NWCCD 2008-09 Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2024  
NWCCD 2008-09 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]


Nursing AAS



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Would you like to be a nurse? It takes a special kind of person to be a nurse. You have to be passionate about helping people. Would you like to make the difference between life and death, well-being and discomfort, hope and fear, independence and helplessness? Nurses make these differences every day.
 
Nurses are essential members of the contemporary health team, providing nursing care to a diverse society. Nurses gain a great deal of personal satisfaction from the care they provide, which ranges from infants in the newborn nursery to the elderly in nursing homes. This care is taught in a variety of rural, acute, chronic, and home care settings. The growing need for nursing care assures a continued demand for skilled, compassionate nurses.
 
Nursing students at Sheridan College and Gillette College are educated in both classroom and clinical settings.
 
Sheridan College and Gillette College offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) with an optional Practical Nursing exit (certificate) after the first year. The associate degree nursing program prepares the graduate to function as a Registered Nurse in providing care to clients with complex health care needs. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
 
The Nursing Program is offered at both Sheridan and Gillette campuses. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (2020 Carey Ave., Suite 110, Cheyenne, WY 82002 – 307-777-7601) and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 – 212-363-5555).
 
For more information about NWCCD:
 
Sheridan College
Nursing Department
307-674-6446 ext. 3300
800-913-9139 ext. 3300
 
Gillette College
Nursing Department
307-686-0254 ext. 1200
800-913-9139 ext. 1200
 
NWCCD periodically offers the Certified Nursing Assistant course in Sheridan. Please contact the nursing department in Sheridan for more detail.
 
This program prepares graduates to initiate nursing care at a beginning professional level. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the examination for licensure for registered nurses. The Nursing Program is designed with an optional practical nursing exit.
 
The nursing courses consist of two parts: classroom and supervised clinical experience. Both classroom and clinical components must be completed for students to progress in the program. The nursing courses are sequential and must be completed in the identified order. The non-nursing courses may be completed prior to or concurrent with the identified nursing courses. Students need to maintain grades of “C” or better in all nursing and science courses to continue in the program.
 
Science courses include Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, and Microbiology must have been completed no longer than five years prior to admission. Students are responsible for purchasing required uniforms, selected laboratory supplies, and for transportation to clinical experiences. The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (2020 Carey Ave., Suite 110, Cheyenne, WY 82002 – 307-777-7601) and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 – 212-363-5555).

Nursing - Requirements for Acceptance include:


All requirements for acceptance (items 1-9 below) to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must be submitted to the Nursing Department office no later than March 1st to be considered for the Fall semester.
 
  1. Application for general admission to NWCCD.
  2. Application for admission to the Gillette College or the Sheridan College Nursing Program.
  3. Official high school transcript or GED certificate.
  4. Official transcript from colleges previously attended.
  5. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 from high school or Cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a minimum of 9 college-level credits or a GED score of 500 or greater. If more than one college has been attended the GPAs from all will be averaged.
  6. Completion of ENGL*1010-English I or transferable English Composition I course with a grade of “C” or better.
  7. Demonstration of proficiency in mathematics through one of the following:
-         Completion of a college level math course with a grade of “C” or better
-         No math course will be required for math placement examination scores that place the student into MATH*1400-Pre-Calculus Algebra or higher.
  1. Meet prerequisites for ZOO*2010-Human Anatomy and Physiology I (one semester of college chemistry or biology, or instructor consent).
  2. Nursing entrance exam National percentile rank of 80th percentile or above.
 
A limited number of students are accepted into the nursing program. Once a student has met the above criteria and receives conditional acceptance based on total points earned, full admission will be awarded pending successful completion of a background check, drug screen, and documentation of the following: health examination and required immunizations, Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR), and liability insurance.

Nursing - Prerequisite Course of Study - Total Credit Hours: 6


Nursing - Sophomore Year


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