Health Science

NursingNursing - ADN  - Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degree prepares students for the challenges of modern healthcare. The classroom instruction that is provided in nursing concepts, coupled with laboratory practice and clinical experience at area healthcare providers, ensures that students are well-qualified to enter the field. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN). Upon satisfactory completion of the examination and licensure by a State Board of Nursing, graduates are titled Registered Nurse (RN) and are ready to respond to the changing healthcare demands in a variety of settings.

The Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,  Atlanta, Georgia 30326,  Phone (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020, www.acenursing.org. For more information on HGTC's accreditations, click here.



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Career Outlook

A well-qualified nursing staff is essential for high-quality healthcare. This ongoing need presents graduates of HGTC's Nursing program with a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent earning potential. Hospital nursing is just one of the many areas where nurses practice. Examples of other practice settings include:
  • Home care
  • Private practice
  • Public health
  • Extended-care centers
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Military service
  • Corporations
  • Health-related industries
  • Hospices
  • Occupational settings
  • Health and wellness centers

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources. 

Transfer Opportunities
Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.

 

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Applicants will be accepted into the Nursing - ADN program by completing a weighted admission form. Students with the highest scores will receive admission to the program. A “waiting list” of applicants will not be maintained for future admission. An applicant who receives notification that he/she was not admitted to the program must resubmit the Nursing - ADN Application by the program application deadline date to be considered for admission to the next available class. Weighted admission forms are available on the Health Science web page.

  • Criminal Background Check prior to acceptance
  • Urine Drug Screening prior to acceptance
  • Submit a Health Sciences Division Student Health Record Form indicating the candidate has the ability to perform the physical tasks required in the program prior to enrollment in the first nursing course.
  • Complete and pass the General Hospital Orientation.
  • Proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers prior to and throughout curriculum.
  • Review and acknowledge the Technical Standards of the Nursing - ADN Department
  • GPA of 2.75 on all required general education and support courses. A minimum grade of “C” is also required in all courses required for Nursing - ADN.
  • Have met on of the following two admission options:
    • Be eligible for BIO 210, ENG 101 and MAT 110 or MAT 120 and met the required score on the TEAS. TEAS scores are valid for 2 years from testing date. Students may retest every 3 months.
    • Successful completion of all 9 Health Science Nursing Core Courses with a minimum grade of "C" and a GPA of at least 2.75. (MAT and BIO time limits apply.) 
  • Payment of a non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • All applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the semester of admittance to Nursing 101.
  • Complete the online Nursing - ADN Information Session.
  • For re-acceptance guidelines, see the ADN & PN Student Handbook.
  • For students seeking transfer credits from other institutions, see the ADN & PN Student Handbook.
  • Other expenses for which you are responsible may include, but are not limited to: purchasing scrubs and shoes, gas and transportation to clinical sites, Licensing Exam fees of $200 -$300.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all NUR-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Grade below "C" are considered course failures. Any student who fails to meet the requirements for progression will be dropped from the nursing program and must apply for re-acceptance. For further information regarding re-acceptance, see the ADN & PN Student Handbook.

 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester    
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
OR    
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics  
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing* 6
NUR 161 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology
  TOTAL 18
Second Semester     
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts* 7
  TOTAL 14
Third Semester     
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
NUR 150 Chronic Health Problems* 6
NUR 162 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
  TOTAL 16
Fourth Semester     
NUR 220 Family-Centered Nursing 7
AHS 108 Nutrition*** 3
PSY 203 Human Growth & Development*** 3
  TOTAL 7/13
Fifth Semester     
  Humanities** 3
NUR 217 Trends & Issues in Nursing 2
NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 5
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
  TOTAL 13
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

68 (74 Transfer Emphasis)

*These courses prepare students in basic computer applications.
**Any University Transfer Humanities course.
***Transfer for BSN:  AHS 108 Nutrition and PSY 203 Human Growth & Development may be taken by students in Transfer Emphasis but are not required for Associate Degree in Nursing.