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Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares men and women for the practice of registered nursing to provide direct client care across the life span. The practice of the associate degree nurse is primarily directed toward clients who have health needs and require assistance to maintain or restore their optimum state of health or support to die with dignity. The associate degree nurse is prepared to address acute and chronic healthcare needs and common well-defined healthcare problems in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain community health agencies.

For a complete list of technical standards, program required forms, and admission procedures please go to the Health and Human Services department page.


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Program Options

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Nursing (ADN)

Nursing

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C) (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C) (NUR Qualification Course)
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Complete MAT-110 (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete PSY-201 (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete ACC-111
Complete BUS-101
Complete BUS-121
Complete AOT-105
Complete MGT-101
Complete MGT-110
Complete 12 credits from the following courses: MGT-120 MGT-121 MGT-201 ACC-111 BAF-201 AOT-180
Complete AHS-102, AHS-108, AHS-116, and AHS-120 (AHS-102 & AHS-108 are optional NUR elective courses.)
Complete AHS-121
Complete COL-101 (NUR Qualification Course)
Complete BIO-210, BIO-211, & BIO-225 (Minimum Grade C) (NUR Qualification Courses)
Complete PSY-203 (Optional NUR elective course.)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program.  The waiting list applicants are processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis.  The program offers bi-annual admission each fall and spring semester. Admission to the program requires the student to be a high-school graduate or equivalent. Students must complete one course of high school or college preparatory general chemistry with a minimum grade of C prior to be accepted into the nursing program.

Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in the ADN Program.

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following qualifying tracks:

Track 1:

  • 2016 SAT scores of 480 critical reading and 570 math -OR-
  • ACT scores of 21 reading and 23 math.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. SAT/ACT scores must be no more
    than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the ADN program.

OR

Track 2:

  • Completion of the Nursing Care Certificate, which includes all approved prerequisite
    general education and elective courses, with a GPA of 2.50 or higher and proof of reading competency (Compass reading score of 88 or higher, NEXT GEN Reading score of
    263 or completion of RDG 101 with a “C” or better).

 

Clinical Requirements
Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may also be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Additional clinical requirements include a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association, a completed health physical, proof of immunizations and/or titers (MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, Tdap), tuberculosis screening, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID vaccine mandate is a direct requirement of our clinical partners. Students who do not have proof of the above immunizations will be required to submit applicable declination forms.  


In addition to the health requirements, students must have proof of health and liability insurance and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (children, infants, and adults and AED).


Clinical expectations include sitting, standing, walking, frequent bending, squatting, reaching, occasional kneeling, twisting, and exposure to changes in temperature/humidity and fumes.  Additional physical requirements include lifting, positioning and moving of patients both manually and with use of assistive equipment. Both hands are used for power grip, speed and precision work

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AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Nursing (Practical)

The Associate in Applied Science, major in General Technology degree program allows students to select coursework to become multi-skilled technicians. The degree contains a general education component. The required core includes a primary technical specialty of at least 21 credit hours from a single content area. The secondary technical specialty consists of at least 12 semester hours from a program currently offered by the College. The other hours required for graduation allow for a third technical specialty or enhance the primary and secondary technical specialty areas.

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C)
# GROUP.ID 7829;
Complete MAT-110 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete PSY-201
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): NUR-104, NUR-206, NUR-159, NUR-209, NUR-211, and NUR-106
Complete AHS-101, AHS-102, AHS-108, AHS-116, and AHS-121
Complete COL-101
Complete AHS-120
Complete PSY-203
Complete BIO-210 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BIO-211 (Minimum Grade C)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program.  The waiting list applicants are processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis.  The program offers bi-annual admission each fall and spring semester. Admission to the program requires the student to be a high-school graduate or equivalent. Students must complete one course of high school or college preparatory general chemistry with a minimum grade of C prior to be accepted into the nursing program.

Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in the ADN Program.

