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Practical Nursing (Limited Access Program)


Practical Nursing (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
Vocational Certificate - Code 1195/1095 - Catalog 2012/2013
Sheryl Gray, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3726
Linda Vought, Office Assistant, 386-506-3250
08/10/2012 M - 1269

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the practical 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 practical nursing program prepares students to pursue a career in nursing by providing high quality instruction in classroom and clinical learning environments. 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: Licensed Practical Nurse.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses. Florida licensed practical nurses are eligible for admission to Daytona State's Transition into Professional Nursing Accelerated Associate Degree Program. Classes admitted in January and August at the Daytona Beach Campus and in January at the DeLand Campus.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Provide caring and competent practice in diverse health care settings.
2. Communicate effectively with client, family, significant other, and members of the health care team.
3. Utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective care to clients across the life span under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
4. Participate in lifelong learning and professional development.
5. Promote the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial well being of clients.
6. Provide care within the ethical, legal, and regulatory framework of the Nurse Practice Act.


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

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $4,154*
Access Fee: $379 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee $30
Lab Fees (including liability insurance and testing): $498
Textbooks: $550
Uniforms: $150
Laboratory Supplies: $105
NCLEX Exam: $405
FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - This is a limited access program. How to Apply to the PN 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.

- High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

- Scores on the Daytona State placement test for vocational programs which indicate language, reading and arithmetic ability at the 11th grade level or better.

- Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better to apply for continuing enrollment.

- Completion of the following courses is required prior to submitting an application for continued enrollment: HSC 1000 (Introduction to Health Care) and *BSC 1080 (Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers).

PLEASE NOTE: *BSC 1085/1085L (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab) and BSC 1086/1086L (Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab) may be substituted for BSC 1080 (Basic Anatomy & Physiology). Courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

- Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS IV) with minimum scores of 65 percentile composite and 60 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.

- Applications for continuing enrollment can be submitted in 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.

- 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.

- Admissions to 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 Practical Nurses.

- Students will be held accountable for the policy 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. Transfers students are accepted on a limited basis depending on space availability.

Careers The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters for a full-time student, with 69% graduating within 3 semesters for 2011-2012. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field at 91%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2061.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  VOC HRS  
PRN0004 Introduction to Nursing   5.00 Conc-Reqs: PRN0004L
PRN0004L Introduction to Nursing Lab   10.25 Conc-Reqs: PRN0004
PRN0120 Maternal/Child Health Nursing   1.80 Co-Reqs: PRN0042 AND PRN0042L Pre-Reqs: PRN0000 AND PRN0000L Conc-Reqs: PRN0120L
PRN0120L Maternal/Child Health Nursing Lab   4.00 Co-Reqs: PRN0042 AND PRN0042L Conc-Reqs: PRN0120
PRN0207 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   4.80
PRN0207L Medical-Surgical Nursing I Lab   10.38
PRN0042 Neuromuscular Sensory Nursing   1.80 Co-Reqs: PRN0120 AND PRN0120L Pre-Reqs: PRN0000 AND PRN0000L Conc-Reqs: PRN0042L
PRN0042L Neuromuscular Sensory Nursing Lab   4.00 Conc-Reqs: PRN0042

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... Prerequisite Course  
  SEM HRS  
HSC1000 Introduction to Health Care   3.00
BSC1080 Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers   3.00
   
... ... August Class - Fall  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0004 Introduction to Nursing   5.00 Conc-Reqs: PRN0004L
PRN0004L Introduction to Nursing Lab   10.25 Conc-Reqs: PRN0004
   
... ... Spring  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0207 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   4.80
PRN0207L Medical-Surgical Nursing I Lab   10.38
   
... ... Summer Term A - 6 weeks  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0042 Neuromuscular Sensory Nursing   1.80 Co-Reqs: PRN0120 AND PRN0120L Pre-Reqs: PRN0000 AND PRN0000L Conc-Reqs: PRN0042L
PRN0042L Neuromuscular Sensory Nursing Lab   4.00 Conc-Reqs: PRN0042
   
... ... Summer Term B - 6 weeks  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0120 Maternal/Child Health Nursing   1.80 Co-Reqs: PRN0042 AND PRN0042L Pre-Reqs: PRN0000 AND PRN0000L Conc-Reqs: PRN0120L
PRN0120L Maternal/Child Health Nursing Lab   4.00 Co-Reqs: PRN0042 AND PRN0042L Conc-Reqs: PRN0120
   
... ... January Class - Spring  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0004 Introduction to Nursing   5.00 Conc-Reqs: PRN0004L
PRN0004L Introduction to Nursing Lab   10.25 Conc-Reqs: PRN0004
   
... ... Summer Term A - 6 weeks  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0042 Neuromuscular Sensory Nursing   1.80 Co-Reqs: PRN0120 AND PRN0120L Pre-Reqs: PRN0000 AND PRN0000L Conc-Reqs: PRN0042L
PRN0042L Neuromuscular Sensory Nursing Lab   4.00 Conc-Reqs: PRN0042
   
... ... Summer Term B - 6 weeks  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0120 Maternal/Child Health Nursing   1.80 Co-Reqs: PRN0042 AND PRN0042L Pre-Reqs: PRN0000 AND PRN0000L Conc-Reqs: PRN0120L
PRN0120L Maternal/Child Health Nursing Lab   4.00 Co-Reqs: PRN0042 AND PRN0042L Conc-Reqs: PRN0120
   
... ... Fall  
  VOC HRS  
PRN0207 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   4.80
PRN0207L Medical-Surgical Nursing I Lab   10.38
   
TOTAL  SEM. HRS   6.00
TOTAL  VOC. HRS.   42.03
TOTAL  CONTACT HRS.   1350.00

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


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