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1Kirkwood Community College Nursing Program Conference
2Nursing Career Ladder Nurse Aide 75 hour course includes theory, lab and clinicDoes not follow traditional semester offeringsBuilds confidenceExposes you to nursingThe CNA is a program prerequisite in the fall of 2011For More Information Please Contact the Simulation Center at (319)For more information on Criminal background Checks prior to the CNA, please go to the Simulation Center – 2nd floor of Linn Hall
3Practical Nursing First 2 ½ semesters of program Leads to PN licensure eligibilityEmployment:Long Term CareHospitalsHome CareDr. Office
4Associate Degree Nursing Total of 5 semesters (2 ½ PN, 2 ½ ADN)Leads to RN licensure eligibilityEmploymentHospitalsLong Term CareHome HealthClinicsCommunity Health
5Bachelor of Science (BSN) KCC program articulates (transfers) to all Iowa BSN programs.Mt. Mercy, University of Iowa, Upper Iowa UniversityExpands opportunitiesThere are courses that can be taken at KCC toward a BSN, a brochure is available
9Application Process Complete an application Attend a Program ConferenceComplete Placement TestingComplete ATI TEASComplete Prerequisites
10Complete An Application Apply onlineIndicate Nursing AAS or PRE BSN
11AdvisingCompleted on a walk-in basis in the Nursing office in 117 Linn HallIndividual Advising Appointments available Call Nursing Department for appts.
12Attend a Program Conference You’re here!Did you sign in?You will receive a follow up letter in about 2 weeks
13Take a Placement Test (This is a requirem Computerized test of reading, writing and mathMinimum scores required for advising and course placementCOMPASS test available at KCC; Cedar Hall, 2055: Testing Center, ph #Degree and Course option availableMath Score of 50 (Compass), 18 (ACT), or C- in a college math course, required for nursing acceptance.Scores within the past 3 years
14TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) 4 exams: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and EnglishRequired Composite Score of 64.7, effective 7/1/11 for Version VAdvising for Enrichment Coursework available at KirkwoodUsed as part of admission criteria
15Prerequisites – Day Program 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)NutritionCNA certification and RegistryAnatomy & Physiology I OR AnatomyAnatomy & Physiology II OR Physiology
16Prerequisites- Eve/Wkend; 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)NutritionCNA certification and RegistryAnatomy & Physiology IAnatomy & Physiology IIGeneral PsychologyComposition IIntro to SociologyDevelopmental PsychologyFund of CommunicationMicrobiologyHumanities Elective
17Nursing ApplicationFoundations I: will vary according to application date and TEAS scoreFoundations I E/W: Fall and spring admissionTransitions to Associate Degree Nursing: according to admission and transfer policy
18Associate 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 student’s eligibility to continue on to the AD level of the transferring institution.
19Associate Degree Admission Preadmission requirements :For transfer students and those who have completed their PN education greater than one year ago:LPN Step exam composite score of 66.4LPN step to success courseGPA of 2.5 is required for admission
20Clinic RequirementsCurrent CPR Card for the Health Care Provider or Professional RescuerCurrent physical: Within 1 yearImmunization record on file (Includes Hepatitis B, DtaP, Varicella)TB test (initial 2-step) – yearlyOSHA training - yearlyProof of Health InsuranceProof of Mandatory Reporter Training of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse
21Criminal Background Check Criminal Background check - National FBI check required prior to any clinic rotation. Available through Kirkwood’s Human Resource officeChild, dependent adult and sex offender abuse registry checksClinical Facilities reserve right to refuse studentDepending on offense, Board of Nursing may deny application for license.Anticipated drug testing in the future.This is required in addition to the CNA requirement
22Tattoos and Piercings WHILE IN CLINIC: No visible tattoos Only 1 stud type earring per ear
23Day Program New section each semester – fall, spring and summer Lecture days a weekLab hours varyClinic hours on Tuesday, and Wednesday, or Thursday and Friday5 semesters
24Evening/Weekend Program All Prerequisite and general education courses must be completed firstNew section each fall, springNumber of clinic and lecture hours same as day programLecture evenings a weekLab hours on Saturday or SundayClinic hours on Saturday and Sunday, occasional weekday clinic possible5 semesters
25Practical Nurse Only Program Same prerequisite requirements as day programNew section begins each springMust reapply for Associate Degree programSame 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
26Graduate As Practical Nurse Must have at least 2.0 GPA in nursing curriculum (Foundations of Nursing I and II) to graduateReceive a Practical Nurse diplomaMay apply to take licensure exam and become a Licensed Practical Nurse
27Progression to A.D.N. 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 coursesTransfer grades are included
28Progression to ADNIf GPA not met, students must retake courses to improve GPA and then reapply for ADN program once GPA successfully attainedStudents in Foundations of Nursing II, automatically progress to the AD level if all requirements met (except PN only section)
29Course Grade Requirements B- in all nursing technical coursesPass all clinical rotationsIf requirements not metNeed to apply to re-enter through NursingDepartment
31Nursing is Complex The faculty are here to assist you. College 101 Being in the nursing program takes commitment of time and energy.
32Some things you should know You will need to be flexible with your scheduleSome clinic locations are not announced until the week prior to startDay or Evening clinics possible throughout programNights and Weekends possible during preceptorshipClinics are held in 7 county area.
33General Rule of Thumb1 hour class or clinic=4-6 hours of study time
34Weekly Time Commitment 4 hours of lecture12 hours of clinic4-6 hours of study per hour of class = hours of study
35Helpful InformationFull-time is considered 12 credits; summer is 9 creditsFinancial aid usually requires students to be at least half-time which is 6 creditsKeep in close contact with Financial Aid office to make best use of available moneyScholarships – Found on the Kirkwood website
36We look forward to learning with you!! Thanks For Being HereWe look forward to learning with you!!
37Admission ChecklistFill out the Admission Criteria Checklist – will hand in PINK carbon copy todayThree-part form – write firmlyReturn white copy to Nursing Department Office, 117 Linn Hall once all requirements are metKeep YELLOW copy for your records
38We’re Here to Assist Nursing Department Office 117 Linn Hall Open M & F from 8-5T, W, Th from 8-6LeAnn Parker, Office CoordinatorBrenda Vacek Office CoordinatorGeneral Advising is conducted through the Nursing Department Office Coordinators