Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 205

skills of the content. This includes all nursing courses with the exception of NSG
2117 (Leadership).
5. Students advancing to NSG 1111 must have successfully completed NSG 1105
within the previous two semesters
6. It is recommended that students applying for the Evening and Hybrid programs have
completed all of the core courses required for nursing prior to enrolling in NURS
7. Students will be required to submit a completed health form and drug screen which
documents satisfactory health status prior to clinical practicum. The forms will be
available after enrollment in NURS 1101/1301.
8. The student is expected to assume responsibility for his/her own health in the event
of illness, accident, or exposure to communicable disease. Evidence of health
insurance is required prior to clinical practicum. Professional liability insurance is
also required.
9. Students must have a grade of C or better in all science courses and all nursing
courses. More than one D and/or F in nursing courses will result in permanent
dismissal from the program. A WF is considered F. Students who fail a nursing
course must repeat both the theory and clinical components of the course. Students
will be re-admitted to the course based on space available.
10. Students are required to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in
order to remain in the nursing program.
11. A grade of C or better is required in ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, BIOL 2111, BIOL
2112, and BIOL 2115.
12. Students must successfully complete an American Heart Association BLS for
Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary resuscitation course before or during NURS
1101/1301. This certification must include CPR for the adult, child, and infant (CPR
for the Healthcare Provider) and must be maintained throughout enrollment and
updated as necessary. Students must receive permission from their course instructor
prior to selection of the CPR course.
13. Any nursing course presented for graduation that was completed three calendar
years or more prior to anticipated date of graduation must be successfully challenged
or repeated for credit.
14. Darton State College students seeking a degree no longer have to take the Regents’
Test in order to graduate. Darton State College was granted Regents’ Test
exemption status; this means that the skills measured by the Regents’ Test are
measured within the core curriculum. Specifically, at Darton State College, a student
is considered to have met the Regents’ Testing requirements by earning a grade of C
or better in both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.
A student who takes ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102 and does not earn a C or better
is required to re-enroll in the class the following semester. The student will also be
required to complete the Intensive Composition and Reading Review workshop
concurrently with the repeated ENGL 1101/ENGL 1102 course.
15. Students must have completed all core courses required in the nursing program prior
to enrolling in the last semester of the nursing program.
16. Students will demonstrate clinical competency of 100% accuracy in computation of
medication dosages in NURS 1111, NURS 1112, NURS 1311, NURS 2111, NURS
2311 NURS 2113, and NURS 2115. At the minimum, a student must demonstrate
100% accuracy on one written/computer evaluation of dosage calculations each
semester. A maximum of three (3) opportunities will be provided to score 100%
proficiency. The first two math exams will occur prior to the last day to withdraw from
a course without penalty (drop day). If a student chooses to take the 3
math exam
after drop day, and does not score 100%, he/she will receive a clinical failure for
calculation of medication dosage. If the student drops prior to the 3
attempt (before
drop day), he/she will be eligible to register for the course again, provided that all of
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