Associate Degree Nursing by wuyunyi


									 Associate Degree Nursing
Program Summary                                       nursing care for clients throughout the          Complete COTC Placement Tests or
The Department of Nursing at Central Ohio             life span.                                         proof of waiver eligibility. If applicant
Technical College offers a traditional two-         Value the individual members of the                places into pre-college coursework,
year study plan option. The curriculum                nursing profession for their unique                those courses must be successfully
provides a balance of general education and           contributions to the discipline of nursing.        completed prior to submitting a Nursing
nursing courses. Carefully planned clinical         Pass the NCLEX-RN successfully.                    Application (see below).
laboratory experiences are an integral part of                                                         Submit official high school transcript
most nursing courses and encompass caring        Career Opportunities/Salary                             with date of graduation and GPA
for all age groups in behavioral healthcare,     Nursing is a dynamic profession, one with               (cumulative grade point average)
medical, maternity, pediatric, and surgical.     multiple opportunities in a variety of health           indicated. If not a high school graduate,
Numerous affiliated health care facilities in    care settings. The registered nurse may                 copy of G.E.D. certificate or meet Ability
central and east central Ohio are utilized to    choose to work in long-term care facilities,            to Benefit admission criteria on
provide clinical experiences for students.       industrial settings, medical offices, private           COMPASS Placement Tests.
                                                 homes, as well as in specialized hospital             Provide verification (transcript) of high
Learning Outcomes                                areas including surgical units, emergency               school or college equivalent course in
At the completion of the plan of study the       departments, pediatrics, obstetrics, intensive          biology or COTC 1705 Introduction to
student will be able to:                         care units or medical units. Regardless of              Human Biology with a “C” grade or
 Promote achievement of client                 the area, RNs plan and implement nursing                better.
     outcomes by providing and directing         actions to assist the “whole” person to regain        Provide verification (transcript) of
     nursing care that enhances the care         and maintain health. The 2007 – 2008                    college level chemistry course or COTC
     delivery setting in order to protect        graduate survey indicates the typical starting          1713 Chemistry Fundamentals or 1710
     clients, family/significant others and      salary range of nursing graduates was                   General Organic Chemistry with a “C”
     other health care personnel.                $40,000 to $42,999 per year.                            grade or better.
 Provide and direct nursing care of the                                                              Provide verification (transcript) of
     client and family/significant other that
                                                 Important Student Characteristics
                                                                                                         college level algebra course or COTC
     incorporates knowledge of expected             Accountability
                                                                                                         1210 Intermediate Algebra (through
     growth and development principles;             Ability to successfully manage math and
                                                                                                         2009) or Math 1215 College Algebra
     prevention and/or early detection of             science courses
                                                                                                         (through 2010) with a “C” grade or
     health problems; and strategies to             Good written and verbal communication
     achieve optimal health.                          skills
                                                                                                       Provide verification (transcript) of
 Provide and direct nursing care that             Computer literacy
                                                                                                         college level composition course or
     promotes and supports the emotional,                                                                COTC 1535 Composition I with a “C”
     mental and social well-being of the
                                                 Admission Selection/
                                                                                                         grade or better.
     client and family/significant others        Requirements
                                                                                                       Provide verification (transcript) of
     experiencing stressful events, as well as   Spaces available in the associate degree
                                                                                                         college level computer course or COTC
     clients with acute or chronic mental        nursing program are limited and selections
                                                                                                         1601 Principles of Computing with a “C”
     illness.                                    are made on a competitive basis four times
                                                                                                         grade or better.
 Promote physical health and wellness          per year. Minimum requirements for
                                                                                                       Submit official college transcripts from
     by providing care and comfort, reducing     consideration include:
                                                                                                         all colleges previously attended with
     risk potential and managing health           Submit the Application for Admission
                                                                                                         GPA (cumulative grade point average)
     alterations.                                     Form with $20 non-refundable
 Model professional nursing behaviors.              application fee.
                                                                                                       Provide verification (card or registry
 Practice within the profession’s ethical       Attend a mandatory Nursing Information
                                                                                                         number) of current status as a State
     and legal framework in providing                 Meeting.* (Valid for 12 months.)
                                                                                                         Tested Nurse Aide (STNA). The COTC

