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Veterinary Medicine Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet. NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. Veterinary Medicine Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. BIO-202 Biology I 4 s.h. CHM-166 General Chemistry I* AND CHM-166L Lab 5 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Total 13 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. BIO-203 Biology II 4 s.h. CHM-176 General Chemistry II AND CHM-176L Lab 5 s.h. MAT-134 Trig & Anal. Geometry* 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Third Semester CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM-263 Lab 5 s.h. PHY-162 College Physics I* AND PHY-162 Lab 4 s.h. AGS-109 Animal Science I^ 3 s.h. AGS-110 Animal Science I lab^ 1 s.h. Humanities or Social Science class 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM-273 Lab 5 s.h. AGS-209 Animal Science II^ 3 s.h. AGS-210 Animal Science II lab^ 1 s.h. Humanities or Social Science classes 5 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 17 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in this course. See NIACC catalog for course placement information. MAT-134 is listed in the sample plan since it’s a prerequisite to taking PHY-162 ^– These courses are listed as electives that should be helpful in understanding animal science but will not transfer directly as a requirement for veterinary medicine. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements and check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. Sample schedule leads to an AS Degree, check with transfer institution regarding appropriate transfer degree for major. Adding additional humanities & social science courses can lead to an AA degree, as well. Check with your NIACC counselor for information on degree requirements. Veterinary Medicine is a competitive admission program. Check with transfer institution for specific application & GPA requirements. It may be possible to substitute BIO-206 & BIO-207, Anatomy & Physiology I & II for a prerequisite Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology course. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language & Diversity Requirements. [-]

Medicine Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. [+]

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet. NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. Medicine Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. BIO-202 Biology I 4 s.h. CHM-166 General Chemistry I 5 s.h. MAT-128 Precalculus* OR MAT-134 Trig & Analytic Geometry 3-4 s.h. Total 16-17 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. BIO-203 Biology II 4 s.h. CHM-176 General Chemistry II 5 s.h. PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Third Semester PHY-162 College Physics I 4 s.h. CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I 5 s.h. MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h. Social Science class 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 18 s.h. Fourth Semester PHY-172 College Physics II 4 s.h. CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II 5 s.h. Humanities class 3 s.h. BIO-186 Microbiology 4 s.h. Total 16 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AS degree requirements are met with this sample schedule. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. MCAT test required before admittance to this program at 4-year institution, check with the transfer institution you plan to attend for more information. [-]

Pharmacy Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet. NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. Pharmacy Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. CHM-166 General Chemistry I 5 s.h. MAT-210 Calculus I* 4 s.h. BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 s.h. Total 17 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. BIO-186 Microbiology 4 s.h. CHM-176 General Chemistry II 5 s.h. BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester CHM-263 Organic Chem I 5 s.h. ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h. MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h. Social Science/Humanities class 3 s.h. BIO-202 Biology I 4 s.h. Total 18 s.h. Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chem II 5 s.h. ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h. BIO-203 Biology II 4 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AS degree requirements met with this sample schedule. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact then transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. PCAT test required during fall of second year before admittance into program. [-]

Nursing Associate Degree

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Associate Degree Nursing is designed to prepare men and women for general staff registered nursing positions which involve direct care of patients. There are two routes of entry into the program: one for beginning students and one for Licensed Practical Nurses. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for... [+]

