Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS


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Program Description

Code 278 (full-time) - 63-67 Credits

Code 279 (part-time) - 63-67 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 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program at Kellogg Community College is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000 http://www.acenursing.org/, and is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Admissions

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

Program Technology Requirements

Applicants will be required to provide and use an acceptable electronic device to participate in the program, i.e., laptop, Mac OS X, iPad, and Surface Pro. Chromebooks are not compatible with program requirements. See the following link for acceptable electronic device minimum requirements:  https://examsoft.force.com/emcommunity/s/article/Examplify-Minimum-System-Requirements.

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 providers. 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.

Positive Drug Screen Statement

Students with a positive drug screen will be deemed ineligible to participate in clinical education.  Furthermore, as clinical education is a critical requirement of nursing, allied health, and emergency medical services programs, the student will be dismissed from their current program of study.  For students who would like to be considered for re-admission, they should refer to their program’s policy of re-admission and direct questions to the program director. 

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Human Flourishing: Supports nursing advocacy for patients and families in diverse patient populations.
  2. Spirit of Inquiry: Incorporates evidence that underlies nursing practice to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities in diverse patient populations.
  3. Nursing Judgment: Incorporates evidence to provide safe, quality care in diverse patient populations.
  4. Professional Identity: Models professional, ethical and legal responsibility for safe, quality care.

Required Pre-Nursing Courses


Required General Education Courses


All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

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:


All Nursing coursework, and general education courses, must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to progress in the program and meet graduation requirements.

For more Nursing program information, see the program webpage: http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/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.

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