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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registered Nurse Program, AAS (Owens Code: NRSP)


Degree Offered:

Associate of Applied Science

Campus Offered:

Toledo and Findlay

Credits Required: 73

Program Approval:

Ohio Board of Nursing

Program Information:

This program is designed to prepare graduates for Registered 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.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Registered Nursing Graduates will be able to:

  • Establish a caring, therapeutic relationship, within a culturally diverse population.

  • Utilize the nursing process and evidence-based practice to make valid clinical judgments and manage care in a collaborative effort with health team members.

  • Provide a supportive and protective nursing environment, by consistently demonstrating nursing practice that reduces patient safety risk.

  • Use patterns of knowing; personal, empirical, ethical, and aesthetic, to promote health education and management. 

  • Incorporate communication skills when collaborating with the patient, family members, and other health team members. 

  • Apply principles of teaching and learning in the delivery of care. 

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional self-growth and for the growth of the nursing profession through mentoring of other nurses.

  • Use various health information systems and current technology to manage patient care. 

Transfer Information:

Graduates may pursue a bachelor’s degree at Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Mercy College of Ohio, Ohio University, Spring Arbor University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Detroit Mercy or The University of Toledo. Meet with an Advisor or the Department Chair for more information.

Note:

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 in the must see the Department Chair. All courses must be completed within a period of four (4) years.

Required Courses


1st Semester


18 credits


19 credits


3rd Semester


18 credits


4th Semester


18 credits


Prerequisites, Co-requisites, and Elective Information


 Contact your Advisor for Elective recommendations. Prerequisites and co-requisites may apply.

Petition for Degree Completion


Students are eligible to become a candidate for an Associate Degree when the student has completed all necessary requirements. Students who are registering for their final semester of course work and plan to graduate must submit a petition for degree completion by accessing their Ozone account.

Visit the Owens website for petition deadline dates and fee information.  For more information regarding degree requirements and graduation refer tohttps://www.owens.edu/records/graduation.html the Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures.

Footnotes


1 Upon acceptance into the Registered Nursing Program, NRS 121   and NRS 130  may be taken one semester prior to NRS 122 .
2 NRS 296  includes 112 hours of clinical experience with an RN preceptor in a community agency and 16 hours of scheduled seminars with a nursing faculty member weekly throughout the semester.
3 Select Speech Elective course choice from: SPE 101 , SPE 102  or SPE 210 

Registered Nurse Program Information


Admission Requirements

Class Selection Criteria

The registered nurse program is a selective admissions program based on a point system.  Nursing program applicants must meet established minimum criteria to be considered for the nursing program.  Only applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be awarded points.  The potential nursing applicant needs to be aware that meeting minimum criteria does not insure admission to the nursing program.  Applicants for the nursing program tend to be well qualified and only the top candidates are selected each semester.  The registered nursing program accepts a maximum of 80 students in Fall and a maximum of 90 students Spring semesters on the Toledo Campus and a maximum of 35 students in both Fall and Spring semesters on the Findlay Campus.  Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical seats.

There are special requirements for admission to the Registered Nursing Program. Please see a Health Advisor for additional information. Select information is available on the School of Nursing website.

Nursing Program Point Selection Criteria

Applicants will be awarded points based upon the following four (4) criteria:

  1. Earned grade point average (GPA) from high school, college or university

  2. Most Recent ACT or SAT Composite Score

  3. Completion of Anatomy & Physiology I & II with a grade of “B” or better (first attempt only).

  4. Score on the TEAS Entrance Assessment (first attempt only).

Following acceptance into the program, students must meet health requirements and obtain CPR by taking either the American Heart Association CPR, Health Care Providers series or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer prior to beginning NRS 122.  A BCII and FBI criminal records check will be done prior to beginning the program.  Contact the Academic Advising Office for more information.

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.  Students who fail to achieve these grades in the nursing courses must see the Department Chair. One 100 level nursing course may be repeated one time and one 200 level nursing course may be repeated one time. If a student earns a failing grade (“D” or “F”) in two 100 level Nursing courses or two 200 level Nursing courses, or earns a failing grade in one nursing course twice, the student is permanently dismissed from the Nursing Program and is ineligible for readmission.  All nursing courses (NRS) 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.

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 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.”

Academic Readmission

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

  1. Complete an academic readmission form available in the Nursing Office.

  2. Contact the School of Nursing Success Mentor for assistance in the development of a written Academic Success Plan to resolve the academic problems.

  3. Submit the plan to the Department Chair and Dean for approval. This plan must be completed and approved to continue enrollment in the College.

  4. Students are readmitted on a space available basis.

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.”

Licensure/Clinical Agency Requirements

Program graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become Registered Nurses. Students who plan to apply to take the NCLEX must submit fingerprints to the Bureau of /Criminal Identification and Investigation within six months of taking the examination. The OhioBoard of Nursing has the right to refuse to grant licensure to applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony or an egregious felony as described in the ORC: Section 4723.09. 

To meet certain clinical agency requirements, background checks will be performed prior to the first NRS course and/or clinical experience and prior to the fourth 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 will prevent clinical placement at the agency in which the screen was required.