Prior to entry,
students must have a completed health form to include the following:
• Physical Assessment
• Proof of two MMR
vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available you
must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
• Varicella (Chicken
Pox) titer required
• Proof of
Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the
past 10 years.)
• Hepatitis B
vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student
does not have the vaccine.)
• Proof of 2 step PPD
within 3 months prior to entry of program is required
Students must have a
completed criminal background check. Current American Heart Association CPR certification
for children, infants, and adults and AED is required. Students must have proof
of health and liability insurance.
Admission Requirements: Applicants for admission to the
Associate Degree Nursing Program must meet the entrance requirements of the
parent institution. Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program requires the
student to be a high-school graduate or equivalent. Students must complete one
course of high school, college preparatory general chemistry with a minimum
grade of C prior to acceptance into the nursing program.
Students must also
pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite
better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student
seeks admission in the ADN Program.
admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the
1. SAT scores of 480
critical reading and 540 math or ACT scores of 21 reading and 23 math.
Students must have a
minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old
at the time a student seeks admission into the ADN program.
2. Completion of all
approved general education and elective courses with a GPA of 2.50 or higher and
a minimum reading requirement (Compass reading score of 88 or better) or
completion of RDG 101 with a “C” or better.
Education/Elective courses are as follows:
* COL 101 - College
* ENG 101 - English
* ENG 102 - English
* MAT 110 - College
201 - General Psychology
* BIO 210 - Anatomy
and Physiology I
* BIO 211 - Anatomy
and Physiology II
* BIO 225 -
Humanities/Fine Arts elective
NOTE: Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better on the
first or second attempt of BIO 210, BIO 211, and BIO 225 to meet the admission
and curriculum requirements for the ADN program. Grades of “W,” “F,” and “WF”
are considered unsuccessful attempts. Students who are unsuccessful on the second
BIO attempt are not eligible to apply to the ADN program for five (5) years. Academic
forgiveness five (5) years after the second BIO attempt and then the student
will be eligible to apply to the ADN program.
The ADN Program is a
cooperative program with the University of SC-Lancaster. Students must graduate
from the institution where they entered into the nursing program.
Admission by Transfer Requirements: Transfer credit may
be granted for nursing courses taken at other
Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs for a student meeting the following
1. The student must
meet present admission criteria to the Nursing Program.
2. The student must
submit a letter from the dean of nursing from the previous school attended stating
that he/she left in good standing and is eligible for readmission into their
3. The student may be
required to provide the nursing department chair with a detailed course syllabus
showing course and unit objectives. Courses for which transfer credit is given
must meet the objectives of the comparable York Technical College/University of
South Carolina Lancaster nursing courses.
4. In order for a
course to be transferred, the student must demonstrate competency by proctored
ATI computerized exam, skills check off and previous grades.
Admission by transfer
is based on space availability.
1. Students who
receive a grade of “W”, “WF”, “D”, or “F” in a nursing course must seek
readmission to the program in order to repeat the course. Re-admission is not
2. Student requesting
readmission into the Nursing Program must meet all admission requirements for
the academic year in which they request readmission.
3. Submit a written
request for readmission to the Nursing Program Coordinator. The request must indicate
the specific term and course in which the student request re-entry.
4. Required nursing
courses more than three years old must be repeated.
5. Students who are
unsuccessful in NUR/LANU 206 must place their names back on the waiting list through
Admissions and pay the wait list application fee.
competencies are nursing course specific, and will include a proctored ATI
computerized exam and demonstration of course specific skills.
7. Readmission is based on
The graduate of an associate degree nursing program functions in three basic roles within the healthcare delivery system, which is the framework for the nursing program: provider of care; manager of care; and member within the discipline. The graduate will also be able to demonstrate caring, communication, critical thinking, teaching/learning professional behaviors and the nursing process within each role. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Computer Adaptive Testing of the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.
Graduates who successfully pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEXRN) are eligible to apply for licensure to practice as a registered nurse in any of the 50 states or U.S. territories.
There are legal limitations for state licensure in South Carolina for graduates with prior convictions and/or disciplinary action. The South Carolina Board of Nursing policy regarding legal limitations for state licensure is available on www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing. Clinical facilities require drug screens and/or background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Students will be required to attend multiple clinical facilities throughout the curriculum. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program.
Retention and Promotion
For retention and promotion in the Nursing Program, the student must, in the judgment of the faculty, satisfy the requirements of health, conduct, and scholastic achievement. In addition to meeting the established criteria of the parent institutions, the student:
1. Upon admission to the nursing program students must complete courses in the sequence as outlined in the Nursing Master Curriculum.
2. Must achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point ratio on all courses which are required for graduation.
3. Must make a grade of “C” or better in theory in each nursing course attempted, and receive a clinical evaluation of “Satisfactory.”
4. A maximum of one nursing course may be repeated.
5. A student who receives a “W”, “D”, “F”, or “WF” in any required nursing course may repeat that course one time only. In order to repeat a nursing course, the student must follow the readmission criteria for the Nursing Program found in the current Nursing Student Manual. Readmission will depend on space availability.
6. Students will be eligible for academic forgiveness 5 years after the last nursing course attempted and may apply to re-enter the nursing program from the beginning. Students must meet current admission requirements when applying for readmission.
LPN /ADN Transition Advance Placement (Associate in Applied Science)
A minimum of 23 semester hours of nursing credits will be awarded upon completion of validation if the applicant meets the following criteria;
1. Has a current, active LPN License
2. Meets admission requirements of York Technical College
3. Meets admission requirements of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, which includes a score of “Proficient” or better on the TEAS test.
4. A score of 74 or better on the ATI PN Predictor test (one attempt only)
5. Successful demonstration of course specific skills (one attempt only)
Deadline for application for the LPN/ADN transition program is May 15, 2015.
Direct Articulation Transfer from the York Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program
Students in the Practical Nursing Program may articulate into the Associate Degree Nursing Program if they meet the following criteria:
1. Has successfully completed the PN curriculum.
2. Has satisfied all the current required criteria for the ADN program.
3. Articulation occurs immediately after completion of the PN program.
4. Articulation into the ADN program is based on space availability. Direct articulation into the AND program in not automatic.
5. In the event there are more qualified students who desire to articulate than space availability, a lottery will be utilized.
Program Standards for Nursing Associate Degree (PDF)
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