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116 Nursing Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program – AD2 The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to pre- pare students with beginning competencies to practice as regis- tered nurses upon successful writing of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The program is ac- credited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. It is recommended that the applicant complete some or all of the general education courses in the curriculum prior to entry into the program. After successful completion of this program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Upon passing the examina- tion, the graduate is licensed as a Registered Nurse. Job opportunities include hospitals, clinics, home health care facilities, long-term care facilities, industry, and spe- cialty health care hospital units. The registered nurse works within the scope of nursing as defined by the Nursing Prac- tice Act in the State of Texas. Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Admission Requirements Students are required to make application to Lee College before applying to the nursing program. Students are re- sponsible for furnishing official transcript(s) to the Admis- sions and Records Office. The student is required to request transcript evaluation of transfer courses. Students who have foreign transcripts should plan extended time for transcript evaluation. Applications will not be accepted without documentation of the state required immunizations and/or titers (contact the Nursing Office or the Counseling Center for an application packet). Applications will be kept on file for one academic year. Applicants interested in maintaining an active applica- tion file must notify the nursing office in writing prior to the expiration of one academic year. Nursing students are required to carry personal health insur- ance to meet hospital affiliation clinical requirements. A copy of the student's health insurance card will be required to be submitted to the Nursing Office upon invitation into the Nursing program. Due to requirements of criminal background checks, pre-ad- mission testing and other processes the following applica- tion deadlines are required: Fall Admission Applications will be accepted between January 15 and March 15. Spring Admission Applications will be accepted between June 15 and August 15. Because of academic demands of a curriculum that prepares students for national licensing examinations and perform- ance of safe nursing care in clinical situations, applicants must meet the academic criteria outlined for acceptance into nursing programs at Lee College. Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. Ad- mission requirements are monitored continuously and may change between catalogs. Contact the Nursing Office for the most current requirements including: • Preadmission Assessment Examination o Hesi A-2 score requirements available in the nursing office • Overall GPA of 2.7 in degree plan • No grade less than "C" earned in the degree plan courses • Prerequisite courses GPA of 2.7 minimum (RNSG 1301, BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301) • Science GPA of 2.5 minimum in degree plan courses completed • Computer skills competency o Students are encouraged to consider ITSC 1309 or equivalent to enhance computer skills if necessary; Other areas impacting admission • Number of degree plan courses completed • Successful completion of non-degree plan academic courses such as Sociology, History, Government, and Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Life Science, Pathophysi- ology and Nutrition • Previous unsuccessful RN degree plan attempts, at other schools and Lee College, will impact admission • Repetitive academic courses may impact overall ad- mission scores • Criminal background checks history. See Nursing Of- fice for details • Texas Department of Health and Human Services re- quired immunizations and/or titers Students are required to take a Pre-Admission Assessment Exam. The exam scores will be used by the ADN program for admission, counseling, and progression advisement and de- cisions. The exam offers study methods which can aid the student with remediation during the course of the nursing program. Required payment is made at the cashier's office,

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