Proposed Transition Program (LPN To ADN) For HCC

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Proposed Transition Program (LPN to ADN) for HCCHCC ‘s transition program is designed for licensed practical nurses who desire to enter the associatedegree program with advanced standing. Applicants must meet the admission requirements outlined forentry into the transition program. Applicants who meet the admission requirements outlined below andsuccessfully complete the Nursing Transition Course (NUR 214) with a “C” or better will be allowed toenroll in NUR 211 and complete the Associate Degree program requirements. The program providesknowledge, skills and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care. It will allow students topractice in a dynamic environment and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life andachievement of potential.The transition program is a three semester program of study which leads to an associate in appliedscience. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice and theholistic individual. The content will emphasize the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary teamproviding safe, individualized care while employing evidence based practice, quality improvement andinformatics. Halifax Community College is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to offer thePractical Nursing Diploma, Associate Degree in Nursing and the LPN to RN transition.Students from a community college outside of North Carolina or from the university system are noteligible for the transition program due to differences in course content across systems. The registrar willreview general education courses from these colleges, and may award transfer credit for these.Criminal Background and Drug Screen PolicyCriminal background checks and drug screens are required by our main clinical facility, Halifax RegionalMedical Center, prior to students attending any clinical experiences at that agency, and are not part ofthe admissions process for HCC. Students who are unable to attend clinical due to the results of eitherthe background check or drug screen will not be allowed to continue in the nursing program. Thedecision on whether students may attend clinical is determined solely by the clinical agency. Alternateclinical assignments pose an ethical dilemma and will not be an option for students who cannot attendclinical due to criminal background or drug screening issues. The decision of the healthcare facility isfinal.Admission ProcedureQualification Deadline February 5, 2018Students are admitted to the HCC Nursing Programs in accordance with policies approved by the HCCPresident and Board of Trustees. HCC does not guarantee admission to all students who apply to thenursing programs. Completion of a nursing curriculum does not guarantee success in passing thelicensure exam.Nursing students must be admitted to a nursing program in order to take courses for credit in anynursing (NUR) course. Curriculum courses other than NUR courses may be taken before admission in the

program or after admission in the sequence offered. The following courses must be taken and creditreceived before admission into the transition program: BIO 168/169 (completed within five (5) yearsprior to acceptance into the program), PSY 150, and ENG 111.*If the applicant has previous credit for BIO 168 & 169 that is older than 5 years, they may take BIO168 & 169 concurrently with the transition courses.Admission to the nursing programs is limited. The deadline to complete the application process isFebruary 5, 2018. HCC may contact students by mail, telephone, and/or e-mail during any step of theapplication process and encourages students to update the admission’s department if any of thisinformation changes. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all requirements are met by theestablished deadline and to ensure accurate information is on file with the admissions office.Application Process (Must be complete by February 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm)1.Submit an application for admission to the college indicating LPN Transition Program.2.Submit official records of high school graduation or equivalency and all post- secondary transcripts.3.Submit a copy of signed Social Security card to admissions department.4.Complete requirements for DRE 098, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050 or theequivalent course(s) with a “Pass”.5.Complete the Health Sciences Admission Form.6.Maintain an overall GPA of 2.500 or higher. GPA is determined by most recent college transcript witha minimum of 12 hours of non- developmental credit. If student has no transcript with 12 or more credithours, then high school GPA is used to determine eligibility.7.Prior to admission the student must have taken and received credit for BIO 168/169 (completed withinfive (5) years prior to acceptance into the program), PSY 150, and ENG 111. *If the applicant hasprevious credit for BIO 168 & 169 that is older than 5 years, they may take BIO 168 & 169 concurrentlywith the transition courses.8.Applicant must have and maintain an unencumbered LPN license.9. Applicant must show proof of employment as an LPN who has completed a minimum of 1040 hourswithin the last year by completing the 1040 hours certification form.

Nursing Admission TestingOnce the Application Process (Steps 1-9 above) is complete, students will be placed on a list for thetesting coordinator, which qualifies the student to take the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam.a.The HESI A2 exam may be taken once per admission cycle (test dates will be posted on the HealthSciences webpage) and must be taken at Halifax Community College.b.The HESI A2 exam at HCC will consist of the following sections:1)Math2)Reading Comprehension3)Grammar4)Vocabulary5)Science – A&P, Biology, Chemistryc.The fee for the HESI A2 (currently 44, subject to change) must be paid at the HCC cashier’s windowand the receipt presented to the Testing Coordinator along with a valid picture ID before the test maybe taken.1)Students will register for a specific date/time to take the HESI A2 after paying this fee. Thetentative date for testing is February 1st , 2018 at 9am.2)Instructions for registration will be provided at time of payment.d.Other tests (Career Readiness Certification, TEAS) are no longer valid as admission tests for HalifaxCommunity College’s Nursing Programs.e.The cumulative score on the HESI A2 will be incorporated into the ranking process for the transitionprogram. If the cumulative average is 70% or higher, the student will be eligible to be accepted into thetransition program.Conditional AcceptanceA letter of conditional acceptance will be sent to students who ranked highest in the applicationprocess. Students who do not enter the transition program for any reason will need to reapply to beconsidered for future admission. HCC does not maintain a waiting list.Halifax Community College has contracted with Castle Branch/Certified Background to gather theinformation necessary to enroll into the nursing courses for 2018. All forms and instructions for whateach item requires can be found on the Castle Branch website at www.castlebranch.com, once the

