Applicants must be admitted to Dixie State University. Following this the applicant must complete a separate application to the appropriate Nursing program and submit it during specified application periods.
All prerequisites must be completed before the start of the Associate of Applied Science program. Students must complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum of a “C” grade and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in those courses.
For all prerequisite courses EXCEPT Human Anatomy, Human Anatomy Lab, Human Physiology, and Human Physiology Lab there is no expiration for the courses and courses may be repeated more than once. However, the highest grade will be used for scoring the application.
For Human Anatomy, Human Anatomy Lab, Human Physiology and Human Physiology Lab courses must have been completed within 7 years prior to admission, and they may be repeated only once. The highest grade within the 7 year time period, will be used for scoring the application. If neither grade has met the minimum requirement of "C" or higher, the student is ineligible to apply for the ADN program.
Applicants may apply while completing prerequisite courses but they must all be completed before the start of the ADN program. Since the anatomy and physiology courses are weighted in the application scoring, it is recommended that students have at least one of the biological science courses complete at the time of application. In order to maximize your potential for acceptance, it is best to complete both courses.
Space in the program is limited; therefore, admission will be competitive, and applicants will be scored on an objective point procedure that has been strategically set up to predict student success. Currently, forty (40) students are admitted each fall and spring semester. Applicants will be evaluated on the following:
- Current certified nurse assistant certificate is required.
- Kaplan® Nursing School Entrance Exam—must be taken during application period. The highest score for a test taken during the past two years will be accepted.
- Academic excellence in prerequisite courses as exemplified by grades.
- Specific health requirements and standards must be met after acceptance into the program but before enrollment in classes.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL 1010||Introduction to Writing (EN)||3-4|
|or ENGL 1010D||Introduction to Writing (EN)|
|ENGL 2010||Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)||3|
|CHEM 1110||Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS) 1||4|
|FSHD 1500||Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)||3|
|or PSY 1100||Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)|
|MATH 1040||Introduction to Statistics (MA)||3|
CHEM 1115 is a co-requisite to CHEM 1110, but is not required for program admission.
& BIOL 2325
and Human Anatomy Lab
& BIOL 2425
and Human Physiology Lab
|Core Discipline Requirements|
|NURS 2000||Intro to Health Concepts||4|
|NURS 2001||Intro to Health Concepts Clinical||0|
|NURS 2005||Nursing Skills Laboratory||2|
|NURS 2400||Health & Illness Concepts I||5|
|NURS 2401||Health & Illness Concepts I Clinical||0|
|NURS 2450||Nursing Pharmacology Concepts I||2|
|NURS 2500||Health & Illness Concepts II||8|
|NURS 2501||Health & Illness Concepts II Clinical||0|
|NURS 2530||Family Health Concepts||5|
|NURS 2531||Family Health Concepts Clinical||0|
|NURS 2600||Health Care Systems||2|
|NURS 2700||Complex Health&Illness Concept||9|
|NURS 2701||Complex Health Concepts Clinical||0|
|NURS 2750||NCLEX Success Course||2|
- Complete a minimum of 65 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
- Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0.
- Grade C or higher in each General Education, Program Prerequisite, and Core Discipline Requirement course.
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program Learning Outcomes
At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
- Interpret data to demonstrate the ability to provide quality direct and indirect care for patients.
- Utilize reliable evidence to demonstrate clinical judgment.
- Demonstrate therapeutic interaction techniques to use with a variety of clients and inter-professional team members.
- Practice culturally sensitive holistic nursing care while protecting and promoting human dignity and diversity.
- Employ legal and ethical standards of nursing practice through the use of leadership, skills, and clinical judgment.