Nursing Associate Degree Associate Degree Nursing is designed to prepare men and women for general staff registered nursing positions which involve direct care of patients. There are two routes of entry into the program: one for beginning students and one for Licensed Practical Nurses. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program. The program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.). Entrance Requirements The applicant must complete the application process through the health professions counselor located in the Student Development Office. The ADN program offers two starts: Summer and Fall Terms. All applicants must complete a high school diploma or equivalency program. The date of formal application to the program will be the date the applicant submits a complete application to the ADN program. Final acceptance to the program will be when the applicant has successfully completed all of the prerequisites for the ADN program. The date of application will be factored in if two or more applicants compete for vacancy. Completed applications are reviewed starting in December for the next academic year. Prerequisites An ACT composite score of 20. The following required courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. BIO-102 Introductory Biology (3 s.h.) and BIO-103 Introductory Biology Lab (1 s.h.) CHM-151 College Chemistry I (4 s.h.) MAT-156 Introduction to Statistics (3 s.h.) PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology (3 s.h.) A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for these courses. A minimum overall 2.0 NIACC GPA is required to enter the program and must be maintained throughout the program. Nurse Aide Training: Submit proof of completion of the 75-hour State of Iowa approved Certified Nurse Aide Program or equivalent. Submit proof of successful completion of Nurse Aide written and skills tests for placement on the Direct Care Worker Registry. A transcript indicating the applicant passed both tests, or a Registry card will serve as verification. High School Course Recommendations/Computer Technology Mathematics: One full-year course (2 semesters) of high school Algebra II Science: Biology: two semesters of high school/college preparatory biology Chemistry: two semesters of high school/college preparatory chemistry Four to six semesters of high school English and four to six semesters of Social Studies are strongly recommended. Since the NCLEX-RN licensing exam is a computerized test, two semesters of high school computer classes or one semester of a computer application class are also strongly recommended. An application to the ADN program, high school transcript, high school equivalency scores (if applicable), all college transcripts, and results of the ACT must be in the applicant’s folder before the admissions committee takes action on acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Upon acceptance, a physical examination providing evidence of current immunization and sound physical and mental health is required. The prescribed course requirements scheduled for the freshman year must be taken in the sequence and time lines indicated. However, the support courses (noted with an * in the curriculum) may be taken prior to enrolling or during the time the student is in the nursing program. Note: If support courses are being taken in the sequence with a nursing course, both the support courses and the nursing course must be successfully completed to continue in the program. Students must attain a C grade in all nursing courses and prescribed courses. An overall 2.00 GPA in the prescribed curriculum and a minimum overall cumulative college grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation from the ADN program. Students who withdraw from the program must make formal application for reentry and upon acceptance will be considered on a space-available basis. Readmission criteria is addressed in the ADN Student Handbook. Reentry requirements include current physicals/immunization records, current Healthcare Provider (CPR) Certification offered by the American Heart Association, and current evidence of TB testing within the academic year. Options will be discussed on an individual basis for students unsuccessful at any level of the program. Any transfer student applying for admission, who has been enrolled in a nursing curriculum other than NIACC, will be required to meet with the Division Chair to discuss placement in the curriculum. Course syllabi and clinical site information from the transferring institution will be required for review. The student will also be requested to provide written authorization allowing contact with instructors from the transfer institution regarding class and clinical performance. A letter of reference regarding theory, clinical, and overall student conduct will be required from the chair of health programs at the transfer institution. Information acquired from these contacts will be considered in acceptance and proper placement into a NIACC nursing curriculum. Students should be aware that they will travel a distance for various clinical experience and that some clinical experiences will be scheduled during evening/night hours and weekends. Online access for web-enhanced course assignments is required. Computer labs on campus are available during designated hours. Drug testing may be required by individual agencies. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required for all incoming students and students reentering the program. Results of the background and abuse checks will be reviewed by the State Department of Human Services to determine eligibility for clinical enrollment in the program, but does not guarantee licensure upon program completion. Costs for requirements will be the responsibility of the student. For graduates wishing to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing, the ADN program provides a foundation for completion of BSN programs in Iowa. The University of Iowa College of Nursing offers the RN to BSN Progression Program in the North Iowa area. Career Opportunities Hospitals, nursing facilities, and clinics Health maintenance organizations Private offices and clinics of doctors and dental surgeons Government agencies and the military Visiting nurse associations Community Healthcare agencies Temporary staff agencies Entrepreneurial ventures [-]

Dental Hygiene Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet. NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. Dental Hygiene Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. CHM-151 College Chemistry I 4 s.h. MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h. SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h. Total 14 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. BIO-186 Microbiology 4 s.h. PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h. HSC-120 Medical Terminology I 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 s.h. BIO-152 Health and Nutrition 3 s.h. BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h. Humanities class 3 s.h. Social Science class 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Fourth Semester BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 s.h. BIO-151 Nutrition 3 s.h. Humanities class 3 s.h. Humanities class 3 s.h. Elective 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling inany math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA and AS degree requirements are met with this sample schedule. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. [-]

Health Information Mgmt. Technology (AS)

CBT College - Miami
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Miami Jamaica Cayman Islands British Virgin Islands Bahamas, The + 3 more

The Medical Assisting Program at CBT College includes phlebotomy classes and effectively trains students in the administrative area of health care. Students will learn to schedule and monitor appointments, , arrange outpatient admissions, chart patient information, manage medical records, as well as many other critical skills needed to complete their degree and get medical certifications in the Medical Assistant field... [+]

