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1 Kirkwood Community College Nursing Program Conference

2 Nursing Career Ladder Nurse Aide Nurse Aide 75 hour course includes theory, lab and clinic 75 hour course includes theory, lab and clinic Does not follow traditional semester offerings Does not follow traditional semester offerings Builds confidence Builds confidence Exposes you to nursing Exposes you to nursing The CNA is a program prerequisite in the fall of 2011 The CNA is a program prerequisite in the fall of 2011 For More Information Please Contact the Simulation Center at (319) 398-5438 For more information on Criminal background Checks prior to the CNA, please go to the Simulation Center – 2 nd floor of Linn Hall

3 Practical Nursing First 2 ½ semesters of program First 2 ½ semesters of program Leads to PN licensure eligibility Leads to PN licensure eligibility Employment: Employment: Long Term Care Hospitals Home Care Dr. Office

4 Associate Degree Nursing Total of 5 semesters (2 ½ PN, 2 ½ ADN) Total of 5 semesters (2 ½ PN, 2 ½ ADN) Leads to RN licensure eligibility Leads to RN licensure eligibility Employment Employment Hospitals Hospitals Long Term Care Long Term Care Home Health Home Health Clinics Clinics Community Health Community Health

5 Bachelor of Science (BSN) KCC program articulates (transfers) to all Iowa BSN programs. KCC program articulates (transfers) to all Iowa BSN programs. Mt. Mercy, University of Iowa, Upper Iowa University Mt. Mercy, University of Iowa, Upper Iowa University Expands opportunities Expands opportunities There are courses that can be taken at KCC toward a BSN, a brochure is available There are courses that can be taken at KCC toward a BSN, a brochure is available

6 Masters Degrees Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist Administration Administration Education Education Informatics Informatics Anesthetist Anesthetist Midwife Midwife

7 Doctorate in Nursing Research Research Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner Administration Administration Education Education

8 Kirkwoods Nursing Program What to Expect

9 Application Process 1. Complete an application 2. Attend a Program Conference 3. Complete Placement Testing 4. Complete ATI TEAS 5. Complete Prerequisites

10 Complete An Application Apply online www.kirkwood.edu Apply online www.kirkwood.edu Indicate Nursing AAS or PRE BSN Indicate Nursing AAS or PRE BSN

11 Advising Completed on a walk-in basis in the Nursing office in 117 Linn Hall Completed on a walk-in basis in the Nursing office in 117 Linn Hall Individual Advising Appointments available Call Nursing Department for appts. Individual Advising Appointments available Call Nursing Department for appts. 398-5563 398-5563

12 Attend a Program Conference Youre here! Youre here! Did you sign in? Did you sign in? You will receive a follow up letter in about 2 weeks You will receive a follow up letter in about 2 weeks

13 Take a Placement Test (This is a requirem Computerized test of reading, writing and math Computerized test of reading, writing and math Minimum scores required for advising and course placement Minimum scores required for advising and course placement COMPASS test available at KCC; Cedar Hall, 2055: Testing Center, ph # 398-5456 COMPASS test available at KCC; Cedar Hall, 2055: Testing Center, ph # 398-5456 Degree and Course option available Degree and Course option available Math Score of 50 (Compass), 18 (ACT), or C- in a college math course, required for nursing acceptance. Math Score of 50 (Compass), 18 (ACT), or C- in a college math course, required for nursing acceptance. Scores within the past 3 years Scores within the past 3 years

14 TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) 4 exams: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English 4 exams: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English Required Composite Score of 64.7, effective 7/1/11 for Version V Required Composite Score of 64.7, effective 7/1/11 for Version V Advising for Enrichment Coursework available at Kirkwood Advising for Enrichment Coursework available at Kirkwood Used as part of admission criteria Used as part of admission criteria

15 Prerequisites – Day Program Professional Roles in Health Care: (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Professional Roles in Health Care: (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Communication in the Health Care Environment (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Communication in the Health Care Environment (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Nutrition Nutrition CNA certification and Registry CNA certification and Registry Anatomy & Physiology I OR Anatomy Anatomy & Physiology I OR Anatomy Anatomy & Physiology II OR Physiology Anatomy & Physiology II OR Physiology

