Mar 22, 2019  
2018-19 College Catalog 
    
2018-19 College Catalog

Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Degree Nursing Progression Program Information


This program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who will take nursing courses from a modified program of study that meets the needs of the LPN enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Degree Nursing Progression Program, AAS (Owens Code: NRSL) .  The program prepares graduates for nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The program combines studies at Owens Community College with planned and guided experience in client care in healthcare facilities and community agencies. 


Department of Nursing


Administration

Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number

Email

Catherine Ford, Dean Health Technologies 121 B (567) 661-7398 catherine_ford@owens.edu
Irene K. Jones, Chair Nursing Heritage Hall 204F (567) 661-2111 irene_jones@owens.edu
Alison Chamberlain, Assistant Chair, Nursing Clinical Operations Heritage Hall 204A (567) 661-7233 alison_chamberlain@owens.edu
Veronica Burgert, Assistant Chair Medical Assisting Health Technologies 426 (567) 661-2268 veronica_burgert@owens.edu
Lori Maynard, Assistant Chair Surgical Programs Health Technologies 427 (567) 661-7310 lori_maynard@owens.edu
Michelle Shepard, Assistance Chair, Lab Operations, Nursing Program Heritage Hall 204A (567) 661-7475 michelle_shepard@owens.edu
Jill Weiland, STNA Program Manager Bicentennial Hall 253 (567) 661-7295 or (567) 661-7654 jill_weiland@owens.edu

Program Approval 

The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing with next site visit Fall 2020.

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
Phone: 614-466-3947
FAX: 614-466-0388
Web address: www.nursing.ohio.gov

Accreditation

The program is accredited by ACEN to Spring 2018 with next site visit January 30 - February 1, 2018.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) can be contacted as follows:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Web address: www.acenursing.org

Professional Organizations

National League for Nursing
The Watergate
2600 Virginia Avenue, NW
Eighth floor
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 800-699-1656
Web address: www.nln.org
 

Ohio League for Nursing
20545 Center Ridge Road, Suite 205
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Phone: 440-331-2721
FAX:  440-331-2744
Web address: www.ohioleaguefornursing.org

National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN)
7794 Grow Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32514
Phone: 850-484-6948
FAX: 850-484-8762
Email address: noadn@dancyamc.com

Ohio Council of Associate Degree Nursing Education Administrators (OCADNEA)
Email address:  OCADNEA1@gmail.com

Selective Health Program Admission Process

Apply for Admission to Owens Community College.

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Request Evaluation for Admission to a Health Program.

Applicants must have a complete file in the Records Office by established deadline dates.   If you were previously evaluated and denied, and wish to be re-evaluated for the same program or any other health program, you must submit another Request for Health Evaluation.  To view file status, regularly check “My Required Documents” via Ozone.

- view FAQ’s for Selective Health Admission Process

- view Deadline Dates and Requirements for a Complete File

- Submit a Request for Health Program Evaluation by logging into your Ozone account.  Select the Academic Info tab and navigate to the Selective Health portal and select Request a Health Evaluation.

Official transcripts are required from the applicant’s high school, college or university attended.  If you have a GED, high school, or college transcript(s), please request an official copy be sent to:

Owens Community College

Attn:  Records Office

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

If you have an official, sealed copy of a transcript to drop off, visit Oserve on the Toledo or Findlay campus during regular hours, found at www.owens.edu/oserve, to submit.

Evaluation does not mean automatic admission to the program.  Results of the Health Evaluation will be sent to your Owens email account approximately 1-2 weeks after the evaluation deadline date.

For assistance with the selective health program admission process, requirements, procedures and final date for receipt of application contact the Pre-Health Advising Advisor.

Advanced Placement

Advanced placement of 13 credit hours in the Nursing Program will be awarded following completion of NUR 110  with a grade of “C” or better.