The Medical Assisting Program at CBT College includes phlebotomy classes and effectively trains students in the administrative area of health care. Students will learn to schedule and monitor appointments, , arrange outpatient admissions, chart patient information, manage medical records, as well as many other critical skills needed to complete their degree and get medical certifications in the Medical Assistant field. Overview An Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting Technology is an increasingly demanding career for those who would like to work in a medical environment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2015. The health care industry is going to expand because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population. The Program prepares students to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically cross- trained in different areas of patient care, which include clinical, laboratory, administrative and basic radiology procedures. As a medical assistant, you perform a wide range of duties for instance medical and surgical asepsis, taking vital signs, assisting physician with examinations and surgery, drawing blood, administering ECGs and administering medications. Administrative duties include patient reception, appointment scheduling, recordkeeping, filing, coding, insurance handling, typing medical correspondence and computer applications. Laboratory functions include specimen collection, performance of basic laboratory tests, and basic X rays procedures. Our Medical Assistant Associate Degree program provides students with practical hands-on training at our well equipped and state of the art laboratories. Objective Prepare, educate and provide students with knowledge and skills for certification and employment as a Medical Assistant Professional in both Medical Clinical & Administrative areas as well Entry Level in X rays. (Basic Machine Operator) Certifications*: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) *Graduates are eligible for taking the Basic X Rays Machine Operator (BXMO) –Florida LICENSE Examination (see FL requirements) Seminars: ICD-10 –Entry Level CPR – BLS by American Heart Association (AHA) OSHA & HIPAA. Outcomes Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: Demonstrate proficient knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology and pathology of diseases Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records (paper and electronic), and utilization of computer software. Perform clinical duties such as applying principles of aseptic techniques and infection control, taking vitals and patient histories, collecting and processing specimens, performing CLIA-waived lab testing, performing patient screening, preparing patient and assisting with procedures and exams, administering medications, performing venipuncture and electrocardiograms, and performing basic X rays procedures within the scope of the practice. Apply knowledge of local, federal, and state health care legislation such as proper documentation and reporting, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and applying HIPAA rules in maintaining confidentiality and release of information Manage the facilities, equipment, and inventory of a medical office, while maintaining the highest levels of safety and efficiency Demonstrate proficient knowledge of computer software. Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement by Medicare, Medicaid, and medical insurances using diagnostic and procedural coding Demonstrate professional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills Demonstrate professional conduct and apply legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment Outlook The outlook for medical assistants is great, and the industry will continue to grow over the years. The number of physician group practices will continue to increase, which will increase the number of job opportunities for a medical assistant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for a medical assistant is expected to grow by 29 percent over the next few years; this is at a much faster average than other occupations. The baby-boom population will continue to age over the years, which will also cause the demand for medical assistants to increase. [-]

Dentistry Associate Degree

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Dentistry Associate Degree [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Dentistry Associate Degree First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials ENG-105 Composition I CHM-166 General Chemistry I MAT-128 Precalculus* OR MAT-134 Trig & Anal. Geometry BIO-202 Biology I Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II CHM-176 General Chemistry II BIO-203 Biology II Humanities/Social Science class Third Semester CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I PHY-162 College Physics I Humanities/Social Science class Elective Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II PHY-172 College Physics II Humanities/Social Science class SPC-112 Public Speaking *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AS Degree requirements are met with this sample schedule. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested electives Introduction of Computers Calculus I [-]

Occupational Therapy Associate Degree

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Occupational Therapy Associate Degree [+]

Occupational Therapy Associate Degree First Semester ENG-102 Composition & Speech I MAT-121 College Algebra* CHM-153 College Chemistry I AND 153L College Chemistry Lab BIO-202 Biology I AND 202L Biology I Lab SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-103 Composition & Speech II PSY-111 Intro to Psychology CHM-163 College Chemistry I AND 163L College Chemistry Lab BIO-203 Biology I AND 203L Biology I Lab Third Semester BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I AND 206L A & P I Lab PSY-121 Developmental Psychology BCA-101 Intro to Computers HSC-120 Medical Terminology I Humanities elective (Art or music, applied course) Fourth Semester BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology II AND 207L A & P II Lab MAT-156 Intro to Statistics PHI-105 Intro to Ethics PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology Humanities Elective *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for course placement information. Recommended Electives: ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology; SOC-110 Intro to Sociology; PHY-106 Survey of Physics Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements and check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. Sample schedule meets AA & AS degree requirements at NIACC. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language & Diversity Requirements. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Students are responsible for maintaining direct contact with specific professional schools for current prerequisite guidelines and admission criteria. [-]

