiting time between repeat testing. The TEAS may not be taken more than 4 total times.

The General Education Core Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. A course may only be repeated once if a grade of  “D”,” F”, ”W”, “WA”, or “WF” is earned. The student is ineligible to apply for 3 years. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through advanced standing will not be calculated in the admission program GPA.

The applicant will be ranked based upon scoring on the SAT, ACT or TEAS entry option.

Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

Competitive Admission Process

The program has a limited competitive enrollment and students must apply with their academic advisor by the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.

  • Fall Admission – May 31
  • Spring Admission – August 31

INITIAL CORE COURSES

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 225 Microbiology

ENG 101 English Composition I

ENG 102 English Composition II

MAT 110 College Algebra

  OR

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics

PSY 201 General Psychology

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development

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 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 433

ENG 101 English Composition I 303

MAT 110 College Algebra 303

  OR

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics

NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 67.53.5

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

1810.514.5Total

SEMESTER II (SPRING) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 433

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts 765

PSY 201 General Psychology 303

17914Total

SEMESTER III (SUMMER) - FALL ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 225 Microbiology 433

NUR 170 Nursing Applications 130

NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 563

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 303

13129Total

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 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 433

ENG 101 English Composition I 303

MAT 110 College Algebra 303

  OR

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics

NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 67.53.5

NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice 202

1810.514.5Total

SEMESTER II (SUMMER) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 433

NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts 765

PSY 201 General Psychology 303

14911Total

SEMESTER III (FALL) - SPRING ADMISSIONCreditLabClass

BIO 225 Microbiology 433

NUR 170 Nursing Applications 130

NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 563

PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 303

13129Total

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

 

135102101Program Total

 

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

Progression Standards - After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards will result in suspension from the program.

  • The student will maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in General Education Core Courses and nursing courses combined.
  • The student will successfully complete all components of a nursing program course (theory and clinical) to pass the course. Failing the clinical component results in a course grade of “F” regardless of the time in the semester. The student is not eligible to receive a “W” or “WA”.
  • The student will sequentially complete (without interruption) the Nursing Program Courses over 5 semesters.
  • The Nursing Program Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Only one course (based on space availability) may be repeated if a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF” is earned. The student is ineligible to apply for 3 years from the end of the last unsuccessful semester. The student is limited to two attempts at successful completion of a nursing program course. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.

The General Education Core Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. A course may only be repeated once if a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF” is earned. The student is ineligible to apply for 3 years. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.

  • A grade less than a “C”, a withdrawal (“W”, “WA”, or “WF”), not completing a pre or co-requisite course, or did not progress in the program will be considered as one attempt to complete a nursing program course and the student will be unable to remain in the nursing program.
  • The student will maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider certification through the American Heart Association. Online certification/recertification is not accepted.
  • The student will maintain current documentation of health status according to program requirements.

Transfers or Readmissions

The students who have been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”) or did not progress in the program at CCTC or any other institution must request admission/readmission to the program from the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee. The student may request special consideration from the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee.

  • The student will complete all course requirements within one and one-half times the length of the program (7 semesters) of the starting date of the first nursing course (NUR 101/NUR 106).
  • For readmission, the students must have a minimum 2.0 program GPA in General Education Core Courses and nursing program courses.
  • The student seeking transfer who has been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”) in one course (more than one time) is ineligible for admission/transfer for a minimum of three years from the last unsuccessful attempt.
  • The student who has been unsuccessful (received a grade of “D”, “F”, “W”, “WA”, or “WF”), did not complete a pre or co-requisite course, or did not progress in the nursing program (more than one time) at CCTC will be dismissed from the program. The student is ineligible for admission or readmission for a minimum of three years.
  • The student seeking transfer must meet all admission requirements and upon request submit syllabi, course outlines, and catalogs from the former institution for review. The student must request transfer from the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee and must follow specific guidelines outlined by that committee.

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