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   Registered nurses care for the sick and injured
    and help people stay well. They are most
    concerned with the “whole person,” providing
    for the physical mental, and emotional needs of
    their patients. Nurses work closely with but are
    subordinate to doctors. RN’s may be responsible
    for the supervision of licensed practical nurses,
    nurse aides and orderlies of the unit.
   Performs clinical assessments
   Analyzes data and report deviations
   Develops clinical care plans; includes
    written diagnoses, interventions and
   Performs clinical Nursing procedures
   Performs clinical evaluations of nursing
   Performs client and family education
   Various Shifts-
    8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours
 What  are the steps to enrollment
 in the Associate’s Degree
 Nursing Program?
   Complete and submit a York Technical College Application
   Take the placement test or submit SAT/ACT scores
   Submit college transcripts (if applicable)
   Meet with an Admissions Counselor
   Be accepted to the Pre-Nursing program
   Work with your advisor each term
   Meet requirements for program goal
   Meet with an Admissions Counselor
   Pay the $50.00 wait list fee
   Pay the $100.00 deposit when seat is available
   Maintain 2.0 GPR each semester
   Fulfill entry criteria
       Physical Exam
       Criminal Background Check
       Health and liability insurance
   Algebra
   Chemistry
   College Preparatory English
   Medical Terminology
 What   job opportunities exist?
 Operating room and surgical nurses
 Pediatric/obstetric nurses

 Gerentological nurses

 Emergency nurses

 Community and health nurses
   What salary will I make after
    completing this program?
   Average yearly earnings are
    $60,000 and beyond
   Curriculum is rigorous – requires extensive reading,
    study time and good time management skills- takes
    21 months to complete
   Program runs concurrently – starts only once each
    fall; if you withdraw or fail an ADN course you have
    to reapply to be able to reenter
   Critical thinking required on the job
   Stress level – medium to high
   Must be a team player as well as able to work
   Very interesting and rewarding field of study
   RN’S deal with sick and dying people.
   There is a great deal of stress for RN’S due to
    staffing issues.
   There is a great deal of odor with some
    diseases such as cancer and gangrene.
   RN’S deal with excrement, urine, vomitus,
    blood, bed sores, sad and angry people and
    patients with mental health issues.
 How much time should I
 expect to spend in this
 program to be successful?
   The program is very demanding!
   The program is a full-time, Monday
    through Friday daytime program.
   Between the coursework and the clinical
    rotations, successful students should plan
    to devote approximately 40 hours per week
    each semester to
    their education.
   This schedule can make it challenging to
    be employed full-time while enrolled in
    the program.
   For students who must work, it is highly
    recommended that they work no more
    than 20 hours per week.
 How   stressful
 is the
   The program can be quite stressful.
    Classroom material must be retained for
    the clinical setting where students are
    acquiring hands on skills to make the
    connection between theory and practice.
    Students must be willing to become
    motivated, independent learners and
    accept constructive criticism while in the
    clinical setting.
   Is there a great deal of physical work
    associated with this field?
   Sitting, standing, walking, frequent
    bending, squatting, reaching,
    occasional kneeling, twisting, and
    exposure to changes in
    temperature/humidity and fumes
    are common.
   Included in the essential functions of a
    nurse is the lifting, carrying, positioning
    and moving of clients both manually and
    by stretcher.
   Both hands are used for power grip,
    speed and precision work.
   Use of both feet is required.
   What type of special skills do I
    need to possess in order to be a
    successful Registered Nurse?
   Responsible/reliable
   Flexible/adaptable
   Good communication skills
   Like working with people and equipment
   Strong interest in science
   Able to apply principles of logical or
    scientific thinking
   Able to interpret an extensive variety of
    technical instructions in mathematical or
    diagrammatic form.
   The grading scale for the ADN program for both
    coursework and clinicals:
   Students MUST maintain a MINIMUM grade point
    average of 80 in all Nursing coursework in order to
    remain in the program.
   A minimum of 80 is required in all clinical
    coursework. Below 80 is considered unacceptable
    clinical performance.
   Students who earn any grade below a C in
    any Associate Degree Nursing course will
    not be eligible to continue.
   It is very difficult for students to work more
    than 20 hours per week and be successful in
    this program.
  What   are the
estimated expenses
 for the program?
   Tuition & fees for five semesters (in county) $8740
   Textbooks                                  $850
   Uniforms                                   $250
   Stethescope (Recommended)                  $60
   Liability Insurance                        $15
   Health Insurance                           $944 -$1370
    (if purchased through York Technical College)
   Physical Exam                              $120
   Hepatitis B Exam (Recommended)             $240
   TB Testing                                 $45
   Criminal Background Check                  $50
   CPR Certification                          $50
   Student Nurse Assoc.(Recommended) $60
   Computer Assisted Testing                  $300
   NCCLEX-PN Licensure                        $77
   NCLEX-RN Licensure                         $99
   SC Licensing                               $400
   Graduation Fee/Cap/Gown                    $35
   Nursing Pin                                $65PN/$55/ADN
   Transportation to Clinical Sites           Variable
   Will I be required to complete additional
    training once I become a Registered
   Continuing education in the form of
    workshops, classes, etc. is the norm for all
    medical professionals and is required to
    maintain licensure.
   If so, you may have additional
   Please feel free to contact:
     Jane Fleischer
      Program Manager, at 981-7046

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