Degrees

 

 

Career Mobility Program Option 1

 

Standards of Admission for Career Mobility Students
Entering the Program in the second semester (Advanced Standing for 1st Semester program)
Spring

 

I. Admission Requirements

 

  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.)
  3.   Composite score of 19

      Math subset score of 16

       

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

     

    Note:

    A compass test may be used in lieu of the above tests if the applicant has graduated within the last 3 years from an NLNAC accredited PN program or a PN program that has a co-operative alliance with the Seminole State College Nursing Program.

     

    The minimum Compass scores required are: Pre-Algebra = 65; Writing=75; and Reading= 90. (3 years old or less)

     

  6. Competency Test:  HESI I
  7.    Competency  score of 800  

 

Note:

HESI I Requirement can be waived if graduating from LPN program that is NLNAC accredited at time of completion OR can also be waived if graduating from an LPN program that has co-operative alliance with Seminole State Nursing Program (Gordon Cooper Technology Center and Wes Watkins Technology Center)

 

 

All test results (ACT and ND) must be less than five years old (three years for Compass) and must be submitted to the Nursing Division by October 15. Information on COMPASS, NELSON DENNY and ACT testing is available online by clicking on SSC Testing Center.

 

Note:  Candidates who were co-enrolled in Seminole State College nursing classes during their PN program must meet all Standards for Admission to be considered for entry into the SSC Nursing Program.

 

II. ADMISSION POLICY

 

To be eligible for the Career Mobility Program of the Seminole State College Nursing Department, the candidate must have graduated from a State Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing and have a current unencumbered, unrestricted license by a State Board of Nursing.

 

To be eligible for enrollment into the second semester, applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria:

 

  1. Graduated from a School of Practical Nursing which has a Cooperative Alliance* (*Gordon Cooper Technology Center and Wes Watkins Technology Center have Cooperative Alliances with the Seminole State College Nursing Program.) with Seminole State College Nursing Program and who were co-enrolled in NURS 1616 and NURS 1552.
  2. OR

  3. Graduated from an ACEN accredited program. May be admitted through direct articulation into the second semester of the Nursing Program.
  4. OR

  5. If graduated from a School of Practical Nursing that is not ACEN approved or not a cooperative alliance, must satisfactorily pass the following challenge exam:

     

    Competency Exam I (NURS 1616, Survey of Human Dimensions and NURS 1552, Skills and Clinical Intervention Laboratory) with a minimum HESI score of 800. The HESI competency exams may be retaken one time (total of two times) no less than 30 days apart.

 

NOTE: **Applicants may petition for the Competency Exam I to be waived based on work history at the discretion of the Division Chair. Documentation must be submitted with the application describing the last five years work history in order to be considered.

 

III. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

 

   The following requirements must be met:

 

  1. Arrange an interview with the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair or Career Mobility Liaison for the purpose of assessment of eligibility as a Career Mobility candidate. Develop a curriculum plan consistent with the Career Mobility degree requirements that meet the requirements for the Nursing Program and the SSC courses established by the Office of Admissions.
  2. Complete the application procedure by submitting the following to the Nursing Office:

    1. application for admission to the Nursing Program
    2. verification of PN licensure status
    3. copy of updated transcript(s) from all colleges and technology centers
    4. copy of ACTcomposite scores meeting admission criteria
    5. copy of Nelson-Denny reading scores meeting admission criteria
    6. copy of ACT math scores meeting admission criteria
    7. copy of HESI I competency exam results (if applicable) Study guides may be obtained from the Nursing Division office to aid in preparation for the HESI I exam (highly recommended)
  3. Satisfactorily complete Principles of Biology and Physiology 2214 prior to enrollment in second semester nursing courses. If Anatomy has not been taken, must co-enoll in Anatomy with second semester nursing courses.

 

Note In the event space availability is a consideration, priority will be given to candidates using the following ranking order:

 

  • Reading Score
  • Composite Score
  • College Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation of Science courses
  • Overall College GPA in support courses (other than science courses) Must have completed at least 12 hours of college in the required Nursing courses

 

IV.  CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF NURSING

 

  1. The student must complete required non‑nursing courses, as outlined in the Seminole State College Nursing Program Degree Requirements.  All mandatory courses for the Associate in Applied Science with a Nursing Major may be found in the Seminole State College Catalog.
  2. Advance Placement examinations (CLEP Tests) are available for many of the courses.  Information about CLEP tests may be obtained in the SSC Office of Admissions.

 

V.  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 state-administered Registered Nurse Licensing Examination, 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 at least a "C" 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 State Board of Nursing.
  5. The student must meet any other requirements for graduation set by the College.

