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    May 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Program of Study

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for patients through assessment of body systems, implementation of the nursing process, application of treatment modalities, patient education, and rehabilitation care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:

  • Demonstrate autonomy in completing physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessments of patients.
  • Plan and implement an individualized plan of care using evidence base practice and technology for patients across the life span.
  • Assess and integrate the educational needs of patients in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  • Practice within the realm of the professional nurse as defined by law and guided by ethics.
  • Deliver safe, patient centered care in a manner that is sensitive to the patient's cultural diversity.

All students graduating from Terra State Community College with an Associate degree of any kind will be functionally proficient in common computer operations and applications. Please see your academic advisor or academic division office for further details.


  • Registered nurses work in a variety of settings including hospitals, Home Health Clinics, and extended-care facilities.

Total Technical Credit Hours: 34

Total General Education and Related Credit Hours: 31

Total Credit Hours: 65

Entry Level Requirements for RN degree program:

  1. Completion of TEAS entrance examination.
  2. GPA of at least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or higher in program courses.
  3. Students will be admitted based on a point scale and will be ranked accordingly.

See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

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