Registered Nursing



Registered Nursing

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Students successfully completing this program are eligible to take the licensure examination for registered nursing. Registered nurses (RNs) carry out physician directives for patient care and make independent decisions concerning patient care based on the nursing process. As important members of the health care team, RNs perform a wide variety of functions, including assessing patient conditions and environmental factors; planning and implementing care; evaluating the outcome of care given; and replanning as needed. This program is approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing. Completion of the prescribed program does not guarantee successful performance on the licensure examination.

FRESHMAN YEAR

First year – Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters – of the Nursing Program at West Shore Community College or Practical Nursing Licensure.

First level students will be given first choice of seats in the second level if they have a 2.7 grade point average in their NUR courses. Students who do not have a 2.7 grade point average may work for one year as a licensed practical nurse and then reapply for admission.

ADVANCED STANDING LPN

Summer

Credit/Contact

NUR 215

Nursing Transition*

3/4

 

*All non-WSCC Practical Nursing graduates and all pre-1989 Practical Nursing Graduates must enroll in NUR 215 in the Fall semester.

**All incoming LPNs will take a Maternal/Child exam to determine their strengths and weaknesses in this area.


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Sophomore

Fall Semester

Credit/Contact

NUR 218

Mental Health Nursing Theory and Practice

5/7

NUR 238

Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory & Practice II

6/9 

NUR 245

Drug Therapy and Nursing Implications

1/1 

12/17 

Sophomore

Winter Semester

Credit/Contact

NUR 253

Professional Issues in Nursing

2/2 

NUR 258

Medical-Surgical Nrsg. Theory & Practice III

9/15 

 

 

11/17 

All incoming LPNs must pass a dosage and solutions test with a minimum score of 90%. The student has 3 tries to obtain the 90%.

A part-time program option is available on a first come, first servc basis. Limit of 10 students. Contact the Director of Nursing at 231-843-5786.

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

Part-time Program, 2nd Level

 

1st Year Fall Semester

 

Credit/Contact

 

NUR 218

Mental Health Nursing

5/7

 

1st Year Winter Semester

Credit/Contact

 

NUR 253

Professional Issues in Nursing

2/2

 

 

2nd Year Fall Semester 

 

Credit/Contact

 

NUR 238

Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory and Practice II

6/9 

NUR 245

Drug Therapy and Nursing Implications

1/1

 

7/10

2nd Year Winter Semester

Credit/Contact

NUR 258

Med-Surgical Nursing Theory & Practice III

9/15

 

Total credits

23

Total contact

34

 

 

Degree total credits:

61/95

Degree total contact:

90/128-129

Students are responsible for all prerequisites and/or co-requisites. See course descriptions.

This program is intended to prepare students for employment, and therefore has not been designed to transfer to senior institutions. For clarification, see a WSCC advisor.