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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Nursing, AAS


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Program Description

Code 278 (full-time) - 72-73 Credits

Code 279 (part-time) - 72-73 Credits

The Nursing Program at Kellogg Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The program is offered in both full-time and part-time options. It consists of lecture-based classes as well as weekly clinical assignments in lab settings, hospitals, nursing homes, or other patient care facilities.

After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to complete the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) to become an RN. At the mid-point of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, students are eligible to take the practical nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This additional certification is optional, and does not impact the RN program completion. Information about nurse licensure exams is available at https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm.

Registered Nurses’ are health professionals who serve individuals, families, and communities with actual or potential health care needs. They are leaders, communicators, advocates, educators, and care providers in the management of actual and/or potential health problems. RNs work in hospitals, long term care facilities, schools, home health agencies, primary care agencies and in hospice settings. More information about nursing in Michigan is available at http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27542—,00.html.

Accreditation and State Board Approved

The Kellogg Community College Nursing Program is approved by: State of Michigan, Board of Nursing http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/lara_nurse_approve_ed_program_481300_7.pdf.

Admissions

See the following link for program admission information: http://www.kellogg.edu/admissions/nursing-admissions/.

Clinical Education Access Requirements

Students formally accepted to participate in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing programs are required to comply with clinical access requirements prior to, and potentially during clinical education placement in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or other clinical education provider. The Program’s Director or Coordinator will provide students with detailed direction and timeline for completing all clinical access requirements.

  • Students are required to undergo a physical examination, immunizations, a drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Students are required to secure and maintain CPR certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from American Red Cross throughout their clinical education participation.
  • Students are required to maintain professional liability insurance according to College policies as required by clinical education providers. The College ensures students are covered with professional liability insurance with the cost collected through lab fees.
  • Students are required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance standards according to program policies determined by clinical education providers.

Clinical access requirements are determined by the College according to the policies of clinical education providers.

Clinical education providers reserve the right to impose additional requirements at any time to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and students.

Students participating in clinical education are not employees of a clinical education provider or of the College, and therefore are not covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance. It is highly recommended that students maintain personal health insurance while enrolled in an educational program.

Compliance and cost of clinical access requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Latex Environment Statement

Students participating in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing courses are likely to have contact with latex throughout their educational experience. Due to the broad range of equipment, manikins, materials and supplies used in the College’s practice and simulation laboratories, and within a vast number of hospitals and other clinical education facilities, students with latex allergies considering any of these programs should direct questions to their physician prior to applying to the program to ensure safe participation in a latex environment.

Required Pre-Nursing Courses


Practical Nursing Certificate (optional)


At the mid-point of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, students are eligible to take the practical nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This additional certification is optional, and does not impact the RN program completion. Information about nurse licensure exams is available at https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm.

LPNs are qualified for employment in nursing homes, clinics, and primary care agencies.

Information:


For more Nursing program information, see the program webpage: www.kellogg.edu/nursing.

To apply to the Nursing program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the full-time Nursing PN program, and other important information, please go to http://www.kellogg.edu/academic/Gedt_NursingPN_Full-time.html.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the part-time Nursing PN program, and other important information, please go to http://www.kellogg.edu/academic/Gedt_NursingPN_Part-time.html.

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