Associate of Science in Nursing Bridge Pathway
Offered at the Following Campus
Southeastern Technical College (STC) is proud to provide a pathway option that allows qualified individuals who possess current unrestricted licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Paramedic (EMT-P) to bridge his or her education and training into the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN). The traditional ASN Program nursing program course work (RNSG courses) is completed within four (4) semesters. The ASN Bridge Pathway allows qualified applicants to complete nursing program course work (RNSG-B courses) within three (3) semesters. Students meeting the Bridge Pathway admission requirements and successfully completing the RNSG-B 1019: Transition to Professional Nursing course will receive credit for the traditional ASN Program courses RNSG 1005: Foundations of Nursing and RNSG 1020: Medical Surgical Nursing.
Students will receive classroom instruction in a hybrid format and coordinated clinical experiences in the nursing care of clients at local hospitals and community agencies under the supervision and guidance of the nursing faculty. Nursing courses are grouped in progressive levels of complexity, and students must successfully complete all course work in one level before progressing to the next. Students will attend class/clinical one (1) to two (2) days per week. Class meetings will be held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Clinical assignments will vary depending upon the assigned clinical sites.
Upon completion of requirements below, twenty students will be accepted for the Bridge Pathway Fall Semester 2017.
1. The following traditional ASN Program requirements:
- Submit a completed application & application fee;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
- All prerequisite courses (courses without an RNSG prefix) must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.
- The student’s grade point average (GPA) will be calculated based on the grade earned in all prerequisite courses required for the ASN Program curriculum; this will include transfer and repeated classes. COLL 1040* and ALMA 1000* are not used in the calculation for competitive admission. *(Fall 2017 Bridge Pathway students must take COLL 1040 and ALMA 1000 prior to graduation. An ALMA 1000 exemption exam will be available.)
- The higher a student’s GPA, the higher the student will rank in the competitive admission process.
- BIOL 2113/2113L, BIOL 2114/2114L must be completed within the last five years.
- Scoring on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is utilized in the nursing program entry process. An adjusted individual total score of 66% or greater on the TEAS will be needed to be considered for admission into the ASN Program.
- Students will be allowed three (3) attempts to score the required adjusted individual score of 66% or greater.
- It is recommended that students wait a minimum of 30 days between each attempt.
- The attempts and scores will apply to the admission criteria of both the Practical and Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Therefore, students are allowed three (3) total TEAS attempts regardless of program choice.
- TEAS scores will be valid for three (3) calendar years.
2. Additional requirements for the ASN Program Bridge Pathway option:
- Students must possess and maintain, throughout the duration of the ASN Bridge Pathway, a current, valid, and unencumbered license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or as a Licensed Paramedic (EMT-P);
- Complete a minimum of 1,000 employer verified practice-based hours within the past 12 months - Proof of Employment Form;
- Students will be accepted into the program after attaining a passing score on the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam and prior to enrollment in the nursing program (RNSG-B) courses.
- Educational sessions and study material will be offered prior to sitting for the Competency Exam.
- Two (2) attempts to attain a passing score will be granted.
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