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FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

NURSING PROGRAMS INFORMATION

And

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Dear Prospective Student:

Thank you for your interest in the Nursing Programs at Faulkner

State Community College. Enclosed you will find information to assist

you with the application for Faulkner State’s nursing programs. Read

the entire packet carefully as an application that does not meet all of the

requirements is rendered incomplete and will not be considered for

admittance. Admittance is based on a point system; therefore, it is

imperative for you to pay particular attention to the point system. There

is no waiting list. Use this information packet as your guide for

successful entry into nursing.

To assist you in gaining successful entry into our College’s

Nursing Programs, the Nursing Department has scheduled Nursing

Advising

Sessions.

Go

to

the

Faulkner

website

at

www.faulknerstate.edu

and click on ‘nursing advising sessions’, listed

on the right side of the screen, to register for a session. You may call

the Nursing Department at (251) 580-2257 if you have further questions.

We are pleased that you have chosen Faulkner State Community

College’s nursing program to prepare you for a career in the nursing

profession.

Sincerely,

Jean D. Graham, MSN, ANP, CNOR

Director of Nursing and Allied Health

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FAULKNER NURSING PROGRAM APPLICATION

Program Applying For: _____ RN Program _____ PN Program _____ Either RN or PN Program _______ Mobility (LPN to RN) ________ Reinstatement ________ Transfer Request

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester is April 1 - June 1

Spring Semester is July 1 – September 20

Mobility Program is September 1 – November 20

I. PERSONAL DATA Date: ______________

Last Name: _______________________ First: ____________________ MI: ___ Maiden: _____________ Social Security Number: ___________________________ FSCC Student Number: ___________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ___ Zip Code: ___________ Telephone: (___)__________________ E-mail address: ______________________________

Emergency Contact: _____________________________________ Telephone: ( )__________________

II. EDUCATION

High School Graduation Year: _______ High School Name: _____________________________________ GED (if applicable): _________________________________________ Date Completed: ______________ Are you currently taking college courses? Yes ___ No ___ If yes, what college: _______________________ List all colleges attended and the year(s) attended. (Add separate page as necessary)

Name of College (DO NOT ABBREVIATE) Year(s) attended Degree (if completed)

HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADMITTED TO A NURSING PROGRAM? YES _____ NO _____ If YES, a letter from that program Dean/Director must be sent to the FSCC Nursing Department indicating you have not been dismissed for disciplinary or unsafe practice. List the college(s), dates attended, and reason for withdrawal.

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ A COPY OF YOUR TEAS V EXAM RESULTS MUST BE ATTACHED. NOTE: Score must be achieved within 3 years of application deadline to satisfy eligibility requirement. Your name, as listed when tested: ______________________________________

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III. EMPLOYMENT

Are You Currently Employed? Yes _____ No _____ Place of Employment:________________________ Employer’s Address:

_____________________________________________________________________________________ Employer’s Phone Number: (___)______________ Name of Supervisor: __________________________ Are You Employed Full-Time? ____ Part-Time? ____ Initial Date of Employment: _________________ I understand that completion of this application is a component of the student profile and does not in itself grant admission to the Nursing Program. I understand a new application must be submitted if I am not selected and wish to reapply. I certify that the information given in this application is true and correct. I understand that providing false information may be deemed sufficient reason to dismiss the student and/or to refuse admission. All application materials become the property of Faulkner State Community College. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the Nursing Department has received all of the requested documentation. MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS INCLUDE:

___1. Unconditional admission to the college (Application must be updated if student did not attend

FSCC last semester). Original transcripts from all colleges attended must be in the Admissions

Office by the deadline (transcript must be sent by the institution’s registrar directly to FSCC Registrar). High school transcript required if no prior accredited colleges attended.

___2. Completed nursing application turned into the Nursing Department by appropriate deadline. ___3. Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale based on the last 24 credit hours for students with previous

college coursework. Minimum of 2.5 cumulative high school GPA for students without prior college work (GED acceptable).

___4. Eligibility for ENG 101 and MTH 100 for the ADN program (if not previously taken); ENG 101 and Mathematical Applications for the PN program.

