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Overview of Nursing Program (ADN & PNC)

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The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Program is accredited with good cause by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000. www.acenursing.org.

The Nursing Program at Roxbury Community College (RCC) has a state-of-the-art simulated hospital which includes: a Labor & Delivery suite, pediatric & adult patient rooms, trauma room, radiology, exam rooms, general simulation and skills areas. RCC offers students high, mid, and low level fidelity simulation to augment their class and clinical education.   

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Roxbury Community College offers a stackable program to students.  All students who are accepted into RCC's nursing program are admitted as nursing students.  Students by the end of their 2nd semester must decide whether they want to pusue the ADN track or the PNC track where they will receive a Practical Nursing Certificate after successful completion of a 3rd semester and final semester. 

Students with little or no health care experience are eligible to apply for admission to the ADN Program. Educational mobility for licensed practical nurses is offered through the Advanced Placement Option. The Program graduate is awarded an Associate in Science degree and is then eligible to apply to the Board of Nursing to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses.

Overview of Associate Degree Nursing Program

By the end of the nursing program, the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Apply the nursing process to provide high quality, safe patient care to culturally diverse clients with actual and potential common health problems throughout the life cycle.
  2. Communicate therapeutically with clients, families, and health care team members to assist in the achievement of desired outcomes.
  3. Promote the health of culturally diverse clients and their families throughout the life cycle through the implementation of effective teaching plans.
  4. Collaborate with other health care professionals to develop and implement health promotion, disease prevention, illness management and adaptation through to end of life care.
  5. Use leadership and management skills (including quality improvement strategies) that show an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context of the health care system to provide, continually reevaluate and improve patient care (systems-based practice - Adapted from ACGME & NOF & QSEN).
  6. Demonstrate professional attributes and accountability within the practice of associate-degree nursing.
  7. Utilize clinical reasoning skills to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to diverse clients and their families across a variety of settings.
  8. Use evidence based information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. (QSEN)

Roxbury Community College ADN Graduates:

  • NCLEX Pass RATE: For 2018, the first time pass rate for RCC ADN Graduates was 78%
  • Continuing Education: 94% of ADN Graduates reported being enrolled in an RN-BSN program or plans to enroll within a year. 

Overview of Practical Nursing Certificate Program

Roxbury Community College Stackable program provides flexibility for students within the program during and post-graduation.  Students who successfully complete the PNC and licensure (LPN) and meet the advanced placement criteria are invited to return to the 3rd semester of the ADN program and be eligible to take the NCLEX RN in 2 semesters.

By the end of practical nursing certificate program, the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to safely perform basic therapeutic and preventative nursing procedures in providing individualized care of clients with common, well-defined, health problems in selected health care settings.
  2. Utilize the nursing process, evidence-based practice, and information technology in the care of culturally diverse clients with common, well-defined health problems. 
  3. Utilize goal-directed communication methods with clients, families and health care team members.
  4. Promote the health of culturally diverse clients through the application of basic educational strategies.  
  5. Demonstrate professional and leadership attributes within the practice of practical nursing.
  6. Utilize clinical reasoning skills to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to diverse clients and their families across a variety of settings. 

Roxbury Community College PN Graduates:

  • 2018 NCLEX Pass Rate:  100%
  • Job placement for 2018 graduates is reported at 100%