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 life style. 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

Morgan Community College uses a competitive admission process to the Nursing Program. Points are awarded based on course grades in BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 204 (first time completing course only), along with scores on the reading/writing 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.

As part of the nursing application process, students are required to complete and pass a preliminary FBI Fingerprint Background Check. Request FBI instruction packet by calling 970-542-3119.

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)
  • American DataBank 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
  • Liability insurance and clinical badge payment

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN NURSING

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisites for ADN

(18 Credits)

Course

Course Title

Credits

#BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I: SC1

4

#BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II: SC1

4

#BIO 204

Microbiology: SC1

4

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

PSY 235

Human Growth & Development: SS3

3

Maintain GPA of 2.50 for all of the above listed courses

Student now eligible to apply to the Nursing Program.

See Admission requirements above

1st Year

FIRST SEMESTER-Fall

(14 Credits)

+HPR 108

Dietary Nutrition

1

*MAT 103

Math for Clinical Calculations

3

NUR 109

Fundamentals in Nursing

8

NUR 112

Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

2

1st Year

SECOND SEMESTER-Spring

(20 Credits)

NUR 106

Medical-Surgical Concepts

9

NUR 150

Obstetric & Pediatric Nursing

7

+BIO 216

Pathophysiology

4

2nd Year

THIRD SEMESTER-Fall

(14 Credits)

NUR 206

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing I

8

NUR 211

Nursing of Psychiatric Clients

4

NUR 212

Pharmacology II

2

2nd Year

FOURTH SEMESTER-Spring

(14 Credits)

NUR 216

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing II

6

NUR 230

Leadership Management Trends

5

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, MUS 121, MUS 122; THE 105, THE 211, THE 212; 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)

80

 

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

 

# Course must have been taken within the last 7 years

 

+ Due to scheduling and intensity of the nursing program, it is highly recommended these required General Education courses be taken prior to starting the nursing program

 

*Requires completion of MAT 050 or higher level MAT course or ACCUPLACER® Elementary Algebra (EA) score of 60 or higher, within the last 5 years

 

M_AAS _ADN Approved by CCCS

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 5 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).

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, BIO 204 and BIO 216 coursework (first time completing course only, but a student repeating a BIO course that is over seven years can count first re-take points), 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. As part of the nursing application process, students are required to complete and pass a preliminary FBI Fingerprint Background Check. Request FBI instruction packet by calling 970-542-3119.

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)
  • American DataBank 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
  • Liability insurance and clinical badge payment

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN NURSING

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

FOR

ADVANCED PLACEMENT OPTION

(LPN to ADN)

Prerequisites

for LPN to ADN-(52 Credits)

Course

Course Title

Credits

 

Transfer of PN coursework

26

#BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I: SC1

4

#BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II: SC1

4

#BIO 204

Microbiology: SC1

4

#BIO 216

Human 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

5

GPA of 2.50 for all of the above listed prerequisites

including LPN courses

2nd Year-THIRD SEMESTER-Fall (14 Credits)

NUR 206

Adv Concepts Med-Surg Nursing I

8

NUR 211

Nursing of Psychiatric Clients

4

NUR 212

Pharmacology II

2

2nd Year-FOURTH SEMESTER-Spring (14 Credits)

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)

80

 

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

 

# Courses must have been taken with the last 7 years

 

*Requires completion of MAT 050 or higher level MAT course or ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra (EA) score of 60 or higher.

 

M_AAS_ADNP Approved by CCCS



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2013-2014 Morgan Community College Catalog w/March 2014 Addendum

Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

CATALOG INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION

ABOUT MCC, GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

ADMISSIONS

ASSESSMENT

ADVISING

REGISTRATION

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

PRIVACY

COURSE OPTIONS

GRADES AND GRADING

ACADEMIC STANDING AND ACADEMIC RENEWAL

GRADUATION POLICIES

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSFER FROM MCC

FINANCIAL AID

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

COLLEGE CLOSURES

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Explanation of Types of Degrees & Certificates

Explanation of Statewide Articulation Agreements

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Science Degrees with Designation

Other Agreements

AG/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

FIRE SCIENCE

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

HUMAN RESOURCES

MASSAGE THERAPY

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MULTIMEDIA

NURSE AIDE

NURSING

OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

PHLEBOTOMY

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

REAL ESTATE

SUPERVISION

WELDING

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Courses (Alphabetical)

AAA-Academic Achievement Strategies Courses

ABM-Agriculture & Business Management Courses

ACC-Accounting Courses

ACT-Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AGB-Agriculture Business

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

BIO-Biology Courses

BTE-Business Technologies Courses

BUS-Business Courses

CCR 091 College Composition and Reading Lab

CCR 092 College Composition and Reading

CCR 093 College Composition and Reading Studio D

CCR 094 College Composition and Reading Studio 121

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

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

MUS-Music Courses

NUA-Nursing Assistant Courses

NUR-Nursing Courses

PED-Physical Education Courses

PER-Physical Education Recreation Courses

PHI-Philosophy Courses

PHY-Physics Courses

POS-Political Science Courses

PSY-Psychology Courses

PTA-Physical Therapist Assistant 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

Course Numbering System

Credit Hours

Course Prerequisites

Course Co-requisites

Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT/gtPathways)

Internship/Clinical/ Practicum/Service Learning/Cooperative Education Work Experience Courses

Special Topics: Seminars, Workshops (175-178 and 275-278)

Prefix Discipline/Program Area

PERSONNEL/STAFF DIRECTORY

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