Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
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ADN Program Details
The Program in Nursing offered at Bucks County Community College can be completed in two years, if the student chooses to be a full-time student, or it can be completed on a part-time basis, and leads to an Associate of Arts Degree. Graduates of the Program are eligible to take The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Further, the Nursing Program prepares graduates to function as beginning graduate nurses, and to assume entry level positions as registered Nurses in acute care, long term care, homes, clinics physicians' offices, or other agencies established to meet health care needs. Program learning experiences prepare graduates for associate degree nursing practice, as defined and delineated by the nursing profession. Nursing functions require advanced technical skills, in addition to substantial scientific knowledge.
The graduate of the BCCC Nursing Program will use critical thinking to apply the theoretical knowledge from the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains to:
-communicate in a manner that is professional, that acknowledges and preserves the individual’s dignity and worth and that recognizes and respects cultural differences between patients and care providers, and among patients;
-apply the nursing process to diagnose and treat individual and family responses to alterations in their functional health patterns;
-collaborate with the health care team to manage groups of patients with predictable outcomes while appropriately delegating duties to other health care providers;
-demonstrate awareness of today’s health care delivery system and its impact on future health, act according to and within the legal and the ethical standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, the College, the Nursing Program, the legal system at large, affiliating agencies, and their accreditation bodies and the nursing profession.
The Nursing Program consists of courses in liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as nursing courses. Each required nursing course must be taken in a designated sequence as knowledge builds from less complex to more complex. Each nursing course is made up of a theoretical and a clinical component. Students must successfully meet the objectives of both of these components and demonstrate increasing proficiency on all drug calculation exams that start at a minimum of 80% in order to achieve a passing grade (of at least a C) in each nursing course. Nursing students must comply with the rules and policies as presented in the Nursing Student Handbook, in addition to those listed in the catalog. Students, who meet criteria for readmission into the program, must comply with the Nursing Student Handbook that is in place for the class to which they have been readmitted.
The BCCC Nursing Program is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone. 404.975.5000, Fax. 404.975.5020