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Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing

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Nursing courses have been carefully developed and scheduled to meet the needs of adult learners. The curriculum combines classroom instruction with laboratory skills components, and clinical experiences in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, complex care nursing, behavioral health, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, pharmacology, and nursing leadership. Clinical experience, an important part of the ETI Technical College of Niles philosophy, will take place at local nursing homes, hospitals, and healthcare agencies that provide continuing support for nursing education programs.

The nursing program is divided into five semesters 15 weeks in length (with one additional week of finals), for a total of 75 weeks plus finals; total length 80 weeks. The advanced standing program is divided over four – five semesters for a total of 60-75 weeks plus finals; total length 64-80 weeks. Each semester consists of prescribed subjects and studies that build upon each other. Students begin their training in the first semester and progress sequentially through each semester until all courses and semesters have been successfully completed. The program’s goals and learning domains are evident in the objectives. The syllabi are consistent and available for the student at the beginning of each course.

ADN students who meet all program progression and completion requirements will be awarded a degree and become eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who become Registered Nurses will then qualify for Technical Credit Transfer (Stackable Certificates: HB 699, Section R.E. 33.34, 126th General Assembly) through articulation plans at regional RN to BSN nursing programs should they choose to continue their education in nursing.

ADN-RN Program Policies

In some instances, policies and regulations exist for students in the ADN-RN program that do not apply to students in other programs at ETI Technical College of Niles. Unless specified, students in the ADN-RN program must abide by the terms, policies, and procedures in the ETI Technical College of Niles catalog. ADN-RN program policy changes that occur after students are admitted to the program will be communicated to students in writing and verbally via the administrator, instructors, and student liaisons. The program shall not implement changes to policies for student progression, or requirements for completion of the program, regarding students enrolled in the program at the time the changes are adopted.

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ADN-RN Program Admission Policy

1. Applicants are admitted three times yearly: January, May, and September.

2. Applicants must first be admitted to ETI Technical College of Niles and attend a nursing information session, or meet with a nursing advisor before they are eligible for selection to the ADN-RN program.

3. Selection for all applicants is based on the following criteria:

• Graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Development (GED) certificate according to State guidelines; Official Transcript required.

• Pre-Entrance Testing – passage of the HESI, evolve Reach Pre-Entrance Examination (75% in subject areas-reading, grammar, and math); Applicants are only permitted two (2) attempts, test results are good for one (1) year; and

• Results of criminal background check.

4. All completed applications will be reviewed by the Nursing Admission Committee. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria, interview, and review. Applicants will be notified by letter if accepted or if further documents are needed. The program will admit as many qualified applicants as its resources permit. Applicants who meet the criteria, but are not admitted, may reapply for the next class.

5. Following notification of acceptance into the nursing program, but prior to the beginning of the first nursing course, students must submit to the nursing office documentation of:

• Good health as evidenced by a physical examination within one year prior to admission to the nursing program, including baseline two step tuberculin skin test (Mantoux) for tuberculosis;

• Hepatitis B, Mumps, Rubeola, Rubella, Varicella, and Tetanus immunity in accordance with the guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the flu shot;

• Participation in ETI Liability Insurance Program;

• Certification by the American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers in Basic Cardiac Life Support (or an equivalent training), including adult, child, and infant resuscitation; and

• Submission of a passport-type photograph.

Note: Failure to provide the above will prohibit the student from providing patient care and may result in failure to meet the clinical objectives, and will therefore fail the program.

Scheduled Class Times Are:

Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clinical Experiences
Monday – Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration Fee $1000

and includes a $50 nonrefundable registration fee

The course feeds do NOT include the following costs:
Fees from D&S Diversified Technologies for the State Exam. Ohio Board of Nursing certification fee, BCI background  testing, TB testing, and uniforms.

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ADN-RN Program Criminal Background Check

Criminal background checks, both state and federal, are used to determine whether a student may be placed in clinical settings under Ohio law, including Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4723.09 (2) (b). Clinical sites may decline to accept students with any convictions which will prevent the student from successfully completing the academic program. Students with drug trafficking convictions will not be considered for admission. Students who are convicted of, pled guilty to, or have a judicial finding of guilt for any crime subsequent to enrollment, should immediately notify the ADN-RN Program Administrator as such action will affect the student’s ability to complete the program and / or obtain an Ohio license. A confidential Disclosure Statement will need to be signed for a positive BCI, stating understanding of above.

