- The Nursing Division subscribes to the objective of Coe College, which is to provide pupils an education of high quality that aims at preparing them for life following graduation. The Nursing Department is placed within an environment that values the person, promotes community, fosters diversity, cultivates life-long learning, and also makes excellence an imperative.
- The Nursing Department endeavors to prepare skilled, compassionate healthcare professionals, famous by liberal arts education, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, safe patient care, and also a dedication to professionalism. The BSN graduates will complete an educational training program that readies them to practice professional nursing in the complex and also a global society of the 21st century.
About the school
- Coe College is a non-public, 4-year, Liberal Arts College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. Established in the year 1851, the school is historically associated with the Presbyterian Church. Its present president is David McInally.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $24,960
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
For a student to be eligible to take nursing courses at Coe (other than NUR 100 and 200), the following eligibility requirements must be met:
- Complete Coe College General Education requirements and 16 course credits.
- Complete NUR 100 Nursing Issues Seminar (freshmen) and NUR 200 Nursing Issues II (sophomores) each semester that the student is in attendance at Coe College prior to entering the Nursing major.
- Satisfactorily complete, the following required supporting courses:
- BIO-145 Cellular and Molecular Biology
- BIO-192 Introduction to Microbiology (lab included)
- BIO-210 Human Anatomy Lab
- BIO-215 Human Anatomy
- BIO-225 Human Physiology
- CHM-145 Introduction to Organic & Biological Chemistry (lab included)
- PSY-115 Introductory Psychology
- STA 100/110 Statistical Reasoning Foundations/Inferential Statistics
- SOC-107 Introductory Sociology
- Complete all required supporting courses (with a C or better) with no one specific course repeated more than once and with no more than two different courses repeated due to earning less than a C. This rule applies to courses taken at Coe and other institutions.
- Earn a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.70.
- Possess valid licensure.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – only applies to current LPNs.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (Direct Care Worker), which must be current/active on first day of fall class junior year.
- License regulations in accordance with the State of Iowa, Board of Nursing state that a clinical component may not be taken by a person:
- Who had been denied licensure by the Board.
- Whose licensure is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction.
- Whose licensure/ registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.
- It is expected that students will have no criminal record and no dependent adult/ child abuse offenses. However, if there is an offense, students will be asked to complete an Explanation of Offense form. That form along with copies of the student’s background check will be sent to the Iowa Department of Human Services. DHS will review the information and determine if the student will be granted to work in health care facilities.
- Students must submit to a functional assessment by a licensed physician or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and be found safe to work with or without accommodations in healthcare facilities.
Entry into the Program
Coe College’s process for entry into the program is competitive, with only the best qualified candidates accepted. Progression in the program is contingent on meeting program requirements each semester.
Coe offers two paths to enter the nursing program: Standard entry – for sophomore level (or higher) college students, and direct entry – for selected high school seniors.
Standard Entry Plan
Sophomore level (or higher) college students who (1) meet the eligibility requirements above (2) have completed a majority of the 16 course credits and (3) are registered for remaining prerequisite spring term courses are invited to complete an application for admission to the Coe College Nursing Program in December of their second year. Meeting the eligibility requirements however, does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
In reviewing applications, the committee considers the following criteria to determine the most qualified of the eligible candidates: overall GPA, academic performance in the required supporting courses, especially the natural sciences, the number of courses taken at Coe College, the number of repeated courses, and the courses left to complete at time of application to the nursing program.
Direct Entry Plan
Direct entry into the Coe College nursing program is available for selected high school students only. High achieving high school students have the opportunity to enter the nursing major as first year students and be admitted to the nursing program through the direct entry plan. This plan is a possibility for academically qualified candidates who decide early that they wish to purse the nursing program at Coe, and who want early assurance that they will enter the program with a strong academic record in College.
Direct Entry Criteria:
To be considered for direct entry, students must meet minimum ACT, GPA, and course requirements (listed below) and interview with nursing faculty. Admission is competitive, thus, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All direct entry applicant files are reviewed by nursing faculty.
- Minimum 27 ACT Composite score;
- Minimum 3.7 or higher GPA;
- Minimum 25 ACT Science Reasoning Score; and
- No deficiencies in the minimum high school course requirements: Four years of English; three years of mathematics, science, and history; and two years of foreign language.
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