___6. Eligibility for BIO 201, if not previously taken, during the first term of Nursing Programs (Must have completed BIO 103, General Biology with a ‘C’ or higher).

___7. Good standing with college

___8. Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for nursing

___9.

Attached copy of Nursing Entrance Exam score, TEAS V edition

__10. Mobility (LPN to ADN) applicants only, must also provide a copy of a valid, unencumbered

Alabama LPN license.

All information must be submitted by the appropriate deadline or the application will be considered incomplete. It is recommended that applicants check with the Admissions Office, at (251) 580-2111, to confirm that their College application and transcripts are on file and up to date. ___________________________________ ________________________________ Applicant’s Signature Date

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Please mail, or hand deliver, this application to:

FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

NURSING DEPARTMENT

1900 HWY 31, SOUTH

BAY MINETTE, AL 36507

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

o

April 1 – June 1

for ADN and PN Programs starting Fall Semester in Fairhope

o

July 1 – September 20 for ADN Program starting Spring Semester in Bay Minette

o

September 1 - November 20 for Mobility Program – (NUR 200 starts Spring

Semester)

When will students be notified of admittance?

Letters go out in the mail within 3-4 weeks of the application deadlines notifying students

whether they were accepted in one of FSCC’s nursing programs.

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM POINT SYSTEM TO DETERMINE ADMITTANCE ADN applicants are rank-ordered using the point system below. Those with the most points are offered admittance into the program if they have met all other criteria.

1.      Score  from  the  Nursing  Entrance  Exam,  TEAS  V,  (150  points  possible).    TEAS  V  must  have  been  taken   within  the  past  3  years  for  consideration.      The  test  is  scored  by  a  percentage.    Take  the  percent   times  150  points  to  determine  your  score,  i.e.  a  score  of  68%  is  .68  x  150  =  102  points  

 

  My  Score  __________  

   

 

2.       *Points  for  Grades  in  Select  College  Courses    (90  points  possible)     Grade                    A                    B                    C         BIO  201,  Anatomy  &Physiology  I   30pts      20pts      10pts         BIO  202,  Anatomy  &Physiology  II   30pts      20pts      10pts         BIO  220,  Microbiology         30pts      20pts      10pts  

 

  For  example,  a  student  who  has  an  ‘A’  in  Anatomy  I,  a  ‘B’  in  Anatomy  II,  and  a  ‘B’  in  Microbiology  has  70   points.    Students  with  A’s  and  B’s  are  generally  more  competitive  and  have  a  much  higher  chance  of  gaining   admittance  into  the  program  because  of  the  higher  number  of  points.      

 

  My  Score  __________      

3.     Additional  Points  (11  points  possible).    6  points  total,  1  point  each,  for  each  general  education  required   course  passed  with  a  C  or  higher:  English  Comp  I,  Intermediate  College  Algebra,  General  Psychology,  Human   Growth  &  Development  (or  Developmental  Psych),  Fundamentals  of  Speech,  and  a  Humanities  Elective  such   as  Art  or  Music  Appreciation,  Religion,  Foreign  Language,  Philosophy,  or  Ethics.  

 

  My  Score  __________  

  5  points  for  Chemistry  or  a  higher  level  Math  such  as  Pre-­‐Cal,  Finite  Math,  or  Statistics  passed  with  a  C  or   higher.         My  Score  __________       Total  Score  _________        

  A  total  of  251  points  are  possible  with  these  selection  criteria.  

*Students who have graduated from high school within one semester of application may be granted points from select high school courses. Points may be awarded for the following high school courses:

Anatomy & Physiology; Chemistry; Algebra II or higher level.

The same point system for grades as listed above applies. High school coursework is no longer considered if the student does not enter the program within one semester after graduation.

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PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM POINT SYSTEM TO DETERMINE ADMITTANCE

PN applicants are rank-ordered using the point system below. Those with the most points

are offered admittance into the program if they have met all other criteria.

