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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

98 Southside Virginia

98 Southside Virginia Community College Program Approval: The Virginia Board of Nursing has approved the development, implementation, and continuation of this program. In Virginia, a State License is required for this profession. More information may be obtained from the Virginia Department of Health Professions; Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233- 1463 Phone: (804) 367-4515. Requirements for Application: Admission to the program is a separate process from general college admission. Please visit the SVCC website at http://www. southside.edu/programs/certificate-practical-nursing for detailed information and requirements. Applications for the clinical portion of the program are only accepted at certain times during the year. Specific application windows and deadlines may be found at the above link. Practical Nursing Program Policies: Practical Nursing Program Policies related to grades and degree requirements, pre-requisite courses and course sequencing, background check and urine drug screens, medical and physical requirements, and students with disabilities can be found on our website at: http://www. southside.edu/nursing/lpn-duties#policies. The following must be completed prior to enrollment in any clinical nursing course: completion of a criminal background check and drug screen, medical/physical exam and specific immunizations, and certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. Re-Admission Students who were unsuccessful in a nursing course may re-enroll in the nursing course, on a space avail- able basis, after all other qualified applicants have been accepted. Students must notify the nursing program head of their intent and must complete a re-entry form available on the SVCC website at http://www.southside. edu/nursing/lpn-duties#readmit. Program Notes 1. Students must pass a drug dosage/calculation test at the beginning of the third semester. 2. It is highly recommended that the student take as many non PNE courses as possible prior to entering the PNE course. Clinical Contracts Individual contracts are in effect with each affiliated clinical agency and these contracts may differ in requirements made of students. The general stipulations are found on our website at: http://www.southside.edu/ nursing/lpn-duties#clinical. Special Costs In addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the nursing program requires uniforms, shoes, books, computer testing, medical exams, graduation pin, campus lab kit, immunizations, criminal background checks, and urine drug screens that all all at the cost of the student. For up-to-date cost estimates please visit the SVCC website at: http://www.southside.edu/nursing/ lpnduties#costs. The student should also consider child care, transportation, meals, and possibly parking costs, as the program requires travel to clinical facilities to complete clinical assignments.

Programs of Study 99 NURSING, PRACTICAL (Certificate of Practical Nursing) Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 0 3 NUR 120 Nursing Terminology and Charting 2 0 2 PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I 4 9 7 NUR 135 Drug Dosage Calculations 2 0 2 SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 ENG 137 Communication Processes I 3 0 3 OR ENG 111 College Composition I ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 Total 18 9 21 SECOND SEMESTER First Semester classes must be completed prior to enrolling in Second Semester classes. PNE 162 Nursing in Health Changes II 6 15 11 PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3 PNE 173 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses 2 0 2 Total 11 15 16 THIRD SEMESTER Second Semester classes must be completed prior to enrolling in Third Semester classes. PNE 163 Nursing in Health Changes III 5 9 8 PNE 145 Trends in Practical Nursing 1 0 1 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 9 9 12 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 49 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science electives.