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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Nursing: AAS (CTE)


Associate of Applied Science | 71 credits minimum

Nursing Division
Jordan Campus General Information, (801) 957-4073
Division Office, (801) 957-6260

http://www.slcc.edu/nursing
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advising, JHS 047, (801) 957- 6215
Health Science Admissions, JHS 047, (801) 957-6363

Program Faculty:
Professors − Georgia Anderson, Susan Labasky, Barbara Stencel
Associate Professors − Beverly Anderson, Jennie Barnes, Andrea Crittenden, Kim Dumas, Diane Moss, Donna Murphy, Sarah Pacheco, Russell Shipley
Assistant Professors− Jololene Allan, Betsy Christopher, Debora Jackson, Jane Jensen, Kathleen Jewkes, Lori Norton, Julie
Rowsey, Deborah Smith,
Instructors − Kathy Buhler, Elizabeth Crowther, Marina Torres

Program Description: The nursing program is a two-year curriculum. Successful completion entitles the student to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS). Completing the Associate of Science Degree (AS) requirements outlined under HEALTH SCIENCES will help position the students to transfer to a four-year institution for completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Specialized Accreditation: The Salt Lake Community College Associate of Applied Science degree is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC., ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000. www.acenursing.org

The program provides both general and technical education for all nursing students, including practical nurses to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing.

Specific information will be given to accepted students by program faculty regarding testing sites that have been approved by SLCC for both drug-screening test and criminal background check. The expenses of these requirements are additional student costs.

The clinical placement agencies make the final determination about accepting students for placement in their facility, and may decline to have students placed at their facility, based on the criminal background record of the student. The latter may cause the student not to be able to complete all of the program requirements.

In addition, if the criminal background check discloses issues of concern it will be the responsibility of the student to contact the licensing agency and seek advice regarding eligibility for licensure and requirements needed to progress in this profession.

For students who choose to complete their LPN licensure, the Program offers an LPN transition course (NSG 1800 /NSG 1805) at the completion of the first year.

The nursing program faculty believe that didactic and clinical are integrated. The didactic informs clinical practice and clinical practice informs the didactic for corresponding courses. Therefore, any student failing clinical will receive no better than a “C” grade in the corresponding didactic course. Any student earning below a “C+” in didactic will receive no better than a “C” grade in the corresponding clinical course. In the event that either didactic or clinical are not passed with a “C+” or better, both corresponding didactic and clinical courses will have to be repeated concurrently.

Students accepted into the nursing program must meet the same health and safety requirements as the participating clinical facilities require of their own employees

Program Entry Requirements:

ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Applicants are admitted into the nursing program without discrimination or harassment based on beliefs, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, or marital status. Students with disabilities can be admitted to the nursing program if they can meet nursing program performance objectives with reasonable accommodations.

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student.
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed. Send to:

SLCC Office of the Registrar and Academic Records
4600 South Redwood Road
P.O Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

  1. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Transfer Evaluation Office. The form is located at : http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/. This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s application will be considered.
  2. Program course prerequisites are as follows (all must be completed with a C or better):
  1. MATH 1040 - Intro to Statistics (QL) or
    MATH 1050 - College Algebra (QL) 
  1. BIOL 1610/ BIOL 1615: College Biology I and Lab (BS)
  2. BIOL 2320/ BIOL 2325: Human Anatomy and Lab (BS)
  3. BIOL 2420/ BIOL 2425: Human Physiology and Lab (BS)
  4. CHEM 1110/CHEM 1115: Elementary Chemistry and Lab (BS)
  1. Submit completed application and required documentation to the Health Sciences Admissions Office. For specific information regarding admission requirements, please go to the website at http://www.slcc.edu/nursing/futurenursing-students.aspx
  2. Required support courses (these courses are not required upon application, but must be completed before the start of the 3rd semester of the SLCC Nursing Program with a C or better). Students are strongly encouraged to complete these courses prior to starting any technical coursework:
  1. ENGL 1010 - Intro to Writing (EN)
  2.   HLTH 1020 - Foundations of Nutrition
     
  3. PSY 1100 - Lifespan Human Growth and Development (SS) or
    FHS 1500 - Lifespan Human Dev (SS)  

ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
The following courses must be completed before beginning the nursing program. Courses must be completed with a C grade or better.

