|English Composition (may be taken before semester listed)||3 credits|
|Allied Health (may be taken before semester listed)||3 credits|
All NUR courses must be completed during the semester listed
Course Sequence Level I Practical Nurse Certificate
|NUR 104 Fundamentals of Nursing||5 credits|
|NUR 109 Pharmacology I||2 credits|
|ALH 103 Nutrition (can be taken early)||3 credits|
|NUR 111 Medical/Surgical Nursing I||6 credits|
|NUR 119 Pharmacology II||2 credits|
|NUR 131 Pediatric Nursing||3 credits|
|NUR 112 Medical/Surgical Nursing II||7 credits|
|NUR 129 Pharmacology III||2 credits|
|NUR 130 Maternity Nursing||3 credits|
NOTE – Prerequisites are required prior to admission to Level I and are listed below:
- Completion with a grade of 2.5 (C+) or better each credit for the following courses:
- High school chemistry (2 semesters/1 credit) or its equivalent, for example, CHEM 130 within the last 5 years.
- ALH 218 Medical Terminology*
- ENG 121 English Composition I*
- BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I*
- BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology II*
- PSY 210 Human Growth & Development*
- Minimal score of achievement at the 65th percentile on the pre-entrance examination.
- Placement in MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher on Accuplacer Placement Test
Course Sequence Level II Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree
|NUR 220 Nursing Role Transition||2 credits|
|NUR 213 Complex Parent-Child Nursing||4 credits|
|NUR 215 Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing||4 credits|
|ENG 122 English Composition* (can be taken early)||3 credits|
|NUR 201 Health Care Ethics||2 credits|
|NUR 214 Community Mental Health Nursing||3 credits|
|NUR 216 Leadership in Nursing||2 credits|
|*Course has a prerequisite|
Admission requirements for all students:
- Submit to the Nursing Office a formal typed letter indicating a desire for admission to Level II
- Submit a completed nursing application for Level II to the nursing office
- Obtain a minimum decision score of 75% on the Kaplan Entrance test
Admission requirement for currently enrolled Level I students:
- Successful completion of the Level I Program, and passing the NCLEX-PN Examination, resulting in Michigan licensure as a Practical Nurse, during the 1st semester of the Level II program.
Additional admission requirements for current Licensed Practical Nurses:
- Submit a letter indicating you have a minimum of 540 hours of employment as an LPN within the past year from your employer and two (2) references; one from your Director of Nursing and one from your nurse supervisor which speaks to your professionalism and clinical competence. (Individuals who do not meet the employment requirements may meet with the Director of Nursing to discuss options)
- Submit a copy of your current Michigan LPN license
Nursing Program Requirements:
- Students may not enroll in nursing (NUR) courses unless they have been accepted into the nursing program by the Director of Nursing.
- Students accepted into the nursing program must receive a grade of 2.5 or higher in each required course taken in the nursing curriculum if they are to progress.
- Students who receive final grades of less than 2.5 in a course will not be allowed to progress until they have made up their deficiencies. This will be accomplished by repeating the course involved and achieving at least a 2.5 final grade in the repeated course. If a student fails the same course twice (receives a final grade of less than 2.5), they are dismissed from the program and shall not be readmitted. Any student who leaves the program for any reason is not guaranteed readmission.
Effective: Spring 2006; revised 10/31/05; revised 3/14/11;
revised 4/19/12; revised 11/13/14
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate client care, educate clients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to clients and their family members.
Duties of registered nurses include:
- Record clients’ medical histories and symptoms
- Administer clients’ medicines and treatments
- Set up plans for clients’ care or contribute to existing plans
- Observe clients and record the observations
- Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
- Operate and monitor medical equipment
- Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
- Teach clients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
- Explain what to do at home after treatment
Registered nurses’ duties and titles often depend on where they work and the clients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer clients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly clients. Some registered nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.
Nursing at GOCC
GOCC offers both the Certificate of Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing education programs (Laddered programs). Students can enter Level I and Level II nursing programs based upon a competition for available seats.
Students must successfully complete either the Level I program and/or the Level II Associate Degree in Nursing program to become eligible to complete the nationwide NCLEX exam to obtain a state-issues nursing license.
Following licensure, nurses can find employment opportunities in a multitude of nursing specialties ranging from critical nursing care, flight nursing, long-term care nursing, rehabilitation centers, the military and more. Some nurses choose to join travel agencies where they can accept a different geographical location every 13 weeks. Many nurses are being mandated to pursue their bachelor’s in nursing and/or advanced nursing degrees.
Glen Oaks Community College is looking forward to becoming ACEN accredited in the future. Our nursing program is presently fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.