Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
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Students who complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science with a major in Nursing will be expected to:
- Provide patient centered care promoting therapeutic relationships, caring behaviors, and self-determination across the lifespan for diverse populations.
- Practice safe nursing care that minimizes risk of harm across systems and client populations.
- Demonstrate nursing judgment through the use of clinical reasoning, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality care.
- Practice professional behaviors that encompass the legal/ethical framework while incorporating self-reflection, leadership and a commitment to recognize the value of life-long learning.
- Manage client care through quality improvement processes, information technology, and fiscal responsibility to meet client needs and support organizational outcomes.
- Demonstrate principles of collaborative practice within the nursing and interdisciplinary teams fostering mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve stated outcomes of care.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
- High school diploma or equivalent must be documented.
- Satisfactory scores on college placement tests in English and mathematics.
- Detailed information for interested applicants is located at www.jtcc.edu/nursing.
- Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the program materials located on the web site.
- All applicants must take a nursing pre-entrance test. Specific details regarding acceptable entrance tests are located on the program website. Test results must be no older than 3 years at the time of application. Students must submit a copy of test results with application.
- Math and science courses have specific time limits.
- All accepted students must have current CPR certification through the American Heart Association: BLS Healthcare Provider. Internet courses are not acceptable unless there is a supervised demonstration component.
- All accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and physical examination with immunizations as indicated. Additional testing may be required. See Nursing Handbook for additional information. Evidence of hepatitis-B vaccination or declination statement must be provided. Results of screenings must be available and evaluated as satisfactory by the dates given each semester. Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be allowed to begin the program.
- Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 from previous coursework and a curricular GPA of at least 2.5 to be considered for admission. The admission process is competitive and selective. Official transcripts of both high school and college records must be on file in the Admissions and Records office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
- Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to continue in the Nursing Program and may not have more than two attempts at any course. Students cannot remain in the program if they fail two (2) nursing courses. See the Nursing Student Handbook for all program policies and procedures.
- Students are responsible for additional expenses mandated by the program and these include, but are not limited to: course materials, uniforms, lab kits, nursing equipment, current computer and electronic tablet, hardware, software and internet. Expenses associated with the acceptance process are the burden of the student including, but not limited to: the criminal background check, drug screening, physical examination, etc.
- Students may wish to consider the purchase of accident insurance and personal health insurance due to the inherent risk of exposure to disease. John Tyler Community College does not assume responsibility for accidents/incidents which occur in the clinical setting nor does it provide any student health services. The student assumes financial responsibility for accidents/incidents requiring medical attention.
- It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including materials found on the program web page, and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures. It is recommended that students read posted materials at least once a semester.
- Students must view the mandatory online Information Session within six months of submitting an application and document the date viewed on the application.
- Students have Nursing Program advisors assigned after they have been curriculum placed by the Advising office. Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from nursing advisors while preparing for the application process.
- Traditional Track: Typical classroom sessions are Monday through Friday during the day. Clinicals may be days, evenings and/or weekends.
- Hybrid Distance Education Track (HDET): Theory is delivered in a virtual format. Blackboard Collaborate is used for course meetings and office hours. Faculty may require mandatory on-campus activities and/or mandatory Blackboard Collaborate participation. Clinicals may be days, evenings, and/or weekends.
Special Accreditation Status
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. ACEN can be contacted by Phone: (404) 975-5000, by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Web: http://www.acenursing.org. The registered nursing program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, (804) 367-4515.
- A student must have completed BIO 141 and MTH 157 or MTH 158 within 10 years prior to acceptance to the Nursing Program.
- BIO 150 must be taken concurrently or prior to the second semester and ENG 112 or HLT 230 must be taken concurrently or prior to the third semester.
- Students planning to transfer to VCU should take HLT 230.
- The Humanities Elective must be taken concurrently prior to fourth semester. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. PHI 220 courses may be required by some four-year universities for those pursuing the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual humanities electives.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Students are eligible to apply to the nursing program while enrolled in or after completion of the first semester prerequisites courses.
- The NSG courses are sequential and must be taken in the semester listed.
- Successful completion of MTE 1-5 or placing out of MTE 1-5 is required in order to apply for the AAS-Registered Nursing Program. The MTE 1-5 requirement is waived with completion of MTH 157 or a higher level math course with a “C” or better .
- Online Information Session
- Letter to Prospective Students
- Nursing Program Eligibility Requirements
- Steps to Apply
- TEAS Test Information
- Requirements after Acceptance to the Nursing Program
- Estimated Program Costs
- NCLEX Pass Rates
- Nursing Achievement Data
- General Information Sessions
- Tour Schedule
- Hybrid Track Application
- Traditional Track Application
Applicants: To be eligible, you must submit all application documents together as attachments to one, single e-mail. The application and personal statement must be submitted as Word document attachments. The TEAS test will be accepted as a PDF or scanned image. Please contact your nursing advisor for clarification as needed.
Apply January 15 - March 19, 2017 to start the Nursing Program in August 2017 (Fall 2017 semester). Apply June 15 - August 19, 2017 to start the Nursing Program in January 2018 (Spring 2018).
For additional information, contact the Nursing Office: 804-622-8700 (Nursing Education Center).
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