Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing

The Nursing program provides an integrated nursing curriculum that assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to function as beginning practitioners of nursing.  The curriculum includes classroom, skills lab, simulation lab, and clinical courses.  Students must satisfactorily complete all the nursing courses in each semester concurrently in order to progress to the next semester of the program, and all semesters must be taken in sequence. Acceptance into the program is required to take the RNSG courses.


Upon completion of the program of study, the student will have earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates of the program may then apply to the Board of Nursing to take the licensure exam to become a registered nurse. To qualify to take the licensing exam, students must meet eligibility requirements stipulated by the Board of Nursing.  Applicants who have reason to believe they may be ineligible to take the licensing exam due to criminal background issues may petition the BON for a declaratory order. This should be done prior to entering the nursing program since these eligibility issues also prevent the student from enrolling in the clinical courses. Information about eligibility is available in the Associate Degree Nursing Information Packet and on the website for the Texas Board of Nursing.


Detailed information about the program is provided in an information packet, available by sending an email request to nursing@grayson.edu.

The following general information about the nursing program is current at the time of printing, but all information is subject to change without notice or obligation.

Information sessions are available for interested candidates to attend. The schedule is posted on the Grayson website calendar and the program's website.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

Member of the Profession

  1. Demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors.
  2. Demonstrate personal accountability and growth.
  3. Advocate on behalf of patients, families, self, and the profession.

Provider of Patient-Centered Care

  1. Use clinical decision making skills to provide comprehensive, safe, effective care for patients and families.
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate teaching plans to meet the needs of patients and families.
  3. Integrate a caring approach in the provision of care for diverse patients and families.
  4. Perform skills safely and correctly in the provision of patient care.
  5. Manage resources in the provision of safe, effective care for patients and families.

Patient Safety Advocate

  1. Implement measures to promote a safe environment for patients, self, and others.
  2. Formulate goals and outcomes to reduce risk using evidence-based guidelines.

Member of the Health Care Team

  1. Initiate and facilitate timely communication to meet the needs of patients and families
  2. Collaborate with patients, families, and health care team members in a timely manner to promote quality care.
  3. Function as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

 


Transfer of College Coursework

Students who desire admission via transfer to GC must adhere to the GC course transfer policies outlined in the GC Student Handbook. This includes submitting official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the Office of Admissions and Records and a copy of the transcripts to the ADN program. The Office of Admissions and Records will not send a copy to the ADN office. Prerequisite and corequisite general education courses will be accepted for transfer and application toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing if the course is evaluated as equivalent to the required course at GC. Nursing courses are accepted for transfer only with prior approval of the ADN Admissions Committee. Students wishing to transfer nursing courses should request an Information Packet at nursing@grayson.edu. Copies of course syllabi from all previous nursing courses must be submitted to the ADN Program Coordinator to determine eligibility for transfer.  Applicants must also provide a letter from the previous nursing program director stating that the applicant is currently passing and in good standing. 


Contact information regarding program approval and accreditation:

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Grayson College at the Main Campus located in Denison, Texas is accredited by the:  

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
Phone: 404.975.5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Grayson College is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas  78701
Phone:  512.305.7400
Fax:  512.305.7401


 

 

Associate Degree - Nursing - Traditional Program

AAS Nursing University Transfer Prerequisites
Subject Semester Hours
*BIOL 2401 or 2301 and 2101 (Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab) 4
*BIOL 2402 or 2302 and 2102 (Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture and Lab) 4
*MATH 1314 (College Algebra) or 1342 (Elementary Statistical Methods) 3
prerequisites: 11
AAS Nursing University Transfer Requirements
Subject Semester Hours
RNSG 1423 (Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs) 4
RNSG 1119 (Integrated Nursing Skills) 1
RNSG 1360 (Clinical)  3
*BIOL 2420 or 2320 and 2120 4
PSYC 2301 (General Psychology)  3

RNSG 2404 (Integrated Care of the Patient with Common Health Care Needs)

4
RNSG 1144 (Nursing Skills)  1
RNSG 1461 (Clinical) 4
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
*Lang/Phil/Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
PSYC 2314 (Lifespan, Growth & Development) 3
RNSG 2414 (Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs) 4
RNSG 2462 (Clinical) 4
RNSG 2435 (Integrated Client Care Management)  4
RNSG 2463 (Clinical)  4
total: 60

Capstone Requirement: Successful completion of RNSG 2435 and 2463.

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

The Transitional Entry (TE) Program Track facilitates upward educational mobility for the licensed vocational/practical nurse by offering advanced placement into the nursing program. Students in the TE program receive 8 semester credits for prior vocational nursing courses. The TE students will start their courses in the second semester courses of the Traditional ADN Program. Grading and progression policies are the same for all students in the nursing program regardless of entry as a Traditional or TE student.


Detailed information about the program is provided in a TE information packet, available by sending an email request to nursing@grayson.edu. The applicant should request the Transitional Entry Nursing Information Packet.  This packet will be sent to the applicant via email.  Completion of this information packet is required for all applicants to the program.

The following general information about the TE program is current at the time of printing, but all information is subject to change without notice or obligation.

Information sessions are held monthly for interested candidates to attend. The schedule is posted on the Grayson website calendar.

Associate Degree - Nursing - LVN to AAS Transitional Entry

LVN to AAS Prerequisites
Subject Semester Hours
*BIOL 2401 or 2301 and 2101 (Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab) 4
*BIOL 2420 or 2320 and 2120 (Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab) 4
PSYC 2301 (General Psychology) 3
*BIOL 2402 or 2302 and 2102 4
PSYC 2314 (Lifespan, Growth & Development) 3
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
*MATH 1314 (College Algebra) or 1342 (Elementary Statistical Methods) 3
prerequisites 24
LVN to AAS Co-Requisites
Subject Semester Hours
Lang/Phil/Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
Corequisites: 3
LVN to AAS First Semester Courses
Subject Semester Hours
RNSG 2404 (Care of Patients with Common Needs) 4
RNSG 1144 (Nursing Skills 2) 1
RNSG 1461 (Clinical Nursing 2) 4
first semester: 9
LVN to AAS Second Semester Courses
Subject Semester Hours
RNSG 2414 (Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs) 4
RNSG 2462 (Clinical) 4
second semester: 8
LVN to AAS Third Semester Courses
Subject Semester Hours
RNSG 2435 (Integrated Client Care Management)  4
RNSG 2463 (Clinical) 4
third semester: 8
Credit Award for LVN/LPN License
Subject Semester Hours
Credit Award for LVN/LPN License 8
Total Credits for AAS
Subject Semester Hours
Total Credits 60

The TE student will receive 8 semester credits for courses equivalent to vocational nursing courses. Capstone Requirement: Successful completion of RNSG 2435 and 2463.

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

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Last updated: 04/20/2022