 

1.      Score  from  the  Nursing  Entrance  Exam,  TEAS  V,  (150  points  possible).    TEAS  V  must  have  been  taken   within  the  past  3  years  for  consideration.      The  test  is  scored  by  a  percentage.    Take  the  percent   times  150  points  to  determine  your  score,  i.e.  a  score  of  68%  is  .68  x  150  =  102  points  

 

  My  Score  __________  

   

 

2.       Points  for  Grades  in  Select  College  Courses  (60  points  possible)               Grades                      A                    B                    C      

  English  Comp  I         30pts      20pts      10pts  

  Mathematical  Applications  or  higher       30pts      20pts      10pts         (Intermediate  College  Algebra,  Pre-­‐Cal,  Statistics,  Finite  Math,  etc)  

 

  For  example,  a  student  who  has  an  ‘A’  in  English  Comp  I  and  a  ‘B’  in  Math  has  50  points.    Students  with  A’s   and  B’s  are  generally  more  competitive  and  have  a  much  higher  chance  of  gaining  admittance  into  the   program  because  of  the  higher  number  of  points.      

 

  My  Score  __________      

3.     Additional  Points  (11  points  possible).    7  points  total,  1  point  each,  for  each  general  education  required   course  passed  with  a  C  or  higher:  Anatomy  &  Physiology  I,  Anatomy  &  Physiology  II,  Microbiology,General   Psychology,  Human  Growth  &  Development  (or  Developmental  Psych),  Fundamentals  of  Speech,  and  a   Humanities  Elective  such  as  Art  or  Music  Appreciation,  Religion,  Foreign  Language,  Philosophy,  or  Ethics.    

  My  Score  __________  

  3  points  for  Intermediate  College  Algebra  or  4  points  for  a  higher  level  Math,  i.e.  Pre-­‐Cal,  Cal,  Finite  Math,  or   Statistics.         My  Score  __________       Total  Score  ________        

  A  total  of  221  points  are  possible  with  these  selection  criteria.  

*Students who have graduated from high school within one semester of application may be granted points from select high school courses. Points may be awarded for the following high school courses:

Anatomy & Physiology; Algebra II or higher level.

The same point system for grades as listed above applies. High school coursework is no longer considered if the student does not enter the program within one semester after graduation.

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MOBILITY (LPN TO RN) NURSING PROGRAM POINT SYSTEM TO DETERMINE

ADMITTANCE

MOBILITY APPLICANTS ARE RANK ORDERED USING THE SAME POINT SYSTEM AS FOR ADN APPLICANTS (See Page 6)

Mobility (LPN to ADN) applicants only, must provide a copy of a valid, unencumbered Alabama LPN license.

LPN’s will be required to successfully complete NUR 200 (Nursing Career Mobility Assessment) prior to integration into the nursing program in order to validate the theoretical knowledge and clinical skill level consistent with students progressing to the third semester of the ADN curriculum. Students who

successfully complete this course are awarded 15 non-traditional hours at the completion of the LPN mobility curriculum.

NUR 200 will be waived for LPNs who are admitted to the Mobility program within two years of graduation from the Alabama Community College System Standardized Practical Nursing Curriculum implemented in Fall 2005.

Upon successful completion of the Mobility requirements, the student will follow the regular ADN curriculum outline beginning in the third semester of the program.

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULES FOR ADN (RN) PROGRAMS

Following the below schedule will allow students to obtain points for the June 1st application deadline for Fall Semester. The Fall program is located at the Fairhope Campus.

SUMMER SEMESTER

BIO 103 – General Biology (a pre-requisite for Anatomy & Physiology) (Remedial courses, as necessary)

FALL SEMESTER

BIO 201 – Anatomy & Physiology I MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra ENG 101 – English Comp I

PSY 200 – General Psychology

SPH 107 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking SPRING SEMESTER

BIO 202 – Anatomy & Physiology II BIO 220 – Microbiology

PSY 210 – Human Growth & Development

HUMANITIES – Art or Music Appreciation, Philosophy, Religion, Theater, or Foreign Language (Note: Only Art and Music Appreciation are covered by a Pell Grant).

Submit application between April 1-June 1.

Following the below schedule will allow students to obtain points for the September 20

th

application deadline for the Spring Semester program at the Bay Minette Campus.

