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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Science - Associate Degree Nursing Program, AAS


(AAS-ADN; AAS-ADNTRAN)

Program Description:


Associate Degree Nursing is a program that prepares the graduate as a generalist capable of providing competent, accountable client care in diverse settings. The graduate utilizes skills in critical thinking, relationship, care management, primary care, and community to function as a provider of care, manager of care, and member of a profession. Health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection, across the lifespan, are integrated throughout the curriculum. Major areas of emphasis encompass the following core components of nursing practice: professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care. Two options are available: the Generic Option and the Transition to RN Option.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®.). Licensing of registered nurses is regulated by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense may be grounds for refusal by the Board to issue a license. This program is accredited by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211, Phone (601) 432.6501 and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission: 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone (800) 669.1656, www.nlnac.org.

Progression/Graduation Requirements


  1. Test average of 78 or above.
  2. Grade of “C” or above on validation of selected nursing skills.
  3. Satisfactory level of achievement of course competencies and math calculation tests.
  4. Delivery of safe, ethical client care.
  5. Course grade of “C” or above in Nursing Science and co-requisite science courses.
  6. Successful completion of all prerequisite and/or co-requisite academic support courses.
  7. Completion of all required assignments/projects.

Generic Option


 The Generic Option program of study is designed to be completed in two years.

Locations:


Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health Center and Rankin Campus.

Total: 11 SH


1st Semester - Freshman (AAS-ADN - when selected or admitted to Nursing Science)


Total: 15 SH


2nd Semester - Freshman (Second Semester in Nursing Science)


Total: 18 SH


Total: 13 SH


Total: 15 SH


 **Additional Graduation Requirement: Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take LLS 1312 /RST 1312 /RSV 1312 - Orientation  course in order to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

Completion Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree 74 SH



Transition to RN Option


 The Transition to RN Option Program of Study is designed to assist the licensed practical nurse, paramedic, and respiratory therapist in making the transition to registered professional nurse. This option offers a part-time evening and weekend schedule to accommodate the needs of the employed licensed practical nurse, paramedic, and respiratory therapist. The required program of study for the paramedic and respiratory therapist includes a nursing skills course. Each Transition to RN course is 8 weeks in length; this option is designed to be completed in one year.

Credit for previous experience is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Locations:


Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health Center and Vicksburg-Warren Campus. Paramedics and respiratory therapists are only admitted on the Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health Center.

*Total Prerequisites for Licensed Practical Nurses: 33 SH


**In addition to the above, paramedics and respiratory therapists must take the following course:

**Total Prerequisites for Paramedics and Respiratory Therapists: 38 SH


Nursing Science Courses (AAS-ADNTRAN- When Admitted)


Completion Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree 74 SH



Note: All transition to RN courses are taught in eight (8) week blocks. The hours listed reflect lecture, lab, and clinical contact hours for the eight (8) week period.

***Additional Graduation Requirement: Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take LLS 1312 /RST 1312 /RSV 1312 - Orientation  course in order to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.