Academics

Nursing Program Application Requirements

Applications are accepted during the following  dates:  

Basic Program beginning Fall term - April 1 - May 15
Basic Program beginning Spring term - September 1 - October 15
LPN-RN Transition Program beginning Summer term -  February 1 - March 15

Prerequisites

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in the following prerequisite courses and successful completion of the Nurse Entrance Exam (TEAS V) are required to make an application to the Nursing Program:
Course
Description
      Credit Hours
BSC 2085C w/lab
Anatomy and Physiology 
I with lab
 4 
BSC 2086C w/lab
Anatomy & Physiology 
II with lab
 4 
ENC 1101
Written Communication I
3
Mathematics
Any Area II Mathematics 

Course
3
 
Total Hours
14
The Associate in Science Degree Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program.  Completion of all or part of the academic courses required for the degree does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
→   Preferences for campus locations may be impacted by clinical site availability.  Students should make arrangements for travel to various campuses and clinical sites throughout the entire program. 
 

 General Academic Requirements


Course
Description
     Credit Hours
DEP 2004
Human Development: 
Life Span
3
ENC 1102
English Composition II
3
Humanities
Any Area IV, A.A. 
Humanities course
3
MCB 2010C w/lab
Microbiology with lab
4
PSY 2012
General Psychology
3
 
Total Hours
16

Students must have an overall and cumulative 2.75 GPA in the prerequisites and additional general academic requirements to remain eligible for the nursing program.  

Associate in Science Basic Nursing Program

Course
Description
Credit Hours
NUR 1023C
Nursing Process I
            8
NUR 1141
Pharmacology I
            2
NUR 1730C
Nursing Process II
           10
NUR 1142
Pharmacology II
            1
NUR 2731C
Nursing Process III
           10
NUR 2732C
Nursing Process IV
            9
NUR 2813
Nursing Seminar
            2
 
Total Hours
           42
A grade of 'C' or better is required for all coursework for the Nursing program.
Continue to take the additional general academic requirements for the Nursing program.  Admission priority is given to qualified program applicants who have completed all program entrance requirements (prerequisites), the most general academic requirements, and have achieved the highest cumulative and overall GPA in these classes.  Testing results may also be used in the admission process.
NOTE: Students will be contacted via their SCF student email account regarding nursing admission decisions. Qualified applicants who are not admitted to a specific semester will have the opportunity to submit a new application for another admission period.
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