FALL SEMESTER

BIO 103 – General Biology (a pre-requisite for Anatomy & Physiology) ENG 101 – English Comp I

MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra PSY 200 – General Psychology

(Remedial courses, as necessary) SPRING SEMESTER

BIO 201 – Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 220 – Microbiology

PSY 210 – Human Growth & Development SPH 107 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking

(May submit application for the Fall Semester April 1-June 1, however may fall short on points) SUMMER SEMESTER

BIO 202 – Anatomy & Physiology II

HUMANITIES – Art or Music Appreciation, Philosophy, Religion, Theater, or Foreign Language (Note: Only Art and Music Appreciation are covered by the Pell Grant).

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Follow the below schedule if starting school Spring Semester

:

SPRING SEMESTER

BIO 103 – General Biology (a pre-requisite for Anatomy & Physiology) ENG 101 – English Comp I

MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra PSY 200 – General Psychology

FALL SEMESTER SUMMER (ALTERNATIVE)

BIO 201 – Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 201 Term I

BIO 220 – Microbiology BIO 202 Term II

PSY 210 – Human Growth & Development BIO 220 – Entire Semester

SPH 107 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Extremely difficult to achieve with good grades)

Submit application between July 1 - September 20 SPRING SEMESTER

BIO 202 – Anatomy & Physiology II

HUMANITIES – Art or Music Appreciation, Philosophy, Religion, Theater, or Foreign Language Select two more courses from Pre-Nursing Degree Plan

(Note: Only Art and Music Appreciation are covered by the Pell Grant). Submit application between April 1- June1.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE FOR PN (LPN) PROGRAM

Following the below schedule will allow students to obtain points for the June 1st application deadline for the Fall Semester PN program. The PN program is only offered Fall Semester. It is located at the Fairhope Campus.

SUMMER SEMESTER BIO 103 – General Biology FALL SEMESTER

BIO 201 – Anatomy & Physiology I ENG 101 – English Comp I

MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra (covered by Pell Grant) or MTH 116 – Mathematical

Applications

Select one course from Associate Degree Nursing Plan to maintain a full-time student load SPRING SEMESTER

BIO 202 – Anatomy & Physiology II

Select three courses from Associate Degree Nursing Plan to maintain full-time student load

NOTE: Students are encouraged to take all of the non-nursing courses required in the ADN Program while waiting to gain entrance into the PN Program. This facilitates the process of completing all ADN or Mobility Program requirements at a later time.

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(RN)

FAIRHOPE CAMPUS PROGRAM

First Term (Fall)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Fundamentals of Nursing NUR 102 3 2 1 6 12 Health Assessment NUR 103 1 1 3 Introduction to Pharmacology NUR 104 1 1 3

Total for NUR coursework 3 4 1 8 18

(MTH 100, or higher level, and BIO 201 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Second Term (Spring)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Adult Nursing

NUR 105

5 1 2 8 14

Maternal and Child Nursing

NUR 106

4 1 5 7

Total for NUR coursework 9 1 3 13 21

(ENG 101 and BIO 202 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Third Term (Summer)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan I

NUR 201

3 2 5 9

Total for NUR coursework 3 2 5 9

(PSY 200 and BIO 220 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Fourth Term (Fall)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan II

NUR 202

3 3 6 12

Total for NUR coursework 3 3 6 12

(SPH 107 and PSY 210 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Fifth Term (Spring)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan III

NUR 203

4 2 6 10

Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

NUR 204 (Preceptor 3:1)

2 2 4 8

Total for NUR coursework 6 4 10 18

(A Humanities Elective must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Program Totals:

Total Credit Hours: 72 Hours/ Total Contact Hours: 1680 (112 X 15) General Education: 30 Hours (41.7%)

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FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSE CURRICULUM

(RN)

BAY MINETTE CAMPUS PROGRAM

First Term (Spring)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Fundamentals of Nursing NUR 102 3 2 1 6 12 Health Assessment NUR 103 1 1 3 Introduction to Pharmacology NUR 104 1 1 3

Total for NUR coursework 3 4 1 8 18

(MTH 100, or higher level, and BIO 201 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Second Term (Summer)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Adult Nursing

