Morgan Community College

Nursing

Students will develop entry-level skills for work in hospitals, clinics and other inpatient/outpatient health care settings. Nursing students participate in both classroom instruction and supervised patient care experiences, which focus on the prevention of disease and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Fundamentals of leadership and management may be included as a vital part of your curriculum. Dedication to community and a spirit of giving back may be emphasized.

Nursing Program Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program has maintained continual accreditation since 1991 through the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The program is also nationally accredited through Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Contact info:

Colorado Board of Nursing

1560 Broadway, Suite 110

Denver CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7855 or (800)886-7675

www.dora.state.co.us/nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000

www.acenursing.org

Morgan Community College Nursing Options

Morgan Community College offers the following nursing options:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (Associate of Applied Science)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) Exit Option
  • Advanced Placement Option (LPN to ADN)

Nursing Program Contact Information

Student Success Advisor for Health Occupations

For questions about the nursing program, contact the Student Success Advisor for Health Occupations at 970-542-3224 or email nursing@morgancc.edu.

Director of Nursing Education

Phone: 970-542-3240

Email: nursing@morgancc.edu

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Graduates of this program receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, also known as an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION:

To be eligible for application to the ADN program, students must have completed the following pre-requisites with a grade of "C" or higher:

  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab, 4 cr, within the last 7 years
  • PSY 235 Human Growth & Development, 3 cr
  • ENG 121 English Composition, 3 cr
  • HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition, 1 cr
  • GPA of 2.5 is required for all of the above listed pre-requisites
  • Elementary Algebra Accuplacer score of 60 or higher, within the last 5 years

Morgan Community College uses a competitive admission process for admission to the Nursing Program. Points are awarded based on course grades in BIO 201, (first time completing course only), along with scores on the English language section of the HESI nurse entrance test, prior paid nurse aide work experience, residence in the MCC service area, and previous qualified application to the MCC Nursing Program.

After completing the course prerequisites, students may apply to the Nursing Program. The application period starts mid-January of each year and ends on the last day of February. Applications received by the last day of February will be given priority. Applications may be taken after the end of February until the nursing program is at capacity.

Applicants will be notified by email of the available testing dates and cost of the HESI Nursing Entrance Test.

  • The following will be discussed at the new nursing student orientation. Orientation date will be included in nursing acceptance letter that will be mailed to those accepted into the nursing program.
  • American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider card (must be valid for the duration of the program)
  • A criminal background check to be done within 90 days of the first day of starting program. DO NOT COMPLETE ANY EARLIER!
  • 10-panel drug screening.

    Although possession and use of marijuana for certain medical conditions consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited for students seeking admission or enrolled in a health program at Morgan Community College. Therefore a student with a drug screening showing positive for use of marijuana is ineligible for admission and/or continuance in program.

  • Uniforms, equipment & supplies
  • Immunization record
  • Annual Flu Vaccine required
  • Liability insurance and clinical badge payment

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Course

Course Title

Credits

Semester 1 PREREQUISITES FOR ADN

11

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1 (Taken within last 7 years)

4

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

PSY 235

Human Growth & Development: SS3

3

HPR 108

Dietary Nutrition

1

Maintain GPA of 2.50 for all of the above listed courses

Student now eligible to apply to the Nursing Program.

See ADN Admission requirements.

Semester 2 - Fall

15

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: SCI

4

MAT 103

Math for Clinical Calculations

3

NUR 109

Fundamentals in Nursing

6

NUR 112

Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

2

Semester 3 - Spring

17

NUR 106

Medical-Surgical Concepts

7

NUR 150

Obstetric & Pediatric Nursing

6

BIO 216

Pathophysiology

4

Semester 4 - Fall

12.5

NUR 206

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing I

6.5

NUR 211

Nursing of Psychiatric Clients

4

NUR 212

Pharmacology II

2

Semester 5 - Spring

12

NUR 216

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing II

5

NUR 230

Leadership Management Trends

4

HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

Select ONE course from any gtPathways AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, SS1, SS2, or SS3 course or ART 110, ART 111, ART 112; MUS 120; THE 105; SPA 211, SPA 212; LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 211, LIT 212; PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113; ANT 101, PSY 101, PSY 102, SOC 101, SOC 102

3

TOTAL CREDITS

(including prerequisites)

67.5

ALL Courses must be completed with a "C" grade or higher

Students may graduate with a Practical Nursing Certificate and apply to sit for their LPN Boards after completing NUR 169 Transition into Practical Nursing (4 credits) offered summer only.

Students participating in the Bridge program must take NUR 189 Transition from LPN to ADN (3 credits) offered the summer before beginning of the program only. These students should also complete MAT 103 and BIO 216.

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Practical Nursing Certificate (PN) Exit Option

At the end of the first year, nursing students may elect to take the pathway for PN Exit Option. Students who complete the 4 credit NUR 169 Transition into Practical Nursing (only offered one time a year) graduate with a Practical Nursing Certificate. The Practical Nursing Certificate graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

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Advanced Placement Option (LPN to ADN)

The Advanced Placement Option (LPN to ADN) allows a Licensed Practical Nurse (with a valid Colorado LPN license) to complete the transition course NUR 189 and enter the second year of an Associate Degree Nursing Program. The graduate student receives an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX- RN).

The application period will begin on April 1st and end on May 15th of each year. Applications may be taken after May 15th until nursing program is at capacity. Number of available seats in the LPN to RN program can vary from year to year.