Admission Requirements

The LPN-RN progression nursing program is a selective admissions program. Nursing program applicants must meet established minimum criteria to be considered for the nursing program. Only applicants who meet the minimum criteria by January 15 for fall semester (Findlay campus) and August 15 for spring semester (Toledo campus) entrance will be awarded points. The potential nursing applicant needs to be aware that meeting minimum standards does not ensure admission to the nursing program. Applicants for the LPN-RN nursing program tend to be well qualified and only the top candidates are selected for each semester (spring and fall).

Minimum Criteria to be considered for the program:

Applicants must have a current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) and must have graduated from high school or successfully completed the G. E. D. (General Education Development) test.  Additionally, the applicant must have taken Pharmacology within their Practical Nursing Program curriculum or hold a current, valid NAPNES Pharmacology certificate.

  1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 system) from college courses is required.  The cumulative grade point average is computed based on the cumulative grade point average at the end of the most recent semester with 11 college credit hours of general education courses contained within the plan of study for the LPN-RN Program at Owens Community College.  Of these eleven (11) credit hours, three must include a college math course equivalent to Introduction to Statistics (MTH 213 ) or a college science course equivalent to Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 211 ), or Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 212 ), or Microbiology (BIO 231 ).
  2. Completion of one full year of high school level chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (CHM 095 ) at Owens Community College, or a higher level college chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. Completion of one full year of high school level biology or Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 211 ) at Owens Community College, or a college biology course equivalent to BIO 211  with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. Completion of all four components of the most recent version of ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is required to meet selection criteria for the Owens Community College LPN-RN Program.  Scores from prior attempts of the TEAS Test will not be counted.  A minimum score of 60 is recommended for Reading and Science and a minimum score of 70 is recommended for English and Math. 
  5. Official transcripts are required from the applicant’s high school, college or universities attended (including Practical Nursing (PN/LVN) or Registered Nursing (RN) programs attended, if applicable).  Official high school transcripts and all other official transcripts must be sent directly to the Owens Community College Oserve Office.
  6. MELAB (80 percentile) or IBN TOEFL (79-80) tests may be required to show proof of English language proficiency for individuals whose native language is not English.
  7. Applicants who are graduates of the Owens Community College Practical Nursing Certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be awarded 2 extra points on the LPN-RN Program Admission Criteria Tally form.pdf .
  8. Completion of the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam.

Nursing Program Selection Criteria:  

Nursing applicants will be awarded points based upon the following criteria:

  1. GPA calculated from courses completed in the nursing program plan of study (11 credit hours completed with at least 3 credit hours in math or science courses) or high school GPA.
  2. TEAS entrance assessment.
  3. LPN STEP Assessment percentile score (fall semester, 2015 only).  HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam (spring semester, 2016 and beyond).
  4. Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 211 ), Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 212 ), and Microbiology (BIO 231 ) or the college equivalent of BIO 211 , BIO 212 , and BIO 231 .  Students will have a maximum of four opportunities to successfully complete each BIO course required by the Nursing Program.  The student may withdraw or fail the course, but must successfully complete the course on the fourth attempt.  A “withdrawal (WD)” counts as one of the four attempts in science courses.  Points for admission will only be based on the first attempt.
  5. GPA of 3.0 or greater for graduates of the Owens Community College Practical Nursing Program.  

A minimum of 15 points out of 50 points must be achieved in order to be considered for acceptance into the LPN-RN Progression Program admission.

As part of the admission criteria, the point values for all nursing applicants will be totaled. A rank ordered list of nursing applicants by point total will be developed. The applicants with the highest number of points will be admitted into the nursing program each semester. Points are calculated based upon the following criteria:

 

I.  Grade Point Average (GPA) 

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 system) will be based on the general education courses completed within the nursing program plan of study.  GPA will be determined in the following manner:

A.  The college applicant’s GPA is based on completion of 11 college credit hours, three of  which must include a required math or science course within the nursing program plan of study.