 

 

NOTE:  

  1. SSC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN may be contacted            at:  3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  Atlanta, GA  30326;   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].

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Applicants must update their application with any changes or potential changes to ensure all information on file is true and accurate. This includes, but is not limited to the criminal background check, drug screen results, certification, or license status or other legal or medical issues that arise after submission of application.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
Career Mobility Program Option #1

For Candidates Entering Spring

 

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 Courses      
BIOL 2214 Physiology* Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   4
 ## Psychology or Sociology Elective Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
ENG 1213 English Comp II Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
GOV 1113 American Government Class Hrs   0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Fall Hours 13      
       
First Year - Winter Intersession Courses      
NURS 2301 Special Projects in Nursing Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   1
Total Intersession Hours 1      
       
First Year - Spring Semester Courses      
ANAT 2114 Human Anatomy** Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   4
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
Total Spring Hours 13      
       
Second Year - Fall Semester Courses      
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
NURS 1222 Applications of Clinical Microbiology *** Class Hrs   2 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   2
Total Fall Hours 12      
       
Second Year - Spring Semester Courses      
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  4 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      

 

Advanced standing for the following courses may be obtained by: 1) graduating from a PN Program which has a Cooperative Alliance with SSC; or 2) satisfactory performance in NURS 1513; or 3) graduation from an ACEN accredited PN Program. (See Standards of Admission for Career Mobility Students.) Nursing 1616  - 6 hours, Nursing 1552 - 2 hours for a total of   8 hours

 

*  Principles of Biology and Physiology must be completed prior to the First Year, Spring Semester Nursing Courses.

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.

 

** Anatomy must be completed prior to Second Year, Fall Semester Nursing Courses.

*** MICR 2224 may be substituted for NURS 1222.

## Electives must be approved by the Division Chair of Nursing.

There are 72 semester credit hours required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degree for Career Mobility Students in Option #1.

 

 

 

Career Mobility Program Option 2

 

Standards of Admission for Career Mobility Students
For Candidates Entering in the third semester (Advanced standing for 1st year of program)

Fall

 

 

I. Admission Requirements

 

 

  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.)
  3.   Composite score of 19

      Math subset score of 16

       

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

     

    Note:

    A compass test may be used in lieu of the above tests if the applicant has graduated within the last 3 years from an ACEN accredited PN program or a PN program that has a co-operative alliance with the Seminole State College Nursing Program.

     

    The minimum Compass scores required are: Pre-Algebra = 65; Writing=75; and Reading= 90. (3 years old or less)

     

  6. Competency Test:  HESI II
  7.    Competency  score of 800  

 

All test results (ACT and Nelson Denny) must be less than five years old (three years for Compass) and must be submitted to the Nursing Division by May 15th.  Information on COMPASS, NELSON DENNY and ACT testing is available online at SSCOK.EDU by clicking on Testing on Navigator bar.

 

Note: Candidates who were co-enrolled in Seminole State College nursing classes during their PN program must meet all Standards for Admission to be considered for entry into the SSC Nursing Program.

 

II. ADMISSION POLICY

 

To be eligible for the Career Mobility Program of the Seminole State College Nursing Department, the candidate must have graduated from a State Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing and have a current unencumbered, unrestricted license by a State Board of Nursing.

 

To be eligible for enrollment into the third semester, applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria:

 

  1. Graduated from a School of Practical Nursing which has a Cooperative Alliance. (Gordon Cooper Technology Center and Wes Watkins Technology Center have Cooperative Alliances with the Seminole State College Nursing Program.) with Seminole State College Nursing Program and who were co-enrolled in NURS 1616 and NURS 1552.  In addition, must pass the Competency II Exam with a minimum HESI score of 800.
  2. OR

  3. Graduated from an ACEN accredited School of Practical Nursing and successfully pass the Competency II Exam with a minimum HESI score of 800.
  4. OR

  5. If graduated from a School of Practical Nursing that is not ACEN approved or not a cooperative alliance, applicants may be awarded advanced standing credit granted by the Division Chair for courses by:

 

  1. successfully passing the Competency Exam I (NURS 1616, Survey of Human Dimensions and NURS 1552 and Skills and Clinical Interventions Laboratory) 

    NOTE: Applicants may petition for the Competency Exam I to be waived based on work history at the discretion of the Division Chair. Documentation must be submitted with the application describing the last five years work history in order to be considered.
  2.  

