SLCC General Catalog

Nursing AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
70 credits including prerequisites

Catalog Year 2013-2014

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Program Description

The nursing program is a two-year curriculum. Successful completion entitles the student to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS).  Completing the Associate of Science Degree (AS) requirements outlined under HEALTH SCIENCES will help position the students to transfer to a four-year institution for completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Specialized Accreditation

The Salt Lake Community College Associate of Applied Science degree is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, www.nlnac.org.

The program provides both general and technical education for all nursing students, including practical nurses to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing.

Specific information will be given to accepted students by program faculty regarding testing sites that have been approved by SLCC for both drug-screening test and criminal background check. The expenses of these requirements are additional student costs.

The clinical placement agencies make the final determination about accepting students for placement in their facility, and may decline to have students placed at their facility, based on the criminal background record of the student. The latter may cause the student not to be able to complete all of the program requirements.

In addition, it will be the responsibility of the student to contact the licensing agency and seek advice regarding eligibility for licensure and requirements needed to progress in this profession, if the criminal background check discloses issues of concern.

For students who choose to complete their LPN licensure, the Program offers an LPN transition course (NSG 1800/1805) at the completion of the first year.

The nursing program faculty believe that didactic and clinical are integrated. The didactic informs clinical practice and clinical practice informs the didactic for corresponding courses. Therefore, any student failing clinical will receive no better than a “C” grade in the corresponding didactic course. Any student earning below a “C+” in didactic will receive no better than a “C” grade in the corresponding clinical course. In the event that either didactic or clinical are not passed with a “C+” or better, both corresponding didactic and clinical courses will have to be repeated concurrently.

Students accepted into the nursing program must meet the same health and safety requirements as the participating clinical facilities require of their own employees

Program Entry Requirements

Admission Process

Applicants are admitted into the nursing program without discrimination or harassment based on beliefs, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, or marital status. Students with disabilities can be admitted to the nursing program if they can meet nursing program performance objectives with reasonable accommodations.

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student declaring a major in Health Sciences with an emphasis in pre-nursing.
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed.
    Send to:
    SLCC Incoming Transcript
    4600 South Redwood Road
    P.O. Box 30808
    Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0808
  4. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Incoming Transcript Office.  Download the Request for Transcript Evaluation. This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s SLCC application will be considered.
  5. Program course prerequisites are as follows (all must be completed with a C or better
    a. MATH 1020:  Math for the Health Disciplines (QS) (This math course meets the General Education requirements for AAS degree students.  Students seeking an AS degree or transferring for BSN completion will require additional math classes).
    b. BIOL 1610/1615:  College Biology I (BS) and Lab
    c. BIOL 2320/2325:  Human Anatomy and Lab
    d. BIOL 2420/2425:  Human Physiology and Lab
    e. CHEM 1110/1115:  Elementary Chemistry and Lab
  6. Submit completed application and required documentation to the Health Sciences Admissions Office. For specific information regarding admission requirements, please go to the Nursing website
  7. Required support courses (these courses are not required upon application, but must be completed before the start of the 3rd semester of the SLCC Nursing Program with a C or better).  Students are strongly encouraged to complete these courses prior to starting any technical coursework:
    a. ENGL 1010:  Introduction to Writing (EN)
    b. HLTH 1020:  Foundations of Nutrition
    c. PSY 1100:  Human Growth and Development (SS)
        or
        FHS 1500: Life Span Human Development (SS)
The following courses must be completed before beginning the nursing program.  Courses must be completed with a C grade or better.

