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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Chesapeake College Catalog

Nursing: Registered Nurse A.S. Degree (132)


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This Program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Science Degree

Program Mission: The mission of the nursing department is to provide a sustainable and transformative educational experience. The nursing department prepares students for licensure eligibility, entry-level positions and continued education in nursing.

Program Description: The Registered Nurse Degree curriculum provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for competent beginning level practice, and includes a balance of general education and nursing theory. Principles from the humanities and biopsychosocial sciences are integrally related to nursing theory and research and the learner is required to apply this knowledge to individuals, families, groups and communities in increasingly complex situations as they progress through the curriculum. Theoretical application takes place in a variety of planned clinical settings, and is viewed as an invaluable aspect of the educational process.

Nursing students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all program requirements in order to continue in and graduate from the Nursing Program. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or the Nursing and Allied Health Advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The Registered Nurse Degree program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Prepare students in four broad program outcomes: Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity and Spirit of Inquiry (NLN, 2010, p.9)”.
  • Prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • Prepare students for successful careers in the nursing profession or for continued study of professional nursing education at the baccalaureate level.

Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity and Spirit of Inquiry.

  • Human Flourishing: The graduate will advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self - determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  • Nursing Judgment: The graduate will make judgments in practice, substantiated in evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  • Professional Identity: The graduate will implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
  • Spirit of Inquiry: The graduate will examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families and communities.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school graduation or equivalency (official transcripts required).
      1. High school Chemistry must have been completed with a “c” or better within the last 10 years. It is the responsibility of the student to submit transcripts that verify chemistry was taken within the 10 year time frame and obtain a course description of the same.
        1. If high school chemistry has not been completed with a “c” or beter within ten years, the student will need to complete CHM 012 in addition to the standard pre-requisite requirements.
  2. Apply for admission to Chesapeake College and indicate nursing as the academic course of study.
  3. Determine readiness for College level Math and English. Assessments are administered through the testing center (s) at either Wye Mills or Cambridge Center sites. An academic advisor may also be able to determine readiness through evaluation of current high school transcripts.
    1. Students assessed with college-level academic skills in math and English are able to register directly for nursing program prerequisite requirements.
    2. Students not assessed with college-level academic skills in math and English will complete prescribed course work in addition to standard prerequisite requirements.
  4. Complete Biology placement exam. Eligibility for this exam is obtained through academic advising. The exam is administered through the testing center(s) at either the Wye Mills or Cambridge Center sites. Students that score > 70% may register directly into Bio 211. Students that score <70% will need to register for Bio 103 before Bio 211, or as a co-requisite to Bio 211.
  5. Complete prerequisite courses for the Nursing Program:
  ENG 101+   Composition 3 credits
  BIO 211  * Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
  PSC 150   General Psychology 3 credits
  MAT 113   College Algebra 3 credits
 

Prerequisite requirements need to be completed with a “C” or better by the application deadline.

*BIO 211 requires Biology placement exam or BIO 111 or other appropriate exemption. Eligibility for the exam is obtained through academic advising. The exam is administered through the testing center(s) at either the Wye Mills or Cambridge Center sites. Students that score > 70% may register directly into Bio 211. Students that score <70% will need to register for Bio 103 before Bio 211, or as a co-requisite to Bio 211.

  1. Complete Nurse Entrance Examination.

NOTE: Laboratory science and human growth and development courses taken 10 or more years prior to application for admission to the program will not be considered.

Admissions Procedures:

  1. Apply for admission to Chesapeake College and indicate nursing as the academic course of study.
  2. Submit official high school/college transcripts.
  3. Completion of the College’s Academic Skills Assessment (ASA) administered through the Office of Student Success and Enrollment Services.
  4. Complete Biology placement exam (see above).
  5. Complete any developmental course work recommended through the placement process.
  6. Consult with the Health Professions Advisor for academic planning.
  7. Complete the prerequisite requirements for the Nursing Program.
  8. Request an application from the Office for the Health Professions.
  9. Apply for admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree program. New students are admitted in the fall semester only. The deadline for filing completed applications and submitting all documentation is May 25. Applications will be accepted beginning one year prior to the date of anticipated admission.
  10. Take the Nurse Entrance Examination.
  11. Selection is competitive. Residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties will be given first priority in selection. Admission criteria information is available from the Nursing Department, Chesapeake College Center for Allied Health.

Submit Application and Transcripts to:
Director of Nursing Education
Chesapeake College/Macqueen Gibbs Willis Nursing Program
Chesapeake College
P.O. Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21679.

NOTICE:  Enrollment in the Nursing Program is limited and selection is competitive. Meeting the program requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

The Chesapeake College Macqueen Gibbs Willis Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing
and Accredidation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peach Tree Road, NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404-975-5000

The Joan Coccaro Memorial Award

The award will be given to a Chesapeake College MGW Nursing Program graduate who is committed to nursing excellence and is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. For more information, contact the Director of Nursing, Chesapeake College, Health Professions & Athletic Center, Rm 203M, P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21678, 410-827-5935.

For More Information, Contact:
Ms. Lorraine Holden, Health Professions Advisor
Dorchester Building, Room D-139
410-822-5400, ext. 2203
lholden@chesapeake.edu

or

Dr. Judith Stetson, Director of Nursing
Health Professions & Athletics Center, Room 203M
410-827-5935
jstetson@chesapeake.edu.

 

UPWARD MOBILITY: LPN to RN Transition Option :  Chesapeake College provides an opportunity for qualified licensed practical nurses to enter the Nursing Program with advanced standing.

Students who successfully complete the A.S. in Nursing and become a licensed registered nurse may be eligible to complete their RN to Bachelors of Science in Nursing through Stevenson University at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center.  For more information, contact the Executive Director for the Center at: 410-827-5761.

 

Program Requirements:


[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Pre-Admission - Spring I


Minimum Required Credits: 69


Mathematics (G.Ed.) Electives


Can be satisfied by any of the following courses:

Note(s):


Field work, clinical placements, and Certification/licensure may involve drug testing and/or background checks performed at the student’s expense.

Prerequisites/Corequisites


+ See course description for details.

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