The Ohio Board of Nursing requires applicants for licensure to submit to a criminal records check, both state and federal completed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and investigation in a form prescribed by the Ohio Board of Nursing the results of which indicate the individual had not been convicted of, pled guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for any violation set forth in section Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4723.09. For further information, see the Ohio Board of Nursing website at www.nursing.ohio.gov.

ADN-RN Program Advanced Standing LPN Option

Advanced placement for LPNs is available. An applicant must be a graduate of a Board of Nursing state-approved school of practical nursing, demonstrate proof of a current unrestricted license, and meet the same admission requirements as other nursing students. Students will be admitted based on space availability (three times a year when courses start-January, May, and September). The nursing technology and related courses must be completed within two (2) calendar years. All student transcripts will be reviewed for general education course credits as below.

An LPN, who qualifies, must have completed NUR-095 LPN to RN Role Transitions, with a grade of “B” or better in order to gain advanced placement. If the criteria is not met, then advanced standing is no longer an option for the student. All transfer general education courses must align with curriculum, and comply with ETI Technical College of Niles program rules. A student may request credit for courses previously taken at a post-secondary education by contacting the admissions department. A student can only transfer credit for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned. Transfer course(s) must fulfill the specific degree requirements, and have been taken within the past ten years. The total number of transfer credits and challenge test credits accepted in the student’s program of study cannot exceed 50% of the semester credit hours required to graduate from the program. The student must provide the College with an official transcript from each of the postsecondary institutions for which they would like to have evaluated prior to the class start date. The student may have to provide course(s) syllabi for the previous education if the College requests it.

Out-of-state applicants must have and maintain active, unrestricted licensure and must complete two hours of continuing education on Ohio Law and Rules “Category A” provided by an Ohio Board of Nursing Approver. Online-Resources-for-Ohio-Law-and-Rules.pdf.

Upon successful completion of NUR 095, the LPN will be given credit for the following nursing courses: NUR-101, NUR-102, NUR-103 and NUR-106.

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Students are given revised catalogs, syllabi, and any information in handout forms from instructors / administration within the classroom, or via campus email or through the mail. Access to ETI Technical College of Niles Facebook page is available for information, and the ETI Technical College of Niles website is available to all students and the public: https://eticollege.edu/. ETI regularly posts on social media sites, including Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/etitechnicalcollege. ETI Technical College of Niles reserves the right to make changes in policies, procedures, degree requirements, schedules, course offerings, and other college standards.

                   ADN-RN Program Standardized Testing

The Evolve HESI Exit Examination will be administered to all nursing students in the last semester of the nursing program, prior to graduation. This exam measures the students’ readiness to take the NCLEX-RN exam and provides national comparisons to norm group by program type. The Evolve HESI Exit Exam has a current accuracy rate of 98.4 percent in predicting NCLEX exam success. Students must pass this examination with a score of 850 or better to graduate. The student will be given three attempts to pass the examination. Individualized remediation for this examination, based on the test items incorrectly answered, is available for all students.

The next ADN-RN and Practical Nursing classes begin January 16, 2023.  To be considered for this class, you must pass the Reading, Grammar, and Math sections of the HESI Evolve pre-test with at least a 75% on each individual section.  The non-refundable fee for testing is $50.00, which must be paid at least one week prior to your desired test date.  Payment and registration can be done in the Administration building. Any applicant who cancels or reschedules at least five business days prior to test date will not be required to pay again.  Any applicant who cancels, reschedules or no-shows four business days or less before the test date will pay the full price to reschedule.   ETI offers free review classes with the purchase of the Evolve review book.  The cost of the review book is $60.00. Review classes are held on Tuesdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm and Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you on testing day and allow a three-hour time limit.  Test dates are as follows:

 

Friday                Dec. 2,  2022                    12:30pm –   3:30pm        Rm 7

Monday             Dec. 5,  2022                      5:00pm  –  8:00pm        Rm 7

Wednesday        Dec. 7,  2022                     4:00pm  –  7:00pm         Rm 7

Friday                Dec.  9,  2022                    12:30pm  – 3:30pm        Rm 7

Monday             Dec. 12, 2022                     5:00pm  –  8:00pm        Rm 7

Wednesday        Dec. 14,  2022                     4:00pm  – 7:00pm        Rm 7

Friday                Dec. 16, 2022                   12:30pm  –  3:30pm        Rm 7

Monday             Dec.  19, 2022                     5:00pm  – 8:00pm        Rm 7

Wednesday        Dec.  21, 2022                     4:00pm  – 7:00pm        Rm 7

ETI Technical College of Niles is offering a FREE HESI TEST WAIVER ($50 Value) if you get your background check on campus through Masters on December 1st or December 8th from 4pm-5pm. This is a cash offer only. The cost of the background checks are $60. 