student has purchased the package. The approximate cost for this package is 105.00 total (price mayvary).Proof of the following items must be uploaded to the Castle Branch site online.This must be complete by March 1st, 2018 unless otherwise specified:o CPR Certification at the Healthcare Provider Level - CPR is offered at HCC (Call252-536-7212to check for available dates and to sign up)o Physical Examination within the past year – the form in on the Castle Branch siteo Malpractice/Professional Liability Insurance (paid with tuition at HCC)o Current Immunizations- Influenza (due October 2018)- Varicella- Measles, Mumps, Rubella- Tetanus- Hepatitis Bo Two-step TB test results or negative chest x-ray if past positive resulto Criminal Background Checko Drug Screening Exam- Performed at First Med Alert, 312 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870- Must be completed within 2 days of completing the online request form, or you will haveto pay for another drug screen- Print out proof of payment for drug screen to bring with you to First Med AlertCriminal background checks and drug screens are required by our main clinical facility, Halifax RegionalMedical Center, prior to students attending any clinical experiences at that agency, and are not part ofthe admissions process for HCC. Students who are unable to attend clinical due to the results of eitherthe background check or drug screen will not be allowed to continue in the nursing program. Thedecision on whether students may attend clinical is determined solely by the clinical agency. Alternateclinical assignments pose an ethical dilemma and will not be an option for students who cannot attendclinical due to criminal background or drug screening issues. The decision of the healthcare facility isfinal.Background checks and drug screens may take 1-2 weeks to complete, so be sure to order the checkand have the screening completed as well as schedule a physical exam and begin obtainingimmunization records as soon as possible.Clinical Uniforms (do not need to be worn on first day of class)Student uniforms must be purchased from The Uniform Shop, 1025 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids,NC 27870. You should place your order for uniforms by January 31, 2018 in order to have them in timefor the start of class.Uniform Specifics:Women: Tops (Landau 8047 – white/royal trim) – you will need 2; embroidery: HCC logoPants (Landau 8327 – white) – you will need 2Jacket (Landau 7525 – white) – you will need 1; embroidery: Name, SN (in royal)

Men: Top (Landau 7502 – white) – you will need 2; embroidery: HCC logoPants (Landau 8550 – white) – you will need 2Jacket (Landau 7551 – white) – you will need 1; embroidery: Name, SN (in royal)Solid white, short sleeve crew-neck T-shirt must be worn under men’s uniformStudents must adhere exactly to the uniform requirements above. No substitutions allowed.For students receiving a PELL grant, you will be able to charge your uniforms to the grant as long as yourgrant approval is complete in a timely manner. Failure to obtain the required uniform will result inclinical absence and could lead to dismissal from the program. Uniforms will be worn in some labs orclinical experiences. You do not need to wear the uniforms on class days unless instructed to do so.It is required that students obtain the following items as well (these may be purchased at the UniformShop or elsewhere): Solid white, leather shoes (must be closed-toe, closed-heel) Stethoscope, Blood pressure cuff Watch with second hand - digital watch is fine; waterproof is recommended Penlight, Scissors (small pair of bandage scissors)Skills Check OffApplicants will be required to complete skills check-off as part of the clinical component of NUR 214under the direction of at least one of the nursing faculty. Upon enrollment in NUR 214, the applicant willbe given copies of the skills check-offs; (physical assessment with vital signs, Foley catheter insertion,sterile dressing change, medication administration, IV insertion and IVPB). The faculty will provide openlab time for practice. The applicant will be given dates and times for supervised check-offs and will beallowed to repeat each failed attempt only once (2 attempts to satisfactorily pass each check-off).All skills check-offs will have to be completed before the applicant is scheduled to attend clinical in theassigned facility. If the student is unsuccessful on any skills check-off after two attempts, the student willbe dismissed from the course.Classes will begin on March 6th, 2018 thru May 8th, 2018 and restart on May 21st, 2018 thru July 17th,2018. If the applicant is successful with a grade of “C” or better for these 16 weeks in NUR 214, they willbe able to enroll in second level and complete the ADN program in May 2019. If successful in secondlevel, the student will have met the educational requirements to take the NCLEX-RN after May 2019.

1040 Hours CertificationI verify that (LPN’s full printed name) has been employed as aLicensed Practical Nurse with (print facility name)for hours within the past 12 months.Note: Time spent as a nursing assistant prior to obtaining the LPN license does not count toward the1,040 hours required, even if at the same facility. Clinical hours, while enrolled in a health science/nursingprogram up to and including a Licensed Practical Nurse program, do not count toward the 1,040 hoursworked as a Licensed Practical Nurse.Please Print:Applicant’s Name:Supervisor’s Name: Title:Human ResourcesRepresentative’s Name: Title:Name of Facility:Address of Facility:City, State, Zip Code:Phone Number of Facility:By signing below I acknowledge that I have read and understand this document. I also declarethat the contents of this declaration are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If furtherclarification is needed, Halifax Community College staff will follow up with the applicant and/orfacility representative.Please sign:Applicant: Date:Supervisor: Date:Human ResourcesRepresentative: Date:Applicant must submit completed forms prior to program application deadline. Any verification formreceived after the application deadline will not be considered during the admission process.Nursing Program DirectorHalifax Community College100 College DriveWeldon, NC 27890

1.Submit an application for admission to the college indicating LPN Transition Program. 2.Submit official records of high school graduation or equivalency and all post- secondary transcripts. 3.Submit a copy of signed Social Security card to admissions department. 4.Complete requirements for DRE 098, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA .

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