Program Code: AASNT
FOR CURRENT LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES AND LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCE DEGREE
The Transition Program is one and a half years in length and includes liberal arts and nursing courses. However, a student may elect to complete any of the liberal arts courses prior to admission to the ADN program. The program is a fast track/accelerated course of study and is designed to expand upon previous education and experience. Students are expected to apply prior knowledge to all nursing courses. In order to be successful, it is strongly suggested that students in the program work no more than 24 hours a week. All testing is proctored on SC4’s main campus. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to write a national licensure examination to become a registered nurse.
When students complete this program, they will be able to:
- provide holistic evidence-based (HEB) direct care to diverse clients using the nursing process
- use effective communication to deliver holistic evidence-based (HEB) health care
- provide teaching for the diverse client
- manage the delivery of care for diverse clients within their environment
- demonstrate accountability through the integration of ethical, legal professional standards, and evidence-based nursing practice (HEB)
APPLICATION/ PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students applying for admission will receive letter of receipt via email.
- Submit a completed Application for Admission to SC4 to the Enrollment Services office by Oct. 1 of the year prior to program start. Indicate on the application the program of study:
- Meet with an advisor regarding program prerequisites and admission to the nursing program. Schedule an appointment by calling (810) 989-5520.
- Attend a mandatory group advising session prior to application deadline. Schedule an appointment by calling (810) 989-5675.
- Submit a completed allied health application designating Transition Program to Enrollment Services by Oct. 1 of the year prior to program start.
- Register to take the HESI Pre-admission Test prior to the Oct. 1 deadline.
- Complete, or be currently enrolled in, the following SC4 prerequisite courses prior to the Oct. 1 application deadline in order to be considered for admission:
- HE 101 - Math Related to Drug Administration
- ADN 203 - Nursing Process and Health Assessment *
- HE 224 - Altered States of Adult Health *
* Permission to enroll in these courses is granted after receipt of allied health application.
Note: These courses must be taken within five years of admission to the nursing program. A passing grade of 80% must be achieved in order to be considered for admission.
- Achieve a minimum selective GPA of 2.7 based on courses that apply to the Associate Degree Nursing program.
- All nursing and general education courses must be completed with a most recent grade of “C” or better to be considered in the applicant pool.
- Submit college transcripts to SC4 Enrollment Services office by Oct. 1 of the year prior to program start from all previously attended colleges other than SC4.
- Provide evidence of 1,040 hours of work experience as an LPN or HCP within the past five years. This must be submitted by Oct. 1 of the application year to the Health and Human Services Office.
- Provide evidence of current unencumbered Michigan licensure as an LPN or HCP. This must be submitted by Oct. 1 of the year prior to program start.
- LPNs with strong, up-to-date drug knowledge may consider taking the NLN Pharmacology competency exam to waive ADN 124. It must be taken within two years of admission to the ADN program. Schedule a testing appointment with the Testing Center by calling (810) 989-5555.
Fulfillment of these criteria does not guarantee admission to program.
Note: Applicants planning to pursue a career in registered nursing who have a criminal record of felony or misdemeanor convictions should contact the Health and Human Services office to determine employment restrictions based upon these convictions.
- Materials from applicants meeting the pre-admission requirements will be reviewed by Health and Human Services office in the fall semester of the application year. The transition program begins in the winter semester (January). Notification of applicant acceptances and rejections will be mailed. Acceptance into the program is based on space availability and entrance criteria that includes GPA, credits taken towards a nursing degree and HESI Pre-admission test results. See www.sc4.edu/nursing for a breakdown of the criteria.
- Accepted applicants will be required to attend an ADN program orientation after admission. Course schedules for winter registration will be provided at this orientation session.
- Upon admission and before classes begin, students must submit a completed Physical Examination Form, evidence of malpractice insurance, and evidence of current CPR for the Health Care Provider certification from the American Heart Association. Forms will be provided by the Health and Human Services office during ADN program orientation. Additional screenings are required.