The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
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Classes and labs are located at the Rutherfordton Learning Center (RLC).
Clinical's happen at regional facilities in Rutherford, Polk, and surrounding counties.
Clinical's times and locations vary per course and semester based in facility/instructor availability.
No, but Internet access is required and we do use web components including Moodle learning management system
Books and supplies are available to purchase from the College bookstore.
Uniforms are required for clinical sessions, although students may wear scrubs of choice to labs.
Health insurance is not required but it is highly encouraged. Personal health insurance is the responsibility of the student. Neither the college nor clinical agencies provide health coverage for students. Any illness or injury incurred during class, lab, or clinical during the program will be the financial responsibility of the student.
Malpractice insurance is provided by the college and not the responsibility of the student.
The College has an open door policy and does not require these. However, clinical rotations are required to meet course objectives and our clinical agencies require the criminal background check or drug screen.
These checks go back 7-10 years and look for infractions such as: Violent crimes, abuse/neglect, assault/battery, harassment/communicating threats, theft, and drug charges, which will result in denial of clinical rotations.
Although not required, it is highly recommended to have access to a computer. The RLC has a computer lab on campus and may be available for use. There are also computer labs and a library on the Rutherford Campus. The bookstore may also have computers for sale.
You must be able to use email, create Word documents with Microsoft Office 2016 or 2013 (provided free by the College), complete clinical forms, take tests online, etc., and use the Moodle learning management system.