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Nursing A.A.S. (LPN to RN Pathway)

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 132 : DRUG & DOSAGE CALCULATION 1 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 133 : HEALTH ASSESS & DIAGNOSTICS 1 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 134 : INTRO TO NURSING CONCEPTS 8 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 107 : ~ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 101 : ~COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 18

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
BIOL 108 : ~ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: NURS 142 DRUG & DOSAGE CALC 2 OR NURS 172 ADVANCED DRUG AND DOSAGE CALC 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: NURS 143 HEALTH ASSESS & DIAGNOSTICS 2 OR NURS 173 ADVANCED NURSING ASSESS AND DIAG. 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: NURS 144 CNCPT HEALTH AND ILLNESS 1 OR NURS 174 AND NURS 125 10 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 18

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 234 : NURS CNCPT HLTH & ILLNESS 2 9 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 200 : MICROBIOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PSYC 101 : ~INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 244 : SYNTHESIS OF NURSING CONCEPTS 9 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 245 : PROF NURS & HLTH SYS CONCEPTS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 12

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing prepares students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. Completion of the program of study provides eligibility to apply for licensure as a registered nurse.  PROGRAM OPTIONS:  LPN to RN Pathway and Primary Prelicensure Pathway.

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

These courses have a clinical component that require a background check on admission, drug testing, active CPR card, and current immunizations.

CAREER PLANNING:

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing prepares students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. Completion of the program of study provides eligibility to apply for licensure as a registered nurse.

CAPSTONE COURSE:

CAPSTONE COURSE This course includes 45 hours of preceptorship and a review for the NCLEX. Attendance at review is mandatory

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:

NCLEX APPLICATION

As you prepare for your last semester, it is important that you begin the application process for authorization to sit for NCLEX, by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBERPN). Fingerprinting and background check should be completed at the beginning of the 4th semester.  See reverse.

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
63

Approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. Phone 404.975.5000, Fax 404.975.5020, Website www.acenursing.org.


PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION

ADMISSION TO PROGRAM

Completion of the application process does not imply the applicant will be admitted to the Nursing program. Due to space limitations, qualified applicants are ranked according to the Entrance Exam and GPA.

ACCEPTANCE TO PROGRAM


NCLEX PREPARATION

All courses:
Practice Questions and Adaptive Quizzing
HESI Final Exam Benchmark of 850/Exit Exam 850

Prior to 4th semester:
- Complete fingerprinting and background check

4th semester:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Admission to and graduation from the nursing program does not guarantee a Board of Nursing will endorse the graduate as a candidate to sit for the NCLEX-RN. Testing may be denied to any applicant proven guilty of certain infractions such as, but not limited to, fraud, felony, or moral misconduct.


NURSING
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)


The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing at WVU Parkersburg is a program designed to prepare students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. The program is committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the community and beyond. Clinical nursing experiences are offered under faculty supervision at Highland Hospital, Camden-Clark Medical Center, Charleston Area Medical Center, Marietta Memorial Health Systems, Selby General Hospital, area nursing homes, and other selected community agencies.

Completion of the nursing courses and general education degree requirements and subsequent posting of the degree provides eligibility for students to apply for licensure as registered nurses. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Boards of Nursing. Admission to and graduation from the nursing program does not guarantee that the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses will endorse the graduate as a candidate to sit for the licensure examination. The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infractions such as, but not limited to, fraud, felony, or moral misconduct. (West Virginia Code §30-7-11.)

WVU Parkersburg’s Associate Degree in Nursing is approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. Phone 404.975.5000, Fax 404-975-5020, Website www.acenursing.org.

APPLICATION TO PROGRAM
The Nursing and Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Applicants requesting admission to the nursing program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college and be admitted to the college.  There are two program options to complete the AAS in Nursing degree:  The prelicensure applicant and the LPN to RN bridge.

In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application, provide an official copy of their high school transcript and any prior college transcripts, and complete the pre-nursing admission exam. Applications will be accepted year round. Application forms are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office and online at www.wvup.edu/healthsciences

Additionally, the applicant must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others. The curricula leading to a degree in Nursing from WVU Parkersburg requires students to engage in diverse and complex experiences directed at the acquisition and practice of essential nursing skills and functions. Unique combinations of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, physical and social abilities are required to perform these functions satisfactorily. In addition to being essential to the successful completion of the requirements of a nursing degree, these skills and functions are necessary to ensure the health and safety of patients, fellow students, faculty and other health care providers.

Technical standards that describe the non-academic qualifications required in addition to academic qualifications that the college considers essential for entrance to, continuation in and graduation from its nursing degree program can be found on the Nursing and Health Sciences website in the Student Nurse Handbook. Candidates for a nursing degree must be able to meet these minimum standards with or without reasonable accommodation for successful completion of degree requirements.

It is important to note that completion of the application process does not imply that the applicant will be admitted to the nursing program.

Admission Limitations: Due to space limitations, qualified applicants are ranked according to pre-nursing admission entrance test scores, and cumulative grade point averages.

The highest ranked students who meet the admission requirements by March 15 for a fall admission or September 15 for spring admission are admitted first; other qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list. The first day of class the waiting list is deleted. Because of competition for space, it is possible qualified applicants may not be selected for admission.

Updates to Applications: Students interested in pursuing admission in the next cycle must resubmit a completed application to the Nursing and Health Sciences Division. It is the responsibility of the student to provide appropriate documentation of changes in his/her personal and/or academic record.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AAS NURSING
Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing program must be eligible to meet the requirements for licensure in the state of West Virginia as stated in West Virginia Code §30-7-6. These conditions include:
• Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
• Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.


Requirements for admission include:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent (USA GED)

  2. English proficiency

  3. 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses
  4. Pre-nursing Health Education Systems, Incorporated (HESI) A2 admission exam composite score of 75 or higher. HESI A2 composite scores must be within the last three (3) years. Pre-nursing admission exams may be completed one time per semester for a maximum of three times for consideration for admission. Further information about the exam can be found online at www.wvup.edu/healthsciences

  5. HESI A2 math sub-score of 75 or higher or completion of MATH 120 with a “C” or higher. 
    *All required general education courses are pre-requisites of N244 and N245.
    **Biology course must be within the last 5 years.
  6. For LPN to RN bridge program option:  Active, unencumbered LPN license.
  7. Interview at the discretion of the division.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 
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