ACADEMIC MAP
Nursing, A.A.S

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
NURS 142 : DRUG & DOSAGE CALCULATIONS 2 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 143 : HEALTH ASSESS & DIAGNOSTICS 2 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
NURS 144 : NURS CNCPT HLTH & ILLNESS 1 9 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 108 : ~ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

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.

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

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 prior to 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:
60

Approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, 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 Appalachian Behavioral Health, 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., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, 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.

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’s must be within the last 5 years.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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