Admissions Prerequisites

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

BIOL 1610

College Biology I (BS)

4

A

MATH 0990 or MATH 1020 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score AND RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1615

BOIL 1615

College Biology I Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1610

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

BIOL 2420

Human Physiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1110.  Coreq: BIOL 2425

BIOL 2425

Human Physiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2420

MATH 1020

Math-Health Disc (QS)

3

A

Coreq: BIOL 2420

CHEM 1110

Elem Chemistry

4

F, Sp

RDG 0990; MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

CHEM 1115

Elem Chemistry

1

F, Sp

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score (MATH 1020 for Nursing).  Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1115

The clinical placement agencies make the final determination about accepting students for placement in their facility, and may decline to have students placed at their facility, based on the criminal background record of the student. The latter may cause the student not to be able to complete all of the program requirements.
In addition, it will be the responsibility of the student to contact the licensing agency and seek advice regarding eligibility for licensure and requirements needed to progress in this profession, if the criminal background check discloses issues of concern.


Advanced Placement Admissions Process (LPN to RN)

The program also offers an Advanced Placement option. This is for students who have completed a practical nursing program and are licensed as a practical nurse in Utah.  The following admission criteria must be met before the applicant will be accepted into the program.

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student declaring a major in Health Sciences with an emphasis in pre-nursing.
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed.
    Send to:
    SLCC Incoming Transcript
    4600 South Redwood Road
    P.O. Box 30808
    Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0808
  4. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Incoming Transcript Office.  Download the Request for Transcript Evaluation. This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s SLCC application will be considered.
  5. All general education and science support classes must have a “C” or better.
  6. Complete Pathophysiology (NSG 2900) with at least C+ or better.
  7. Copy of current LPN License.

    SLCC retains the right to re-evaluate or retest students coming from non-NLNAC accredited programs and nursing programs that differ from SLCC.
  8. Submit completed application and required documentation to the Health Sciences Admissions Office. For specific information regarding admission requirements, please go to the Nursing website.

The following courses must be completed before beginning the nursing program.  Courses must be completed with a C grade or better.

Admissions Prerequisites

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

BIOL 1610

College Biology I (BS)

4

A

MATH 0990 or MATH 1020 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score AND RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1615

BOIL 1615

College Biology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1610

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

BIOL 2420

Human Physiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1110.  Coreq: BIOL 2425

BIOL 2425

Human Physiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2425

CHEM 1110

Elem Chemistry

4

F, Sp

RDG 0990; MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

CHEM 1115

Elem Chemistry

1

F, Sp

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score (MATH 1020 for Nursing).  Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1115

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HLTH 1020

Foundations of Nutrition

3

A

 

MATH 1020

Math-Health Disc (QS)

3

A

RDG 0990; MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

PSY 1100

Human Growth.Dev (SS)

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

FHS 1500

Life Span Human Dev (SS)

3

A

 


General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Communication (CM)

The philosophy of the Nursing Program contains communication as a curriculum thread. Courses integrate communication into content presented in the classroom and clinical settings. Students learn basic communication skills in the beginning level courses. Additional content is added with each course, including group dynamics, group communication, therapeutic and non-therapeutic patterns of communication.

Human Relations (HR)

Human Relations training is embedded within the Nursing curriculum. Human needs and interpersonal relationships are constant with each patient/nurse relationship and are threaded throughout the nursing curriculum.

Distribution Areas

Required distribution credits are fulfilled by completing courses required throughout the Nursing curriculum.


Required Courses: (52 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HLTH 1020

Foundations of Nutrition

3

A

 

PSY 1100

Human Growth/Dev (SS)

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

FHS 1500

Life Span Human Dev (SS)

3

A

 

