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164 Professionalism, Leadership, Systems-Based Practice, Informatics and Technology, Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, Safety, Quality Improvement, and Evidence-Based Practice. These competencies focus on key stakeholders of healthcare clients, colleagues and communities. Demonstration of the competencies will signify preparation for successful transition into nursing practice and further professional development. Admission Criteria: High School diploma or GED is required for the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing. Applicants must signify that they meet this requirement by providing high school diploma/ transcripts or GED completion OR by signing the nursing application page containing the 'Declaration of High School Graduation or GED completion'. In some instances, high school diploma/ transcripts or proof of GED completion may be required. Formal application and admission to the program is required; all program prerequisites must be completed prior to submission of application. A passing score on a nursing program admission test is required to complete an application. Successful completion of a nurse assistant course (NCE150 or NUR158 or equivalent as determined by the Nursing Director or designee) or current active AZ certification or licensure as a Nurse Assistant in good standing is required to complete an application. Applicants for Advanced Placement must receive a passing score on a practical nursing content exam for placement into Block 3. The final placement decision rests with the Nursing Program Chair at the college to which the student is accepted. The Nursing Program Chair reserves the right to deny acceptance of an admission application if the applicant was previously dismissed for issues relating to academic integrity, unsafe patient care, and/ or two (2) or more failures f rom any nursing program. All applicants holding or receiving a certificate or license as a Nursing Assistant and/or license as a Practical Nurse must remain in good standing with the Regulatory Board. Once enrolled, students receiving any disciplinary actions against their certificate or license must notify the Nursing Program Chair within five (5) school days. The Nursing Program Chair reserves the right to restrict the student`s participation in clinical experiences and involvement in patient care until the certificate and/or license is valid and unrestricted. Program Prerequisites: 10-20 The credit-hour range is subject to change depending on the student's educational experience. + BIO156 Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR + BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR One year of high school biology 0-4 + BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 + CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND + CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR + CHM130AA Fundamental Chemistry with Lab (4) OR One year of high school chemistry 0-4 + ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR + ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3 + MAT140 College Mathematics (5) OR + MAT141 College Mathematics (4) OR + MAT142 College Mathematics (3) OR Satisfactory completion of higher-level math course 3-5 Certificate & Degree Programs 2021-2022

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