  • BIOL 1610 - College Biology I (BS) 
  • BIOL 1615 - College Biology I Lab (BS) 
  • BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy 
  • BIOL 2325 - Human Anatomy Lab 
  • BIOL 2425 - Human Physiology Lab
  • MATH 1040 - Intro to Statistics (QL) or
  • MATH 1050 - College Algebra (QL) 
  • CHEM 1110 - Elementary Chemistry 
  • CHEM 1115 - Elementary Chemistry Lab 
Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
1. Student recognizes the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. 1,2,4,5,6,7
2. Student functions effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. 1,2,4,5,6,7
3. Student integrates best current evidence in clinical practice using patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. 1,2,3,4,6,7
4. Student uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
5. Student minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. 1,2,3,4,7
6. Student uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. 1,2,3,4,7

COMMUNICATION (CM)
The philosophy of the Nursing Program contains communication as a curriculum thread. Courses integrate communication into content presented in the classroom and clinical settings. Students learn basic communication skills in the beginning level courses. Additional content is added with each course, including group dynamics, group communication, therapeutic and non-therapeutic patterns of communication.

HUMAN RELATIONS (HR)
Human Relations training is embedded within the Nursing curriculum. Human needs and interpersonal relationships are constant with each patient/nurse relationship and are threaded throughout the nursing curriculum.

DISTRIBUTION AREAS
Required distribution credits are fulfilled by completing courses required throughout the Nursing curriculum.

Transitional Course Required for Advanced Placement Students


Note:


*Nursing classes in the summer are for partnership students only

Sample Schedule


First Year Nursing Competency Exam


Second Year Nursing Competency Exam


To maintain a position in the program after staring nursing courses, students must be continually enrolled and complete all core nursing courses in sequence, as well as maintain a grade of C+ or better in all courses.

Successful completion of the Competency Exams is a program and graduation requirement.

Advanced Placement Admissions Process (LPN TO RN)


The program also offers an Advanced Placement option. This is for students who have completed a practical nursing program and are licensed as a practical nurse in Utah. The following admission criteria must be met before the applicant will be accepted into the program.

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student.
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed. Send to:

SLCC Incoming Transcripts
4600 South Redwood Road
P.O Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

  1. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Incoming Transcript Office. The form is located at http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/docs/Transfer_Credits_To_SLCC_Form.pdf. This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s application will be considered.
  2. All general education and science support classes must have a “C” or better.
  3. Complete Pathophysiology (NSG 2900 ) with at least C+ or better.
  4. Copy of current LPN License.

SLCC retains the right to re-evaluate or retest students coming from non-ACEN accredited programs and nursing programs that differ from SLCC.

  1. Submit completed application and required documentation to the Health Sciences Admissions Office. For specific information regarding admission requirements, please go to the website at http://www.slcc.edu/nursing/futurenursing-students.aspx

Transfer/Articulation Information:


RN-BS: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
The University of Utah offers a Nursing Bachelor’s degree via an internet program for former SLCC students who have completed their Associate of Science in Health Science with an RN emphasis. Students may apply for this option via the U of Utah College of Nursing (CON).

  • We strongly encourage interested students to consult with either the SLCC RN program advisor, Deron Hutchinson, at (801) 957-6215 or a University Center academic advisor at (801) 957-4734.
  • For further information and requirements see the University Center website at www.slcc.edu/universitycenter

Students who anticipate transferring to a four year institution in pursuit of a (BSN) Bachelors of Science in Nursing should also refer to the Associate of Science degree in Health Sciences w/Nursing Option. These students should also consult with an Academic Advisor for assistance with planning.