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Nursing Transfer (UM School of Nursing) (APNURT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Description

*****THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED EFFECTIVE SPRING/SUMMER: 2011*****

***Students currently enrolled in the Nursing Transfer (UM School of Nursing) (APNURT) Associate in Applied Science Degree Program NEED TO COMPLETE IT BY THE END OF THE Spring/Summer 2012 TERM. The last transfer acceptance to UM is Fall 2012. ***

This WCC honors program prepares students for a smooth transition into the third and fourth years of the University of Michigan (UM) School of Nursing's (SoN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Individuals will receive a solid science foundation and begin taking nursing courses during the first two years at WCC. Students will not be eligible for registered nurse (RN) licensure until completion of the UM-SoN program. WCC students will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Articulation

University of Michigan, BSN degree.

An application and acceptance to the program is required. The application deadline is February preceding each fall admission cycle. Since students are required to follow a pre-determined, full-time course sequence, it is essential that students meet with the Health Programs Counselor before starting any coursework. (Students who wish to transfer to nursing programs at other four-year colleges or universities should check with an advisor or counselor for a transfer guide to that institution).

Copies of articulation agreements can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Fifteen (15) students are admitted each Fall semester to the Nursing Transfer Program.

Students will follow a second-tier admissions process for the Nursing Transfer Program (APNURT). Therefore, students must complete a second application to the APNURT program after being admitted to Washtenaw Community College. Further, the student must meet all admission requirements of both WCC and University of Michigan School of Nursing.

Meet with the Health Programs Counselor and complete the Mandatory Meeting form with the appropriate signatures. Since students are required to follow a pre-determined, full-time course sequence, it is required that they meet with the Health Programs Counselor BEFORE starting any coursework.

Applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements to be considered for admission to the WCC/UM SoN 2+2 program:

1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 for high school
OR
Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0 (calculated on minimum of 12 credits)

2. Minimum SAT score of 1001 or minimum ACT composite score of 22
OR
12 college credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

3. Minimum grade of "B" in all required science courses

4. Completion of the following required high school coursework or equivalent college level course
a. Four (4) units of high school English
OR
minimum three (3) college credits of Composition I (ENG 111 at WCC)
b. Three (3) units of high school math (Algebra I and II, Geometry)
OR
WCC's Academic Math Level 3
c. One (1) unit of high school chemistry
OR
minimum four (4) credits of college chemistry including lab (CEM 090 at WCC)
d. One (1) unit of high school biology
OR
minimum four (4) credits of college biology including lab (BIO 101 at WCC)
e. Four (4) units of high school foreign language and/or social science and/or laboratory science
OR
minimum three (3) college credits in a foreign language, social science or laboratory science
course. The laboratory science course must be in addition to the course(s) required above.
f. Four (4) units of other high school academic courses
OR
minimum three (3) college credits in any academic subject (WCC course numbered 100 and above)

5. Students who have a GED certificate are considered to have completed all items above except the chemistry and biology requirements. GED recipients must also submit a copy of their high school transcript. GED recipients must document completion of their biology and chemistry via their high school transcript and/or completion of an appropriate college class.

6. Minimum score of 80% on a pre-admission math test

7. Criminal background check clearance (refer to Information Release Authorization form in the admission packet)

8. Signed Abilities Statement on file

Continuing Eligibility

1. This transfer program is designed for full-time students.

2. Students are required to submit all health records completed between May 1 and July 31, by July 31
before enrolling in NUR 122, and annually update TB, BLS and HIPAA training.

3. Students must possess a current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification by the second year (i.e.
prior to the NUR 102/103 course sequence).

4. Students are required to have additional criminal background checks and/or fingerprinting prior to
the start of a clinical sequence as requested by specific clinical facilities. Failure to receive an
acceptable criminal background/fingerprinting check at any time will result in dismissal from the
nursing program.

5. Students are expected to maintain math competency in drug dosage calculations throughout the program. MTH 167 is an optional preparatory math course that assists students in achieving this competency.

6. Students must apply for graduation from WCC.

7. To be admitted to UM-SoN, the student must have:
- A cumulative 3.0 GPA in all prior transferable coursework, including WCC courses
- A minimum grade of 3.0 in all transferable science and nursing clinical courses
- A minimum grade of 2.0 in all other courses that transfer to UM-SoN

8. Students are only allowed to repeat one (1) science (i.e. BIO 111, BIO 212, BIO 237, CEM 140) or one (1) nursing course (i.e. NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 115, NUR 122, NUR 130, NUR 222) for any failure defined as a grade below a B or (3.0). If a student fails two (2) science courses or fails two (2) nursing courses or fails one (1) science or one (1) nursing course, the student will be disenrolled from the program.

9. In the final fall and winter terms prior to transfer into the UM-SoN program, the student must:
- Demonstrate the ability to carry a full-time course load by maintaining a minimum full-time
enrollment of 12 credit hours
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA overall each semester
- Include one (1) transferable science and one (1) nursing clinical course in each of the two semesters

10. Students must complete all other application requirements, including the Student Conduct and Crime Form and receive a Student Recommendation Form from the WCC Nursing Program Academic Advisor per UM-SoN policy.

Contact Information

Division
Health & Applied Technologies
Department
Nursing and Health Dept
Advisors
Pre-Admission Advisor:, Susan Travis, Post-Admission Faculty Advisor:, Gloria Velarde

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
ENG 111 Composition I 4
NUR 122 Nursing as a Societal and Interpersonal Profession 4
PSY 100 or Introduction to Psychology *
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology * 3
Computer Lit. 3
Total 19
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 237 Microbiology 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
NUR 130 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 4
CEM 105 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function 4
COM 200 Family Communication 3
HSC 147 Growth and Development 3
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing 2
NUR 103 Fundamentals of Nursing - Lab and Clinical Practice 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 140 Organic Biochemistry 4
NUR 115 Pharmacology 3
NUR 222 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan 4
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
Complete an upper level second course in the same social science discipline (PSY or SOC) as the introductory course* 3
Total 17
Total Credits Required
67

Footnotes

*Students must take two courses in the same discipline.

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