The Spring 2014 nursing application period will begin August 26, 2013 and end September 13, 2013.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The JTCC Nursing Program prepares individuals to enter the registered nursing profession and teaches students to deliver quality patient care. At the conclusion of the program, the student will:
- Demonstrate the use of nursing process.
- Apply nursing skills to patients’ needs.
- Communicate therapeutically.
- Synthesize and communicate relevant data.
- Integrate teaching in the care of patients regardless of setting.
- Apply ethical values and legal practices in nursing.
- Utilize management skills to coordinate cost-effective care.
- Assume the role of associate degree nurse at an entry level in the profession.
- Assume accountability and responsibility for own actions as a contributing member of the health-care team.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
- High school diploma or equivalent must be documented.
- Satisfactory scores on college placement tests in English and mathematics.
- Detailed current information for interested applicants may be found in the Nursing Information Packet.
- Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the program materials located on the web site.
- All applicants must take a nursing entrance test and pass the test at the required percentile for that test. Specific details regarding acceptable entrance tests are located in the Nursing Information Packet. Please note, however, the tests are not interchangeable. Each test has a specific score that is acceptable to the program and associated details with which the applicant must comply in order for the admission application to be deemed acceptable. Test results must be no older than 3 years at the time of application.
- Math, science and ITE courses have specific time constraints.
- All accepted students must have current CPR certification through the American Heart Association: BLS Healthcare Provider. Internet courses are not acceptable unless there is a supervised demonstration component.
- All accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening, physical examination and dental examination. Evidence of hepatitis-B vaccination or statement that the student declines the vaccination must be provided.
- Applicants must have a curricular GPA of at least 2.5 to be considered for admission. However, this is a competitive admissions process.
- All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions and Records office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
- Students must earn a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to continue in the nursing program and may not have more than two attempts at any course. See the Nursing Student Handbook for all program policies and procedures.
- Students are responsible for additional expenses mandated by the program and these include, but are not limited to: course materials, uniforms, lab kits, nursing equipment, current computer, hardware, software and internet. Expenses associated with the acceptance process are the burden of the student including, but not limited to: the criminal background check, drug screening, physical examination, etc.
- Students may wish to consider the purchase of accident insurance and personal health insurance due to the inherent risk of exposure to disease. John Tyler Community College does not assume responsibility for accidents/incidents which occur in the clinical setting nor does it provide any student health services. The student assumes financial responsibility for accidents/incidents requiring medical attention.
- It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including materials found on this web page, and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.
- Students have Nursing Program advisors assigned after they have been curriculum placed by the counseling office.
- Traditional Track: Typical classroom sessions are Monday through Friday during the day. Clinicals may be days, evenings and/or weekends.
- Hybrid Distance Education Track (HDEP): Theory is delivered in a virtual format. Wimba Classroom is used for course meetings and office hours. Faculty may require mandatory on-campus activities and/or mandatory Wimba Classroom participation. Clinicals may be days, evenings, and/or weekends.
Special Accreditation Status
The Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.
Recent NCLEX pass rates for graduates of the College’s Nursing Program taking the NCLEX for the first time are:
|YTD||JTCC||HDEP||VA Average||National Average|
|2006||91.51%||85.39% (9/30/06)||88.70% (9/30/06)|
|2013 (First Quarter)||98.08%||92.86%||89.68%||90.35%|
Calculation of Credit Hours: The nursing program follows VCCS and JTCC guidelines for calculating credit hours. Lecture: one clock hour equals one credit hour. Clinical laboratory: three clock hours equal one credit hour. Lecture and laboratory hours assigned to them are shown with course descriptions.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4||BIO 231|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|MTH 158 College Algebra||3|
|PSY 230 Developmental Psychology||3|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4||BIO 232|
|NUR 111 Nursing I||7|
|NUR 226 Health Assessment||3|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|NUR 221 Second-Level Nursing Principles and Concepts||9|
|SOC 200 Principles of Sociology||3|
|4th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing||3|
|NUR 246 Parent/Child Nursing||3|
|NUR 247 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing||3|
|HLT 143 Medical Terminology I or HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition and Human Development||3||See Note 5.|
|Information Technology Elective||1|
|5th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|NUR 223 Second-Level Nursing Principles and Concepts III||9|
|NUR 254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing||1||NUR 255|
|Humanities Elective||3||PHI 220|
|Total Credits For Program||66|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- The humanities elective requirement can be satisfied by completing a literature (ENG), foreign language, humanities (HUM), philosophy (PHI), art (ART), music (MUS), speech course addressing performing arts and the history of theatre (CST), or religion (REL) course. ENG 112, CST 100, CST 105 and CST 115 may not be used to satisfy humanities elective requirements.
- To satisfy the information technology elective requirement, students should plan to take one credit in an ITE computer course offered at the College. (ITE credits cannot be more than five years old.)
- A student must have completed BIO 141 within 10 years prior to acceptance to the Nursing Program.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- BIO 231, BIO 232, HLT 230 and PHI 220 courses may be required by some four-year universities for those pursuing the B.S.N. Students should consult their selected four-year university and their nursing faculty advisor for guidance.
- Nursing Information Packet 2012-2013
- Nursing Student Handbook 2012-2013
- Hybrid Track Application
- Traditional Track Application
- General Information Session Information Sheet for Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
- General Information Session Information Sheet for Summer 2013
- Nursing Program Frequently Asked Questions
- TEAS Frequently Asked Questions
- Letter to Prospective Students (March 30, 2012)
- Notice to Students of Program Policy Change
For additional information, contact the Division of Health Sciences: 804-622-8700 (Nursing Education Center).