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ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, B.S.N. Degree/Basic Curriculum Option


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 Pre-Licensure Nursing

Declaration of a major in pre-nursing does not guarantee admission into the program. Students must formally apply and be admitted into the program before beginning the professional sequence of courses and/or proceeding into clinical placements. Admission to the upper-division nursing major is competitive, and priority is given to the best qualified students. Admission is based on cumulative GPA (3.00) minimum on all previous undergraduate college work and test scores. In addition to the academic requirements below, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards and safe practice policies of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, refer to the Nursing program website.

 

Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.00

When do students apply? To be considered for admission, all students must have completed, or be in the process of completing, 60 semester hours of college work, including program requirements. Applications from non-RNs are accepted twice per year. Refer to the nursing website (http://nursing.wcu.edu) for applicant deadlines.

 

Required Pre-requisites: To be considered for admission, all students must have completed, or be in the process of completing, 60 semester hours of college work, including program requirements.

Retention in the Program: Students must take and pass with a grade of C (2.00) or better all required courses in sequence and demonstrate professional and safe nursing practice. In addition, courses which combine selected content areas require the student to demonstrate competency in each content area by achieving a minimum exam score average of C (77%). For more information on retention policies in the nursing program, refer to the Nursing program website.

Accelerated Entry-Option For Second Degree Students - Pre-Licensure Nursing Track

The accelerated 12-month option provides a fast track for students ready for a challenging transition to a career as a bachelor-of-science-educated registered nurse. The course requirements for the ABSN are the same as for the traditionally scheduled program, however the content is taught in a compressed format. The ABSN is designed for non-working, full-time students. The ABSN option is taught on the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Community College. Admission is based on cumulative GPA (3.00) minimum on all previous undergraduate college work and test scores. An interview with ABSN Admissions Committee (scheduled after application is complete) is also required.

The “accelerated” pre-licensure entry-option, ABSN, is only for persons who
• Already have a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in another discipline from an accredited college or university
• Have completed the prerequisites for the nursing major as listed on the website.
• Can commit to an intense 12-month course of study
• In addition to the academic requirements below, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards and safe practice policies of the program

Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 cumulative GPA from all undergraduate institutions.

When do students apply? Applicants are accepted twice per year. Refer to the nursing website (http://nursing.wcu.edu) for application deadlines.

Retention in the Program: Students must take and pass with a grade of C (2.00) or better all required courses in sequence and demonstrate professional and safe nursing practice. In addition, courses which combine selected content areas require the student to demonstrate competency in each content area by achieving a minimum exam score average of C (77%). For more information on retention policies in the nursing program, refer to the Nursing program website.

 

 

Total number of hours for the program: 128.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

*NOTE: 12 hours of Liberal Studies requirements will be met by nursing prerequisites:


3 hours (C2)

6 hours (C5)

3 hours (P1)

Electives (6 hours)


General electives (6 hours) are required to complete the program, depending on liberal studies courses chosen.

 Visit the department’s website at http://www.wcu.edu/4193.asp to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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