Associate of Applied Science | 71 credits minimum
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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:
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.
- Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student.
- High School Graduate or equivalent.
- 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
- 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.
- Program course prerequisites are as follows (all must be completed with a C or better):
- MATH 1040 - Intro to Statistics (QL) or
MATH 1050 - College Algebra (QL)
- BIOL 1610/ BIOL 1615: College Biology I and Lab (BS)
- BIOL 2320/ BIOL 2325: Human Anatomy and Lab (BS)
- BIOL 2420/ BIOL 2425: Human Physiology and Lab (BS)
- CHEM 1110/CHEM 1115: Elementary Chemistry and Lab (BS)
- 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
- 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:
- ENGL 1010 - Intro to Writing (EN)
- HLTH 1020 - Foundations of Nutrition
- PSY 1100 - Lifespan Human Growth and Development (SS) or
FHS 1500 - Lifespan Human Dev (SS)
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.
|2. Student functions effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
|3. Student integrates best current evidence in clinical practice using patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.
|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.
|5. Student minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
|6. Student uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.
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.
Required distribution credits are fulfilled by completing courses required throughout the Nursing curriculum.