Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

 

Standards for Admission, Readmission, Transfer of Academic Credit and Graduation Requirements
for Fall 2013

 for additional information please email Nursing at nursing@sscok.edu.

I. Admission Requirements

 

Applicants are responsible for requesting "Standards for Admission" for desired year of entrance into the nursing program

 

  1. College G.P.A. of   3.0 in 12 or more hours applicable to the Nursing Degree. (11 hours college credit or less applicable to the Nursing Degree: must use High School G.P.A. of  3.0)
  2. ACT minimum requirement: (Score must be within the last 5 years.)
    • Composite score of 19
    • Math subset score of 16

     

  3. Nelson-Denny Reading: (Score must be within the last 5 years.)
    • Nelson-Denny * Reading Test score of 15

     

 

Information on the Nelson Denny and ACT testing is available at the SSC Testing Center.

 

*Note: Nelson-Denny may be taken only twice in a semester, for a total of four attempts.

 

 

II. Admission Procedure

 

The applicant completes the application procedure by submitting to the Nursing Office by April 1, 2013
the following:

 

  1. verification of acceptance to Seminole State College
  2. application for Admission to the Nursing Program  (pdf format   (download acrobat reader free if needed) )
  3. copy of updated college transcript(s)
  4. copy of composite and math test scores from the ACT
  5. copy of reading test score from the Nelson-Denny

 

The Admission Committee will meet in April to select the members of the fall nursing class. Each applicant will be notified of his/her admission status in writing by the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair.   Any applicant not selected for admission is encouraged to meet with the Division Chair and/or nursing faculty for advisement and continued planning for possible future admission to the Program.  In the event the admissions quota is not met after the stated deadline, there may be additional admissions meetings following the end of the spring semester.  All active applications currently on file in the nursing office at the time of the admissions meeting will be reprioritized using the most current data available. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program in writing via the address on file in the SSC Nursing office. Students are encouraged to keep the information in their file current with updated address, transcripts and test scores

 

Applicants admitted to the Program must complete the student health screening form prior to entering the Program.  Nursing faculty reserve the right to deny admissions to clinical nursing courses, should the student’s health impinge on the safety of the student and/or patients. Such a decision would be a joint deliberation of college administration, the nursing faculty, the student involved, and the student’s health care provider

 

Career Mobility applicants (LPNs) have a different admission procedure and should request information from the Nursing Office.

 

 

 

III. Admission Policy:

 

Applicants who have filed an application form by deadline date, who meet Admission Requirements and who have submitted all requisite information will be considered for admission by the Admission Committee. 

 

The Admission Commitee is comprised of the Nursing Division Chair, the Assistant Chair, nursing faculty, as well as three additional college members.

 

If admitted to the Program, applicants will be required to complete Long Term Care(LTC)/Home Health Aide (HHA)  and CPR Certification (American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)  courses and provide verification of certification prior to entering N1616 (Survey of Human Dimensions).  NOTE: Annual CPR recertification is required   Contact the Nursing Office for information regarding where certification may be obtained.  These certifications are not a requirement to be considered for admission, but must be completed prior to entering the Nursing Program.  American Red Cross certification will not be accepted.

 

NOTE:: Applicants who are not accepted into the Program but wish to be reconsidered for the following year's class must complete an "Application Renewal Form" and submit it by the designated date on the form.

 

 

IV. Academic Profile and Ranking

                      TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE   =  118

 

Since class size is limited to assure quality clinical learning experiences for students who are admitted to the Program, applicants are ranked based on the following academic profile: (Total points possible 118)

 

a. GPA

 

Applicants with 12 or more hours of College credit applicable to Nursing Degree must use college GPA (Refer to pg.1- section I-a).  Only courses from the Degree Requirements will be included to calculate GPA.

Applicants with 11 hours or less of College credit applicable to Nursing Degree - use High School GPA.  (Points are not given for both College and High School GPAs.  One or the other will be used based on the above-stated criteria).

 

High School GPA
3.6 - 4.0 ------15pts.
3.3 - 3.5 ------10pts.
3.0 - 3.2 ------ 5pts.

 

College GPA
3.6 - 4.0 ------35pts.
3.3 - 3.5 ------25pts.
3.0 - 3.2 ------15pts.

 

 

b. ACT COMPOSITE SCORE  - minimum required score is 19 (Score must be within last 5 years).

 

25 or above --35pts.
22-24 ---------25pts.
20-21 ---------20pts.
19 -------------10pts. 
 

