College of the Ouachitas (COTO) is an extensive, public, 2-year institution of higher education in Malvern, Arkansas, USA, that provides available, high-value associate degrees and certificates in an excellent academic environment that is centered on both student success and the economic growth needs of the communities it serves. The College provides more than fifty (50) programs of study in academic, career and technical disciplines to roughly 3,500 credit, non-credit, adult education (3 locations—Hot Spring, Clark and Grant Regions) and workforce students, while serving the culturally and also economically distinct populations in the 5 county service area of Hot Clark, Spring, Saline, Grant and Dallas Counties.
The Institution is governed by a state-appointed board of seven community members, and in 2013, College of the Ouachitas was rated as a Top 10 Community College in the Country according to the Aspen Institute of College Excellence. In 2015, the College got the prestigious Governor’s Quality Award at the Commitment Level.
The program is open only to students who are pending licensure as a Practical Nurse (Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN))or Paramedics and who have completed the 10 hours of requirement curriculum with a grade of “C” or higher in every course and the seventeen credit hours of co-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher before the starting of the last semester. This 12-month program admits fifty students each January, and also May and classes are held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Classes meet two times a week with clinical on Saturday and also Sunday every other weekend. Class size is limited and not all candidates are approved for admission into the program. Upon completion of this training program, the individual has the opportunity to apply for licensure and sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for RN (NCLEX-RN). Random drug verification may be used at any time all through the program at the student’s expense. If any clinical site denies pupil entry for any reason, the student will not be permitted to progress through the program. All pupils approved into the nursing training program will be expected to have state and national criminal history checks and will pay all associated fees. Conviction of certain crimes may make the candidate ineligible to attend certain clinical sites. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) may decline to issue or shall revoke the license of any individual who is found guilty of or pleads guilty of or nolo contendere to any offense.
Total program cost is USD $9,102
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
All perspective students must take the HESI Entrance Exam. The exam must be taken at College Of The Ouachitas location. In order to be considered the following requirements need to me met: HESI Entrance Examination Result Requirements: Obtain a minimum of 75% on the following sections: Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary and General Knowledge; English Language Composite Score and Anatomy and Physiology. The math score will be used as a tie breaker.
BELOW IS A LIST OF PREREQUISITE COURSES:
|BIOL 2224 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (no time limit)|
|ENGL 1113 Composition I (no time limit)|
|MATH 1143 College Algebra OR Quantitative Literacy|
|BIOL 2244 Microbiology with Lab (no time limit)|
|ENGL 1213 Composition II (no time limit)|
|BIOL 2234 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (will become a Prerequisite in May 2017)|
|PSYC 1113 General Psychology (no time limit)|
|DATA 1123 Fundamentals of Information Technology|
|(Fundamentals of Information Technology must be within the past 10 years)|
Students who plan to pursue a four-year degree should take College Algebra or Quantitative Literacy. Math for Nurses or Pharmacology Dosage Calculation completed in the PN program will count towards the RN program prerequisite.
College of the Ouachitas
Address: One College Circle, Malvern, AR 72104
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