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The TEAS V score is good for three (3) years. A student may repeat the TEAS V once during the semester admission time frame. Students must wait six weeks between taking each test. There will be no cut off score for the TEAS V test. A copy of the TEAS V score must accompany nursing application. The current price is $61.00 but may be subject to change. Click here for more information.

 

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Deadline: April 15, 2014


Submission of Northwest-Shoals Community College Application on April 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

A Completed Application Must Include the Following Items:

1. Completed NW-SCC Application for Admission

2. Completed Nursing Program Application

3. All High School Transcripts or GED

4. All College Transcripts

5. A copy of the scores verifying completion of the TEAS V entrance test current within three years of application deadline.


*Items 2 and 5 should be delivered to the NW-SCC Nursing Program on the Phil Campbell Campus. All other items should be delivered to the Admissions Office on either campus.

Review the Application Checklist. All checklist items must be completed prior to the application deadline.

  • Students must have a minimum of a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) calculated on last 24 semester hours of completed coursework at NW-SCC. Students without previous coursework at NW-SCC must enter College on clear academic status and have a minimum of a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) calculated on last 24 semester hours of completed coursework.
  • Eligibility for ENG 101 (English Composition I).
  • Eligibility for MTH100 (Intermediate College Algebra).
  • Meeting the Alabama College System Nursing Program Essential Functions required for nursing.
  • Completion of TEAS V entrance test current within three years of application deadline.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

The general education courses are offered on both the Shoals and Phil Campbell campuses. The general education courses can be taken before or during the program but taken no later than the semester specified in the curriculum plan*. If a student has major responsibilities such as family or work; has been away from school for several years; or does not have a strong academic record, taking the general education courses prior to entry is recommended. Successful completion of science and other courses prior to application will result in higher ranking score and improve the chance of being admitted. Prior credit for general education courses does not shorten the length of the nursing curriculum due to sequencing of the nursing courses.


ADN Curriculum
Semester I
Course Number Course Description Theory Lab Clinical Contact Credit
*BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
3
1
0
0
4
*MTH 100
or higher
Intermediate College Algebra
3
0
0
3
3
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing
3
2
1
12
6
NUR 103 Health Assessment
0
1
0
3
1
NUR 104 Introduction to Pharmacology
0
1
0
3
1
Total Semester
9
5
1
26
15
Semester II
Course Number Course Description Theory Lab Clinical Contact Credit
*ENG 101 English Composition I
3
0
0
3
3
*BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
3
1
0
5
4
NUR 105 Adult Nursing
5
1
2
14
8
NUR 106 Maternal & Child Nursing
4
0
1
7
5
Total
15
2
3
29
20
Semester III
Course Number Course Description Theory Lab Clinical Contact Credit
*PSY 200 General Psychology
3
0
0
3
3
*BIO 220 General Microbiology
3
1
0
6
4
NUR 201 Nursing Through the Lifespan I
3
0
2
9
5
Total Semester
9
1
2
18
12
Semester IV
Course Number Course Description Theory Lab Clinical Contact Credit
SPH 107 or SPH 106 Public Speaking or Oral Communications
3
0
0
3
3
*PSY 210 Human Growth & Development
3
0
0
3
3
NUR 202 Nursing Through the Lifespan II
3
0
3
12
6
Total Semester
9
0
3
18
12
Semester V
Course Number Course Description Theory Lab Clinical Contact Credit
HUM X Humanities Elective
3
0
0
3
3
NUR 203 Nursing Through the Lifespan III
4
0
2
10
6
NUR 204 Transition into Nursing Practice (preceptor 3:1)
2
0
2
8
4
  Total
9
0
4
21
13
Program Totals:          
  Credit Hours       72
  Contact Hours (116 x 15)       1740
  General Education       30
  Nursing courses       42

*Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher before or during the semester noted above. All other general education courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to graduate.

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