NSG 1250 Pharmacology I 2 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of Nursing Program prerequisite courses and admission to the program per established curriculum plan
NSG 1350 Fundamentals of NSG 4 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of Nursing Program prerequisite courses and admission to the program per established curriculum plan. Coreq: 1355
NSG 1355 Fundamentals of NSG Clinical 2 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of Nursing Program prerequisite courses and admission to the program per established curriculum plan. Coreq: 1350
NSG 1400 Maternal/Newborn 2 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1405
NSG 1405 Maternal/Newborn Clinical 1 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1400Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1400
NSG 1500 NSG Care of Children 2 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1400Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1505
NSG 1505 NSG Care Children Clinical 0 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1500
NSG 1700 Med/Surge NSG I 4 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1705
NSG 1705 Med/Surge NSG 1 Clinical 2 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 1700
NSG 2200 Med/Surge NSG II 4 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2205
NSG 2205 Med/Surge NSG II Clinical 2 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2200
NSG 2250 Pharmacology II 2 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan.
NSG 2300 Community Nursing 2 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2305
NSG 2305 Community Nurse Experience 0 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2300
NSG 2400 Med/Surge NSG III 3 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2405
NSG 2405 Med/Surge NSG III Simulation 0 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2400
NSG 2500 Nursing Management: A Clinical Synthesis 3 F, Sp *(Su)  Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan.
NSG 2600 Mental Health NSG 2 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2605
NSG 2650 Mental Health NSG Clinical 1 F, Sp *(Su) Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan. Coreq: NSG 2600
NSG 2900 Pathophysiology 4 A Completion of Nursing Program prerequisite courses

Elective Courses

NSG 1800 Transition to Prac Nursing 2

F, Sp
*(Su)

Completion of first year Nursing
NSG 1805 Transition Pr Nurse Clinical 1 F, Sp
*(Su)
Completion of first year Nursing
NSG 1990 Independent Study 1-5 F, Sp
*(Su)
Actively enrolled in the Nursing Program
NSG 2990 Independent Study 2nd yr. 1-5 F, Sp
*(Su)
Actively enrolled in the Nursing Program

Transitional Course Required for Advanced Placement Students

NSG 1900 Transition to AS Nursing 1 F, Sp Completion of first year Nursing

*(Su) Nursing classes in the summer are for partnership students only


Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MATH 1020

3

BIOL 2320/2325

4

BIOL 1610/1615

4

CHEM 1110

4

ENG 1010

3

CHEM 1115

1

Total

10

Total

9

Summer Semester

 

BIOL 2420/2425

4

 

 

BIOL 2420/2425

3

 

 

HLTH 1020

3

 

 

Total

10

 

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

NSG 1350

4

NSG 1400

2

NSG 1355

2

NSG 1405

0

NSG 1250

2

NSG 1500

2

NSG 2900

4

NSG 1505

1

 

 

NSG 1700

4

 

 

NSG 1705

2

Total

12

Total

12

First Year Nursing Competency Exam

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

NSG 2200

4

NSG 2300

2

NSG 2205

2

NSG 2305

0

NSG 2250 2 NSG 2400 3
NSG 2600 2 NSG 2405 0
NSG 2605 1 NSG 2500 3

Total

11

Total

8

Second Year Nursing Competency Exam


 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will know how to render safe and effective care.

1 – Substantive Knowledge
2 – Communicate Effectively
3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 – Think Critically
5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
6 – Work with Others in a Professional and Constructive Manner
7 – Develop Computer and Information Literacy

  • Graduates will know how to promote and maintain health.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Graduates will understand foundational principles of psychosocial integrity.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Graduates will understand the principles of physiological integrity.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Traditional students will successfully complete the course of study within three years.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Advance Placement students will successfully complete the course of study within three semesters.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Graduates will successfully pass the RN N-CLEX with their first attempt.
1, 3, 4, 7
  • Graduates will be employed in the nursing field within six months of graduation.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Department Contact Info

Nursing Division
Jordan Campus General Information
801-957-4073

Division Office
801-957-6260

Nursing website

Academic Advising
JHS 047
801-957- 6215

Health Science Admissions
JHS 047
801-957-6363

Program Faculty

Professors
Georgia Anderson
Susan Labasky
Donna Thompson

Associate Professors
Beverly Anderson
Jennie Barnes
Andrea Crittenden
Kim Dumas
Donna Murphy
Sarah Pacheco
Russell Shipley
Barbara Stencel

Assistant Professors
Jololene Allan
Betsy Christopher
Debora Jackson
Jane Jensen
Kathleen Jewkes
Diane Moss
Lori Norton
Julie Rowsey
Deborah Smith

Instructors
Kathy Buhler
Elizabeth Crowther
Marina Torres