NUR 105

5 1 2 8 14

Total for NUR coursework 5 1 2 8 14

(ENG 101 and BIO 202 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Third Term (Fall)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Maternal and Child Nursing

NUR 106

4 1 5 7

Nursing Through the Lifespan I

NUR 201

3 2 5 9

Total for NUR coursework 7 3 10 16

(PSY 200 and BIO 220 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Fourth Term (Spring)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan II

NUR 202

3 3 6 12

Total for NUR coursework 3 3 6 12

(SPH 107 and PSY 210 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Fifth Term (Summer)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan III

NUR 203

4 2 6 10

Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

NUR 204 (Preceptor 3:1)

2 2 4 8

Total for NUR coursework 6 4 10 18

(A Humanities Elective must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Program Totals:

Total Credit Hours: 72 Hours/ Total Contact Hours: 1680 (112 X 15) General Education: 30 Hours (41.7%)

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FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PRACTICAL NURSE CURRICULUM

(LPN)

FAIRHOPE CAMPUS

First Term (Fall Semester)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Fundamentals of Nursing NUR 102 3 2 1 6 12 Health Assessment NUR 103 1 1 3 Introduction to Pharmacology NUR 104 1 1 3

Total for NUR coursework

3

4

1

8

18

(MTH 116, or higher level, and BIO 201 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Second Term (Spring Semester)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Adult Nursing NUR 105

5 1 2 8 14

Maternal and Child Nursing NUR 106

4 1 5 7

Total for NUR coursework

9

1

3

13

21

(ENG 101 and BIO 202 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Third Term (Summer Semester)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Adult/Child Nursing NUR 107 5 3 8 14 Psychosocial Nursing NUR 108 2 1 3 5

Role Transition for the Practical Nurse NUR 109

2 1 3 5

Term Total 9 1 4 14 24

Program Totals

Credit Hours: 50 Hours

Contact Hours: 1185 Hours

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MOBILITY LPN TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSE CURRICULUM

(LPN to RN)

Prerequisite Courses:

MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra, or Higher Level Math (3 credit hrs) *BIO 201 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credit hrs)

*BIO 202 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credit hrs) ENG 101 – English Composition (3 credit hrs)

** NUR 200 – Nursing Career Mobility Assessment (6 credit hrs) Total Prerequisites = 20 credit hours

NOTE: Valid, unencumbered Alabama PN License required.

Third Term (Summer Semester)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan I

NUR 201

3 2 5 9

Total for NUR coursework 3 2 5 9

(PSY 200 and BIO 220 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Fourth Term (Fall Semester)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan II

NUR 202

3 3 6 12

Total for NUR coursework 3 3 6 12

(SPH 107 and PSY 210 must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Fifth Term (Spring Semester)

Course Theory Lab Clinical Credit Contact

Nursing Through the Lifespan III

NUR 203

4 2 6 10

Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

NUR 204 (Preceptor 3:1)

2 2 4 8

Total for NUR coursework 6 4 10 18

(A Humanities Elective must be taken this term if not previously completed)

Program Totals:

Total Credit Hours: 57 Total Contact Hours: 855 (57x15) General Education: 30 Nursing Hours: 27

*BIO 103 – General Biology is pre-requisite to Anatomy and Physiology I. Students must seek permission from the Biology Chairperson to waive the BIO 103 prerequisite.

**Graduates of the approved Alabama College System Practical Nursing Standardized Curriculum may be eligible to enter the ADN Program during the third semester without taking NUR 200, if graduation occurred within two years of the start of the Mobility Program. All other LPNs must successfully complete this course.

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ANTICIPATED EXPENSES FOR COMPLETION OF DEGREE

The following is an approximate list of expenses that can be expected throughout the Nursing program. Keep in mind that these expenses are estimates only and may vary (immunizations, physical, etc.).

