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The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares men and women for the practice of registered nursing to provide direct client care across the life span. The practice of the associate degree nurse is primarily directed toward clients who have health needs and require assistance to maintain or restore their optimum state of health or support to die with dignity. The associate degree nurse is prepared to address acute and chronic healthcare needs and common well-defined healthcare problems in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain community health agencies.

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AAS Degree - Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares men and women for the practice of registered nursing to provide direct patient care across the life span. The practice of the associate degree nurse is primarily directed toward patients who have health needs and require assistance to maintain or restore their optimum state of health or support to die with dignity. The associate degree nurse is prepared to address acute and chronic healthcare needs and common well-defined healthcare problems in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain community health agencies. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a cooperative program between York Technical College and the University of South Carolina Lancaster and is approved by the Board of Nursing for South Carolina, Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Dr., Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29210, (803) 896-4550 or fax (803) 896-4525 and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 , Atlanta Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000 or fax (404) 975-5020, or www.acenursing.org).

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-201, ENG-202, ENG-205, ENG-206, ENG-209, MUS-105, ENG-208, HIS-101, HIS-102, HIS-201, HIS-202, PHI-101, HSS-205, or ART-101
Complete MAT-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete PSY-201
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): NUR-104, NUR-206, NUR-159, NUR-209, AND NUR-211
Complete BIO-210 and BIO-211 (minimum grade C)
Complete BIO-225 (minimum grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete NUR-214, NUR-229, NUR-106, and NUR-219 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete 3 credits (Minimum Grade D) From courses: AHS-102 AHS-108 AHS-117 AHS-121 AHS-135 AHS-144 CHM-101 CPT-101 ECO-210 MAT-165 AOT-105 AOT-165 PHS-101 PHY-201 PHY-202 PSY-203 PSY-212 SOC-101 SOC-102 SOC-205 SOC-230 SPC-205 BIO-205

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

• Physician’s evaluation

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 score of

“Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in the ADN Program.

 

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following:

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.

OR

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.

 

General Education/Elective courses are as follows:

* COL 101 - College Orientation

* ENG 101 - English Composition I

* ENG 102 - English Composition II

* MAT 110 - College Algebra

   PSY 201 - General Psychology

* BIO 210 - Anatomy and Physiology I

* BIO 211 - Anatomy and Physiology II

* BIO 225 - Microbiology

 Humanities/Fine Arts elective

 General 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

Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs for a student meeting the following criteria:

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 nursing program.

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.

 

Readmission Requirements:

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 automatic.

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.

6. Required competencies are nursing course specific, and will include a proctored ATI computerized exam and demonstration of course specific skills.

7. Readmission is based on space available.

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.

Useful Links:

Program Standards for Nursing Associate Degree (PDF)
Department Page  
Gainful Employment Data

 

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Nursing (ADN)

Nursing

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C) (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C) (NUR Qualification Course)
# GROUP.ID 7829; (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete MAT-110 (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete PSY-201 (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete ACC-111
Complete BUS-101
Complete BUS-121
Complete AOT-105
Complete MGT-101
Complete MGT-110
Complete 12 credits from the following courses: MGT-120 MGT-121 MGT-201 ACC-111 BAF-201 AOT-180
Complete AHS-102, AHS-108, AHS-116, and AHS-120 (AHS-102 & AHS-108 are optional NUR elective courses.)
Complete AHS-121
Complete COL-101 (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete BIO-210, BIO-211, & BIO-225 (Minimum Grade C) (NUR Qualification Courses)
Complete PSY-203 (Optional NUR elective course.)

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 score of
“Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in
the ADN Program.

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following:

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.

OR

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.

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.

Applicants for admission to the Practical Nursing Program must meet the entrance requirements of the parent institution.
 
Admission criteria for the PN program are as follows: 
 
1. Evidence of a high-school diploma or equivalent.

2. Score 54 or above on pre-algebra COMPASS Placement Test or earn a “C” or better in Math (MAT)
032.

3. Score 70 or above on writing COMPASS Placement Test or earn a “C” or better in English (ENG) 100.

4. Score 88 or above on reading COMPASS Placement Test of earn a “C” or better in Reading (RDG) 101.

5. Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the PN program. 

Prior to entry, students must have a completed health form to include the following:

* Physical exam

* Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required. 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 the program is required

* Physician’s evaluation

* Current American Heart Association CPR certification for children, infants, and adults and AED is required

* Must have proof of health and liability insurance

Useful Links:

Program Standards for Nursing (PDF)
Department Page   
Gainful Employment Data

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Nursing (Practical)

Practical Nursing

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C)
# GROUP.ID 7829;
Complete MAT-102
Complete PSY-201
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): NUR-104, NUR-206, NUR-159, NUR-209, NUR-211, and NUR-106
Complete AHS-101, AHS-102, AHS-108, AHS-116, and AHS-121
Complete COL-101
Complete AHS-120
Complete PSY-203
Complete BIO-210 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BIO-211 (Minimum Grade C)

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 score of
“Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in
the ADN Program.

