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Nursing

Applied Associate of Science Degree - 70 Credits

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CONTACT
Academic Advisor: Leanne Vigue Miranda or Rod Robins
Welcome Center
University Transfer Center - Second Floor
Phone: 715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039 ext. 4493
Email: lviguemiranda@nicoletcollege.edu or rrobins@nicoletcollege.edu

 

Financial Aid Eligible

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.

About the Program

The nursing program at Nicolet College prepares entry level nurses to be members of the heath care team. Graduates must demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgment, and clinical competence. The educational framework consists of the nursing process and is used to care for individuals across the lifespan. Our philosophy incorporates faculty beliefs regarding nursing, health, person, community, nursing education, and nursing practice.

Educational methodologies include lecture, small and large group discussions, computer-assisted instruction, and clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The nursing program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, or NLNAC). Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensed practical and/or registered nurse. The Wisconsin Technical College System nursing programs strive to provide a seamless nursing curriculum that is flexible and accessible to learners on a statewide basis.

Eligibility Requirements - HESI A2 Exam

  • Completion of admission requirements as a pre-nursing student
  • Completion of developmental courses in the following areas based on Accuplacer entrance test scores
  • Successful completion of two semesters of high school chemistry with grades of "C" or better or one semester of college chemistry with a grade of "C" or better
  • Successful completion of the nursing assistant course or verification of completion of the nursing assistant course
  • Completion of General Anatomy & Physiology with a grade of "B-" or better
  • Completion of online course ADN Introductory Meeting
  • The next step is to petition to take the HESI A2 exam (see directions on petitioning)
  • Nursing program acceptance is dependent upon HESI A2 scores

Program Goals

  1. To present an integrated general education and nursing curriculum.
  2. To prepare entry level nurses.
  3. To meet the needs of area health care employers and the community.
  4. To promote LPN and RN progression.
  5. To facilitate matriculation with BSN completion programs.
  6. At the completion of the first year of the program, students have the option of submitting an application to the state Board of Nursing to take the examination for licensure as a practical nurse.

Program Learning Outcomes

Associate Degree Nursing

  1. Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving professional identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  3. Integrate social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology, and pathophysiology in clinical decision-making.
  4. Provide patient-centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  5. Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the health care team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  6. Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  7. Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

Practical Nursing

  1. Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to caring, advocacy, and quality care while adhering to evidence-based practice.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  3. Integrate knowledge of social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology, and disease processes while participating in clinical decision-making.
  4. Provide patient-centered care under supervision by participating in the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  5. Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the health care team, and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  6. Collaborate as an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  7. Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and assist with decision-making.

Nursing Degree Transfer Agreements

The Wisconsin Technical College System has a special articulation arrangement to link all sixteen of the state's technical colleges that offer the nursing program to appropriate four-year UW campuses.

All technical college graduates who have received associate degrees in nursing in May of 1996 or later will be able to transfer 30 credits in nursing and up to 30 credits in general education to the nursing programs at UW-Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Eau Claire to complete a bachelor's of science degree in nursing.

In addition, students who complete the associate degree in nursing can seamlessly transfer credits to Marion College to complete their bachelor's degree in nursing or to Franklin University for Healthcare Management.

Advanced Standing for Licensed Practical Nurses

LPNs licensed in Wisconsin may enter the third semester of the nursing program, provided all first and second semester general education courses are completed with a “C” or better.

Also required is the successful complete of the LPN to RN Bridge course and/or successful competency testing in nursing skills. Candidates must have a current Practical Nursing license and be eligible to practice in the state of Wisconsin. LPN credits (nursing credits from prior diploma) are held in escrow until third semester nursing courses are completed with a “C” or better. Contact the academic advisor for details.

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, or NLNAC). Any comments related to program accreditation or verification of the program’s status can be obtained from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020
www.nlnac.org




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