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Nursing (Transition Into Profession) (Limited Access Program)


Nursing (Transition Into Profession) (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
A.S. Degree - Code 2171/2271 - Catalog 2012/2013
Lillian Rosati, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3797
Linda Vought, Office Assistant, 386-506-3250
01/08/2013 M - 1343

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the associate degree nursing program is to provide an innovative learning environment that prepares students to be professional, ethical, and competent caregivers in an increasingly diverse society. The realization of this mission will be student attainment of learning and end of program outcomes.

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 out patient 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 UCF's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program.

The associate degree nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Information about tuition, fees and program length also may be obtained from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. Phone - 800.669.1656

Outcomes:
1. The NCLEX licensure exam pass rate for associate degree nursing graduates will be at or above the national mean.
2. Seventy five percent of associate degree nursing graduates will complete the program of study within a three year time frame.
3. Seventy five percent of associate degree nursing graduates will express satisfaction with their program of study.
4. Seventy five percent of associate degree nursing graduates will obtain employment as a registered nurse within six months of graduation.

Graduates of the program will be able to:
Nursing Process
1. Utilize the nursing process and principles of best practices to meet the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.

Cultural Competence
2. Provide caring, spiritual and culturally sensitive nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.

Communication
3. Use professional and technical resources to effectively communicate to individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.

Human Needs
4. Practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing and utilize the standards of nursing practice to meet the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan


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

Approximate Additional Costs Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $207 per semester
Textbooks: $900
Uniforms: $150
Laboratory Supplies: $181
NCLEX Exam: $435
FDLE/FBI Background Check: $90

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.

- 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 complete a Certified Nursing Assistant course or provide evidence of a current Certified Nursing Assistant license in Florida.

- Paramedics and RRTs will be required to attend a medication skills laboratory and prove competency in critical skills.

- Failure to complete the ATI RN Maternal Newborn content mastery examination for NUR 1423/1423L (Nursing Process II) with a score equal to or greater than Level II will require completion of Nursing Process II before progressing to NP IV.

- Completion of the following courses with a grade of 'C' or better is required before submitting a request for continuing enrollment: BSC 1085/1085L (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab); BSC 1086/1086L (Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab); MCB 1010/1010L (Microbiology and Lab); ENC 1101 (College Composition); ENC 1102 (Literature and Composition); MAC 1105 (College Algebra); PSY 1012 (General Psychology).

- Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better is the minimum required for consideration for continuing enrollment.

- Applications for continuing enrollment are submitted May and September. Students will be approved for continuing enrollment based on specific admission critera. Students must apply each application cycle until accepted based on the selection process.

- Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS IV) with minimum scores of 75 percentile composite and 65 percentile mathematics and reading or TEAS V with minimum scores of 59 percentile composite, 63 percentile mathematics and 69 percentile reading is required for continuing enrollment approval. Applications submitted after January 1, 2012 must include TEAS scores; NET scores will not be accepted after January 1, 2012.

- Completion of health screening to include: recent physical examination; verification of immunization against 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.

- 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 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.

General Education Courses
Course Title    
   
... ... General Education Core - 26 Credits  
... ... Communications Core (9 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
ENC1102 Literature and Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
SPC2608 Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... Mathematics Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
MAC1105 College Algebra   3.00 Pre-Reqs: MAT1033
   
... ...1 Sciences Core (8 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
BSC1085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MAT1033 OR MAC1105 OR MAC1114 OR MAC1140 OR MAC2233 OR MAC2311 OR MAC2312 OR MAC2313 OR MAP2302 OR MGF2106 OR MGF2107 OR STA2023 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085L
BSC1085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085
BSC1086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086L
BSC1086L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086
   