Associate Degree of Dental Hygiene

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Dental Hygiene program will educate students to provide patient dental care to the public. Didactic, clinical and laboratory instruction is designed to develop students to be valuable members of the Dental Health Team. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Associate Degree of Dental Hygiene The Dental Hygiene program will educate students to provide patient dental care to the public. Didactic, clinical and laboratory instruction is designed to develop students to be valuable members of the Dental Health Team. Program graduates will become licensed Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH). They use educational theory and methodology to analyze oral health needs. Educational services learned will develop promotional strategies and delivery of oral health for individuals and groups. As clinicians they will assess, plan and implement treatments for prevention, intervention and control of oral diseases while practicing in collaboration with other professionals. Hygienist provides routine patient care and treatment for beginning to advanced stages of periodontal disease. [-]

Associate Degree in Nursing

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters January 2018 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant + 1 more

MMCC nursing students gain clinical experiences in both acute care and long term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. [+]

A Legacy of Excellence Since MMCC’s first graduating class of 21 nurses in 1969, the College has conferred over 3,500 nursing credentials. The College's nursing faculty and staff are committed to developing excellent and compassionate professionals. Ask around. Our graduates serve locally and across the State. You'll find out how well-respected our program is, and how exceptionally-prepared and skilled our graduates are when they enter careers. Real Skills for Future Nurses Our state-of-the-art simulation labs in both Harrison and Mt. Pleasant allow students to practice nursing skills without leaving campus. MMCC nursing students gain clinical experiences in both acute care and long term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. MMCC students average 80%-90% pass rates on this test. Selective Admissions Means No Wait List In 2010, MMCC transitioned from a wait list-based nursing program to selective admissions. The college welcomes 220 nurses each year, based on the strength of their applications to the program. Career Overview Registered Nurses are nurses involved in direct patient care. These health care professionals assess patients, help to design and carry out treatment plans, monitor the results of treatments, and keep patients and their families informed about their medical options and health issues. Job/Career Outlook Earnings* National Average: $71,000/year. MI Average: $67,690/year. Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*: 16% - Much faster than average. * Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures. Program Pathway NOTE: All NUR courses in a semester must be passed with a minimum grade of “78%” to progress to the next semester. BIO 138 (or BIO 141 & BIO 142 each) must be passed with a minimum grade of “B‐“ to enter the program. BIO 141 & BIO 142 courses must also be taken at the same institution. If students have taken BIO 138 (or BIO 141 & BIO 142) courses prior to admission to the Nursing Program, the courses must have been completed within five (5) years of the date the student formally begins the Nursing Program. Prerequisites may be repeated only once, which includes withdrawals. FALL Cohort: Fall Semester: Total (12) Credits NUR 121: Fundamentals of Nursing | (5) Credits NUR 124: Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical I |(4) Credits NUR 150: Pharmacology in Nursing | (2.5) Credits NUR 151: Assessment in Nursing | (0.5) Credits Winter Semester: Total (12) Credits NUR 125: Nursing Care of Adults I | (4) Credits NUR 128: Nursing Care of Adults Clinical II | (4) Credits NUR 152: Nutrition Across the Lifespan | (1) Credit SSC 200: The Social Sciences & Contemporary | (3) Credits America (Recommended this Semester) NUR 133: Transition for Advanced Standing Nurses | (3) Credits Fall Semester: Total (13) Credits NUR 221: Family Centered Nursing | (4) Credits NUR 222: Family Centered Nursing Clinical III | (2) Credits NUR 223: Mental Health Nursing | (2) Credits NUR 224: Mental Health Nursing Clinical III | (2) Credits HUM 200: Modernity & Culture | (3) Credits OR HUM 253: American Culture (HUM Recommended this semester) Winter Semester: Total (10) Credits NUR 225: Nursing Care of Adults II | (4) Credits NUR 226: Nursing Care of Adults Clinical IV | (4) Credits NUR 227: Leadership in Nursing | (2) Credits Spring Semester: Total (3) Credits NUR 228: Preceptorship Clinical V | (3) Credits Application & Selection MMCC has a selective admission process to the nursing program. This involves several application processes and steps. Students are only eligible to apply for the nursing program AFTER prerequisite courses are completed. Nursing Program Prerequisites: Completion of all prerequisites courses listed on the Curriculum Guide with a minimum grade of “C” with the exception of BIO 141/142 or BIO 138 which requires a minimum grade of “B-“. BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken at the same school. Anatomy and Physiology courses cannot be older than five years from the date the student formally begins the program. Prerequisites may only be taken twice and withdrawals count as an attempt of taking the class. Selective Admissions MMCC admits students to the Nursing Program under a Selective Admission Process. The criteria for admission will be based on: GPA in pre-requisite courses (35% of total) Entrance Test (35% of total) Number of credits taken at MMCC (10% of total) Previous earned degrees (10% of total) Previous health care experience (10% of total) Bonus points for highly recommended courses MMCC admits nursing students twice a year: a Fall semester cohort at the Harrison campus and in Winter semester cohort at the Mt. Pleasant campus. When students have their prerequisite courses completed, they are then eligible to apply to the cohort of their choice. Because course rotation may vary from locations, the student will be required to complete their courses at the location accepted at the beginning of the program. Students are NOT permitted to switch campus locations during the middle of their program. Health Requirements for Nursing Clinicals: Students in the MMCC Nursing Program are expected to maintain a satisfactory level of mental and physical stability to enable and insure a safe and competent level of functioning. [-]

