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Nursing

General Information Program Description Program
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Application to Eastern's Fall 2014 Nursing Program

 General Information

Eastern accepts 20 new nursing students every two years. 90% of students who start Eastern's nursing program have completed it successfully.

Admissions Requirements: 

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses
  • Eligible to take college-level English and Math U.S. Citizen
  • HESIA2 results: Applicants must have an adjusted individual composite score of 75 or higher

Eastern's Nursing Program has received Full Accreditation from the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, and Candidacy status from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has received full accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

Applications are now being accepted for a new class that will begin study in August, 2014. Applicants may download the Admission Application from this webpage starting November 1, 2013.
To be considered, applications must be submitted no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:30 P.M.

For more information about Eastern's Nursing program, and its course pre-requisites, contact:
Eleanor Berg  by email (eberg@eastern.wvnet.edu), or call: 304-530-5130; or toll free 877-982-2322.

ALSO: Please download and carefully review the following three documents for
more essential information about Eastern's nursing program:

Admissions Criteria

Fall 2014 Nursing Application 

Core Standards
of Program

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Associate in Applied Science

 

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.  

Nursing Program: Associate in Applied Science, Nursing (A.D.N.)

Program Implementation: Full-time day, 60 credit hours

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 has 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 com
  • Critically analyze health policy and ethical issues
  • 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 

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 304-434-8000; or toll-free: 877-982-2322.

Recommended Course Sequence – Nursing, Associate in Applied Science

Note:  All courses must be completed with a “C” or better by the semester indicated in order to progress to the next semester.  Competency exams may also be required in course/levels in order to progress in the curriculum.

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First Year – Fall Semester

First Year – Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

BIO

124

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIO

125

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIO

124l

Human Anatomy and Physiology I LAB

1

BIO

125L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II LAB

1

NU

132

Drug and Dosage Calculations I

1

NU

142

Drug and Dosage Calculations II

1

NU

133

Health Assessment and Diagnostics I

2

NU

143

Health Assessment and Diagnostics II

1

NU

134

Introduction to Nursing Concepts

8

NU

144

Nursing Concepts of Health and Illness I

9

PSY

200

General Psychology

3

 

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours

18

Total Semester Hours

15

Second Year – Fall Semester

Second Year – Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ENL

101

English Composition I

3

NU

244

Synthesis of Nursing Concepts

9

NU

234

Nursing Concepts of Health & Illness II

9

NU

245

`Professional Nursing & Health Systems Concepts

3

 

 

 

 

Elective

 

General Education Elective

3

Total Semester Hours

12

Total Semester Hours

15

 

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.

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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 Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • 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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