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Nursing, Advanced Entry Program

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Are you an ambitious high school student who has already earned transfer college credit? Are you looking to get a head start on your nursing journey?

The Advanced Entry Nursing program at the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides you with an opportunity to complete freshman- and sophomore-level nursing coursework in a fast-paced format.

Contact Us

Patricia Clayburn, MS, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director
Accelerated Nursing Program
175, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6833
pclayburn@ashland.edu

Admissions Requirements

The Accelerated program is designed for students who have already earned a college degree and who have life experiences in a field other than nursing. Students in the Accelerated program are recognized as having completed core education requirements in their past degree. Unlike the Traditional four-year program, students in this program complete coursework at an accelerated rate, completing the BSN in 15 months.

Admission to the Accelerated program is extremely competitive as spaces are limited. Prospective students are highly encouraged to begin the application process early. Application review will occur as the application is completed and required documents are received. Only applicants who complete the necessary application requirements listed below on or before the Accelerated orientation week will be considered for admission.

The requirements of admission have been established to ensure that prospective students have a strong science background necessary to be successful in the pre-licensure program and in the profession of nursing.

Requirements

  1. Earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning course work.
  2. At least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in college coursework.
  3. Science prerequisite coursework cumulative grade point average must be a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  4. Completion of the following prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of "C" in order for that credit to count as meeting the prerequisite requirement. Science prerequisite coursework must have been completed within 10 years prior to the program start date.

The following courses must be completed before the program start date:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology (lab required)
  • Organic/Inorganic/Bio Chemistry (lab required)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (lab required)
  • Statistics

Admission Process:

  1. Submission of application.
  2. Meet all essential functions of clinical coursework listed in the Nursing Program Student Handbook.
  3. Meet the health status criteria for mental and physical health.
  4. Upon meeting all acceptance requirements of the program the student must complete a FBI and BCI background check and a drug screening test. The results of these tests will determine final acceptance of the student.
  5. Applicants who request transfer credit for prior nursing coursework must follow the process for transfer nursing coursework credit prior to the start of the program.

Curriculum Guide

Updated for the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses and curriculum plan are subject to change.

Summer Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 105
Nursing Concepts & Values 1
NUR 301
Health Assessment 3
NUR 304
Health Foundations I 3
NUR 306
Health Foundations II 5
NUR 225
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I 3
NUR 226
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
Total Hours
18

Fall Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 311
Adult Health Concepts: Regulation & Transport 5
NUR 312 Adult Health Concepts: Protection, Sensation & Mobility 53
NUR 310 Psychiatric/Mental Health 4
NUR 336 Genetics and Health (online) 3
Total Hours
17

Spring Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 410
Complex Health Alterations 5
NUR 460 Theoretical Foundations in Health Research 3
NUR 438
Maternal/Newborn Health 4
NUR 440 Pediatric Health 4
Total Hours
16

Summer Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 420 Community & Global Health 4
NUR 428 Leadership & Management in Health Organizations 3
NUR 435 Capstone Preceptorship 2
NUR 425 Trends & Issues in Global Health 3
NUR 430 Advanced Simulation 1
Total Hours
13

Pre-Requisite Courses

Hours
Developmental Psychology 3
Nutrition 3
Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8
Microbiology 4
Inorganic/Organic/Bio Chemistry 4-8
Statistics 3
Total Hours
25-29

Student Learning Outcomes

Traditional, Accelerated, Advanced Entry & RN to BSN

Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, the student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a liberal education as the basis for clinical judgment, reflective practice and decision making.
  2. Incorporate professional standards in the practice of nursing.
  3. Value integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence in nursing practice.
  4. Collaborate with patients and health professionals to develop and implement culturally appropriate health promotion, disease prevention and illness care methods.
  5. Select current theory and evidenced-based knowledge to guide and teach individuals, families and populations regarding health promotion and illness prevention.
  6. Employ patient care technologies, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice and development of nursing knowledge.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments that impact patient care.
  8. Incorporate effective communication and collaboration skills to form partnerships to provide care and to promote positive outcomes to a diverse society in a global context.
  9. Apply leadership concepts, principles of advocacy and decision making in the provision of quality patient care, healthcare team coordination and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
  10. Collaborate with healthcare professionals to enhance quality improvement and safety initiatives at individual and systems levels of care.
  11. Investigate health-related social justice concerns within legal, ethical and political contexts.
  12. Value lifelong learning for personal and professional growth to support excellence in nursing practice.

Contact Us

Patricia Clayburn, MS, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director
Accelerated Nursing Program
175, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6833
pclayburn@ashland.edu

Admissions Requirements

The Accelerated program is designed for students who have already earned a college degree and who have life experiences in a field other than nursing. Students in the Accelerated program are recognized as having completed core education requirements in their past degree. Unlike the Traditional four-year program, students in this program complete coursework at an accelerated rate, completing the BSN in 15 months.

