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UNIQUE ACADEMIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

research. Nursing is a dynamic, caring interaction between the client, family, and nurse, which is designed to promote, support or restore an optimal level of functioning. The practice of nursing occurs in a variety of health care settings.

Business Programs

The scope of nursing practice encompasses five roles: provider of care, communicator, teacher, manager of care, and member of the profession. The associate degree (AD) nurse functions in all five roles. The AD nurse provides care in a variety of health care settings using established policies, procedures, and protocols.

Grade Policy To assure students are learning at expected performance levels, a grade of “C” or higher is required for all technical courses in the Business programs. Courses in which a grade of “D” or “F” is received must be repeated to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, a passing grade of a “C” or better is required for all Arts and Science prerequisite courses. Courses in which grades of “D” or “F” are received must be repeated.

Preparation for nursing is attained through higher education. Learning opportunities for each student are provided in cooperation with community health care agencies. The curriculum of nursing includes general studies in the biopsychosocioculturalspiritual sciences as well as courses in nursing theory and practice. Integration of this body of knowledge provides the foundation for the graduate to apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of nursing necessary to utilize the nursing process in her/his practice. The nursing process consists of assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing, and evaluating.

Business Online Program Grade Requirements Students enrolled in the Business Online programs must maintain a 2.0 minimum accumulative grade point average for continuation in the online program. Students who do not meet this requirement will be moved into the traditional program. To graduate with an Associate of Applied Business degree, students must have a minimum grade of “C” in all required technical courses and a 2.0 minimum accumulative grade point average to graduate with an A.A.B. degree.

Although the responsibility for learning is placed on the student, the faculty assists with creating a facilitative learning environment. Optimum learning is enhanced by providing an environment that encourages freedom of inquiry and considers individual differences. The learning environment is enhanced by concurrent classroom and clinical experiences. In addition, learning experiences are designed to provide sequential learning opportunities that build from simple to increasingly complex situations.

Criminal Justice Programs Grade Policy To assure students are learning at expected performance levels, a grade of “C” or higher is required for all technical courses in the Criminal Justice programs. Courses in which a grade of “D” or “F” is received must be repeated to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, a passing grade of a “C” or better is required for all Arts and Science prerequisite courses. Courses in which grades of “D” or “F” are received must be repeated.

Education for nursing is not complete upon graduation. The graduate will learn that continuing education is a personal and professional responsibility. Through continuing education, each nurse will continue to grow and develop in knowledge and skill, and will continue to maintain professional standards.

Nursing Program

Student-Faculty Conferences Student-faculty conferences will be scheduled at regular intervals at the faculty’s discretion and as needed by the student. Topics discussed include student progress in the clinical and classroom areas, utilization of learning resources, and other pertinent academic matters.

The MTC Nursing Program has several unique requirements for its students. This section of the Student Handbook is dedicated to the MTC Nursing student and the requirements of the program. Philosophy The associate degree program in Nursing (RN) Technology is based on the belief that the client/patient, the central concern of nursing, is viewed holistically. Each individual is a whole, greater than the sum of the parts, which encompasses biological, psychological, cultural, spiritual, and social aspects of the person. The individual continuously interacts with society in which conditions and circumstances influence the development and behavior of individuals.

Nursing Skills Lab Faculty are to assist nursing students in learning essential nursing skills in the lab. Students are also scheduled in lab for specific periods of time. Laboratory reference books, and audiovisual materials are available in the adjacent Campus Library. Simuations take place in the lab classroom as well in the Sims Labs. Lab attendance is mandatory (see course syllabus). Affiliate Health Care Facilities Nursing students gain clinical experience in area nursing homes/rehabilitation centers, as well as the following OhioHealth facilities: Marion General Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital-Delaware, Morrow County Hospital-Mt. Gilead, and Riverside Hospital/Grant Medical Center– Columbus; and Hardin Memorial Hospital-Kenton; AVITA Health facilities: Galion Community Hospital, and Bucyrus Community Hospital. Additional facilities utilized include Wyandot Memorial HospitalUpper Sandusky, Med Central Health Systems-Mansfield, and Knox Community Hospital-Mt. Vernon. These clinical sites have

Health is a dynamic state in which the individual reaches for the highest level of functioning on a wellness-illness continuum. The maximum level of functioning may differ among individuals based upon available internal resources, external supports, and the ability to utilize resources to meet individual needs. All people have a right to health care resources necessary to achieve a maximum level of functioning. Nursing, an art and an applied science, is an ever-changing and expanding discipline. Nursing is based on the application of biopsychosocioculturalspiritual sciences and principles. Nursing builds on the relationship between theory, practice, and

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