Semester hours required for graduation: 31
Associate in Applied Science Major in Nursing
Advisors: Dr. Heather Anderson, Dr. Elizabeth Murray, Rebecca Perales
The Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Nursing (ADN) Transition Track is designed to prepare the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to meet all requirements of South Carolina State Board of Nursing for Successful NCLEX-RN testing and licensure and to perform all duties within the scope of practice for the Registered Nurse (RN).
The ADN program will prepare the nursing student for the trials of the innovative health care System. The didactic portion will provide the student instruction on nursing theories and models, which will also be partnered with skills lab/simulation lab and clinical experiences at the different area health care facilities that will confirm that the nursing student will be competent when entering the nursing field.
Criteria for Admission:
- Admitted to WTC through the admissions department
- Have a valid active nursing license for the State of South Carolina
- Graduated from a Practical Nursing program
- Applicants should have completed the TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam with a adjusted score of 62 or better. The TEAS examination fee is the student responsibility and it is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Official transcripts must be submitted to Student Services 843-355-4169 or email@example.com. This would include GED, high school and all colleges and universities attended. WTC will consider credit from other regionally accredited institutions for transfer. Credit from institutions not regionally accredited may require additional supporting documentation. It is the students responsibility to be sure WTC has received all official transcripts by the deadline.
- Must complete Nursing admission application
- Once accepted into the program the student must pay $125.00 non-refundable , non-transferable hold spot fee. This must be paid BEFORE the mandatory orientation. If it is not paid, the student will forfeit his or her nursing seat.
- It is recommended for students to have completed all 9 general education courses successfully with a C or better: BIO, 210, BIO-211, BIO-225 ( with 7 years of admission), ENG-101, ENG-102, MAT-110 or MAT-120, PSY 201, SPC-205, and ART -101 or MUS-105 ( within 10 years of admission unless taken at WTC); to be considered a potential transition student
- Applicants all over cumulative GPA must be a 3.0 or higher to be considered for the LPN-RN Transition program
- Applicants should have completed the ACCUPLACER/ Next Generation Test within 2 years
If the applicant does not meet the basic criteria, the applicant may not be considered for admission into the program
IMPORTANT: students who have two attempts ( withdrawal or dismissal) in the ADN Nursing Program are NOT eligible for readmission for five years after the last attempt.
Entrance Exam: The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The TEAS is standardized test developed by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). The TEAS provides assessment data regarding a student’s overall academic preparedness. The TEAS test is a requirement for the admission process in the Associate in Applied Science, LPN to Rn Transition program at WTC.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Information:
- Register early as seating is limited on a first-come, first served basis. Tests last from 8am -12 noon.
- Applicants for the TEAS must be admitted to the College through the Office of Admission PRIOR to applying for TEAS. Call Cheryl Dubose 843-355-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org for WTC admission information.
- The completed examination application form and $75.00 non-refundable, non-transferable payment must be delivered to the WTC Business Office ( building a Lobby area). To ensure you have a seat on the TEAS testing date. No exceptions will be made.
- Please provide accurate contact information on the form. Make sure there is a working contact number either cell or home and make sure that there is a valid email address.
- Space is limited and testing slots are offered on a fist-come first serve basis to qualified candidates
- Applicants MUST arrive at the test site no later than 7:50 on the test date. There will be NO ADMITTANCE to the test site after that time.
- Applicants must show a valid driver’s license at the site on the day of the test.
- The test is administered on a computer and is a timed test and will take at least 3-4 hours to complete
- No electronic equipment ( calculators, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, computers etc..) or other materials will be allowed in the room. Failure to adhere to this policy mat result in expulsion from the test site.
- There is no limit on how many times the student can take the TEAS test
- Applicants to the WTC LPN-RN Transition must take the TEAS test any time after August of the year you intend to enter and must make an adjusted score of 65 or higher to qualify for possible admission in the next academic year for the LPN-RN Transition.
- TEAS scores are only good for one year
- Successful completion of the TEAS does not guarantee admission to the LPN-RN Transition program.
Acceptance Requirements: Placement in the LPN-RN Transition ( ADN) program is a different process than the admission to the college since this is a limited access program which accepts applicants through a first qualified. First accepted process. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and seek additional information by contacting the admission office. Acceptance to the ADN program is a responsibility of Dean of Health Science. Acceptance to the LPN-RN Transition (ADN) is a two part process based on a first qualified first admitted basis. Requirements for the preliminary acceptance to the ADN program is as follows:
- See General Criteria for Admission
PART Two ADN Program Matriculation:
- Attend mandatory orientation. If the student does not attend the mandatory orientation he or she will forfeit their seat.
- Submit a physical examination form health record indicating the applicants ability to perform the physical tasks required for the ADN program along with proper vaccines, titers , immunizations
- Submit copy of current CPR certified of completion. Students must be certified in CPR to participate in clinical activities. Instructors must obtain evidence of certification from all students at the beginning of each clinical course. This certification must include adult/infant/child CPR 1-2 man rescue, AED training and Heimlich maneuver, BLS for health care provider from American Heart Association. Students will not be able to participate in clinical activities until this requirement is met.
- Submit criminal background check application. Participating healthcare facilities will determine if a student is eligible for entry into their respective facility. If a student is determined to be ineligible for clinical placement at any one facility, then that student is dismissed from the ADN LPN-RN Transition program. Additional acceptance/technical standards include students who are able to independently engage in educational activities and clinical training activities in a matter that will not endanger clients/patients/residents, other students , staff, faculty themselves or the public.
- Proof of 12-16 panel drug screen completed and documented by WTC
ACADEMIC PROGRESSION IN THE NURSING PROGRAM:
- Earn a minimum grade of C in all general education and nursing courses
- Receive satisfactory ratings on all clinical evaluations
- Submit evidence of current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider
- Be covered by professional liability insurance ( included in tuition fees)
- Submit a completed Physical examination form at program matriculation, including documentation of required immunizations, vaccines, titers, childhood record
- Meet all program and course requirements according to the student handbook
A student earning less than a C in a nursing or general education course will not be allowed to advance to the next sequential course and is required to withdraw from the ADN program with eligibility for readmission. A student earning less than a C in a second nursing or general education course will be dismissed from the program with eligibility of admission after a five year period.