 

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ADN-RN Program Mandatory Pass of Examinations

There are four (4) areas of the ETI Technical College of Niles Nursing curriculum that require mandatory pass of examinations:

  • Math Examinations in NUR 103 and NUR 209
  • IV Therapy Examination in NUR 200
  • Evolve Exit Examination in NUR 211
  • The student will be given three attempts to pass the above exams. To continue with the NUR course, the student must pass on the third attempt. Failure to pass on the third attempt will result in repeating the course attached to exam.

Grade Conversion Table for ADN-RN Program

The final grades will be calculated from the percentages earned in the class as follows:

GradePercentageCredit
A93-100%4.0
B - All NUR83-92%3.5
C - All Applied GE73-82%3.0
D - All ETI GE60-72%2.5
F<59%0.0
WWithdrawLimited to Week 10
UAUnsuccessful AttemptRepeating Course

Student Requirements for completion of the program

The following requirements must be met prior to graduation from the program:

  1. Obtain a grade of 83% or higher in all theory courses;
  2. Obtain a passing (satisfactory) grade in all clinical experiences;
  3. Obtain a mandatory pass of the math, IV therapy, and Evolve HESI Exit examinations;
  4. Submit all required paperwork; and
  5. Payment of all tuition, fees, and expenses owed to ETI Technical College of Niles.

Student Attendance

Students are expected to attend, on time, every class and clinical session. For completion of each course, a student is required to attend 90% of class time, 100% of laboratory time, and 100% of clinical time; failure will occur if attendance requirements are NOT met. In the case of absence, the student should immediately notify the College, the faculty member, and, if appropriate, the clinical site. Attendance for lecture, laboratory, and clinical will be kept. Students who are not in class or laboratory within ten minutes of the scheduled start time will be counted as absent.

A student reporting more than ten (10) minutes late for a scheduled examination will be refused admission and marked absent. Students will be allowed to make-up missed quizzes but will NOT be allowed to make-up missed examinations. Students reporting more than ten (10) minutes late to a clinical assignment will be considered absent and will not be able to complete the clinical experience for that day. The attendance record will become a part of the student’s permanent folder if failed due to attendance.

NOTE: Instructors reserve the right to dismiss a student from the class for inappropriate or offensive classroom/clinical behavior.

If at any time a student’s cumulative average is below 83% theory / 73% applied, the student will receive an academic warning and be advised by the instructor. By the end of the course, the student must achieve an 83% theory / 73% applied average or will fail the course and may be dismissed from the program. A student who is dismissed from the program for failure in a theory course may be readmitted one time only. A student who fails in a theory course may repeat the course one time only if within the defined maximum completion time and at the discretion of the ADN-RN Program Administrator. All courses may not be offered the following semester. A student who withdraws in good standing from the program may petition for mid-curriculum readmission in the appropriate semester within one year of the last date attended. Former students may request re-admission one time only.

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ADN-RN Program Curriculum and Course Descriptions:

Core concepts of the curriculum are: patient-centered care, safety and quality, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, nursing judgment, professional identity, and information and technology. Concepts from the biological and behavioral sciences will be taken concurrently with nursing courses.

Theory and clinical experiences are planned to facilitate the attainment of student learning outcomes. Each nursing course has unique clinical activities using various contracted facilities. Select agencies are used when needed to meet the learning needs of students.

Students are scheduled Monday thru Friday; daytime and evening for class and day, evening, or weekend for clinical. Vacation time is allotted throughout the program. Course schedules are posted in ample time to accommodate student needs.

All nursing courses require a grade of 83% ‘B’ or better. All nursing courses must be taken in scheduled sequence.

