Associate Degree In Nursing

Description

The Associate Degree Nursing will prepare students for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. The Nursing program is designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of patient care, including personal care, physical comfort, home health care needs, providing post-operative care, geriatric care and other critical functions. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in hospitals, home health agencies, clinics, laboratories and other healthcare settings. Associate Degree nurses may supervise other nurses, practical nurses, and nursing assistants. Upon completion of this program students will receive an Associate degree in Nursing.

 

Program  Objective

The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of patient care. Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the state license exam for NCLEX-RN.

 

Attendance Policy

The school’s attendance policy approximates the expectations found in a work situation. It is essential that each student learn the discipline of regular and prompt attendance as well as the skills involved in the workplace. At the time the student moves from education and training into a career, employers will be very interested in dependability and punctuality. No matter how skilled the person, an employee is valuable only when present on the job.

Though regular and punctual attendance to scheduled classes is expected, the school understands that emergencies and unforeseeable life situations occur that may lead the student to miss class. Students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in class and clinical. If a student misses a class or clinical, the hours recorded for the absence will be the number of hours listed on the schedule. If a student is not on an approved leave of absence, and is absent more than five (5) consecutive school days, the student will be dismissed.

After an extended illness of more than three (3) days, a student is required to present written clearance from a physician to return to school. If for any reason a student is not able to attend a scheduled class or clinical, the student must call the school at least two (2) hours prior to the scheduled class or clinical. A record of attendance is kept for each student as a part of the student's permanent records.  Student records are available to students upon request.

 

Admission Requirements

Associate degree in Nursing Program is open to all persons who meet the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must present evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Applicants must pass the TEAS Entrance Exam
  3. Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed healthcare provider).
  4. Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements including immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella; evidence that you are free of active tuberculosis.
  5. Provide evidence of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level 2 Background Check and Drug Screen
  6. Provide proof of current certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross Affiliated of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.
  7. TEAS (Nursing Entrance) Test – Total adjusted score of 60% or higher. *(limited to 3 tries in one year)
  8. Written essay on selected topic – score of 7/10 or better. *(limited to 3 tries in one year).
  9. Interview with the Program Director.

 

The Application Process

The application for admission process is as follows:

2)     Complete an admission application.

3)     Complete a personal interview with a school representative.

4)     Tour the school facilities /orientation.

5)     When necessary, take the TEAS test.

6)     Receive and read all required pre-enrollment disclosures.

  • School Catalog with the Program Outline
  • Drug Free School Disclosure
  • Read and sign the Enrollment Agreement
  • Make financial arrangement to cover tuition and fees

 

Upon completion of the application process, the school will consider the prospective student’s application in totality. Once accepted, the applicant will be responsible for arrangements for tuition payments, signing the Enrollment Agreement, and paying for the criminal background check and registration fees. Once the enrollment Agreement has been signed, the student will be required to attend a comprehensive orientation held prior to the first day of class.

Prospective students who were denied admission, and would like to review their file, may submit a written request. Access to the file will be granted within 24 to 48 hours of the request.

 

Transfer Of Credit

The school will accept transfer of credit on an individual basis. Maximum nursing courses that could be transferred is 40%.  General education and science courses could be transferred 100% if approved by School Director.

EHA makes no representation or guarantee regarding the transfer of credits to other institutions. Acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students planning to attend other institutions are encouraged to check that school’s policy regarding the transfer of credits.

In turn, Evolution Health Academy (EHA) reserves the right of discretion where other institution’s credits are concerned. Students seeking to transfer credits into EHA must submit an official transcript from the institution where the credits originated. Original transcripts must be sent directly from that institution to the Director of Education (DOE) and come in a sealed envelope. The student may be given an estimate of potential transfer credits based on an unofficial transcript; however, the student will have 45 days from date of the estimate in which to procure official transcripts. If EHA does not receive official transcripts from all eligible colleges within 45 days, any estimated transfer will become invalid.

The institution from which the student is requesting the transfer must be licensed by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The DOE will evaluate the official transcripts to determine which credits, if any, will be accepted. Any credits accepted will be reflected on the student’s EHA transcript.

 

Credits will be considered for transfer using the following criteria:

  • Official transcripts are to be mailed directly to EHA’s Education Department by the originating college.
  • Courses are deemed comparable in content and credits/hours by EHA.
  • A grade of 2.0 or better was earned for General Education and 3.0 or better for Nursing Core courses.
  • Transcripts reflecting an actualized degree (AS, BS, MS, MD, etc.) regardless of age.
  • General Education science and Nursing core credits earned within the last ten years.
  • Non-science General Education courses regardless of age.
  • Credit transfer cannot exceed 60% of the program’s requirement.

 

Licensure For Registered Nurse By Examination

The requirements for licensure by examination include:

  • Graduation from a Florida approved or accredited nursing education program.
  • Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a nursing education program that is approved or recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is based and that has been issued an NCLEX code by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • Graduation from a military nursing education program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a generic Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
  • Graduation from a non-NCSBN jurisdiction, i.e. Puerto Rico, or international nursing education program that the board determines to be equivalent to an approved program (NON-NCSBN/International Grads).