Associate Degree of Nursing - Practical

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

Licensed Practical Nurses practice in long term care facilities, physician offices, rural hospitals, home health, and administrative offices. LPN’s completing the program at CSI graduate with IV Therapy Certification. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Associate Degree of Nursing - Practical Licensed Practical Nurses practice in long term care facilities, physician offices, rural hospitals, home health, and administrative offices. LPN’s completing the program at CSI graduate with IV Therapy Certification. The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education. Upon satisfactory completion of the PN program the graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX-PN. Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College or declaring your major. [-]

Associate of Nursing - Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

Olympic College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

Olympic College offers a two-year Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing), and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (www.acenursing.org). [+]

Associate of Nursing - Registered Nurse in the State of Washington Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. Olympic College offers several programs to prepare qualified men and women to deliver quality nursing care. Nursing graduates find employment in numerous healthcare settings: home health care, hospitals, community-based agencies and more. Olympic College offers a two-year Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing), and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (www.acenursing.org). The Program includes a balance of general education courses, nursing theory, and nursing practice. Following acceptance, most students will complete the program in six academic quarters. NURSE 151, Dosage Calculations, requires a minimum 3.7 grade point. All other nursing courses require a minimum 2.2 (80%) grade point or above to progress in the Nursing Program. Graduates are prepared for employment as Registered Nurses in home health care, hospitals, long-term care, and community-based care agencies. The graduate of the Nursing Program will receive the Associate in Technical Arts Degree which qualifies the candidate (for eligibility) to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The license permits the nurse to use the legal title of Registered Nurse in the State of Washington. Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate Degree in Respiratory Care

