Nursing Associate in Science

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply to Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Prior to meeting all program course requirements, the matriculated Nursing students may be eligible to apply to the NHBON for additional licensure after successful completion (defined as achieving a minimum course grade of “C+” ) of the following Nursing courses:

  • Nursing I: Apply for additional licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
  • Nursing III:  Apply for additional licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing’s licensing regulations may restrict candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal legal proceedings. Questions about licensing restrictions should be addressed to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16, Concord, NH 03301. Questions about the status of accreditation for the Nursing program should be addressed to the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020.

Requirements

This program is physically strenuous and requires some heavy lifting. Individuals must be able to meet the general health demands of the program in order to satisfy course/clinical objectives and the requirements of the field.

A review of all COMPLETED Admission files will begin in March. Nursing program applications must be completed by February 28 to be considered for acceptance in the fall class.

  1. Complete an application for the program.
  2. Provide an official copy of high school transcripts or GED.
  3. Provide an official copy of prior college transcripts if seeking transfer credit.
  4. Provide proof of completion of high school algebra, biology, and chemistry or equivalent with a grade of “C” or greater or proof of registration in a course with projected date of completion by June 30th of the current year.
  5. Complete the ATI TEAS V Pre-Entrance exam* with minimum or greater adjusted individual scores as indicated in each of the four areas of the test:
    • Reading - 73.8
    • Math - 70.0
    • Science - 54.2
    • English and Language Usage - 63.3
    • Applicants are permitted to take the TEAS V exam 3 times per 12 month period. Test dates must be at least 6 weeks apart. Exams must be taken no later than two weeks prior to the application deadline.
  6. Provide two professional references on the official form provided by The College (Alternative formats are not accepted).
  7. Special Consideration points are given to applicants who have completed both Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II prior to the February 28th deadline with a grade of “C+” within the past 5 years from the time of acceptance.

*The ATI TEAS V Pre-Entrance Exam is designed to identify areas that may need strengthening before a prospective student begins the major course of study in Nursing. To receive information regarding the ATI TEAS V Pre-Entrance Exam or to register for a specific exam date, contact ATI at www.atitesting.com .

After acceptance and prior to the first week of classes, all nursing students must:

  1. Submit a report of a current (within 1 year prior to beginning first Nursing course) Health Form including all required health screening and immunizations.
  2. Submit documentation of initial and/or annual testing for Tuberculosis (TB).
  3. Submit documentation of Hepatitis B vaccine or a signed waiver.
  4. Submit documentation of Influenza vaccine or a signed waiver.
  5. Possess and maintain personal health and accident Insurance.
  6. Possess and maintain professional liability insurance (purchased at The College).
  7. Possess and maintain certification from either the American Red Cross: CPR for the Professional Rescuer Course or the American Heart Association equivalent. No other certifications will be considered.
  8. Complete a criminal background check through approved vendor. Students may be required to perform more than one criminal background check throughout the course of the program based on clinical facility requirements. Participation in clinical experiences may be restricted or denied based on results of criminal record check and therefore would affect the ability of the student to meet course objectives and successfully complete the program.
  9. Complete drug testing through approved vendor. Students may be required to perform more than one drug test throughout the course of the program based on clinical facility requirements. Participation in clinical experiences may be restricted or denied based on results of drug testing and therefore would affect the ability of the student to meet course objectives and successfully complete the program.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
NURS111 Nursing I 6 9 9
Classroom 6, Lab 9, Total 9
BIOL110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NURS112 Nursing II 4 15 9
Classroom 4, Lab 15, Total 9
BIOL120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
PSYC210 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NURS211 Nursing III 4 15 9
Classroom 4, Lab 15, Total 9
BIOL210 Microbiology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits 17

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NURS212 Nursing IV 3 18 9
Classroom 3, Lab 18, Total 9
MATH145 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
English Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 19

Total Overall Credits : 69

Additional Information

Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V)

Test Dates

  • January 25th 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • ​January 29th 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • ​February 1st 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • February 5th 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • ​February 8th 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • February 12th 4:00pm - 8:00pm

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