 

Re-Enrollment

Students who voluntarily withdraw from a program may re-enroll for the next available program. To re-enroll a student must follow the required admissions procedures. A re-enrollment fee is required. Maximum of three re-enrollments permitted into the ASN Program.

 

Academic Policies

 

Grading System

Grades are based on class work, written examinations, and evaluation of skills and clinical. If you have difficulty maintaining progress, you will receive individual counseling. The grading scale is as follows:

Grades Percentage
A 90 - 100%
B 80 - 89%
C 70 - 79%
D 60 - 69%
F 0 - 59%

 

Measurement Of Academic Program

The school measures all its academic programs in terms of credit hours.  EHA awards Semester Credits.

Hours of Instruction Semester Credits

  • 15 Hours of Lecture - 1 Credit
  • 30 Hours of Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • 45 Hours of Externship/Clinical - 1 Credit

A “class hour” (or contact hour) is defined as 50 minutes of supervised or direct instruction and 10 minutes of break. The Florida Board of Nursing recommends that a student plan to dedicate at least two-to-four hours of independent reading and/or study for every hour of class s/he attends. Estimated hours spent on out of class activities will be defined in more detail by the course syllabus and are not applicable to the total credit hours of the program.

The CGPA is a weighted average calculated by multiplying the credit hours for each course by the grade point equivalent received for that course, summing the results, and dividing that sum by the total credit hours attempted. Students must achieve a CGPA of 2.0 or above to be eligible for graduation from their program of study. Letter grades, numeric grades, grade point equivalents, and sample CGPA calculations follow.

 

Course Number Credit Hours Attempted Letter Grade/Point Value Earned Total Point Earned Total Points Earned
NUR 101 7 4.0 (A) 28 12.0
NUR 102 2 2.0 (C) 4 8.0
NUR 103 1 4.0 (A) 4 12.0
NUR 104 2 3.0 (B) 6 15.0
TOTALS: 12 42 47

42 Points Earned / 12 Credits                        = 3.5 (CGPA)

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The institution must monitor student’s academic progress in their program of study. Students who are not meeting the minimum satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards will be subject to sanctions. Evaluation periods for measurement of Satisfactory Academic Progress are

 

Standards

  1. Quantitative Progress - Credit Completion: The total number of credit hours the student has earned divided by the credit hours the student has attempted.
  2. Qualitative Progress - Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The minimum standard is determined by program and number of attempted credits. The minimum CGPA required to graduate is 2.0 for all programs.

 

Sanctions

If a student does not meet the minimum SAP standards, the student will be placed on a warning status for the following term.

  • If at the end of the warning term, the student meets the minimum SAP standards, the student will be returned to active status. A student may not have two consecutive warning terms.
  • If the minimum SAP standards are not achieved by the end of the warning term. The student may continue taking classes for one additional term but will be placed in a status of probation.
  • If the student does not meet the minimum SAP standards after the additional term (probation). the student will be dismissed from EHA.

The student will be notified in writing of each change in their SAP status.

 

Attendance Policy

The school’s attendance policy approximates the expectations found in a work situation. It is essential that each student learn the discipline of regular and prompt attendance as well as the skills involved in the workplace. At the time the student moves from education and training into a career, employers will be very interested in dependability and punctuality. No matter how skilled the person, an employee is valuable only when present on the job.

Though regular and punctual attendance to scheduled classes is expected, the school understands that emergencies and unforeseeable life situations occur that may lead the student to miss class. Students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in class and clinical. If a student misses a class or clinical, the hours recorded for the absence will be the number of hours listed on the schedule. If a student is not on an approved leave of absence, and is absent more than five (5) consecutive school days, the student will be dismissed.

After an extended illness of more than three (3) days, a student is required to present written clearance from a physician to return to school. If for any reason a student is not able to attend a scheduled class or clinical, the student must call the school at least two (2) hours prior to the scheduled class or clinical. A record of attendance is kept for each student as a part of the student's permanent records.  Student records are available to students upon request.

 

Course Outline

Course # Course Title Theory Clock Hours Clinical Simulation Clock Hours Lab Clock Hours Clinical Clock Hours Total Credit Hours
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 60 15 60 60 7
NUR 102 Introduction to Health Assessment 15 0 30 0 2
NUR 103 Introduction to Pharmacology 15 0 0 45 1
NUR 104 Nursing Math & Pharmacology 30 15 0 45 2
NUR 105 Medical/Surgical and Geriatric Nursing 45 15 0 90 5
NUR 106 Pediatric Nursing 30 15 0 45 3
NUR 107 Obstetric Nursing 30 15 0 45 3
NUR 108 Psychiatric Nursing 30 30 0 90 4
NUR 109 Community Health 15 15 30 45 3
NUR 110 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing 45 45 0 135 6
NUR 111 Leadership & Management 30 0 15 16 3
Total 345 165 135 570 39

 

Program Curriculum Grid – General Education Courses

Course # Course Title Theory Clock Hours Clinical Simulation Clock Hours Lab Clock Hours Clinical Clock Hours Total Credit Hours
SOC 101 Introduction to sociology 45 0 0 0 3
SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech 46 0 0 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 45 0 0 0 3
ALG 101 College Algebra 45 0 0 0 3
CTE 101 Critical Thinking & Ethics 45 0 0 0 3
Total General Education Credit/hours 225 0 0 0 15

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