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ADN-RN Program Nursing Course List:

NUR-101       Introduction to Nursing Foundations
NUR-102       Fundamentals of Nursing
NUR-103       Pharmacology and Dosage
NUR-105        Pathophysiology for Nurses
NUR-106        Principles of Nutrition for Nursing
NUR-200       Advanced Nursing Theory
NUR-201        Lifespan, Growth and Development
NUR-202       Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
NUR-203       Mental Health and Psychosocial Nursing Community
NUR-209       Advanced Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations
NUR-210        Complex Care Nursing
NUR-211         Professional Nursing Role Development

 Applied
HAP-100         Human Anatomy & Physiology I
HAP-200         Human Anatomy & Physiology II
MIC-200         Microbiology for Healthcare Professions
STA-200          Statistics

 General Education
AGP-120          American Government & Politics
ERS- 110         Earth Science
MTH-110        College Algebra
SOC-110          Sociology
WRC-110        Written Communications

NUR-095       LPN to RN Role Transition (Advanced Standing Course)

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing Program

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    Courses Required

    Traditional ADN Curriculum

    Course #Course NameCredit HoursTheory HrsLab HrsClinical HrsTotal Credits

    1st Semester

    NUR 101Introduction to Nursing Foundations2.04500
    HAP 100 Human Anatomy & Physiology I2.545150
    WRC 110Written Communications3.04500
    MTH 110College Algebra 3.04500
    NUR 106Principles of Nutrition for Nursing2.0450012.5
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    NUR 095
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    Transition from LPN to Associate Degree Nursing Student *
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    3.0
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    45
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    0
    __
    0

    2nd Semester

    NUR 102Fundamentals of Nursing4.0453030
    NUR 201Human Growth & Development2.04500
    STA 200Statistics 2.0450013.5
    HAP 200Human Anatomy & Physiology II2.545150
    ERS 110Earth Science3.04500

    3rd Semester

    NUR 103Pharmacology and Dosage Calc.2.04500
    MIC 200Microbiology for Healthcare Prof.2.04500
    NUR 105Pathophysiology for Nurses 2.0450013.0
    NUR 200Advanced Nursing Theory
    7.04530120

    4th Semester

    NUR 203Mental Health and Psychosocial Nursing3.545050
    SOC 110Sociology3.04500
    NUR 209Advanced Pharmacology 2.04500
    NUR 202Maternity and Pediatrics 4.06004012.5

    5th Semester

    NUR 210Complex Care Nursing 7.0600120
    NUR 211Professional Nursing Role Develop. 3.045030
    AGP 120American Government & Politics 3.0450013.0
    Program TOTAL64.597590390Total Credit Hours
    ● NUR-095 Transition from LPN to RN Student for Advanced Standing Students Only

    Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing Program

    *LPN to RN Advanced Standing Students Only

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      Advanced Standing Curriculum

      Course #Course NameCredit HoursTheory HrsLab HrsClinical HrsTotal Credits

      1st Semester

      NUR 095*Transition from LPN to Associate Degree Nursing 3.04500
      HAP 100 Human Anatomy & Physiology I2.545150
      WRC 110Written Communications3.04500
      MTH 110College Algebra3.045008.5
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      NUR 095
      ________________________
      Transition from LPN to Associate Degree Nursing Student *
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      3.0*
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      45
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      0
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      0

      2nd Semester

      NUR 201Human Growth & Development2.04500
      STA 200Statistics 2.04500
      SOC 110Sociology3.04500
      ERS 110Earth Science3.0450012.5
      HAP 200Human Anatomy & Physiology II2.545150

      3rd Semester

      MIC 200Microbiology for Healthcare Prof.2.04500
      NUR 105Pathophysiology for Nurses 2.0450011.0
      NUR 200Advanced Nursing Theory 7.04530120

      4th Semester

      NUR 203Mental Health and Psychosocial
      Nursing
      3.545050
      NUR 209Advanced Pharmacology 2.04500
      NUR 202Maternity and Pediatrics 4.0600409.5

      5th Semester

      NUR 210Complex Care Nursing 7.0600120
      NUR 211Professional Nursing Role Develop. 3.045030
      AGP 120American Government & Politics 3.0450013.0
      Transfer CreditNUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 10610.0180303010.0
      Program TOTAL64.597590390Total Credit Hours
      Advanced Standing for LPNs — Advanced Placement for LPNs is available through the “Access to Nursing Program.” An LPN must complete NUR-095 with a grade of “B” or better in order to gain advanced placement. Upon successful completion of NUR-095 (LPN to RN Role Development) the LPN will be given credit for the following ADN courses: NUR-101, NUR-102, NUR-103 and NUR-106 (10 credits).
      *NUR 095 does not count as academic credit, will not calculate in GPA, does not calculate as part of required program credits for graduation; will calculate as part of tuition cost and financial aid award.

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