Nursing Program

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 Accreditation

Admission Criteria & Requirements

Program Mission

Program of Study
& Overview
Program
Course Sequence
Clinical Practice Requirements

Class of 2018 Nursing Application
(Deadline: February 1, 2016 at 4:30 P.M.)


Eastern Nursing Program Requirements
2016-2018

Frequently Asked Questions_2016-2018


 WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs

Please Note: As of November 1. 2015, Eastern will start accepting
applications for the nursing class that begins fall semester 2016
(graduating class of 2018)

Eastern's Class of 2018 Nursing Application cover

[Click to open and  download application.]

The firm application deadline is 4:30 pm (EST), February 1, 2016.
For more information about the application process, please see the 
Eastern Nursing Program Requirements_2016-2018 
and the Nursing Proram Frequently Asked Questions_2016-2018.

The required HESI Admission Assessment Exam is scheduled for
March 12 at 9:00 am, on Eastern's Moorefield campus.

The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition (ISBN:  978-1455703333),.published by HESI, is the recommended review book for the HESI exam. 
The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review may be purchased on-line.

 

Accreditation:

Full accreditation     
logo-and link to WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) logo-and link to ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 850
Atlanta GA  30316 
www.acenursing.org

 

Eastern WV Community and Technical College admits new students to a nursing cohort every two years. The next admission cycle will open in November, 2015 when the College will post the admission application on this website.

To determine admissions to the nursing program, Eastern uses a point system, which the application will explain. No pre-interview is required. To gain admittance, all nursing students must pass a drug test, a physical, a background check and must present evidence of up-to-date immunizations.

The College will not consider applicants who submit incomplete applications.

Eastern’s nursing program adheres to the guidelines, regulations, philosophy, learning outcomes and program of study of the WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

Prevous Eastern Nursing Cohorts: Completion and NCLEX Pass-Rate Data

Class of 2016: 100% of Eastern's nursing cohort admitted in 2014 completed the program within two years. 85.71% passed the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) on their first attempt which remains above the national level of 84.51%. The number of graduates was 14 and the attrition rate was 22%.

Class of 2014: 95% of Eastern’s nursing cohort admitted in 2012 completed the program within two years.  94.73% passed the NCLEX on their first attempt, and 100% passed the NCLEX within four months of graduation. 

Class of 2012: 90% of Eastern’s nursing cohort admitted in 2010 completed the program within two years. 88.88% passed the NCLEX on their first attempt, and 100% passed the NCLEX within four months of graduation.

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To be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of WV, the applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and must graduate from an accredited nursing program. Even though a person may graduate from a nursing program, the WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBON) may deny licensure testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infractions such as, but not limited to fraud, felony, or moral misconduct (Chapter 30, Article 7, Section 11, Code of West Virginia.)   Additionally, applicants must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others. 

 

 

Admission Criteria

[Please Note: For admission requirements specific to Eastern's Nursing Program, please see:
Eastern Nursing Program Requirements_2016-2018.

Admission Requirements

  1. High school graduate or equivalent (GED US/TASC Test)   
  2. English proficiency
  3. 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses 
  4. Eligible to take college English and Math 
  5. A pre-nursing admission exam cumulative score of 75 or higher from the Health Education Systems, Incorporated (HESI) A2 .
    [To be accepted, the HESI A2  cumulative scores must be within the last three (3) years. Pre-nursing admission exams may be completed one time per semester for a maximum of three times for consideration for admission.  Applicants should refer to the individual school of nursing admission application in order to determine which pre-nursing admission assessment is accepted for admission.]
  6. Admittance to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College does not guarantee qualified applicants admission to the Nursing Program.  

 

Mission

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The mission of the WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs is to prepare students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. These programs are committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the community and beyond. 

 

WVCTCS Consortium Nursing Philosophy & Program Learning Outcomes

Program of Study/Overview

The curriculum requirements will include the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences consisting of medical-surgical nursing and mental health concepts and psychiatric nursing. The curriculum is designed to guide qualified students through structured learning experiences in health care settings to meet eligibility requirements for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Courses that include a laboratory experience have a 1 credit hour to 3 contact hour ratio.  For example, one laboratory credit hour is equivalent to three contact hours. Pharmacology is a content thread throughout all courses of study.  

