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2023-2024 Catalog

Nursing Associate Degree (ADN)


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Shawnee State’s associate degree nursing (ADN) program began in 1969. For over 50 years, the ADN program has graduated quality nurses who have assumed multiple roles in health care facilities in the community, region, and across the nation.

The awarding of the ADN does not license one as a registered nurse. The board of nursing in the state in which the applicant wishes to be registered awards licensure after the successful completion of a separate examination (NCLEX-RN). The School of Nursing certifies completion of degree requirements, but meeting other requirements for licensure is the responsibility of each candidate.1 After successfully passing this examination, graduates are licensed as registered nurses and are capable of providing nursing care at a beginning level in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, clinics, and selected community agencies.

1 Conviction of certain classes of misdemeanors or any felony conviction requires permission from the board of nursing of the state in which the applicant wishes to be registered.

Accreditation

The program is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate the principles of biological, behavioral, natural, and social sciences with nursing practice to provide holistic care to individuals and families.
  2. Provide in forindividuals with teams, in
  3. accountability and responsibility for nursing practice within the legal and ethical standards for the profession of nursing.
  4. Organize an environment in which therapeutic nursing interventions reflect culturally competent nursing care.
  5. as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide holistic nursing care based on assessment of human needs of individuals and families.
  6. Integrate current technology to provide safe and effective nursing care for individuals, and families.
  7. Organize activities that promote professional development and individual nursing practice.
  8. Advocate for individuals, families, and groups of individuals.
  9. Organize teaching plans that contribute to the education of individuals, families, and groups of individuals.

Admission Requirements

Admission is determined on a competitive basis. The total number of students admitted to the program is based upon available facilities and faculty. Qualified applicants are admitted to the associate degree in nursing program annually for the fall and spring semesters; however, students may be required to complete designated courses the semester prior to the semester of official admission. Qualified applicants are selected beginning March 1 (Fall Class) or September 1 (Spring Class) and selection continues until all spaces in the class are filled.

There are no waiting lists.  Students not admitted for a designated semester must apply again to be considered for future admission periods.

 

If you apply with less than 20 hours of semester college credit:

  • Official high school transcript denoting high school graduation or official GED test score transcript.
  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher in high school and college credit.
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 22 with an 18 or above in all other sections of the ACT.

Note: Students who have met the above minimum requirements with an overall ACT score of 24 or better are eligible for automatic acceptance into the associate degree nursing program provided they meet the deadline for application.

 

If you apply with 20+hours of semester college credit:

  • Official high school or GED test score transcript (along with partial high school transcript), and official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale from all college and universities attended.
  • 15 of the 20 college credits must be required non-nursing courses with a minimum of 8 of the credit hours in the required science courses (CHEM 1121, BIOL 1130, BIOL 1131, or BIOL 3750)
    • Students may repeat any required science course only one time to achieve a grade of “C” or better. Science courses must be taken within 5 years of application to be considered during admission process.

 

To complete the admission process once a student has been accepted, the student must present to the nursing secretary prior to the first day of class:

  • A completed Confidential Physical Form obtained from the Department of Nursing.
  • Current CPR Basic Life Support Certification
  • State and Federal BCIs
  • Drug Screening
  • Other health records as mandated by the clinical agency
  • Proof of influenza vaccination

For individuals with experience in the armed forces of the United States, or in the National Guard or in a reserve component, the SSU Department of Nursing will:

(a) Review the individual’s military education and skills training;

(b) Determine whether any of the military education or skills training is substantially equivalent to the curriculum established in Chapter 4723-5 of the Administrative Code;

(c) Award credit to the individual for any substantially equivalent military education or skills training.


International students must demonstrate a minimum TOEFL score of 84, with a minimum English-speaking score of 26 to be considered for admission.

 

Program Requirements


The Department of Nursing considers a grade of “C” (2.0) as the minimum passing grade for all required nursing and non-nursing courses. Courses completed with less than a “C” will result in academic dismissal from the program. Readmission to the program is determined by the Department of Nursing policies as printed in the current Department of Nursing Student Handbook.