ADN PROGRAM PN PROGRAM

Tuition ADN Program (In state) $10,080 Tuition PN Program (In state) $7,000

Books ADN Program (estimate) 5,000 Books PN Program (estimate) 3,500

Uniforms & Shoes 200 Uniforms & Shoes 200

Clinical tools 80 Clinical tools 80

Drug & Background Screening 120 Drug & Background Screening 120

Achievement Tests 1,100 Achievement Tests 800

Immunizations & Physical 400-700 Immunization & Physical 400-700 CPR Certification 45 CPR Certification 45

Graduation Fees 75 Graduation Fees 75

TOTAL Approximate $17,400 Total Approximate $12,520 OTHER OTHER NCLEX Fee 200 NCLEX Fee 200

State Licensure Application 85 State Licensure Application 85

Temporary Licensure 50 Temporary Licensure 50

Optional Nursing Pin 70 Optional Nursing Pin 70

*STANDARDIZED TESTS

The Nursing Department requires students to participate in a standardized testing program to assist in evaluating achievement of the content of the courses throughout the curriculum. Included in this testing are examinations to evaluate areas that are essential for academic success:

1. Diagnostic and Achievement Tests help to identify your strengths and areas which need remediation in comprehending the content of the courses.

2. Pre-RN/PN mock licensure examination provides reliable predictors of success for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam).

4. Specific examinations may be required as a part of progression in identified nursing courses. NOTES REGARDING OTHER ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

After acceptance to the Nursing Program, students will be required to provide the following:

• Current History & Physical Evaluation Form, completed by a licensed physician, nurse

practitioner, or physician’s assistant – (Form provided by nursing department)

• Current two-man professional CPR Certification – (Classes offered through nursing

department)

• Documentation of immunizations – (Form provided by nursing department)

• Proof of having medical insurance – (Student plan available for purchase)

• Drug screening and background check as stipulated by the agencies which the Department of

Nursing contracts for clinical experiences, and

• Ability to meet all Essential Functions of the Nursing Program with or without reasonable accommodations. (Note: Any student requiring accommodations must meet with the Dean of Student Development.)

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HIV or HEPATITIS B REPORTING POLICY

Public law #102-141, Section 633, and “The Alabama Infected Health Care Worker Management Act” require HIV or Hepatitis B infected healthcare workers to notify the State Health Officer within 30 days of the time the diagnosis is confirmed. Physicians caring for HIV or Hepatitis B infected healthcare workers are mandated to notify state health officials within 7 days of the diagnosis. All students are required to comply with this law.

TRANSFER POLICY

Students wishing to transfer must:

1.

Must meet minimum admission standards for the nursing program.

2.

Must possess a grade of C or better in all nursing program required courses taken at another

institution and possess a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA at time of transfer.

3.

Dean/Director of previous nursing program must provide a letter of eligibility for progression

in previous nursing program.

4.

Must comply with all program policy requirements at accepting institution.

5.

Complete at least 25% of the nursing program required courses for degree /certificate at the

accepting institution.

6.

Must meet acceptability criteria for placement at clinical agencies for clinical experience.

7.

Acceptance of transfer students into nursing programs is limited by the number of faculty and

clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee acceptance.

8.

Student selection for transfer is based on GPA in nursing program required courses.

NOTE: Students must submit the transfer packet. Transfer requests are due prior to the last 3 weeks of any given semester. Transfer packets may be downloaded from the FSCC website or may be obtained from the FSCC nursing department.

THE ALABAMA COLLEGE SYSTEM NURSING PROGRAMS ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Alabama College System endorses the Americans' with Disabilities Act. In accordance with College policy, when requested, reasonable accommodations may be provided for individuals with disabilities.

Physical, cognitive, psychomotor, affective and social abilities are required in unique combinations to provide safe and effective nursing care. The applicant/student must be able to meet the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations throughout the program of learning. Admission, progression and graduation are contingent upon one's ability to demonstrate the essential functions delineated for the nursing programs with or without reasonable accommodations. The nursing programs and/or its affiliated clinical agencies may identify additional essential functions. The nursing programs reserve the right to amend the essential functions as deemed necessary.

In order to be admitted and to progress in the nursing program one must possess a functional level of ability to perform the duties required of a nurse. Admission or progression may be denied if a student is unable to demonstrate the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

The essential functions delineated are those deemed necessary the Alabama College System nursing programs. No representation regarding industrial standards is implied. Similarly, any reasonable accommodations made will be determined and applied to the respective nursing program and may vary from reasonable accommodations made by healthcare employers.