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following:

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.

OR

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.

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.

Applicants for admission to the Practical Nursing Program must meet the entrance requirements of the parent institution.
 
Admission criteria for the PN program are as follows: 
 
1. Evidence of a high-school diploma or equivalent.

2. Score 54 or above on pre-algebra COMPASS Placement Test or earn a “C” or better in Math (MAT)
032.

3. Score 70 or above on writing COMPASS Placement Test or earn a “C” or better in English (ENG) 100.

4. Score 88 or above on reading COMPASS Placement Test of earn a “C” or better in Reading (RDG) 101.

5. Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the PN program. 

Prior to entry, students must have a completed health form to include the following:

* Physical exam

* Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required. 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 the program is required

* Physician’s evaluation

* Current American Heart Association CPR certification for children, infants, and adults and AED is required

* Must have proof of health and liability insurance

Useful Links:

Program Standards for Nursing (PDF)
Department Page   
Gainful Employment Data

DAS (Diploma) Nursing (Practical)

The Diploma in Applied Science major in Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare graduates for work as a practical nurse in hospitals, doctors' offices, and long-term care facilities. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the licensing exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Board of Nursing for South Carolina, Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Dr., Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29210, (803) 896-4550 or fax (803) 896-4525 and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, (fax 404-975-5020,www.acenursing.org ).

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C)
Complete PSY-201
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): NUR-104, NUR-206, NUR-159, NUR-209, AND NUR-211
Complete BIO-210 AND BIO-211 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete NUR-106 (minimum grade C)

Students must submit a completed student 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

• Physician’s evaluation

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for admission to the Practical Nursing Program must meet the entrance requirements of the parent institution.

Admission criteria for the PN program are as follows:

1. Evidence of a high-school diploma or equivalent.

2. Score 54 or above on pre-algebra COMPASS Placement Test or earn a “C” or better in Math (MAT) 032.

3. Score 70 or above on writing COMPASS Placement Test or earn a “C” or better in English (ENG) 100.

4. Score 88 or above on reading COMPASS Placement Test of earn a “C” or better in Reading (RDG) 101.

5. Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the PN program.

Students must have a minimum Practical Nurse Program GPA of 2.0 in classes taken at York Technical College that can be applied toward the PN program. NOTE: Students must achieve a grade of ‘C’ or better on the 1st or 2nd attempt of BIO 210 and BIO 211 to meet the admission and curriculum requirement for the PN program.

Grades of ‘W’, ‘D’, ‘F’, and ‘WF’ are considered unsuccessful attempts. Students who are unsuccessful on the

2nd BIO attempt are not eligible to apply to the nursing program for five (5) years. Academic forgiveness will

be given five (5) years after the second BIO attempt and then the student will be eligible to apply to the nursing

program;

Admission by Transfer:

Transfer credit may be granted for nursing courses taken at other Practical Nursing Programs for a student

meeting the following criteria:

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 nursing program.

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 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.

The Practical Nursing Program prepares men and women for the practice of nursing to provide direct client care across the lifespan. The practical nurse graduate is prepared to function in the role of provider of care and manager of care for individuals and families with common health problems. This nurse functions dependently under supervision as a healthcare team member in a variety of healthcare settings.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Computer Adaptive Testing of the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurses. Graduates who successfully pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses are eligible to apply for licensure as a practical 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 rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. 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.

Current American Heart Association CPR Certification for children, infants, adults and AED is required. Students must have proof of health insurance. Liability insurance is also required and may be purchased through York Technical College.

The PN Program has two locations; Chester, SC and Lancaster SC. Nursing classes include campus and clinical laboratory hours. Students are required to drive to a variety of clinical agencies to complete the clinical component of the nursing courses. Students are expected to drive to either campus for classes according to the class schedule. Students may be assigned to morning, afternoon, evening and night clinical experience anywhere in the York, Chester or Lancaster counties. Clinical experience may range from four to 12 hours per clinical day.

Required science courses that are more than seven years old must be repeated or the student has the option to test on the content. Required nursing courses more than three years old must be repeated.

Students planning to seek admission to the ADN program must meet the entrance criteria for that program.

Students successfully completing the first three semesters are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination) and for Licensure as a Practical Nurse (PN).

Retention and Promotion:

For retention and promotion in the Practical 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 PN Master Curriculum.

2. Must achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point ratio on all courses, which count toward graduation in the program.

3. Must make a grade of “C” or better in theory in each practical 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 practical nursing course may repeat that course one time only. A maximum of one nursing course may be repeated. In order to repeat a nursing course, the student must follow the readmission criteria for the Practical Nursing Program found in the current Practical Nursing Student Manual. Readmission will depend on space available in the course to be repeated.

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.

Useful Links:

Program Standards for Practical Nursing (PDF)
Department Page   
Gainful Employment Data

 

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