B.  If “A” is not applicable, the high school grade point average (GPA) on file at Owens Community College will be used.

GPA Points Awarded

3.7 - 4.0

20

3.5 - 3.69

18

3.3 - 3.49

16

3.1 - 3.29

14

2.9 - 3.09

12

2.7 - 2.89

10

2.5 - 2.69

8

<2.5

0

 

II.  ATI TEAS Entrance Assessment

These scores are calculated based on your TEAS score (from your first attempt on the most recent version of TEAS) in the four areas of English, Science, Math and Reading. Each area is worth points as listed below. A maximum of 16 points can be earned.

SCORE (in each of the 4 areas)

Points Awarded (Reading and Science)

90 - 100

5

80 - 89.9

4

70 - 79.9

3

60 - 69.9

2

<60

0

 

SCORE (in each of the 4 areas)

Points Awarded (English and Math)

90 - 100

3

80 - 89.9

2

70 - 79.9

1

<70

0

 

III.  HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam 

These points are calculated from your percentile score on the first attempt of the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam

Score on Exam

Points Awarded

1025 or above

8

1000 - 1024

7

975 - 999

6

950 - 974

5

925 - 949

4

900 - 924

3

875 - 899

2

850 - 874

1

849 or below

0

 

IV.  Anatomy and Physiology Course Completion

Students will have a maximum of four opportunities to successfully complete each BIO course required by the LPN-RN program (BIO 211 , BIO 212 , and BIO 231 ). The student may withdraw or fail, but must successfully complete the course on the fourth attempt. A grade of “withdraw” (WD) is counted as one of the four total attempts in science courses. Students who earn a “B” or better in these courses (on the first attempt) can earn points in this area.

Course “A” letter grade “B” letter grade

Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 211 )

2 points 1 point
Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 212 ) 2 points 1 point
Microbiology (BIO 231 )

2 points

1 point

*Zero points awarded if a student earns a grade of less than “B” on the first attempt in any of the BIO courses.

 

V.  Owens Community College Practical Nursing Certificate graduate

Two points are awarded to the graduate of the Owens Community College Practical Nursing Certificate as long as the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or greater in the PN Program coursework.

 

Criteria for a Tied Score:

In the event of two or more students receiving the same number of points on the School of Nursing selection criteria tally form at the time of selection, the follow criteria will be used to break the tie in the following order:

  1. Highest GPA points.
  2. Highest TEAS Entrance Assessment points.
  3. Highest HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam (only for students entering spring semester, 2016 and beyond).
  4. Science course completion points.
  5. Graduate of Owens Community College Practical Nursing program points.
  6. Date of Selective Admission application to the Registered Nursing Program.

If two students are still tied after the above determinations have been made, a lottery system will be used to determine the selected candidate.

Progression/Completion Requirements

All students entering or enrolled in the Nursing Program must achieve a “C” or better in all courses within the plan of study to progress through the program.  This includes all Nursing (NUR) courses and general education courses within the plan of study.  Students who fail to achieve grades of “C” or better within the plan of study must see a Nursing Advisor. One 100 level nursing course may be repeated one time and one 200 level nursing course may be repeated one time. If a student is unsuccessful (earns a grade of “D” or “F”) in two 100 level Nursing courses or two 200 level Nursing courses, or earns a grade of “D” or “F” in one nursing course twice, the student is permanently dismissed from the Nursing Program and is ineligible for readmission.  All Nursing (NUR) courses listed for each semester must be taken in the semester listed.  Non-nursing courses listed for each semester must be taken in the semester listed or prior to the semester listed.  Students have 5 semesters to complete the LPN/ADN program.

Academic Readmission

A student requesting readmission due to academic reasons (“D” or “F” in any nursing course) must complete the following before being considered:

  1. Complete an academic readmission form available in the Nursing Office.
  2. Meet with a Nursing Program Advisor for assistance in the development of a written Academic Success Plan to resolve the academic problems.
  3. This plan must be completed and approved to continue enrollment in the LPN-RN Progression Program.
  4. Students are readmitted on a space available basis.
  5. A student requesting readmission to the LPN/ADN program, will need to complete a success seminar by the 6th week of the semester they are readmitted to the program.

Pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code 4723 and rule 4723-5-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code, students who reenter or are readmitted to an Ohio school of nursing must “meet the curriculum requirements effective at the time of readmission.”