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The essential functions delineated below are necessary for nursing program admission, progression and graduation and for the provision of safe and effective nursing care. The essential functions include but are not limited to the ability to:

1) Sensory Perception

a) Visual

i) Observe and discern subtle changes in physical conditions and the environment

ii) Visualize different color spectrums and color changes iii) Read fine print in varying levels of light

iv) Read for prolonged periods of time

v) Read cursive writing

vi) Read at varying distances

vii) Read data/information displayed on monitors/equipment

b) Auditory

i) Interpret monitoring devices

ii) Distinguish muffled sounds heard through a stethoscope

iii) Hear and discriminate high and low frequency sounds produced by the body and the environment

iv) Effectively hear to communicate with others

c) Tactile

i) Discern tremors, vibrations, pulses, textures, temperature, shapes, size, location and other physical characteristics

d) Olfactory

i) Detect body odors and odors in the environment

2) Communication/ Interpersonal Relationships

a) Verbally and in writing, engage in a two-way communication and interact effectively with others, from a

variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds

b) Work effectively in groups

c) Work effectively independently

d) Discern and interpret nonverbal communication

e) Express one's ideas and feelings clearly

f) Communicate with others accurately in a timely manner

g) Obtain communications from a computer

3) Cognitive/Critical Thinking

a) Effectively read, write and comprehend the English language

b) Consistently and dependably engage in the process of critical thinking in order to formulate and implement safe and ethical nursing decisions in a variety of health care settings

c) Demonstrate satisfactory performance on written examinations including mathematical computations without a calculator

d) Satisfactorily achieve the program objectives Motor Function

h) Handle small delicate equipment/objects without extraneous movement, contamination or destruction

i) Move, position, turn, transfer, assist with lifting or lift and carry clients without injury to clients, self or others

j) Maintain balance from any position

k) Stand on both legs

l) Coordinate hand/eye movements

m) Push/pull heavy objects without injury to client, self or others

n) Stand, bend, walk and/or sit for 6-12 hours in a clinical setting performing physical activities requiring energy without jeopardizing the safety of the client, self or others

o) Walk without a cane, walker or crutches

p) Function with hands free for nursing care and transporting items q) Transport self and client without the use of electrical devices r) Flex, abduct and rotate all joints freely

s) Respond rapidly to emergency situations

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u) Perform daily care functions for the client

v) Coordinate fine and gross motor hand movements to provide safe effective nursing care

w) Calibrate/use equipment

x) Execute movement required to provide nursing care in all health care settings

y) Perform CPR and physical assessment

z) Operate a computer

4) Professional Behavior

aa) Convey caring, respect, sensitivity, tact, compassion, empathy, tolerance and a healthy attitude toward others

bb) Demonstrate a mentally healthy attitude that is age appropriate in relationship to the client cc) Handle multiple tasks concurrently

dd) Perform safe, effective nursing care for clients in a caring context

ee) Understand and follow the policies and procedures of the College and clinical agencies ff) Understand the consequences of violating the student code of conduct

gg) Understand that posing a direct threat to others is unacceptable and subjects one to discipline hh) Meet qualifications for licensure by examination as stipulated by the Alabama Board of Nursing ii) Not to pose a threat to self or others

jj) Function effectively in situations of uncertainty and stress inherent in providing nursing care

kk) Adapt to changing environments and situations

ll) Remain free of chemical dependency

mm) Report promptly to clinicals and remain for 6-12 hours on the clinical unit

nn) Provide nursing care in an appropriate time frame

oo) Accepts responsibility, accountability, and ownership of one's actions pp) Seek supervision/consultation in a timely manner

qq) Examine and modify one's own behavior when it interferes with nursing care or learning

Upon admission, an individual who discloses a disability can request reasonable accommodations. Individuals will be asked to provide documentation of the disability in order to assist with the provision of appropriate reasonable accommodations. FSCC will provide reasonable accommodations, but is not required to substantially alter the requirements or nature of the program or provide accommodations that inflict an undue burden on the College. In order to be admitted one must be able to perform all of the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations. If an individual's health changes during the program of learning, so that the essential functions cannot be met with or without reasonable accommodations, the student will be withdrawn from the nursing program. The nursing faculty reserves the right at any time to require an additional medical examination at the student's expense in order to assist with the evaluation of the student's ability to perform the essential functions.