 

 

c.   Math Subset Scores:   (Score must be within last 5 years from one of the following).

 

      ACT Score of       18  -----  5pts   (minimum requirement is 16) or

                                 19 + ----10pts

     

 

 

d.   Reading Score:   (Scores must be within last 5 years from one of the following).

 

      Nelson-Denny        15 -------- 5pts.     16 and above ---- 10pts.,  minimum required score is 15 

 

 

 

e..   GRADE ACHIEVEMENT

 

 

English Comp I or II:   Grade of  A -----10pts.,   Grade of  B ------5pts.

 

Principles of Biology or Anatomy or Physiology or Micro2224: Grade of A 15pts, Grade of B 10pts

 

 

 

 

f.  Long Term Care (LTC) with Home Health Aide (HHA)Certification ------ 3 pts.

 

 

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE   =  118

 

The procedure to be used to prioritize between students with equal total possible points is as follows:

1. Composite Score: ACT
2. Reading Test Score: Nelson Denny
3. Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation of Science courses.
4. Math Subset Score: ACT
5. Overall GPA in support courses.
6. Long Term Care (LTC) with Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification

 

 

 

V. Re-Admission:

 

A. Policy:

 

  1. In determining eligibility for readmission, the Admission Committee will consider the following factors:

    1. number of students currently enrolled in the course.
    2. rationale for failure to successfully complete the course the first time.
    3. compliance with the plan developed during the Exit Interview.
    4. educational and work experiences during the interim.
    5. input from admission committee members
    6. length of interim since last enrollment in nursing with primary consideration for changes in the Nursing Program and the interim not to exceed one year.

 

B. Procedure:

 

1. The applicant seeking readmission will complete and file with the Nursing Office "Application for Readmission" by the established deadline.

 

2. The application will be considered and acted upon by the Admission Committee.

 

3. The applicant will be notified in writing by the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair of the Committee's decision.  Should the application for readmission be denied, a written statement of the rationale for the decision will be included in the letter.

 

 

 

VI. Transfer of Academic Credit:

 

A. Transfer students must comply with the Standards for Admission to the Nursing Program.

 

B. Transfer of Non-Nursing Credits:

 

Credit for non-nursing courses will be transferred if the grades are comparable to the criteria established by Seminole State Colllege and the Nursing Division. A grade of 'C' or higher must be achieved in all courses required for the degree.

 

Note:

  1. First semester transfer applicants must have completed Principles of Biology (or its equivalent).  If the applicant has not completed Physiology and microbiology prior to transfer, must be co-enrolled during the first semester.
  2. Second semester transfer applicants must have completed Principles of Biology (or its equivalent), Physiology, and be co-enrolled in Anatomy (if not already completed).
  3. Third and forth semester transfer applicants must have completed Principles of Biology (or its equivalent), Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology.

 

 

C. Transfer of Nursing Credit:

 

1. Total number of nursing credit hours that can be transferred from another nursing school is determined by the Seminole State College Nursing Division Chair.

  1. a grade of 'C' or higher must be achieved in the nursing course. 
  2. evidence must be demonstrated that the nursing courses being transferred is comparable to the SSC nursing courses.  The course syllabus and College Catalog current to the time the course was taken and samples of completed assignments, i.e. processes of nursing or case studies are to be submitted for evaluation by the Nursing Division Chair.
  3. a nursing course taken prior to the last two years  is non-transferable.
  4. it is the decision of the SSC Nursing Division Chair to transfer or not to transfer credit for a nursing course.
  5. verification that the student is in good standing from the Director of the transferring nursing program is required.

 

2. Application for transfer of nursing courses will be considered on an individual basis.  Factors considered will include comparability of course content and availability of space in the course for which the student is making admission application.

 

3. All state and college policies regarding tranfer of credit as outlined in the College Catalog also apply.

 

 

 

 

 

VII.  Graduation Requirements:

 

In order to graduate from Seminole State College with an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree, and therefore be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), the student must meet the following graduation requirements:

 

1. All financial obligations to the College must be paid.

 

2. The student's overall grade point average must be 2.0

 

3.  All courses in the entire nursing curriculum must be completed with a least a "C" grade. which also require passing clinical labs with a satisfactory grade. (See Degree requirements: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing).

 

4. Students are responsible for applying for degrees and licensing examinations within the deadlines set by the College and Oklahoma State Board of Nursing.

