The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum at Sampson Community College provides knowledge, competencies, and also techniques to incorporate safety and also good quality into nursing care, to practice in an evolving environment, and to fulfill personal needs which impact health, high quality of life, and also achievement of potential. Course work includes and also builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, along with the holistic individual.
Content highlights the nurse as an associate of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, personalized care while implementing evidence-based practice, high-quality improvement, and also informatics. A graduate of this training program meets the criteria to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may be awarded advanced placement into the 3rd semester (summer) of the Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN).
About The School
Sampson Community College is a community college situated in Clinton, North Carolina, United States. In September 1965, Sampson Community College was founded as an expansion division of Goldsboro Industrial Education Center (Wayne Community College).
In the year 1967, Sampson Community College turned a separate division and was named “Sampson Technical Institute”, and was later on renamed to Sampson Community College in October.
Total estimated program cost is USD $11,665
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Evidence of successful completion of ALL prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite courses are high school or college Chemistry (CHM 092 or higher) and Biology (BIO 110 or higher excluding BIO 168 & BIO 169) with respective labs and Algebra (DMA 40 &50 OR MAT 070 unless waived by placement test). Each of these should be completed within the past ten years (if high school courses, 10 years by graduation date). For nursing students, Chemistry and Biology are required prior to enrolling in BIO 168 and BIO 169.
- Submit an SCC Admissions Application and complete an interview with an admissions counselor.
- Applicants must have successfully completed a North Carolina approved Certified Nurse Aide I program and be currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry with no substantiated findings. The Certified Nurse Aide I Training Program must include theory, lab and clinical components. If an applicant has taken the Certification in Nurse Aide I program in a state other than North Carolina, this will be considered on an individual basis if the student is listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry with no substantiated findings. CPR must be current upon admission to the Nursing Program.
- Current CPR Certification – American Heart Association – Basic Life Support. No online courses are accepted. Certification card is required (no certificates are accepted). Certification in CPR must remain current throughout the nursing curriculum.
- Students who have completed courses within the program of study (Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing) prior to applying to nursing must have a grade of “C” or higher to be considered for acceptance into the Nursing Program.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- Completion of the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Or if you have already taken the TEAS V within the past three years, proficient, advanced and exemplary test scores are acceptable for admissions. Applicants may take the ATI TEAS only after all prerequisites as listed above have been met. One retake per academic year is permitted. This is true regardless of testing site. Applicants must obtain an Academic Preparedness level of Proficient, Advanced, or Exemplary to be eligible for admission.
LPN ADVANCED PLACEMENT
- Candidates must show evidence of a current unencumbered North Carolina license to practice as an LPN. License must remain unencumbered while enrolled in the nursing program.
- Candidates must show current CPR Certification Card (American Heart Association Basic Life Support) course. Certificate card is required. Letters or certificates are not acceptable. Online certifications or re-certifications are not accepted. Certification in CPR must remain current throughout the nursing curriculum.
- Candidates must have been employed for the last 2 years as a LPN or have graduated from a PN program within the last year. A letter of reference from your current employer is required.
- Complete an application to the college.
- Submit official transcripts from all previous schools, including high school, to the Admissions Office by January 31st of the year desiring admission.
- Complete all first-year related course work for the Associate Degree Nursing program with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above (ACA 115, BIO 168, BIO 169, PSY 150, PSY 241). Preference will be given to students who have completed all related courses with a GPA of 2.50 or better as of January 31st. Refer to the Associate Degree Nursing program brochure for a list of related courses or Appendix 12 of this handbook.
- Submit the Advanced Placement Testing Request Form to the Division Chair of Health Programs by January 31st. The form may be obtained from the Division Secretary and/or SCC website (See Appendix 17).
- Upon admission to the Associate Degree Program, complete an SCC Health History Examination Form (supplied by the nursing department), including the practitioner’s examination section and admission counseling process. Updated: Fall 2015
- Students will submit to criminal background checks and drug screening upon admission to the Associate Degree program and random drug screenings, as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. The results of the background check and drug screen may determine if a student is eligible to enter clinical agencies. Students are responsible for the cost of the background check and drug screen. Applicants should be aware that a student must be able to enter and/or remain in all clinical agencies to progress within the program. If a clinical site denies a student placement in their facility, the student would be unable to complete the required clinical component of the course; therefore, the student will be withdrawn from all NUR courses and will not be allowed to progress in the program. The background check and drug screening must be completed by the specified date. Failure to complete the process as specified will jeopardize enrollment in the program.
- Applicants to the nursing program should be aware that if they have pled guilty to or have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, the NC Board of Nursing may restrict or deny licensure. The NC Board of Nursing requires criminal history checks for each person applying to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Sampson Community College
Address: 1801 Sunset Ave, Clinton, NC 28328
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