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following qualifying tracks:

Track 1:

  • 2016 SAT scores of 480 critical reading and 570 math -OR-
  • ACT scores of 21 reading and 23 math.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. SAT/ACT scores must be no more
    than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the ADN program.

OR

Track 2:

  • Completion of the Nursing Care Certificate, which includes all approved prerequisite
    general education and elective courses, with a GPA of 2.50 or higher and proof of reading competency (Compass reading score of 88 or higher, NEXT GEN Reading score of
    263 or completion of RDG 101 with a “C” or better).

 

Clinical Requirements
Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may also be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Additional clinical requirements include a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association, a completed health physical, proof of immunizations and/or titers (MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, Tdap), tuberculosis screening, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID vaccine mandate is a direct requirement of our clinical partners. Students who do not have proof of the above immunizations will be required to submit applicable declination forms.  


In addition to the health requirements, students must have proof of health and liability insurance and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (children, infants, and adults and AED).


Clinical expectations include sitting, standing, walking, frequent bending, squatting, reaching, occasional kneeling, twisting, and exposure to changes in temperature/humidity and fumes.  Additional physical requirements include lifting, positioning and moving of patients both manually and with use of assistive equipment. Both hands are used for power grip, speed and precision work

Useful Links:
Department Page

AAS Degree-Nursing (ADN)

The Associate in Applied Science major in Nursing prepares graduates for the practice of registered nursing, which enables them to provide direct patient care across the life span. Job opportunities include hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, doctors' offices, schools, home health and community health agencies. People who want to help others lead healthy lives and have strong science and math skills may be interested in this program. To become a registered nurse and to obtain employment as a registered nurse, graduates must pass the Computer Adaptive Testing National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-RN must apply for licensure in their home state. South Carolina is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which allows nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in the home state and the other 33 states in the compact. Please visit https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm for a complete list of US states and territories in the Nurse Licensure Compact. There are legal limits for state licensure in South Carolina for graduates with prior criminal records. The South Carolina Board of Nursing policy regarding legal limits for state licensure is available on https://llr.sc.gov. The Associate Degree Program is approved by the Board of Nursing for South Carolina, Synergy Business Park; 110 Centerview Dr., Kingstree Building, Columbia, SC 29210, 803-896-4550 or fax 803-896-452 and accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-201, ENG-202, ENG-205, ENG-206, ENG-209, MUS-105, ENG-208, HIS-101, HIS-102, HIS-201, HIS-202, PHI-101, HSS-205, or ART-101
Complete MAT-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete PSY-201
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): NUR-104, NUR-206, NUR-159, NUR-209, AND NUR-211
Complete BIO-210 and BIO-211 (minimum grade C)
Complete BIO-225 (minimum grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete NUR-214, NUR-229, NUR-106, and NUR-219 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete 3 credits From courses: AHS-102 AHS-108 AHS-117 AHS-121 AHS-135 AHS-144 CHM-101 CPT-101 ECO-210 MAT-165 AOT-105 AOT-165 PHS-101 PHY-201 PHY-202 PSY-203 PSY-212 SOC-101 SOC-102 SOC-205 SPC-205 BIO-205

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program.  The waiting list applicants are processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis.  The program offers bi-annual admission each fall and spring semester. Admission to the program requires the student to be a high-school graduate or equivalent. Students must complete one course of high school or college preparatory general chemistry with a minimum grade of C prior to be accepted into the nursing program.

Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in the ADN Program.

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following qualifying tracks:

Track 1:

  • 2016 SAT scores of 480 critical reading and 570 math -OR-
  • ACT scores of 21 reading and 23 math.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. SAT/ACT scores must be no more
    than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the ADN program.

OR

Track 2:

  • Completion of the Nursing Care Certificate, which includes all approved prerequisite
    general education and elective courses, with a GPA of 2.50 or higher and proof of reading competency (Compass reading score of 88 or higher, NEXT GEN Reading score of
    263 or completion of RDG 101 with a “C” or better).