    course that provides eligibility for STNA    Fourth Quarter                                    COTC is also a member of the American
    testing is 4015 Basic Health Care Skills.    Sociology                              3.00       Association for Higher Education, the
 Completion of Nursing Selection               Composition II                         4.00       American Association of Community
    Examination. (Valid for 12 months.)          Nursing IV                            11.00       Colleges, the American Council on
 Submit documentation of Bureau of                               Total Credit Hours: 18.00       Education, the American Technical
    Criminal Identification (BCI) background     Fifth Quarter                                     Education Association, Inc., the Ohio
    check within prior 6 months of nursing       Small Group Communications                 3.00   Association of Two-Year Colleges and the
    application deadline.                        Nursing V                                 11.00
                                                                                                   Ohio College Association.
 Complete, sign and mail the Nursing                              Total Credit Hours:    14.00
    Application postmarked no later than
                                                 Sixth Quarter                                     Non-Discrimination Statement
    the deadline date indicated below.
                                                 Cultural Diversity                         3.00   Central Ohio Technical College does not
Requirements are subject to change.
                                                 Nursing VI                                11.00   discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age,
Deadlines are mid-April (usually the 15th) for                      Total Credit Hours:    14.00   national origin, sexual orientation, religion,
the summer program, mid-July (usually the        Seventh Quarter                                   color, veteran status, and/or disability.
15th) for the autumn program, mid-October        Ethics                                     3.00   General information, questions, concerns, or
(usually the 15th) for the winter program and    Nursing VII                                5.00   complaints related to these matters are to be
mid-January (usually the 15th) for the spring                                                      directed to the Title IX Coordinator, John
                                                                    Total Credit Hours:     8.00
program.                                                                                           Berry, Warner Center Suite 226, Ohio State
                                                           Program Total Credit Hours:    105.00
                                                                                                   Newark/COTC, 1179 University Drive,
* To schedule for the mandatory Nursing                                                            Newark, Ohio 43055-1797 (740-364-9578) or
Information Meeting, please contact the          How do I Start?                                   ADA/504 Coordinator, Connie Zang, at the
Gateway office at 740.366.9422.                  If you are a new student, you may apply           same location.
                                                 online at You may also
Transferability                                  contact a Gateway office for more
The COTC Nursing Department has formed           information:
partnership agreements with Otterbein            E-mail:
College and The Ohio State University to         Newark Campus                  740.366.9222
ease the transition of our Associate Degree                            800.963.9275 Ext. 222
prepared nurses as they pursue Bachelor’s        Coshocton Campus               740.622.1408
Degree nursing programs. Other Central           Knox Campus                    740.392.2526
Ohio schools recognize COTC’s program            Pataskala Campus               740.964.7090
and readily accept coursework applicable to
their Bachelor’s degree.                         Returning COTC students should contact
                                                 one of the Gateway offices listed previously.
CPR—American Heart Association—Health            For specific questions regarding Nursing
Care Provide Certificate is strongly             Technology, contact Gateway - Office of
recommended while doing pre-requisite
                                                 Academic Advising at
courses. Required for clinical sites upon
                                                 Accreditation/ Membership
Sample Curriculum                                The Nursing Program at Central Ohio
                                        Credit   Technical College has full approval status of
Course Title                            Hours    the Ohio Board of Nursing and full
First Quarter                                    accreditation by the:
Reasoning Skills                          4.00   National League For Nursing Accrediting
Human Anatomy & Physiology I &            6.00   Commission
Lab                                              61 Broadway, 33rd floor
Nursing I                                 7.00   New York, New York 10006
                 Total Credit Hours:     17.00
                                                 Phone: 1.800.669.1656 or 212.363.5555
Second Quarter
General Psychology                        5.00
Human Anatomy & Physiology II &           6.00   Central Ohio Technical College is accredited
                                                 by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
Nursing II                                7.00
                                                 member of the North Central Association.
                 Total Credit Hours:     18.00
                                                 Phone: 312.263.0456
Third Quarter
Human Development                         5.00
Nursing III                              11.00
                 Total Credit Hours:     16.00

                                                                                                                                     January 2010

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