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to: The Dean of Student Development, (251) 580-2180.

For Applicants Information:

The Alabama Board of Nursing will require applicants to answer the following questions when applying to take the licensure examination at the conclusion of a nursing program of study. Eligibility to take the examination is the decision of the ABN; graduation from an accredited school such as FSCC does not ensure eligibility.

1. Have you ever been arrested for, been charged with, been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to,

entered a plea of nolo contendre or no contest for, received deferred prosecution or adjudication for, had judgment withheld for, received pretrial diversion for, or pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity or mental defect to any crime other than a minor traffic violation in any state, territory, or country? A crime related to driving while impaired or while under the influence of any substance is not a “minor traffic violation.”

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2. In the past five years, have you abused alcohol, drugs (whether legal or illegal, prescribed or

unauthorized), and/or other chemical substances or received treatment or been recommended for treatment for dependency to alcohol, drugs (whether legal or illegal, prescribed or unauthorized), and/or other chemical substances?

3. Have you ever been arrested or convicted for driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol?

4. In the past five years, have you had, or do you now have, a physical or mental health problem that

may impair your ability to provide safe nursing care?

5. Has the licensing authority of any state, territory, or country denied, revoked, suspended,

reprimanded, fined, accepted your surrender of, restricted, limited, placed on probation, or in any other way disciplined your nursing and/or any other occupational license, registration, certification, or approval?

6. Is the Board of Nursing or other licensing authority of any state, territory, or country, including but

not limited to the Alabama Board of Nursing, currently investigating you?

7. Is disciplinary action pending against you with the Board of Nursing or other licensing authority of

any state, territory, or country, including but not limited to the Alabama Board of Nursing?

8. Have you ever been placed on a state and/or federal abuse registry?

9. Has any branch of the armed services ever administratively discharged you with any

characterization of service besides “Honorable” and/or court-martialed you?

A “yes” answer will not necessarily prevent you from eligibility but will require submission of an explanation accompanied by certified documents.

COPIES OF THIS MATERIAL ARE AVAILABLE IN LARGE TYPE UPON REQUEST. ALSO, THIS PUBLICATION WILL BE READ TO ANY PERSON MAKING THE

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NURSING ENTRANCE EXAM

(TEAS)

TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic

content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage.

Reading is 58 minutes with 48 questions

Mathematics is 51 minutes with 34 questions

Science is 66 minutes with 54 questions

English and Language usage is 34 minutes with 34 questions

Total time limit for testing is 209 minutes. The TEAS is composed of a total of 150

multiple-choice questions, each with four options. Questions not answered count against the student.

Creating an ATI Account

All individuals preparing to take the TEAS test must create an ATI account to register for the

test. You may create an account by going to ATI’s website at

www.atitesting.com

and click on

“Create a New Account” then, follow the screen prompts. You only need to register once. All

tests are paper and pencil. You will need your ATI Paper/Pencil ID to test. No calculators are

allowed. Please bring this information with you to the Student Development Office on the Bay

Minette Campus on your scheduled test date. The Student Development Office is located in the

same building as the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. The cost for the TEAS is $50.

Payment is made on-line at the time the student registers for the test.

Preparing for the TEAS

The following items are available for purchase at

www.atitesting.com

for an additional cost:

Learning Strategies: Your Guide to Classroom and Test-Taking Success

TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual

TEAS Online Practice Test (2 versions)

Rescheduling

A notice of 48 hours is required to reschedule a testing date. Failure to notify ATI within 48

hours constitutes forfeit of the registration testing fee.

Retesting

The test may be repeated once during any semester admission time frame. The student must wait

at least six (6) weeks before retesting. A student’s score on a previous version of the TEAS test

may be considered at the discretion of each college, provided it is within the three-year time

frame. The TEAS score is good for three years.

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