Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 206

the other entry requirements are met and class and clinical space are available. Prior
to each subsequent math exam (math exam 2 and/or 3), the student will be required
to spend
three hours
in ATI math remediation (or other approved remediation tools
as assigned by your instructor), and submit a remediation plan, including strengths
and weaknesses. Failure to complete the required math remediation or submit a
remediation plan will result in an inability to take the subsequent math exam(s).
17. The Division of Nursing reserves the right to discontinue, at any time, the enrollment
of a nursing student if, in the judgment of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and
the nursing faculty, the student does not appear to have the necessary qualifications
for a nursing career. This includes, for example, cheating in any form, unprofessional
conduct, violation of Darton State College Student Code of Conduct and/or any
behavior/conduct deemed unbecoming of a Darton State College Nursing Student.
18. The faculty, staff, and students in health care programs shall uphold professional and
ethical standards.
19. A student may withdraw
only once
from any given nursing course and
no more
three times throughout the duration of the nursing program.
20. Core performance standards* for admission and progression in the nursing program
a. Critical-thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment as evidenced by the ability
to identify the cause/effect relationships in clinical situation, and develop nursing
care plans.
b. Interpersonal abilities sufficient for interaction with individuals, families, and
groups from various social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds as
evidenced by the ability to establish rapport with patient/clients and colleagues.
c. Communication abilities sufficient for verbal and written interaction with others as
evidenced by the ability to explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching,
and document and interpret nursing actions and patient/client responses.
d. Physical abilities sufficient for movement from room to room and in small spaces
as evidenced by the ability to move around in a patient’s room, work spaces, and
treatment areas and administer cardiopulmonary procedures.
e. Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient for providing safe, effective nursing care
as evidenced by the ability to calibrate and use equipment and position
f. Auditory ability sufficient for monitoring and assessing health needs as evidenced
by the ability to hear monitor alarm, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, and
cries for help.
g. Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care
as evidenced by the ability to observe patient/client responses.
h. Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment as evidenced by the ability to
perform palpation, functions of physical examination, and/or those related to
therapeutic intervention such as insertion of a catheter.
*Taken from the Southern Regional Education Board, Council on Collegiate Education for
Nursing, “The Americans With Disabilities act: Implications for Nursing Education (March
1993)”, updated 2005.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Darton State College will
honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities.
Students must disclose their disability to the office of Disability Services before academic
accommodations can be implemented.
Additional Costs and Fees
1. All applicants must pay the application fee for the pre-admission test.
2. Professional liability insurance is required prior to clinical assignment. The cost is a
part of nursing fees.
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