 

Clinical Requirements
Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may also be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Additional clinical requirements include a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association, a completed health physical, proof of immunizations and/or titers (MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, Tdap), tuberculosis screening, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID vaccine mandate is a direct requirement of our clinical partners. Students who do not have proof of the above immunizations will be required to submit applicable declination forms.  


In addition to the health requirements, students must have proof of health and liability insurance and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (children, infants, and adults and AED).


Clinical expectations include sitting, standing, walking, frequent bending, squatting, reaching, occasional kneeling, twisting, and exposure to changes in temperature/humidity and fumes.  Additional physical requirements include lifting, positioning and moving of patients both manually and with use of assistive equipment. Both hands are used for power grip, speed and precision work

Useful Links:
Department Page

DAS (Diploma) Nursing (Practical)

The Diploma in Applied Science major in Practical Nursing prepares graduates for work as a licensed practical nurse. Job opportunities include hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, doctors' offices, schools, home health and community health agencies. People who want to help others lead healthy lives and have strong science and math skills may be interested in this program. To become a licensed practical nurse and to obtain employment as a licensed practical nurse, graduates must pass the Computer Adaptive Testing National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-PN must apply for licensure in their home state. South Carolina is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which allows nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in the home state and the other 33 states in the compact. Please visit https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm for a complete list of US states and territories in the Nurse Licensure Compact. There are legal limits for state licensure in South Carolina for graduates with prior criminal records. The South Carolina Board of Nursing policy regarding legal limits for state licensure is available on https://llr.sc.gov. The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Board of Nursing for South Carolina, Synergy Business Park; 110 Centerview Dr., Kingstree Building, Columbia, SC 29210, (803) 896-4550 or fax (803) 896-452 and accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-102 (minimum grade C)
Complete PSY-201
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): NUR-104, NUR-206, NUR-159, NUR-209, AND NUR-211
Complete BIO-210 AND BIO-211 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete NUR-106 (minimum grade C)

The Practical Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program. The waiting list applicants are processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis. The program offers annual admission each fall semester. Waiting list criteria for the Practical Nursing Program are as follows:

 

  1. Evidence of a high-school diploma or equivalent

  2. Evidence of Reading proficiency
    • Reading proficiency can be met by ACCUPLACER score of Reading 95 or Next Gen Reading 263, COMPASS score of 88, ASSET score of 46, SAT score of Reading 480, ACT score of English 21 or earning a grade of “C” or better in RDG 101.

  3. Evidence of Math proficiency
    • Math proficiency can be met by ACCUPLACER score Arithmetic 90 or Next gen QAS 237, COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of54, ASSET Elementary Algebra s31 or Numerical 43, SAT Math 570, ACT Math 23 or earning a grade of “C” or better in Mat 033 or higher.

  4. Evidence of English proficiency
    • English proficiency can be met by ACCUPLACER score of Sentence Skills 75 or Next Gen Writing 250, COMPASS score of 88, ASSET score of 41 or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENG 032 or higher.

  5. Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in the ADN Program.

Students must have a minimum Practical Nurse Program GPA of 2.0 in classes taken at York Technical College that can be applied toward the PN program. Note: Students must achieve a grade of ‘C’ or better on the 1st or 2nd attempt of BIO 210 and BIO 211 to meet the admission and curriculum requirement for the PN program. Grades of ‘W’, ‘D’, ‘F’, and ‘WF’ are considered unsuccessful attempts. Students who are unsuccessful on the 2nd BIO attempt are not eligible to apply to the nursing program for five (5) years. Academic forgiveness will be given five (5) years after the second BIO attempt and then the student will be eligible to apply to the nursing program.

