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 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.  The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON)* and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).**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 RN 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 applicant should request the RN 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 nursing program is current at the time of printing, but all information is subject to change without notice or obligation.


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 Director 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. Applicants who have been unsuccessful in another nursing program are not eligible for admission to the GC nursing program. 

 


Contact information regarding program approval and accreditation:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
33 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
http://www.acenursing.org

 

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe Street #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-7400
http://www.bon.state.tx.us 

 

 

Associate Degree - Nursing


Subject

Semester Hours



PREREQUISITES

*BIOL 2401 or 2301 and 2101 4

4


PREREQUISITES

*BIOL 2402 or 2302 and 2102 4
*MATH 1314 or 1342 3

7


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

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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 Nursing program facilitates upward educational mobility for the licensed vocational/practical nurse by offering advanced placement into the nursing program through two transitional entry courses (RNSG 1413 and RNSG 1227).  These courses are offered as hybrid courses, combining online and classroom learning and must be taken and passed concurrently to progress to the Nursing 3 semester.  Students may only take the TE courses one time. If unsuccessful in one or both of the TE courses, eligible students may apply for admission to Nursing 1 or 2 in the generic program. Acceptance into the program is required to take the RNSG courses.


Upon successful completion of the two TE courses, students receive 11 semester credits for prior vocational nursing courses.  TE students then continue in the nursing program following the traditional ADN course schedule for the third and fourth semesters.  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.


Contact information regarding program approval and accreditation:

Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe Street #3-460, Austin, TX 78701, (512) 305-7400 http://www.bon.state.tx.us 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 33 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000 http://www.acenursing.org

LVN to RN Transitional Entry Option


Subject

Semester Hours



PREREQUISITES

*BIOL 2401 or 2301 and 2101 4
*BIOL 2420 or 2320 and 2120 4
PSYC 2301 (General Psychology) 3

11


PREREQUISITES

*BIOL 2402 or 2301 and 2102 4
PSYC 2314 (Lifespan, Growth & Development) 3
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
*MATH 1314 or 1342 3

13


Co-Requisites

Lang/Phil/Culture/Creative Arts Core 3

3


First Semester

RNSG 1227 2
RNSG 1413 4

6


Second Semester 

RNSG 2414 (Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs) 4
RNSG 2462 (Clinical) 4

8


Third Semester 
RNSG 2435 (Integrated Client Care Management)  4
RNSG 2463 (Clinical) 4

8



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Upon successful completion of the two TE courses, the TE student will receive 11 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: 06/20/2019