... ... Humanities, Cultural & Aesthetic Core (3 credits)  
... ... Choose One Course  
  SEM HRS  
AML2050 Modern American Literature   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
AML2060 Contemporary American Literature   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
AML2600 Introduction to African American Literature   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
ARH1000 Art Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
DAN1100 Dance Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
ENL2931 Selected Topics in Shakespeare   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
HUM2210 Prehistory to Medieval Humanities   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
HUM2230 Renaissance to Postmodern Humanities   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2040 Dramatic Literature   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2110 Masterpieces of World Literature I   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2120 Masterpieces of World Literature II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2380 Literature By Women   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2602 Maritime Literature   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
MUH2110 Introduction to Music History and Literature   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: MUT1121L AND MUT1121
MUL1010 Music Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
MUL2380 Popular Music in America   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
THE1000 Dramatic Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... Behavioral & Social Sciences Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
PSY1012 General Psychology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... Additional Required Courses - 4 Credits  
  SEM HRS  
MCB1010 Microbiology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 OR BSC1010 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010L
MCB1010L Microbiology Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010

Note: It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a developmental English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
NUR1010 Foundations of Nursing Practice   3.00 Co-Reqs: NUR1005 OR NUR1020 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MCB1010 AND BSC1085L AND BSC1085 AND MAC1105 AND MCB1010L
NUR1005 Transition into Professional Nursing   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 AND BSC1086 AND BSC1086L AND BSC1085L AND PSY1012 AND MCB1010 AND ENC1102 AND MAC1105 AND MCB1010L AND ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: NUR1005L
NUR1005L Transition into Professional Nursing Lab   5.00 Conc-Reqs: NUR1005
NUR2731 Nursing Process IV   5.00 Co-Reqs: SPC2608 Pre-Reqs: NUR1005 OR NUR1230 Conc-Reqs: NUR2731L
NUR2731L Nursing Process IV Lab   5.00 Conc-Reqs: NUR2731
NUR2940 Nursing Process V   5.00 Pre-Reqs: NUR2731 AND NUR2731L Conc-Reqs: NUR2940L
NUR2940L Nursing Process V Lab   6.00 Conc-Reqs: NUR2940
TOTAL  ...   32.00

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... Advanced Standing **  
  SEM HRS  
NUR2990 Advanced Standing   10.00
   
... ... Prerequisite Courses  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
ENC1102 Literature and Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
MAC1105 College Algebra   3.00 Pre-Reqs: MAT1033
BSC1085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MAT1033 OR MAC1105 OR MAC1114 OR MAC1140 OR MAC2233 OR MAC2311 OR MAC2312 OR MAC2313 OR MAP2302 OR MGF2106 OR MGF2107 OR STA2023 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085L
BSC1085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085
BSC1086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086L
BSC1086L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086
MCB1010 Microbiology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 OR BSC1010 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010L
MCB1010L Microbiology Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010
PSY1012 General Psychology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... 1st Semester  
  SEM HRS  
NUR1010 Foundations of Nursing Practice   3.00 Co-Reqs: NUR1005 OR NUR1020 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MCB1010 AND BSC1085L AND BSC1085 AND MAC1105 AND MCB1010L
NUR1005 Transition into Professional Nursing   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 AND BSC1086 AND BSC1086L AND BSC1085L AND PSY1012 AND MCB1010 AND ENC1102 AND MAC1105 AND MCB1010L AND ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: NUR1005L
NUR1005L Transition into Professional Nursing Lab   5.00 Conc-Reqs: NUR1005
   
... ... 2nd Semester  
  SEM HRS  
SPC2608 Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
NUR2731 Nursing Process IV   5.00 Co-Reqs: SPC2608 Pre-Reqs: NUR1005 OR NUR1230 Conc-Reqs: NUR2731L
NUR2731L Nursing Process IV Lab   5.00 Conc-Reqs: NUR2731
   
... ... 3rd Semester  
  SEM HRS  
... ... Humanities, Cultural and Aesthetic Core   3.00
NUR2940 Nursing Process V   6.00 Pre-Reqs: NUR2731 AND NUR2731L Conc-Reqs: NUR2940L
NUR2940L Nursing Process V Lab   5.00 Conc-Reqs: NUR2940
   
TOTAL  ...   72.00

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


Notes 1. Students who choose the BSC 1085/1086 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.

**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.

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