Clinical Requirements
The PN Program has IS LOCATED AT THE Chester Center. Nursing classes include campus and clinical laboratory hours. Students are required to drive to a variety of clinical agencies to complete the clinical component of the nursing courses. Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may also be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Additional clinical requirements include a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association, a completed health physical, proof of immunizations and/or titers (MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, Tdap), tuberculosis screening, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID vaccine mandate is a direct requirement of our clinical partners. Students who do not have proof of the above immunizations will be required to submit applicable declination forms. 

 

In addition to the health requirements, students must have proof of health and liability insurance and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (children, infants, and adults and AED).

 

Clinical expectations include sitting, standing, walking, frequent bending, squatting, reaching, occasional kneeling, twisting, and exposure to changes in temperature/humidity and fumes. Additional physical requirements include lifting, positioning and moving of patients both manually and with use of assistive equipment. Both hands are used for power grip, speed and precision work

 

ADN Matriculation
Students planning to seek admission to the ADN program must successfully complete the PN program and meet the entrance criteria for the ADN program. Articulation into the ADN program is based on space availability. Direct articulation into the ADN program is not automatic or guaranteed. In the event there are more qualified students who desire to articulate than space availability, a lottery will be utilized.

 

Useful Links:
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Nursing Care Certificate

The Nursing Care certificate is for students seeking a career in the healthcare field. Graduates will be able to take the SC Certified Nursing Assistant exam. CNAs may be employed in hospitals, long-term care, assisted living, and home health. Students in this program will have criminal background checks and drug screenings. Students who complete this program with an overall GPA of 2.5 and meet other conditions will qualify to get on the Associate Degree Nursing program wait list.

Complete AHS-117 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AHS-120 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-210 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-211 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-225 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete COL-101 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete ENG-101 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete ENG-102 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MAT-110 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete PSY-210 (Minimum Grade: C)
(Minimum Grade: C) Complete 1 Course from AHS-102, CHM-101, PSY-203, *RDG-101 *RDG-101: Required if Exemption or Transfer Credit is not awarded
(Minimum Grade: C) Complete 1 Course from ART-101, ENG-201, ENG-202, ENG-205, ENG-206, ENG-209, HIS-101, HIS-102, HIS-201, HIS-202, HSS-205, MUS-105 or PHI-101

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program.  The waiting list applicants are processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis.  The program offers bi-annual admission each fall and spring semester. Admission to the program requires the student to be a high-school graduate or equivalent. Students must complete one course of high school or college preparatory general chemistry with a minimum grade of C prior to be accepted into the nursing program.

Students must also pass the “Test for Essential Academic Skills” (TEAS) test with a composite score of “Proficient” or better. TEAS scores must be no more than 3 years old at the time a student seeks admission in the ADN Program.

Applicants for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must also meet one of the following qualifying tracks:

Track 1:

  • 2016 SAT scores of 480 critical reading and 570 math -OR-
  • ACT scores of 21 reading and 23 math.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. SAT/ACT scores must be no more
    than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission into the ADN program.

OR

Track 2:

  • Completion of the Nursing Care Certificate, which includes all approved prerequisite
    general education and elective courses, with a GPA of 2.50 or higher and proof of reading competency (Compass reading score of 88 or higher, NEXT GEN Reading score of
    263 or completion of RDG 101 with a “C” or better).

 

Clinical Requirements
Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may also be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Additional clinical requirements include a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association, a completed health physical, proof of immunizations and/or titers (MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, Tdap), tuberculosis screening, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID vaccine mandate is a direct requirement of our clinical partners. Students who do not have proof of the above immunizations will be required to submit applicable declination forms.  


In addition to the health requirements, students must have proof of health and liability insurance and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (children, infants, and adults and AED).


Clinical expectations include sitting, standing, walking, frequent bending, squatting, reaching, occasional kneeling, twisting, and exposure to changes in temperature/humidity and fumes.  Additional physical requirements include lifting, positioning and moving of patients both manually and with use of assistive equipment. Both hands are used for power grip, speed and precision work

Useful Links:
Department Page

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