Butte College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Respiratory Care program is designed to prepare students to become licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners in the state of California. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Associate Degree in Respiratory Care Respiratory Care Program Lisa Gunn, Chair (530) 895-2423 Department Office: AHPS 215 (530) 873-7533 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Butte College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). The Respiratory Care program is designed to prepare students to become licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners in the state of California. In addition, the program prepares the successful graduate to participate in the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examinations administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Respiratory care practitioners are highly skilled allied health professionals involved in the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities that affect the cardiopulmonary system. They are employed in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, physician's offices, home health agencies, specialized care hospitals, medical equipment supply companies, diagnostic laboratories, and patients' homes. They may further specialize in such areas as adult critical care, neonatal or pediatric intensive care, pulmonary function testing, transport medicine, hyperbaric medicine, home care, management or education. Graduates practicing in California are required to take a state licensure examination. *Note: A person convicted of any offense other than a minor traffic violation may not qualify to be licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in California. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Respiratory Care Program Director. Admission to the Program Requirements for Admission: Age 17 years or older and all prerequisites completed (with a 'C' grade or better). Prior to being officially admitted to the program students must pass a background check, drug screening, and physical exam, and verify their physical ability to perform the tasks required of a Respiratory Therapist. Students are admitted by application only. Contact the Health Occupations office or visit www.butte.edu/healthoccupations for application dates and materials. Admission to the program is based on academic and general requirements. In the event that there are more qualified applicants than spaces in the program, a computerized lottery will be used to select the individuals to be enrolled. Estimated expenses average about $4,500 - $5,000 for the entire program, including licensure. Financial aid may be available to qualified students. AS Degree in Respiratory Care (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate a solid professional and general medical knowledge base. Accurately interpret pertinent clinical information from medical records and physical findings. Recommend appropriate therapeutic interventions based on physiological data and patient assessment data. Demonstrate sound clinical judgment and is proficient in the clinical skills required on the job. Competently perform the therapeutic procedures and modalities, and diagnostic procedures required on the job. Demonstrate efficient performance of an overall patient assessment. Demonstrate effective oral and communication skills. Exhibit ethical and professional manners, including timely and prepared entrance to clinic and contributing to a positive work environment. Function effectively as a member of the health care team, accepts supervision and works effectively with supervisory personnel. Demonstrate self-direction and responsibility for his/her own actions. Display respect for beliefs and values of all persons regardless of cultural background, religion, age, or lifestyle. Required courses for the major: 90.75 - 91.75 Units Introductory Chemistry Beginning Algebra Intermediate Algebra Introduction to Microbiology Human Anatomy Human Physiology Reading and Composition Principles of Psychology Public Speaking Small Group Communication Skills for the Working Professional Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Clinical Preparation for Respiratory Care Concepts in Respiratory Care Introduction to Clinical Respiratory Care Respiratory Care Pharmacology Fundamentals of Clinical Respiratory Care Fundamentals of Intensive Respiratory Care Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care Advanced Respiratory Care Procedures Respiratory Care Practicum I Respiratory Care Seminar II Respiratory Care Practicum II [-]

Associate Degree in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN

Butte College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN (Associate Degree) program admits LVNs to a curriculum to prepare them for licensure as RNs at the Associate Degree level (ADN). [+]

AS Degree in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN Program Susan Craig, Chair (530) 879-4338 Department Office: AHPS 215 (530) 895-2328 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN (Associate Degree) program admits LVNs to a curriculum to prepare them for licensure as RNs at the Associate Degree level (ADN). Training as a vocational nurse and prerequisite courses count as the first year of a traditional two-year Associate Degree registered nursing program. The two semesters of clinical nursing provide the additional nursing content required for a registered nursing licensure. Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible for the national/state licensure examination for registered nurses. A registered nurse can seek employment in a variety of settings: acute hospital care, community/home health care, skilled and long term care, clinics, physician's offices, as well as private industries that interface with health care delivery. A national shortage of registered nurses is predicted for the next two decades. Admission to the Program Students are admitted by application only. Contact the Nursing Department or visit www.butte.edu/healthoccupations for application dates and materials. Admission to the program is based on academic and general requirements. Requirements for Application and Admission: Age 17 years or older with a 12th grade education or equivalent. Current California licensure as a vocational nurse. Completion of an approved IV Therapy course. Minimum of 16 units of college level nursing credit including OB and Pediatric Nursing from a vocational or practical nursing program. (Transcripts must include OB and Pediatric courses that were successfully completed from a vocational or practical nursing program (or an alternative means of satisfying this requirement approved by the Department Chair). Completion of all prerequisite courses (except for NSG 64 and NSG 65) at the time of application. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology courses, with no grade less than "C" for each course and no more than one repetition of one of these courses. An overall GPA of 2.5 for all prerequisite courses, A minimum 62% composite score on the TEAS V test (may be repeated once). Applicants that have failed, more than once, from any nursing program (LVN and/or RN) are ineligible to apply. Persons with substance abuse issues or with conviction of crimes substantially related to the practice of nursing may not be granted a license by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Fingerprints are a required part of the application for licensure. Records that are expunged or sealed, and juvenile records will be accessed and reviewed. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/enforcement/discguide.pdf The Nursing Department will not accept online labs for BIOL 20 Human Anatomy, BIOL 21 Human Physiology or BIOL 15 Introduction to Microbiology. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Adhere to standards of professional practice, and practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication using compassion and cultural awareness resulting in trusting relationships. Provide comprehensive assessments with a holistic view of the client using the functional health assessment. Demonstrate evidenced-based practice and the use of critical thinking based on the nursing process to provide the foundation for appropriate clinical decision making. Adapt care when providing nursing interventions to assist the clients in achieving desired outcomes. Develop individualized teaching plan based on assessed needs. Demonstrate decision-making coordination with the client, significant support person(s), and members of the healthcare team. Demonstrate effective management through gathering information, planning, and directing in collaboration with the health care team to assist the client to move toward positive outcomes in an efficient and cost effective manner. Required courses for the major: 62 Units Reading and Composition Principles of Psychology Beginning Algebra Introduction to Microbiology Human Anatomy Human Physiology Public Speaking Small Group Communication Interpersonal Communication Transition to ADN Nursing I Transition to ADN Nursing II Cultural Anthropology Principles of Sociology Modern Social Problems Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing III Clinical Nursing III Gerontology/Community Based Nursing Nursing Leadership and Management of Patient Care Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Clinical Nursing IV Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing Theory Integration Seminar IV Pharmacology [-]