16 Prerequisites- Eve/Wkend; Professional Roles in Health Care (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Professional Roles in Health Care (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Communication in the Health Care Environment (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Communication in the Health Care Environment (students are required to pass TEAS exam prior to enrollment) Nutrition Nutrition CNA certification and Registry CNA certification and Registry Anatomy & Physiology I Anatomy & Physiology I Anatomy & Physiology II Anatomy & Physiology II General Psychology General Psychology Composition I Composition I Intro to Sociology Intro to Sociology Developmental Psychology Developmental Psychology Fund of Communication Fund of Communication Microbiology Microbiology Humanities Elective Humanities Elective

17 Nursing Application Foundations I: will vary according to application date and TEAS score Foundations I: will vary according to application date and TEAS score Foundations I E/W: Fall and spring admission Foundations I E/W: Fall and spring admission Transitions to Associate Degree Nursing: according to admission and transfer policy Transitions to Associate Degree Nursing: according to admission and transfer policy

18 Associate Degree Nursing Admission Transfer Students Students seeking admission to the Associate Degree level from a program other than Kirkwood, will be required to submit a letter of reference regarding theory, clinical, and overall student conduct from the chair of the transferring institution. The letter should include the students eligibility to continue on to the AD level of the transferring institution. Students seeking admission to the Associate Degree level from a program other than Kirkwood, will be required to submit a letter of reference regarding theory, clinical, and overall student conduct from the chair of the transferring institution. The letter should include the students eligibility to continue on to the AD level of the transferring institution.

19 Associate Degree Admission Preadmission requirements : Preadmission requirements : For transfer students and those who have completed their PN education greater than one year ago: For transfer students and those who have completed their PN education greater than one year ago: LPN Step exam composite score of 66.4 LPN Step exam composite score of 66.4 LPN step to success course LPN step to success course GPA of 2.5 is required for admission GPA of 2.5 is required for admission

20 Clinic Requirements Current CPR Card for the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer Current CPR Card for the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer Current physical: Within 1 year Current physical: Within 1 year Immunization record on file (Includes Hepatitis B, DtaP, Varicella) Immunization record on file (Includes Hepatitis B, DtaP, Varicella) TB test (initial 2-step) – yearly TB test (initial 2-step) – yearly OSHA training - yearly OSHA training - yearly Proof of Health Insurance Proof of Health Insurance Proof of Mandatory Reporter Training of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse Proof of Mandatory Reporter Training of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse

21 Criminal Background Check Criminal Background check - National FBI check required prior to any clinic rotation. Available through Kirkwoods Human Resource office Criminal Background check - National FBI check required prior to any clinic rotation. Available through Kirkwoods Human Resource office Child, dependent adult and sex offender abuse registry checks Child, dependent adult and sex offender abuse registry checks Clinical Facilities reserve right to refuse student Clinical Facilities reserve right to refuse student Depending on offense, Board of Nursing may deny application for license. Depending on offense, Board of Nursing may deny application for license. Anticipated drug testing in the future. Anticipated drug testing in the future. This is required in addition to the CNA requirement This is required in addition to the CNA requirement

22 Tattoos and Piercings WHILE IN CLINIC: WHILE IN CLINIC: No visible tattoos No visible tattoos Only 1 stud type earring per ear Only 1 stud type earring per ear

23 Day Program New section each semester – fall, spring and summer New section each semester – fall, spring and summer Lecture 2 - 3 days a week Lecture 2 - 3 days a week Lab hours vary Lab hours vary Clinic hours on Tuesday, and Wednesday, or Thursday and Friday Clinic hours on Tuesday, and Wednesday, or Thursday and Friday 5 semesters 5 semesters

24 Evening/Weekend Program All Prerequisite and general education courses must be completed first All Prerequisite and general education courses must be completed first New section each fall, spring New section each fall, spring Number of clinic and lecture hours same as day program Number of clinic and lecture hours same as day program Lecture 2 - 3 evenings a week Lecture 2 - 3 evenings a week Lab hours on Saturday or Sunday Lab hours on Saturday or Sunday Clinic hours on Saturday and Sunday, occasional weekday clinic possible Clinic hours on Saturday and Sunday, occasional weekday clinic possible 5 semesters 5 semesters

25 Practical Nurse Only Program Same prerequisite requirements as day program Same prerequisite requirements as day program New section begins each spring New section begins each spring Must reapply for Associate Degree program Must reapply for Associate Degree program Same application list as day program, those on this list, given opportunity to enter PN program, or wait for ADN program. Same application list as day program, those on this list, given opportunity to enter PN program, or wait for ADN program. Clinic hours on Thursday and Friday Clinic hours on Thursday and Friday

