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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Nursing, RN Option

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 0222  (Effective Fall 2004 - Fall 2006)

 

The Nursing Program at Lansing Community College is nationally accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. It implements the career ladder concept. The registered nursing program is offered in a full-time or part-time sequence. There are specific prerequisites required for entry into the program. Building on these prerequisites, a student completing the first year receives a certificate of achievement and is eligible to take a national examination for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A student successfully completing the second year will receive an associate degree in applied science and is eligible to take the national examination for Registered Nurse (RN). A current LPN or licensed paramedic may gain entry into the second year of the associate degree RN program as an advanced standing student through the Fast Track RN Completion Program.

 

The Registered Nurse (RN) Program prepares the individual to care for clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings. As an essential member of the health care team, the RN is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a plan of care for clients. The RN is required to assist clients in achieving their health goals through effective communication, decision making, problem-solving, management and technological skills. Registered nurses work in hospitals, clinics, offices, nursing homes, and home health care settings, in addition to schools, research facilities, and community agencies. The education and scope of practice of the RN is determined by state law. The student must successfully complete this program and the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

 

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Nursing Program.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students who have been admitted to the program for the 2004/2005 academic year.  For the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM, LPN AND RN OPTIONS
For current information about admission requirements, students must contact the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254.

 

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)

TOTAL:  48 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 201

Human Anatomy (See Note 2)

4

BIOL 202

Human Physiology

4

BIOL 203

Microbiology (See Note 3)

3

NURS 200

Pharmacology (See Note 4)

3

NURS 260

Mental Health & Ldrshp Nursing

6

NURS 265

Pediatric Nursing Care

5

NURS 280

Advanced Chronic Nursing Care

5

NURS 285

Advanced Acute Nursing Care

5

PFHW 163

Healthy Lifestyles

2

PSYC 200

Introduction to Psychology

4

PSYC 205

Human Growth and Development

3

WRIT 121

Composition I (See Note 5)

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  26-27 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

6-7 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area

3

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area

3-4

 

Mathematics Core Area (See Note 6)

0

 

Science Core Area (See Note 7)

0

 

Writing Core Area (See Note 7)

0

 

CHOICE 2:  Nursing Program Areas (Choose one subchoice)

20 Credits

(Nursing students will select either Subchoice 2A, 2B, or 2C to satisfy the first year requirements of the Nursing, RN Option Associate in Applied Science Degree.)

Subchoice 2A:  Full-Time Sequence

 

NURS 150

Nursing Fundamentals I & II (See Note 4)

9

NURS 160

Acute Nursing Care

6

NURS 165

Maternity Nursing Care

5

 

Subchoice 2B:  Part-Time Sequence

 

NURS 151

Nursing Fundamentals I

5

NURS 152

Nursing Fundamentals II

4

NURS 160

Acute Nursing Care

6

NURS 165

Maternity Nursing Care

5

 

Subchoice 2C:  Fast Track Sequence

 

 

LPN or Paramedic License (See Note 8)

15

NURS 210

LPN/Paramedic to RN Transition

5

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

74

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Current Basic Cardiac Support Certification (BLS) is required throughout the program (EMSB 102 or American Heart Association/Health Care Provider or American Red Cross/Professional Rescuer).

2.

The prerequisite for this course has changed effective summer 2004:  Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6 and Math Level 4 and (CHEM 120 2.0 minimum or BIOL 121 2.0 minimum or passing score on Health Biology Proficiency Test).

3.

Although not required for the associate degree, BIOL 204 is strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with BIOL 203. It will be required for nurses who continue on to a four-year university.

4.

NURS 200 may be taken up to two years prior to admission into the program or concurrently with NURS 150.

5.

WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement. It may be replaced by WRIT 122, WRIT 131, WRIT 132, ENGL 122, or ENGL 132.

6.

Students meeting Phase I admission requirements for the Nursing Program have met the Math Core requirement for this curriculum.

7.

Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

8.

A current and unrestricted LPN or Paramedic license and a minimum of one year work experience are required for this subchoice. Students should contact the Nursing Careers Department at (517) 483-1410 for information.

9.

All courses in this curriculum must be completed with a grade of 2.5 or better to graduate with the exception of (1) MATH 112, (2) the Communication Core Area course, and (3) the Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area course, all three of which must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

 

Subchoice 2A: Full-Time Sequence

Courses listed in Semester I below must be completed prior to admission to the Nursing Program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission. MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra is required for admission and may be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam. Although students are accepted to the program in June, they will be assigned to begin Semester II in either fall or spring semester. A student may not begin a new semester until she or he has successfully completed all of the courses listed in the previous sequenced semester with the grade requirements in Note 9. Some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically non-nursing courses. NURS 200 is the only NURS-prefix course in the full-time program that is offered summer semester.

 

I

II

III

IV

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

NURS 160

BIOL 203

MATH 112 (or

NURS 150

NURS 165

NURS 260

   Proficiency)

NURS 200

PSYC 205

NURS 265

PFHW 163

 

 

 

PSYC 200

 

 

 

WRIT 121

 

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

NURS 280

 

 

 

NURS 285

 

 

 

Lim. Ch.

 

 

 

Lim. Ch.

 

 

 

 

Subchoice 2B: Part-Time Sequence

Courses listed in Semester I below must be completed prior to admission to the Nursing Program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission. MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra is required for admission and may be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam. Students are accepted to the program in June and will begin Semester II in fall semester. A student may not begin a new semester until she or he has successfully completed all of the courses listed in the previous sequenced semester with the grade requirements in Note 9. Some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically non-nursing courses. The part-time program requires that NURS courses be taken in fall, spring, and summer semesters.

 

I

II

III

IV

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

NURS 152

NURS 165

MATH 112 (or

NURS 151

 

PSYC 205

   Proficiency)

NURS 200

 

 

PFHW 163

 

 

 

PSYC 200

 

 

 

WRIT 121

 

 

 

 

V

VI

VII

VIII

NURS 160

BIOL 203

NURS 265

NURS 280

 

NURS 260

 

 

 

 

 

 

IX

 

 

 

NURS 285

 

 

 

Lim. Ch.

 

 

 

Lim. Ch.

 

 

 

 

Subchoice 2C: Fast Track Sequence

Courses listed in Semesters I and II below must be completed prior to admission to the Nursing Program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission. MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra is required for admission and may be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam. Students are accepted to the program in March or April and will begin Semester III in the summer semester. A student may not begin a new semester until she or he has successfully completed all of the courses listed in the previous sequenced semester with the grade requirements in Note 9. Some courses may be completed before the designated semester, typically non-nursing courses.

 

I

II

III

IV

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

NURS 210

BIOL 203

MATH 112 (or

NURS 200

 

NURS 265

   Proficiency)

PSYC 205

 

NURS 280

PFHW 163

 

 

 

PSYC 200

 

 

 

WRIT 121

 

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

NURS 260

 

 

 

NURS 285

 

 

 

Lim. Ch.

 

 

 

Lim. Ch.

 

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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