 

5. The student must meet any other requirements for graduation set by the College. (See SSC Catalog).

 

 

NOTE:  

  1. SSC is a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) School. NLNAC may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 or telephone: 404-975-5000.
  2. The SSC Nursing Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status. Applicants for practical nurse licensure must also hold a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency degree (G.E.D.) [59 O.S.  §567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621).  In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens.  Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year.

     

    Applicants who are qualified aliens must present, in person, valid documentary evidence of :

     

    1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
    2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
    3. Admission into the United States in refugee status;
    4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
    5. Approved deferred action status; or
    6. A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent residence status or conditional resident status.

     

    The Board has the right to deny a license to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on another health-related license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony charges.  An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6].
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  4. Applicants who are admitted to the program will be required to submit a background check that meets the specific requirements of the healthcare agencies where clinical learning experiences occur.
  5. Applicants who are admitted to the program will be required to submit to a drug screen that meets the specific requirements of the healthcare agencies where clinical learning experiences occur.
  6. Physiology must be completed prior to or concurrent with NURS 1616 Survey of Human Dimensions.
  7. Applications of Clinical Microbiology should be taken prior to or concurrent with NURS 1616, Survey of Human Dimensions.
  8. Anatomy should be taken prior to or concurrent with NURS 1528 Nursing Across the Life Span.
  9. Electives are defined as related courses according to the "Standards for the Associate Degree in Programs of Technical-Occupational Education" and must be approved by the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair.
  10. There are 72 semester credit hours required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degree.
  11. Three clock hours per week of clinical laboratory is equal to one credit hour. The number of clinical laboratory credit hours required varies each semester. (See Division Chair for clarification).

 

 

 

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

for Class Entering August 2013

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

 

First Year - Summer Semester Courses
BIOL 1214 Principles of Biology * Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   4
ENG 1113 English Comp I   Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
PSY 1113 General Psychology Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Summer Hours 10      
       
First Year - Fall Semester: 1st Semester Nursing
NURS 1616 Survey of Human Dimensions Class Hrs 4 Clinical Hrs  6 Credit Hrs   6
NURS 1552 Skills & Clinical Intervention Lab Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   6 Credit Hrs   2
NURS 1222 Applications of Clinical Microbiology## Class Hrs   2 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs  2
BIOL 2214 Physiology**+ Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs  4
Total Fall Hours 14      
       
First Year - Spring Semester: 2nd Semester Nursing
NURS 1528 Nursing Across the Lifespan Class Hrs  5 Clinical Hrs   9 Credit Hrs   8
NURS 1421 Health Deviations I Class Hrs  1 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   1
ANAT 2114 Human Anatomy***+ Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   4
             ---3 Psychology or Sociology Elective# Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Spring Hours 16      
       
Second Year - Fall Semester: 3rd Semester Nursing
NURS 2519 Nursing Care in Health Disruption Class Hrs  5 Clinical Hrs  12 Credit Hrs   9
NURS 2521 Health Deviations II Class Hrs  1 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   1
GOV 1113 American Government Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
ENG 1213 English Comp II Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Fall Hours 16      
       
Second Year - Spring Semester: 4th Semester Nursing
NURS 2529 Nursing Care in Health, Maint. and Promotion Class Hrs  4 Clinical Hrs   15 Credit Hrs   9
NURS 2531 Health Deviations III Class Hrs  1 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   1
HIST 1483 American History Survey to 1877 or Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
HIST 1493 American History Survey since 1877
NURS 2623 Nursing Capstone Class Hrs   1 Clinical Hrs   6 Credit Hrs   3
Total Spring Hours 16      
Total Program Hours 72
* Principles of Biology must be completed prior to entering first semester of nursing classes.  For applicants who have already completed Physiology, it may be possible to substitute another life science course (zoology) and/or chemistry for Principles of Biology. Substitution requires Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair approval.
+ Students who 1) earn a "C" or better in Principles of Biology; and 2) are declared as a "health-related" major; and 3) have an active application on file to the SSC Nursing Program may enroll in ANAT 2114 Human Anatomy, and BIOL 2214 Physiology.
** Physiology must be completed prior to entering the first year, second semester of nursing classes. 
*** Anatomy should be completed prior to or concurrent  with first year, second semester of nursing classes.
#Approval by the Division Chair is required.
##MICR 2224 may be substituted for NURS 1222. NURS 1222 or MICR 2224 should be completed prior to or concurrent with first year, first semester of nursing courses.
There are 72 credit hours required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degee.