26 Graduate As Practical Nurse Must have at least 2.0 GPA in nursing curriculum (Foundations of Nursing I and II) to graduate Must have at least 2.0 GPA in nursing curriculum (Foundations of Nursing I and II) to graduate Receive a Practical Nurse diploma Receive a Practical Nurse diploma May apply to take licensure exam and become a Licensed Practical Nurse May apply to take licensure exam and become a Licensed Practical Nurse

27 Progression to A.D.N. Must have a GPA of 2.5 to enter ADN Curriculum Must have a GPA of 2.5 to enter ADN Curriculum Only courses required for the PN program included in the GPA Foundations of Nursing I & II and prerequisite courses Only courses required for the PN program included in the GPA Foundations of Nursing I & II and prerequisite courses Transfer grades are included Transfer grades are included

28 Progression to ADN If GPA not met, students must retake courses to improve GPA and then reapply for ADN program once GPA successfully attained If GPA not met, students must retake courses to improve GPA and then reapply for ADN program once GPA successfully attained Students in Foundations of Nursing II, automatically progress to the AD level if all requirements met (except PN only section) Students in Foundations of Nursing II, automatically progress to the AD level if all requirements met (except PN only section)

29 Course Grade Requirements B- in all nursing technical courses B- in all nursing technical courses Pass all clinical rotations Pass all clinical rotations If requirements not met If requirements not met Need to apply to re-enter through Nursing Need to apply to re-enter through NursingDepartment

30 Nursing Grading Scale A 93-100 A 93-100 A- 90-92 A- 90-92 B+ 87-89 B+ 87-89 B 84-86 B 84-86 B- 80-83 (passing) B- 80-83 (passing) C+ 78-79 C+ 78-79 C 75-77 C 75-77 C- 73-74 C- 73-74

31 Nursing is Complex The faculty are here to assist you. The faculty are here to assist you. College 101 College 101 Being in the nursing program takes commitment of time and energy. Being in the nursing program takes commitment of time and energy.

32 Some things you should know You will need to be flexible with your schedule You will need to be flexible with your schedule Some clinic locations are not announced until the week prior to start Some clinic locations are not announced until the week prior to start Day or Evening clinics possible throughout program Day or Evening clinics possible throughout program Nights and Weekends possible during preceptorship Nights and Weekends possible during preceptorship Clinics are held in 7 county area. Clinics are held in 7 county area.

33 General Rule of Thumb 1 hour class or clinic = 4-6 hours of study time

34 Weekly Time Commitment 4 hours of lecture 4 hours of lecture 12 hours of clinic 12 hours of clinic 4-6 hours of study per hour of class = 64-96 hours of study 4-6 hours of study per hour of class = 64-96 hours of study

35 Helpful Information Full-time is considered 12 credits; summer is 9 credits Full-time is considered 12 credits; summer is 9 credits Financial aid usually requires students to be at least half-time which is 6 credits Financial aid usually requires students to be at least half-time which is 6 credits Keep in close contact with Financial Aid office to make best use of available money Keep in close contact with Financial Aid office to make best use of available money Scholarships – Found on the Kirkwood website Scholarships – Found on the Kirkwood website

36 Thanks For Being Here We look forward to learning with you!! We look forward to learning with you!!

37 Admission Checklist Fill out the Admission Criteria Checklist – will hand in PINK carbon copy today Fill out the Admission Criteria Checklist – will hand in PINK carbon copy today Three-part form – write firmly Three-part form – write firmly Return white copy to Nursing Department Office, 117 Linn Hall once all requirements are met Return white copy to Nursing Department Office, 117 Linn Hall once all requirements are met Keep YELLOW copy for your records Keep YELLOW copy for your records

38 Were Here to Assist Nursing Department Office Nursing Department Office 117 Linn Hall Open M & F from 8-5 117 Linn Hall Open M & F from 8-5 T, W, Th from 8-6 T, W, Th from 8-6 LeAnn Parker, Office Coordinator 398-5563 LeAnn Parker, Office Coordinator 398-5563 Brenda Vacek Office Coordinator 319-398-4989 Brenda Vacek Office Coordinator 319-398-4989 General Advising is conducted through the Nursing Department Office Coordinators General Advising is conducted through the Nursing Department Office Coordinators

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