Overview: Nursing Associate in Applied Science: 60 Semester Hours

The Nursing Program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is designed to prepare the Associate Degree Program graduate for practice as a registered nurse once licensure requirements are satisfied. The registered nurse is prepared to care for people of any age who have acute or chronic health care problems in a variety of settings. The nursing student will master the National League of Nursing Competencies which includes human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity and spirit of inquiry. The mission of the program is to prepare students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. The program is committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the community and beyond. 

Additional information regarding admission requirements, standards of progress and nursing program policies are available through Eastern’s website and from the Director of the Nursing Program. Students interested in applying for the Nursing program should contact Eastern’s Student Services Specialist for additional information. Students applying for admission to the Nursing A.A.S. program are required to comply with the general admission requirements as well as those admission requirements specific to the Nursing program. The Nursing program requires additional course testing and program-related fees.

Upon successful completion of the program the graduate will be able to:

  • Understand maintaining health and promoting wellness throughout the life span
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nursing process, clinical judgment and decision making
  • Understand concepts of the wellness-illness continuum in relation to a person, family and community
  • Critically analyze health policy and ethical
  • The graduate will be prepared for the NCLEX-RN exam and licensure
  • The graduate will develop the skills and knowledge to perform a health assessment across the lifespan 
  • Function within the role of the Associate Degree prepared professional nurse 
  • Demonstrate personal/professional growth and development with increasing self-direction 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through the use of resources, technology and continuing education  

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Course of Study: [<--click here for Degree course sequence]

Nursing, Associate in Applied Science Program Implementation:  Full-time day
Recommended Course Sequence 

[For full Course Descriptions, click here.]  

Note:  Students enrolling in the nursing courses will be assessed a per credit hour course fee.  This fee is used to replace expendable materials and to maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment.  See schedule for details for course fees.  See “Nursing Student Handbook” for additional program fees and information.

 

Clinical Practice Requirements

Each student admitted into the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs must complete the following:

Physical Examination

After formal acceptance into the Nursing Program, all students must have a physical examination and all required immunizations, including an annual influenza vaccine. The program also requires a yearly PPD.  

CPR Certification

Each student admitted into the Nursing Program is required annually to maintain current CPR certification, the American Heart Association.

Drug Screening

The  program supports drug-free communities.  Therefore, all students admitted to and enrolled in the program must pass a drug screening prior to admission and may be required to submit to random, mandatory drug screening without notice.  Failure to cooperate will result in administrative dismissal from the Nursing Program.  Students who test positive for alcohol, illegal usage of a controlled substance, or illicit drugs will be immediately dismissed from the program and will not be eligible for readmission.   

Any student demonstrating behaviors of reasonable suspicion or impaired capacity will be required to undergo immediate drug/alcohol testing.  All costs incurred as a result of this action are the responsibility of the student.

Background Check

Criminal background checks are required for all students entering the nursing program.  Costs associated with the state and federal criminal history checks are the responsibility of the student.  A clinical facility has the right to refuse a student access to clinical experiences based on results of a criminal background check, which may prevent progression in the Nursing Program.  The program reserves the right to nullify a student’s admission based on the results of his or her background check. 

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Gainful Employment Information:

A.A.S. Progam (full time ['normal']/4 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: Registered Nurse 
  • SOC Code: 29-1111.00  
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URL: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.00       
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: N/A: New Program
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: N/A: New Program
  • 2 Placement Rate: N/A: New Program
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: N/A: New Program 
  • Program Cost estimates per year (average per 2 semesters: estimates subject to change)
  • Books and supplies   $ 1267.50
  • Personal                     1850
  • 3Room and board         3000
  • Tuition and fees           3800
  • Transportation             2500

1 The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. It provides information relating to:

  • The nature of the work and the activities involved for these jobs
  • the kinds of tools and technology associated with the work
  • the skills, knowledge and abilities usually required for these jobs
  • the training and education usually required for these jobs
  • the values, work styles and interests that lend themselves to success in these jobs
  • the wage and employment trends in these fields on both the national and state levels

*Please note: Completion rates are based solely on a small sample of Eastern students that includes only those who were enrolled as first-time full time freshman. The majority of Eastern students enroll as part-time students. Part-time students and those required to enroll in developmental studies, take longer to complete the programs as presented in the College Catalog.

2Placement Rate calculated on total number of program graduates  working in a field related to degree or certificate completed.

3Eastern currently offers no dormitory or meal contracts, so these room and board expenses are average estimated area costs.

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Nursing Course Descriptions

WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs:
The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (WVCTCS ) Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs is a partnership of nursing programs at five of the West Virginia Community Colleges.  Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College,

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