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Advanced Placement Policy for Associate Degree in Nursing Program

The advanced placement procedure for students entering NUR courses is congruent with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College academic policy and procedure for transfer of credits, and RCCC Policy and Procedures (see RCCC Catalog and Nursing Education Programs Competency Standards in the Nursing Student Handbook). In addition to the general college requirements, students applying for advanced placement to the ADN program will complete the following

  1. Notify the director of nursing education of this request in writing.
  2. Submit two references that speak to academic ability and/or work ethic (if applicant has previously been enrolled in a nursing program with the past five years). One reference must be from the most recent nursing program director.
  3. Be considered for advanced placement for NUR111, NUR 112, 211AB, 211BB, NUR113, NUR114 & NUR 212 only*. NUR 214 is also considered an advanced placement option for the LPN entering the LPN to ADN transition option. This policy is in accordance with RCCC course residency requirements. A student must complete 25% of the required total number of credit hours for RCCC graduation. (See RCCC catalog)
  4. Provide the director of nursing education with the following information for college transfer applicants
    • Official transcripts from an approved school of nursing.
    • Submit course descriptions and school catalog concurrent with transcript dates in order to compare current course content with transfer courses.
    • Placement in the NUR course sequence will be determined by the director of nursing education after reviewing transcripts and NUR course records.
    • Course records will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine the NUR course placement.
    • Demonstration of competency assessment for entry. Competency assessment testing will involve testing of information from the last NUR pre-requisite course of credit with a grade of “C” or better (within one year). An 80% competency attainment is required on the assessment test.
    • Satisfactory lab skills assessment inclusive of 100% attainment on the medication calculation test. (Evaluation criteria will be made available. Directives for competency assessment testing and lab skills performance will be provided).
  5. RCCC re-entry applicants will
    • Be required to demonstrate competency assessment testing as determined by program placement.
    • Demonstration of competency assessment for entry. Competency assessment testing will involve testing of information from the last NUR pre-requisite course of credit with a grade of “C” or better (within one year). An 80% competency attainment is required on the assessment test.
    • Satisfactory lab skills assessment inclusive of 100% attainment on the medication calculation test. (Evaluation criteria will be made available. Directives for competency assessment testing and lab skills performance will be provided).
  6. Advanced placement will not take place within the same semester from the ADN to PN programs.
  7. Satisfy related course requirements for designated semester of entry.
  8. Satisfy competency standards of a grade of C or better in all courses required for the program.
  9. Satisfy ADN admission criteria and graduation requirements in effect at the time of entry/re-entry.
  10. Entry or re-entry is based on availability of space.
  11. Students re-entering the program must follow the competency standards.
  12. The student will be required to sign a contract outlining all requirements of the advanced placement agreement with the course coordinator.

* Due to the content structure and the clinical preceptorship component within the NUR 213 course, no re-entry to this course will be permitted.

Revised 10-11-2011

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