Current CPR Healthcare Provider certification; physical exam, which includes a TB skin test, immunizations, and Hepatitis B; state and federal BCIs, urine drug screen, and proof of influenza vaccination are required and verified prior to enrollment in clinical nursing courses. TB skin test, state and federal BCIs, urine drug screen, and proof of influenza vaccination are required annually.

A standardized exit examination is required in ADNR 2284.

ADN program graduation requirements include completion of 67 credit hours as specified in the following program of study (excluding credits and grades from developmental courses). Students are responsible for verifying they have met degree requirements for graduation.

 

Course Work by Semester


All courses must be completed in this sequence during or before the semester shown.

                                                                                                                                       Shawnee State University

                                                                                                                                             School of Nursing

                                                                                                                                          ADN Program of Study

 

  Name of Course Course Total Credit Hours Theory Credit Hours (Clock Hours) Lab Credit Hours (Clock Hours) Clinical Credit Hours (Clock Hours) Total Lab & Clinical Clock Hours Total Course Clock Hours

Level

I

ADNR 1183: Fundamentals

of Nursing

6

4

(56)

.67

(26)

1.33

(52)

78 134
 

ADNR 1114:

Introduction to Nursing

3

3

(42)

      42
 

BIOL 1130: Anatomy &

Physiology I

4          
 

PSYC 1101: Intro to

Psychology

3          
 

UNIV 1100: First Year Experience: University Foundations

1          

Level

Il

ADNR 1194: Nursing Care of Adults & Children I

6

4

(56)

.5

(19.5)

1.5

(58.5)

78 134
 

ADNR 1254: Nursing Care of the

Behavioral Health Client

3

1.5

(21)

 

1.5

(58.5)

58.5 79.5
  BIOL 1131: Anatomy & Physiology II 4          
 

PSYC 1130: Lifespan for Dev. Health

Sciences

3          
Summer BIOL 3750: Microbiology 4          

Level

III

ADNR 2205: Nursing Care of Adults &

Children III

6

4

(56)

.67

(26)

1.33

(52)

78 134
 

ADNR 2253: Nursing Care of

Childbearing Family

3

1.5

(21)

 

1.5

(58.5)

58.5 79.5
  CHEM 1121: Principles of Chemistry 4          
  ENGL 1101 or 1102: Discourse and Composition 3          

Level

IV

ADNR 2284: Nursing Care of Adults

and Children IV

6

4

(56)

0.33

(14)

1.67

(70)

84 140
 

ADNR 2225: Current Issues in

Nursing

2

2

(28)

      28
  STAT 1150: Principles of Statistics 3          
  SOCI 1101: Intro to Sociology 3          
  Total

Program Credit Hours

67

Nursing Theory Clock Hours

336

Nursing Lab Clock Hours

85.5

Nursing Clinical Clock Hours

349.5

Nursing Lab & Clinical Clock Hours

435

Nursing Total Clock Hours

771

                                                                                                            

RN-BSN Course Work Option (ADN)

ADN students may take BSNR course work offered in the RN-BSN pathway if the following conditions are met:

GPA 2.5

No previous failure of ADN course

Permission of the RN-BSN course instructor

 

LPN-RN: Advanced Placement for LPNs


Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may receive advanced placement into the second semester of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program by successful completion (grade of “C” or better) of the following courses:

AHNR 1197    Transition to Registered Nursing  
BIOL 1130      Principles of Anatomy & Physiology 1  
PSYC 1101    Introduction to Psychology  

Criteria for admission: LPN-ADN Program

  • Official high school or GED test score transcript (along with partial high school transcript) and official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Official transcript from LPN Program
  • Achieve an SSU English Placement score or transfer credit equivalent in ENGL 1101 or 1201 and an SSU Math Placement score or transfer credit equivalent in STAT 1150 or STAT 1150A
  • Grade “C” or greater in AHNR 1197, BIOL 1130, and PSYC 1101
  • Possess a valid, active, non-restricted LPN license

For more information, please contact the Department of Nursing at 740-351-3210.

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