Non-Academic Readmission

Students who leave the program for reasons other than academic reasons may request readmission and be readmitted provided there is course seat availability. The student must meet with a nursing program advisor and  complete a non-academic readmission form. Non-academic readmission forms are available in the Nursing Office.

Pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code 4723 and rule 4723-5-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code, students who reenter or are readmitted to an Ohio school of nursing must “meet the curriculum requirements effective at the time of readmission.”

Student Advisement

All students entering or enrolled in the Nursing Program must achieve a “C” or better in all courses within the plan of study to progress through the program. Students who fail to achieve these grades must meet with a Nursing Advisor.  All nursing (NUR) courses must be completed within a period of 2.5 years.

Background Check

A BCI & I or a BCI & I and FBI criminal records check will be done prior to beginning the program and prior to the last semester in the program. The type of criminal records check will be determined by the State of residence and length of time of residency in the State.

Licensure/Clinical Agency Requirements

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  Students who plan to take the NCLEX must submit fingerprints to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI & I) and BCI & I and FBI within six months of taking the examination. The Ohio Board of Nursing has the right to refuse to grant licensure to applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony or egregious felony as described in the ORC Section 4723.09.

To meet certain clinical agency requirements, background checks will be performed prior to NUR 110  and prior to the third semester. Based on the results of the background check, clinical agencies may deny a student access to the clinical experience. Certain clinical agencies may require students to have a drug screen prior to attending clinical placement at their agency. The drug screen schedule will be determined by the clinical agency. A positive drug screen may prevent clinical placement at the agency in which the screen was required.

Employment Opportunities

The skills acquired through the Nursing Programs, as well as successful completion of the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN, prepare graduates for positions in:

  • Hospitals (Acute Care)
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Corrections facilities
  • Behavioral health facilities
  • Government agencies
  • Home care providers
  • Hospice
  • Insurance Companies
  • Long term care facilities
  • Managed care organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Physician practices
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • School Systems
  • Skilled nursing facilities

Technical Standards

Technical Standards are defined by the Owens Community College Nursing Faculty as the functional abilities determined to be essential to the practice of nursing.

The purpose of this document is to notify prospective nursing students of these technical standards to enable them to make an informed decision regarding enrollment in the nursing program at Owens Community College.

The delivery of safe, effective nursing care requires that students be able to perform functions related to the Technical Standards. The inability of a student to perform these functions may result in the student being unable to meet course objectives and to progress in the nursing program. Additionally if a student is unable to perform these required functions, the student may pose a risk of harm to the patient(s) for whom care is provided.

If you have a disability or acquire one, you may be entitled to receive individualized services and/or accommodations intended to assure you an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the program. To receive more information or to apply for services, please contact the Office of Disability Services in Alumni Hall 103 at (567) 661-7007 or email disability@owens.edu. English as a second language is not considered a disability and as such the student will not be given extra time for any timed activities.

All prospective and current Nursing students must be able to meet these standards, with or without reasonable accommodations.

The following chart outlines the Technical Standards and the related functions required by the Owens Community College Nursing Programs:

- View the Technical Standards Chart  

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Owens Community College maintains an Oserve Office on each campus. Oserve is the place for you to ask questions related to financial aid. Contact: 1-800-GO OWENS ext. 7378 or (567) 661-7378 Email: oserve@owens.edu

The following scholarships are available to current nursing students:

Ruth L. Kelly Scholarship (See the Nursing Student Resource Manual)

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP), regents.ohio.gov/sgs/nealp/

The National Student Nurse Association (NSNA), www.nsna.org/

Transfer Information

Graduates may pursue a bachelor’s degree at many universities including:  Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Mercy College of Ohio, Ohio University, Spring Arbor University, Eastern Michigan University, The University of Toledo, Franklin University, Siena Heights University, and Ashland University. Meet with a Nursing Advisor for more information.

For valuable information and resources to help advance your career with a Bachelor’s in Nursing visit RN to BSN website, rntobsn.org.