Nursing

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Nursing

A.A.S.

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

66

What is Nursing?

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is designed to prepare students for employment to practice as a professional registered nurse (RN) in public, private, and governmental healthcare sectors. “Professional nurse” functions include:

 

(A) Responsible supervision of a patient requiring skill and observation of symptoms and reactions and accurate recording of the facts;

(B) Promotion, restoration and maintenance of health or prevention of illness of others;

(C) Counseling, managing, supervising and teaching of others;

(D) Administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist or nurse authorized to prescribe pursuant to  

(E) Application of such nursing procedures as involve understanding of cause and effect; and

(F) Nursing management of illness, injury or infirmity including identification of patient problems.



What will I learn?

All students who complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing will be prepared to:

  1.    Adhere to standards of professional practice; be accountable for his/her own actions and behaviors; and practice within the legal, ethical, and regulatory framework of nursing practice.
  2.    Utilize professional communication techniques when interacting with the patient, the patient’s support person(s), and/or other members of the health care team.
  3.    Assess the patient’s health status by collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant data including physical, developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and functional status.
  4.    Formulate appropriate clinical judgments or decisions based on assessment data, as well as analysis, integration of knowledge and information, and using nursing informatics, to promote positive patient outcomes.
  5.    Implement caring nursing interventions or actions that assist the patient to prevent illness, achieve homeostasis or health, and/or attain the desired outcomes.
  6.    Utilize the teaching and learning process to assist the patient to prevent illness, achieve homeostasis or health, and/or attain the desired outcomes.
  7.    Collaborate with the patient and their support person(s), as well as other members of the health care team, to facilitate meeting the patient’s health needs and guide the patient toward the desired outcomes.
8.    Manage the patient’s care by planning, organizing, and directing to assist the patient in achieving the desired outcomes.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

  • Nursing, A.A.S. Day Program
  • Nursing, A.A.S. Evening Program
  • LPN Transition Program
  • Dual Enrollment for BSN through University Partnerships
  • Continuation into BSN after completion of A.A.S

What can I do with this degree?

There are over 70 possible specialties that can be pursued with the Nursing, A.A.S. degree.  These opportunities include positions in the hospital, community, school systems, nursing homes, Doctors’ offices, home health care, and a plethora of other areas.  

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

BIOL 2010

Anatomy and

Physiology I

4

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

NUR 1010

Nursing I

9


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020 and NUR 1020.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1010 required for progression to NUR 1020.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BIOL 2020

Anatomy and

Physiology II

4

PSYC 2130

Lifespan Psychology

3

NUR 1020

Nursing II

9


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2020 required for progression to BIOL 2230 and NUR 2010.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1020  required for progression to NUR 2010.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

BIOL 2230

Microbiology

4

PSYC 2310

Abnormal Psychology

3

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2230 is required for continued progression in program. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.  
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.

Fall Semester

ENGL 1020 or

SPCH 1010

Composition II or Speech

3

NUR 2010

Nursing III

9


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2010 required for progression to NUR 2020.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

Humanities

/Fine Arts Elective

3

NUR 2020

Nursing IV

9


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2020 required for graduation.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for graduation.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

Spring Semester

BIOL 2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

NUR 1201

Nursing Fundamentals/ Pharmacology

6


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020 and NUR 1220.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1201 required for progression to NUR 1220.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is after January 1st. The deadline is July 25th. The first two weeks of the semester is ideal to check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

BIOL 2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

NUR 1220

Medical Surgical Nursing I

6


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2020 required for progression to BIOL 2230 and NUR 1230.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1220  required for progression to NUR 1230.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.

Fall Semester

BIOL 2230

Microbiology

4

PSYC 2130

Lifespan Psychology

3

NUR 1230

Maternal Child Nursing

6


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2230 is required for continued progression in program.  A grade of C or higher is required.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1230 required for progression to 2200.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.  
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

PSYC 2310

Abnormal Psychology

3

NUR 2200

Medical Surgical Nursing II

6

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2200 required for progression to NUR 2210.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is after January 1st. The deadline is July 25th. The first two weeks of the semester is ideal to check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

Humanities

Fine Arts Elective

3

NUR 2210

Psychiatric/Geriatric Nursing

4

ENGL 1020 or SPCH 1010

Composition II or Speech

3


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2210 required for progression to NUR 2220..
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.

Fall Semester

NUR 2220

Medical Surgical Nursing III

8


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2220 required for graduation.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for graduation.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.

Fall Semester

BIOL 2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

NUR 1030

LPN Transition I

4


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020 and NUR 1040.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1030 required for progression to NUR 1040.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BIOL 2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 2130

Lifespan Psychology

3

NUR 1040

LPN Transition II

4


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2020 required for progression to BIOL 2230 and NUR 2010.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1040  required for progression to NUR 2010.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is after January 1st. The deadline is July 25th. The first two weeks of the semester is ideal to check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

BIOL 2230

Microbiology

4

PSYC 2310

Abnormal Psychology

3

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2230 is required for continued progression in program.  A grade of C or higher is required.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.  
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.

Fall Semester

ENGL 1020 or

SPCH 1010

Composition II or Speech

3

NUR 2010

Nursing III

9


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2010 required for progression to NUR 2020.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

Humanities

/Fine Arts Elective

3

NUR 2020

Nursing IV

9


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2020 required for graduation.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for graduation.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

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