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Nursing (Transition Into Profession) (Limited Access Program), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2171/2271 - Catalog 2017/2018

Linda Vought, Office Assistant, 386-506-3250, Linda.Vought@DaytonaState.edu

Patricha Dabney, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-3069, Patricha.Dabney@daytonastate.edu

Maria Smith, 386-506-5069, maria.smith@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide an innovative learning environment that promotes excellence in the field. Programs prepare students to exhibit professionalism, ethical behaviors and competency in meeting the dynamic health-care needs of individuals across the lifespan, amongst diverse cultures and across health-care continuums.

Description:

The program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Paramedics, or Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) seeking an associate of science degree in nursing. Healthcare employment opportunities are available in long term care, home health, hospital, and outpatient settings. Clinical experiences are provided at local extended care facilities, hospitals, and other community agencies. Job title: Registered Nurse. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.

Classes admitted every January and August. Registered nurses with associate of science degrees are eligible for admission to Daytona State College's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program.

Program Accreditation: The associate degree nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Information about tuition, fees and program length also may be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326 or call 404 975-5000.

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Seek creative approaches in meeting the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.
  2. Will determine the caring, spiritual and cultural needs of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.
  3. Will select professional and technical resources to manage care for individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.
  4. Will propose best practices to meet the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.
  5. Will select system resources to provide optimal care for individuals, families, groups and communities.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Nursing Lab Fees (including liability insurance): Average $250 per semester

Textbooks: $900

Uniforms: $150

Laboratory Supplies: $181

NCLEX Exam: $435

Background Check/ Drug Screening/ Document Tracker: $120

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program. How to Apply to the ADN Program
  • Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.
  • Applications for continuing enrollment are submitted May and September. Students will be approved for continuing enrollment based on specific admission criteria. Students must apply each application cycle until accepted based on the selection process.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better is the minimum required for consideration for continuing enrollment.
  • Have completed LPN, Paramedic, or RRT program and have one year working experience within the last three years. **Florida license as a practical nurse, or certification as a paramedic, or registered respiratory therapist. Students will be given ten semester hours of Advanced Standing for this licensure.
  • LPNs must provide evidence of a current Florida license as a practical nurse. Paramedic and RRTs must provide evidence of Florida certification. Must be in good standing with the Board that regulates profession.
  • Paramedics and RRTs must have acquired the skills to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant through work experience, program of study, review program or provide evidence of a current Certified Nursing Assistant license in Florida.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of 'C' or better is required before submitting a request for continuing enrollment: ENC1101 (Introduction to Composition); MGF2106 (Survey in Mathematics) OR MAC1105 (College Algebra); BSC1085C (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab); and PSY1012 (General Psychology).
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) or TEAS V with minimum adjusted individual total score of 59 percentile and 63 percentile mathematics and 69 percentile reading is required for continuing enrollment approval.
  • Completion of health screening to include: recent physical examination; verification of immunization against influenza, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and Hepatitis "B"; and negative test for tuberculosis is required prior to enrolling in program specific courses.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) affiliated with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is required prior to enrolling in program specific courses.
  • Paramedics and RRTs will be required to attend a medication skills laboratory and prove competency in critical skills.
  • Basic computer competency skills. Specific courses involve web-enhanced learning.
  • Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • According to Florida Board of Nursing, convicted felons who have had their civil rights removed are not eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
  • General education (pre and co-requisites) and Nursing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Students progressing to the bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) program must complete the Humanities (6 credit) graduation requirement as established by Daytona State College for its Associate of Arts degree program. Students who are not progressing to the BSN can select a Humanities course from column I or II of the requirements established by Daytona State College for its Associate of Arts degree program.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the nursing program as outlined in the nursing student policy handbook, as well as the college student handbook.
  • Readmission and transfer nursing courses must have been taken within one year and evaluated by the nursing readmission and transfer committee. Limited space is available for transfer nursing students.
  • Courses must be taken in the sequence published in the sample program of study.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 26 Credits

Communication Core (9 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Natural Sciences Core (8 credits)

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BSC1086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

4

Students who choose the BSC 1085C/1086C option to fulfill the biological sciences core requirements can use remaining credits to fulfill elective hours as appropriate. Both courses must be successfully completed to satisfy the biological sciences core requirements.

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Additional Required Courses - 4 Credits

MCB1010CMicrobiology and Lab

4

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

NUR1322Maternal Child Nursing for Transition into Professional Nursing Student

3

NUR1005CTransition into Professional Nursing and Lab

8

NUR2731CNursing Process IV and Lab

10

NUR2940CNursing Process V and Lab

11

Total Credit Hours: 32

Sample Program of Study

Advanced Standing

NUR2990Advanced Standing

10

Florida license as a practical nurse, or certification as a paramedic, or registered respiratory therapist. Students will be given ten semester hours of Advanced Standing for this licensure in accordance with the Florida Department of Education Statewide Framework Articulation Credit.

1st Semester (Prerequisite Courses)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

 

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

 

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

PSY1012General Psychology

3

2nd Semester

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

BSC1086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

4

MCB1010CMicrobiology and Lab

4

NUR1005CTransition into Professional Nursing and Lab

8

NUR1322Maternal Child Nursing for Transition into Professional Nursing Student

3

3rd Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

NUR2731CNursing Process IV and Lab

10

4th Semester

Humanities Core

3

NUR2940CNursing Process V and Lab

11

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 72