  3. successfully passing the Competency Exam II (NURS 1528, Nursing Across the Lifespan and NURS 1421, Health Deviations I)

    NOTE: Competency Exam I (NURS 1616, Survey of Human Dimensions and NURS 1552, Skills and Clinical Intervention Laboratory) with a minimum HESI score of 800. The HESI competency exams may be retaken one time (total of two times) no less than 30 days apart
  4. Eligible applicants are required to enroll in and pass the "bridging course", NURS 1513, Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing, which includes scoring a 90% or higher on the dosage calculation examination.  This three-hour course is designed to familiarize the advanced standing candidate with the major themes and philosophy of the SSC curriculum with primary emphasis on application of the nursing process.  This course is taught by the nursing faculty in the summer prior to the student's enrollment in nursing courses. This course enables the faculty to assess and determine best placement in the appropriate Program option. 

    Option 1:         Granted advanced standing for 1st semester nursing courses. 
    Option 2:         Granted advanced standing for 1st year nursing courses.

 

III. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

 

The following requirements must be met:

 

  1. Arrange an interview with the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair or Career Mobility Liaison for the purpose of assessment of eligibility as a Career Mobility candidate. Develop a curriculum plan consistent with the Career Mobility degree requirements that meet the requirements for the Nursing Program and the SSC courses established by the Office of Admissions.
  2. Complete the application procedure by submitting the following to the Nursing Office:

    1. application for admission to the Nursing Program
    2. verification of PN licensure status
    3. copy of updated transcript(s)from all colleges and technology centers
    4. copy of ACT composite scores meeting admission criteria
    5. copy of Nelson-Denny reading scores meeting admission criteria
    6. copy of ACT math scores meeting admission criteria
    7. copy of competency exam results (if available) Study guides may be picked up from the Nursing Division office to aid in preparation for the HESI exams (highly recommended
  3. Satisfactorily complete Principles of Biology and Physiology 2214 prior to enrollment in second semester nursing courses. If Anatomy has not been taken, must co-enroll in Anatomy with second semester nursing courses.

 

Note In the event space availability is a consideration, priority will be given to candidates using the following ranking order:

 

  • Reading Score
  • Composite Score
  • Competency Exam Score
  • College Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation of Science courses
  • Overall GPA in support courses (other than science courses)

 

 

IV.  CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF NURSING

 

  1. The student must complete required non‑nursing courses, as outlined in the Seminole State College Nursing Program Degree Requirements.  All mandatory courses for the Associate in Applied Science with a Nursing Major may be found in the Seminole State College Catalog.
  2. Advance Placement examinations (CLEP Tests) are available for many of the courses.  Information about CLEP tests may be obtained in the SSC Office of Admissions.

 

V.  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 state-administered Registered Nurse Licensing Examination, 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 at least a "C" 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 State Board of Nursing.
  5. The student must meet any other requirements for graduation set by the College.

 

 

NOTE:  

  1. SSC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN may be contacted at::  3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  Atlanta, GA  30326;  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].

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Applicants must update their application with any changes or potential changes to ensure all information on file is true and accurate. This includes, but is not limited to the criminal background check, drug screen results, certification, or license status or other legal or medical issues that arise after submission of application.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

Career Mobility Program Option #2

For Candidates Entering Fall

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
Total Summer Hours 7      
       
First Year - Fall Semester Courses      
BIOL 2214 Physiology* Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   4
ENG 1213 English Comp II Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
PSY 1113  Psychology Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
GOV 1113 American Government Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Fall Hours 13      
       
First Year - Spring Semester Courses      
ANAT 2114 Human Anatomy* Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   4
 ## Psychology or Sociology Elective Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Spring Hours 7      
       
First Year - Intersession Course      
NURS 1513 Introductory to Associate Degree Nursing Class Hrs  0 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   3
Total Intersession Hours 3      
       
Second Year - Fall Semester Courses      
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
NURS 1222 Applications of Clinical Microbiology ** Class Hrs  2 Clinical Hrs   0 Credit Hrs   2
Total Fall Hours 12      
       
Second Year - Spring Semester Courses      
NURS 2529 Nursing Care in Health, Maintenance 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      

 

Advanced standing for the following courses may be obtained by: 1) satisfactory performance on the identified challenge examinations; or 2) graduation from an ACEN accredited PN Program. (See Standards of Admission for Career Mobility Students.) Nursing 1516 - 6 hours, Nursing 1552 - 2 hours, Nursing 1528 - 8 hours, Nursing 1421 - 1 hour, for a total of 17 hours

 

*  Principles of Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology must be completed prior to the Second Year, Fall Semester Nursing Courses. 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.

 

*** MICR 2224 may be substituted for NURS 1222.

 

## Electives must be approved by the Division Chair of Nursing.

 

There are 72 semester credit hours required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degree for Career Mobility Students in Option #2.