Admission to the Accelerated program is extremely competitive as spaces are limited. Prospective students are highly encouraged to begin the application process early. Application review will occur as the application is completed and required documents are received. Only applicants who complete the necessary application requirements listed below on or before the Accelerated orientation week will be considered for admission.

The requirements of admission have been established to ensure that prospective students have a strong science background necessary to be successful in the pre-licensure program and in the profession of nursing.

Requirements

  1. Earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning course work.
  2. At least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in college coursework.
  3. Science prerequisite coursework cumulative grade point average must be a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  4. Completion of the following prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of "C" in order for that credit to count as meeting the prerequisite requirement. Science prerequisite coursework must have been completed within 10 years prior to the program start date.

The following courses must be completed before the program start date:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology (lab required)
  • Organic/Inorganic/Bio Chemistry (lab required)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (lab required)
  • Statistics

Admission Process:

  1. Submission of application.
  2. Meet all essential functions of clinical coursework listed in the Nursing Program Student Handbook.
  3. Meet the health status criteria for mental and physical health.
  4. Upon meeting all acceptance requirements of the program the student must complete a FBI and BCI background check and a drug screening test. The results of these tests will determine final acceptance of the student.
  5. Applicants who request transfer credit for prior nursing coursework must follow the process for transfer nursing coursework credit prior to the start of the program.

Curriculum Guide

Updated for the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses and curriculum plan are subject to change.

Summer Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 105
Nursing Concepts & Values 1
NUR 301
Health Assessment 3
NUR 304
Health Foundations I 3
NUR 306
Health Foundations II 5
NUR 225
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I 3
NUR 226
Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
Total Hours
18

Fall Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 311
Adult Health Concepts: Regulation & Transport 5
NUR 312 Adult Health Concepts: Protection, Sensation & Mobility 53
NUR 310 Psychiatric/Mental Health 4
NUR 336 Genetics and Health (online) 3
Total Hours
17

Spring Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 410
Complex Health Alterations 5
NUR 460 Theoretical Foundations in Health Research 3
NUR 438
Maternal/Newborn Health 4
NUR 440 Pediatric Health 4
Total Hours
16

Summer Semester

Course # Title Hours
NUR 420 Community & Global Health 4
NUR 428 Leadership & Management in Health Organizations 3
NUR 435 Capstone Preceptorship 2
NUR 425 Trends & Issues in Global Health 3
NUR 430 Advanced Simulation 1
Total Hours
13

Pre-Requisite Courses

Hours
Developmental Psychology 3
Nutrition 3
Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8
Microbiology 4
Inorganic/Organic/Bio Chemistry 4-8
Statistics 3
Total Hours
25-29

Student Learning Outcomes

Traditional, Accelerated, Advanced Entry & RN to BSN

Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, the student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a liberal education as the basis for clinical judgment, reflective practice and decision making.
  2. Incorporate professional standards in the practice of nursing.
  3. Value integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence in nursing practice.
  4. Collaborate with patients and health professionals to develop and implement culturally appropriate health promotion, disease prevention and illness care methods.
  5. Select current theory and evidenced-based knowledge to guide and teach individuals, families and populations regarding health promotion and illness prevention.
  6. Employ patient care technologies, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice and development of nursing knowledge.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments that impact patient care.
  8. Incorporate effective communication and collaboration skills to form partnerships to provide care and to promote positive outcomes to a diverse society in a global context.
  9. Apply leadership concepts, principles of advocacy and decision making in the provision of quality patient care, healthcare team coordination and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
  10. Collaborate with healthcare professionals to enhance quality improvement and safety initiatives at individual and systems levels of care.
  11. Investigate health-related social justice concerns within legal, ethical and political contexts.
  12. Value lifelong learning for personal and professional growth to support excellence in nursing practice.

What to Expect in the Advanced Entry Nursing Program

As an Advanced Entry Nursing program student, you’ll fast-track your coursework during the fall semester and will complete the program in three additional semesters.

Admission to the Advanced Entry program is competitive and prospective students are encouraged to begin your application process early. Only applicants who complete all necessary application requirements on or before the application deadline will be considered for Advanced Entry admission.

Program Benefits Include:

  • Direct Entry—no further application is required to
  • advance to clinical coursework
  • NCLEX pass rate, 90% or above in the last two years
  • 1:8 clinical instructor-to-student ratio
  •  State-of-the-art Simulation Center
  • Complete the BSN program in 15 months or 4 semesters 

Required Pre-requisite Coursework:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology (with lab)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (with lab)
  • Organic or Biochemistry (with lab)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (with lab)
  • Ethics
  • Statistics
  • English Composition I & II

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