Associate Degree in Registered Nursing

Butte College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

Career Opportunities: a registered nurse can seek employment in a variety of settings: acute care hospital, community/home health care, skilled and long term care, clinics, physician offices, and any number of private industries that interface with health care delivery. [+]

Best Associate Degrees in North America 2017. Associate Degree in Registered Nursing Registered Nursing Program Susan Craig, Chair (530) 879-4338 Department Office: AHPS 215 (530) 895-2328 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The two-year traditional Registered Nursing Associate Degree program prepares the student for licensure as an RN at the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) level. The four-semester program provides theory and clinical content required for registered nursing licensure. Upon completion of the degree, the student will be eligible for the national/state licensure examination for registered nursing. Career Opportunities A registered nurse can seek employment in a variety of settings: acute care hospital, community/home health care, skilled and long term care, clinics, physician offices, and any number of private industries that interface with health care delivery. A national shortage of registered nurses is predicted for the next two decades. Admission to the Program Students are admitted by application only. Contact the Nursing Department or visit www.butte.edu/healthoccupations for application dates and materials. Admission to the program is based on academic and general requirements. In the event that there are more qualified candidates than spaces in the program, a computerized lottery will be used to select the individuals to be enrolled. Requirements for Application and Admission: Age 17 years or older with a 12th grade education or equivalent. Completion of all prerequisites courses (prerequisites may not be in progress at the time of application). An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for Human anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology courses, with no grade less that "C" for each course and no more than one repetition of one of these courses. An overall GPA of 2.5 for all prerequisite courses. A minimum 62% composite score on the TEAS V test (may be repeated once). Applicants that have failed, more than once, from any nursing program (LVN and/or RN) are ineligible to apply. Persons with substance abuse issues or with conviction of crimes substantially related to the practice of nursing may not be granted a license by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Fingerprints are a required part of the application for licensure. Records that are expunged or sealed, and juvenile records will be accessed and reviewed. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/enforcement/discguide.pdf The Nursing Department will not accept online labs for BIOL 20 Human Anatomy, BIOL 21 Human Physiology or BIOL 15 Introduction to Microbiology. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Registered Nursing (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Adhere to standards of professional practice, and practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication using compassion and cultural awareness resulting in trusting relationships. Provide comprehensive assessments with a holistic view of the client using the functional health assessment. Demonstrate evidenced-based practice and the use of critical thinking based on the nursing process to provide the foundation for appropriate clinical decision making. Adapt care when providing nursing interventions to assist the clients in achieving desired outcomes. Develop individualized teaching plan based on assessed needs. Demonstrate decision-making coordination with the client, significant support person(s), and members of the healthcare team. Demonstrate effective management through gathering information, planning, and directing in collaboration with the health care team to assist the client to move toward positive outcomes in an efficient and cost effective manner. Required courses for the major: 86 - 87 Units Human Anatomy Human Physiology Introduction to Microbiology Nutrition Nutrition and Diet Therapy Reading and Composition Beginning Algebra Principles of Psychology Public Speaking Small Group Communication Interpersonal Communication Other Required Courses Cultural Anthropology Principles of Sociology Modern Social Problems Foundations of Practice Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical Nursing I Nursing Seminar: Theory Integration I Maternity Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical Nursing II Theory Integration Seminar II Pediatric Nursing Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing III Pharmacology Clinical Nursing III Gerontology/Community Based Nursing Theory Integration Seminar III Nursing Leadership and Management of Patient Care Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Clinical Nursing IV Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing Theory Integration Seminar IV [-]