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    2014 - 2015 AAS - Nursing Program Information

    Also see, Associate of Arts - Nursing Field of Study an academic transfer program.



    Program Options:
    AAS - Nursing: Nursing Innovation Grant (NIG) Pilot
    Nursing: Nursing Innovation Grant (NIG) Pilot Bridge for LVN/Paramedic
    MSAA - Health Professions
         Certified Nurse Assistant Track
         Phlebotomy Track

    MSAA - Patient Care Technician


    Collin’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program prepares students to make application to the Texas Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. The nursing curriculum is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students must meet eligibility requirements for licensure as established by the Texas Board of Nursing. If an individual has reason to believe he/she is ineligible for licensure, he/she may petition the board for a declaratory order. This should be done prior to entering the program. Contact the Program Director for further information.

    Collin County healthcare facilities support the ADN program. Several healthcare facilities throughout the Metroplex are used for the clinical experience. The role of the nurse continues to change in an evolving healthcare system.

    Students planning to transfer to a college or university for completion of their Bachelor's Degree should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.

    For students interested in transferring to a BSN program, please see the Associate of Arts - Nursing Field of Study.


    FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES / CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
    After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities - with or without accommodations - for successful completion of the program and to function safely and effectively in the variety of the profession’s settings. The specific functional requirements are found in the Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information on the Nursing website www.collin.edu/nursing. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.


    ACCREDITATION
    The Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). They may be contacted at:
         3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
         Atlanta, GA 30326
         404.975.5000
        www.acenursing.org

    SCHOLARSHIPS
    Various scholarships are available to students when they have been accepted into the Nursing Program. Most scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Other types of monetary support are available through the college’s Financial Aid Office.


    ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
    Admission to the Nursing Program is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained from the Program Director, the Health Sciences Office or the Nursing website: www.collin.edu/nursing.

    Complete pre-entrance course requirements with a minimum 2.5 GPA
    Earn a GPA of 2.5 or greater on all courses applicable to the Nursing program
    Submit official copies of all college transcripts
    Complete the PSB (Nursing School Aptitude Exam) prior to the Jan. 31 or
    July 31 deadline with a satisfactory result
    Successful completion of drug screen, background check and physical / mental competencies, and dental exam
    Completion of immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) *

    * It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Director. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before the first clinical visit.

    Health Insurance – All nursing students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.

    Placement in mathematics and English courses is based upon the results of each student’s assessments and subjects completed before admission.




    Nursing Innovation Grant Pilot
    Collin has been given an opportunity to be a part of the Nursing Innovation Grant (NIG). The purpose of the grant is to reduce time to degree by using concept-based curriculum. This type of curriculum allows for deep learning and promotes higher level clinical judgement. Students focus on generalities of specifically identified concepts and then apply what those concepts within the context of specific priority exemplars. The greatest advantage of concept-based learning, from a curriculum point-of-view, is that it provides a more efficient content management process. Nursing concepts are divided into two categories: Health Care Concepts, and Professional Nursing Concepts. These concepts are learned in the classroom and applied using sound clinical judgment in practical settings such as the campus hospital and Health Sciences Simulation labs as well as in local healthcare facilities.



    AAS - Nursing: Nursing Innovation Grant (NIG) Pilot
    60 credit hours

    PREREQUISITES
    BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1
    BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
    BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

    FIRST YEAR
    First Semester
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1
    RNSG 1161 Clinical I - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
    RNSG 1170 Introduction to Nursing Concepts I
    RNSG 1171 Professional Nursing Concepts I
    RNSG 1271 Professional Nursing Competencies
    RNSG 1471 Health Care Concepts I
    Second Semester
    PSYC 2314 Life-Span Growth and Development
    RNSG 2172 Professional Nursing Concepts II
    RNSG 2361 Clinical II - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
    RNSG 2572 Health Care Concepts II

    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition I
    RNSG 2173 Professional Nursing Concepts III
    RNSG 2362 Clinical III - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
    RNSG 2573 Health Care Concepts III
    Second Semester
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I
    (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
    RNSG 2174 Professional Nursing Concepts IV (Capstone)
    RNSG 2363 Clinical IV - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
    RNSG 2574 Health Care Concepts IV

    1. No course substitutions




    Nursing: Nursing Innovation Grant (NIG) Pilot Bridge for LVN/Paramedic
    60 credit hours

    PREREQUISITES
    BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1
    BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
    BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology I 1
    PSYC 2314 Live-Span Growth and Development

    Nursing faculty will determine the application and approval process. Students accepted into the Grant Pilot Bridge Program will receive credit for the following courses:
    RNSG 1161, RNSG 1171, RNSG 1471, RNSG 2172 and RNSG 2572

    FIRST YEAR
    Summer
    RNSG 1163 Clinical - Nursing Transition from LVN/Paramedic
    RNSG 1170 Introduction to Health Care Concepts
    RNSG 1172 Professional Nursing Competencies
    RNSG 2371 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition I
    RNSG 2173 Professional Nursing Concepts III
    RNSG 2362 Clinical III - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
    RNSG 2573 Health Care Concepts III
    Second Semester
    HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I
    (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
    RNSG 2174 Professional Nursing Concepts IV (Capstone)
    RNSG 2363 Clinical IV - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
    RNSG 2574 Health Care Concepts IV

    1. No course substitutions

    Note 1 The communication competency is met throughout the degree.



    MSAA - Health Professions -
    Certified Nurse Assistant Track

    9 credit hours

    HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
    HPRS 1271 Introduction to Healthcare System 1
    NURA 1160 Clinical - Nursing Aide and Patient Care Assistant
    NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care

    1. May substitute HPRS-1204

    Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.




    MSAA - Health Professions -
    Phlebotomy Track

    9 credit hours

    HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
    HPRS 1271 Introduction to Healthcare System 1
    PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy
    PLAB 1360 Clinical - Phlebotomy

    1. May substitute HPRS-1204

    Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.




    MSAA - Patient Care Technician
    14 credit hours

    DSAE 1340 Diagnostic Electrocardiography
    EDRD 1111 Electrocardiography
    NURA 1160 Clinical - Nursing Aide and Patient Care Assistant
    NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care
    PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy
    PLAB 1360 Clinical - Phlebotomy

    Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.



    Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
    for that course.

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    Contact Information

    Program Director:
    Donna Hatch, MSN, RN
    CPC - E302
    972.548.6772

    Academic Advisor:
    Tori Hoffman
    CPC - D117E
    972.548.6779

    Lisa Gibbs
    CPC - D117F
    972.548.6778

    Department Website:
    http://www.collin.edu/nursing