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College
Regional College
Campus(es)
Ashtabula
East Liverpool
Geauga
Tuscarawas
Department
Regional College
Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is available at the Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga (at the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg) and Tuscarawas campuses. Students interested in the program should apply directly to one of these campuses and meet with a nursing representative for additional application details concerning advanced placement, etc. Detailed information and requirements for admission are in the brochure for this program. A copy of the brochure may be obtained from the nursing department. Students are required to complete civilian (BCI&I) and Federal (FBI) background checks and drug screening after acceptance into the program. The coursework for this degree may be applied toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

In addition to the two year program, there are two concentrations within the program for qualified students:
 

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to ADN concentration
  • Paramedic to ADN concentration


With the successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The Associate Degree in Nursing program, Regional College, reserves the right to initiate changes in the program as deemed necessary for maintaining quality nursing education.

Career Opportunities

As one of the largest health care occupations, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2010. Hospitals employ the largest number of RNs with approximately 66 percent of jobs. About 15 percent of jobs were in outpatient care centers, 13 percent in home health care services, 10 percent in physician offices and 8 percent in Nursing Care facilities. The remainder worked mostly in educational institutions, government agencies and with medical manufacturing suppliers. Approximately 20 percent of nurses work part time.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 

Admission Requirements

Cumulative GPA of 2.70 of higher; high school or college-level courses in algebra, biology and chemistry; completion of developmental coursework prescribed by placement testing; and minimum grade of C (2.000) in all required courses

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 68 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Use the nursing process to meet self-care demands of individuals in structured settings.

2. Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills in interactions with patients, families and health team members.

3. Perform safely the nursing skills and techniques identified in all nursing courses.

4. Function within the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing role as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.

Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326, (404) 975-5000

Student Organizations

See individual campuses.


Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

 

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (19-33 credits) Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  NRST 10010 Therapeutic Use of Self 1
    20205 Psychosocial Self Care Deficits 3
    20206 Nursing Agency II 5
    20208 Nursing Agency III 4
    20209 Maternal/Newborn Development Self-Care 2
    20210 Child and Family Developmental Self-Care 2
    20212 Practicum 2
Below are additional major requirements for students not declared in the LPN to ADN or Paramedic to ADN concentrations.
  NRST 10001 Foundations of Nursing Agency 5
    10003 Nursing Agency I 6
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Professionals** 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34-40 credits)*
Type Course Title Credits
  NUTR 33512 Nutrition***, + 3
KSS PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
KSS SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Choose from the following: 5-6

KBS

BSCI 20020

11010
11020
Biological Structure and Function (5)****
or
Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health (3)**** and
Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health (3)****
 
  Choose from the following: 3-4
  BSCI 20021

30171
Basic Microbiology (3)***
or
General Microbiology (4)***
 
  Choose from the following: 5-8
  CHEM 10050

10052
Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)***
and
Introduction to Organic Chemistry (2)***
 
    10060

20481
General Chemistry (4)***
and
Basic Organic Chemistry (4)***
 
    10054 General and Elementary Organic Chemistry (5)  
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-4
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (14 credits)*
Nursing LPN to ADN concentration (14)  
Nursing Paramedic to ADN concentration (14)  
MINIMUM TOTAL 
68


* Minimum C (2.000) grade in theory and a designation of “passing" for performance in the clinical area must be achieved for each nursing course. A 2.000 GPA must be maintained in the nursing program. Minimum C (2.000) grade in all required courses, including additional courses.

** Course must be completed within the past five years prior to admission to the program.

*** Course must be completed within the past seven years prior to admission to the program.

****Course must be completed within the past seven years prior to admission to the program. Students who have successfully completed ATTR/EXSC 25057/25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II may use those courses in place of BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function or BSCI 11010/11020 Anatomy and Physiology in Allied Health I/II.

+ Students who have successfully completed NUTR 43521 may use it in place of NUTR 33512, however students must still meet the minimum credit hour total required for the program.

Note: BSCI 11010 and 11020 or 20020; and BSCI 20021 or 30171; and CHEM 10050 and 10052, or 10060 and 20481, or 10054; and NUTR 33512 must be completed within the past seven years prior to the program.
 

Nursing LPN to ADN

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (14 credits) Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  NRST 10006 LPN to ADN Transition** 3
  Upon successful completion of NRST 10006, licensed practical nurses will be awarded transfer credit for an additional 11 credit hours in place of both NRST 10001 (5) and NRST 10003 (6) 11
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
14


* Minimum C (2.000) grade in theory and a designation of “passing" for performance in the clinical area must be achieved for each nursing course. A 2.000 GPA must be maintained in the nursing program. Minimum C (2.000) grade in all required courses, including additional courses. 

** Requires special approval. 

 

Nursing Paramedic to ADN

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION RQUIREMENTS (14 credits) Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  NRST 10008 Paramedic to ADN Transition** 5
  Upon successful completion of NRST 10008, certified paramedics will be awarded transfer credit for an additional 6 credit hours in place of NRST 10003 (6). 6
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Professionals*** 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
14


* Minimum C (2.000) grade in theory and a designation of “passing" for performance in the clinical area must be achieved for each nursing course. A 2.000 GPA must be maintained in the nursing program. Minimum C (2.00) grade in all required courses, including additional courses.

** Requires special approval.

*** Course must be completed within the past five years prior to admission to the program.