ACCEPTANCE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT OPTION (LPN TO ADN)

To apply to the Advanced Placement option, students must have graduated from an accredited PN program within the USA, and hold a valid Colorado LPN License. Morgan Community College is using a competitive admission process for the Bridge Program (LPN to RN). Points are awarded based on course grades in BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 216 coursework (first time completing course only, but a student repeating a BIO course that is over seven years can count as first time), GPA in LPN program, prior paid LPN work experience, completion of PN certificate at MCC, residence in the MCC service area and previous qualified application to the MCC Nursing Program. Once you have completed the required pre-requisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5, you may apply to the nursing program.

The following will be discussed at the new nursing student orientation. Orientation date will be included in nursing acceptance letter that will be mailed to those accepted into the nursing program.

  • American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare provider card (must be valid for the duration of the program)
  • Criminal background check to be done within 90 days of the first day of starting the program - DO NOT COMPLETE ANY EARLIER!
  • 10-panel drug screening.

    Although possession and use of marijuana for certain medical conditions consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited for students seeking admission or enrolled in a health program at Morgan Community College. Therefore a student with a drug screen showing positive for use of marijuana is ineligible for admission and/or continuance in program.

  • Uniforms, equipment & supplies
  • Immunization record
  • Annual flu vaccine required
  • Liability insurance and clinical badge payment

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

PREREQUISITES FOR LPN TO ADN

52

Course

Course Title

Credits

TRANSFER OF PN COURSEWORK

21

#BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1

4

#BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: SC1

4

#BIO 216

Pathophysiology

4

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

HPR 108

Dietary Nutrition

1

PSY 235

Human Growth & Development: SS3

3

MAT 103

Math for Clinical Calculations

3

NUR 189

Transition from LPN to ADN

4

GPA of 2.50 for all of the above listed prerequisites

including LPN courses

Semester 1 -Fall

14

NUR 206

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing I

8

NUR 211

Nursing of Psychiatric Clients

4

NUR 212

Pharmacology II

2

Semester 2 - Spring

14

NUR 216

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing II

6

NUR 230

Leadership Management Trends

5

 

Any gtPathways AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, SS1, SS2, or SS3 course

3

TOTAL CREDITS

(including prerequisites)

78

ALL Courses must be completed

with a "C" grade or higher

# Courses must have been taken with the last 7 years

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2015-2016 Morgan Community College Catalog & November 2015 Addendum

CATALOG INFORMATION

ADDENDUM 2015-2016

GOVERNANCE

MISSION, VISION, VALUES & STRATEGIC COMMITMENTS

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

HISTORY

ACCREDITATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC STANDING

ADMISSIONS

ADVISING

ASSESSMENT

COLLEGE CLOSURES

COURSES

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Alphabetical)

AAA-Advancing Academic Achievement Courses

ABM-Agriculture Business Management Courses

ACC-Accounting Courses

ACT-Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AGB-Agriculture Business Courses

AGE-Agriculture Economics Courses

AGY- Agriculture Crop and Soils Courses

AME-Agriculture Mechanics Courses

ANT-Anthropology Courses

ART-Art Courses

ASE-Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL-American Sign Language Courses

AST-Astronomy Courses

AVT-Aviation Technology

BIO-Biology Courses

BTE-Business Technologies Courses

BUS-Business Courses

CCR-College Composition and Reading Courses

CHE-Chemistry Courses

CIS-Computer Information Systems Courses

COM-Communication Courses

CRJ-Criminal Justice Courses

CSC-Computer Science Courses

CSL-Counseling Courses

ECE-Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO-Economics Courses

EDU-Education Courses

EIC-Electricity Industrial/Commercial Courses

ELT-Electronics Courses

EMS-Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG-English Courses

ENV-Environmental Science Courses

ESL-English as a Second Language Courses

FST-Fire Science Technology Courses

Foreign Language Courses***

GEO-Geography Courses

GEY-Geology Courses

HHP-Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS-History Courses

HPR-Health Professional Courses

HUM-Humanities Courses

HWE-Health and Wellness Courses

JOU-Journalism Courses

LIT-Literature Courses

MAN-Management Courses

MAR-Marketing Courses

MAT-Mathematics Courses

MGD-Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MOT-Medical Office Technology Courses

MST-Massage Therapy Courses

MTE-Manufacturing Technology Courses

MUS-Music Courses

NUA-Nursing Assistant Courses

NUR-Nursing Courses

PED-Physical Education Courses

PHI-Philosophy Courses

PHY-Physics Courses

POS-Political Science Courses

PPT-Power Plant Technology Courses

PSY-Psychology Courses

RAM-Range Management Courses

REA-Reading Courses

REE-Real Estate Courses

RTE-Radiologic Technology Courses

SCI-Science Courses

SOC-Sociology Courses

SPA-Spanish Language Courses

SVT-Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

THE-Theatre Courses

WEL-Welding Courses

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

List of Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Arts: Other Agreements

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science

A.S. Degrees With Designation

Agriculture & Rural Business

Applied Technology

Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Service Technology

Business

Early Childhood Education

Emergency Medical Services

Health Science Technology

Human Performance/ Physical Fitness

Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance

Massage Therapy

Medical Office Technologies

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Multimedia

Nurse Aide

Nursing

Phlebotomy

Radiology Technology

Welding Technologies

FINANCIAL AID

GRADES & GRADING

GRADUATION & TRANSFER

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

PERSONNEL & STAFF DIRECTORY

REGISTRATION

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

MISSION, VISION, VALUES & STRATEGIC COMMITMENTS

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

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