In keeping with the mission of Galveston College, the Nursing programs will provide a collaborative educational environment of the highest standards to prepare graduates committed to excellence in nursing practice in evolving healthcare settings serving local and global communities.
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes which ensure a culture of safety in nursing practice;
- Demonstrate the attitudes and values of the nursing profession;
- Provide patient-centered care which is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values;
- Implement teaching-learning principles to meet the needs of patients and families with complex health needs;
- Independently utilize clinical reasoning skills when providing care for patients with complex health needs;
- Initiate and facilitate effective communication with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary health care team; and
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to manage patients, families, and/or communities to achieve quality patient outcomes.
- Member of the Profession
- Provider of Patient-Centered Care
- Patient Safety Advocate
- Member of the Health Care Team
- Complete the requirements for admission to the College. (Admission to Galveston College does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.) Application to the nursing program requires the filing of a pre-plan/degree plan, which shows evidence of:
- Satisfactory completion of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.
- Satisfactory completion of an Intermediate Algebra course (MATH 0304) or Foundation of Statistics course (MATH 0308), or a passing placement test score within five years of the program start date. Mathematics courses are accepted according to Galveston College requirements.
- Satisfactory completion of BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I, within five years of the program start date.
- Satisfactory completion of HPRS 1206, Essentials of Medical Terminology.
- Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all required prerequisite courses. An overall G.P.A. of 2.7 as well as a G.P.A. of 2.5 on all prerequisite courses is required for admission consideration. Math and science courses must have been taken within five years of the program start date. Transcripts may not reflect more than one (1) “D” or “F” in any nursing course from any college or university.
- Prospective applicants will be required to pass a nurse entrance test administered at Galveston College, as part of the admission criteria. Students must register with the Nursing Department to obtain information about the entrance examination and passing score. A passing score on the exam is valid for one year.
- Be in good standing at Galveston College.
- Personally complete the Nursing Program Application. (This is a separate application from the Galveston College application.) This application is to be filled out and turned into the Nursing Department.
- Obtain a clear background check. Any ADN applicant who has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, or treated for certain mental illnesses and/or chemical dependency must petition the Texas Board of Nursing for a Declaratory Order concerning their eligibility to the NCLEX.
- Information about the Declatory Order can be found at www.bon.texas.gov and then type Declatory Order in the search window, print form; if the answer to any question 1-5 is “yes” a Declatory Order must be filed.
- Pharmacology (RNSG 1301) and Health Assessment (RNSG 1215) may be completed in advance, but no more than 24 months prior to the beginning of the program. Pre-requisite courses must be complete prior to taking nursing courses and you must register in the Nursing Department.
- Applications are accepted each year from September 15 until February 15.
Procedure After Admission:
- Be informed by mail of acceptance into the program. All entering students will be notified by mail of the scheduled nursing orientation session and will be required to attend.
- Submit a complete personal health history form furnished by the UTMB Office of Student Health. Health history and required immunizations will be at student expense. Immunizations must be completed prior to
startof the program.
- Maintain certification in Basic Life Support (CPR-Health Professional Level ONLY American Heart Healthcare Provider is accepted) throughout the course of study.
- Be required to produce a clear drug screening test as directed by Castle Branch. Failure to pass the drug test will result in expulsion from the program. Do NOT register for the drug test until instructed to do so.
- Provide evidence of a clear background check, eligibility letter, or Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing.
State Board Requirements:
Permission to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a professional nurse is regulated by the Texas Board of Nursing. Students who have been previously convicted of a crime other than minor traffic violations, or have been hospitalized or treated for certain mental illnesses and/or chemical dependency may not be approved by the Board for licensure. For further information, contact the Texas Board of Nursing prior to entrance into the program.
- May not test out of Math or HPRS 1206 Medical Terminology until they have completed 6 credit hours on the Galveston College Campus.
- Meet admission requirements for Galveston College and the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Currentlyhold an overall GPA of 2.7 as well as a GPA of 2.5 on all prerequisite courses. No more than one “D” or “F” in a nursing course.
- Arrange to have transcripts from former institutions including high school or G.E.D. certificate sent to the Admissions Office at Galveston College.
- Successfully complete all testing requirements.
- Enter the ADN program before or at the beginning of the second year.
- Complete 18 technical/workforce education semester hours at Galveston College prior to graduation from Galveston College (ADN).
- Obtain a clear background check, eligibility letter, or a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing.
- Be aware that there will be random and/or unannounced drug screening tests after acceptance into the nursing program. Failure to pass the random drug test will result in expulsion from the program.
Academic Progression Requirements: Grading System and Repetition of Courses
- Achieve a grade of “C” (75) or better in all nursing courses required in the ADN curriculum to progress in the nursing program. Grades will not be rounded.
- Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all science and general education courses required in the ADN curriculum to progress in the nursing program. Students must complete all concurrent courses within a semester to progress to the next semester.
- Complete nursing and science courses in sequence and within a period of five years.
- Students are subject to failure or dismissal at any time for documented incidents of unsatisfactory/unsafe clinical performance.
- Be in good academic standing.
- Submit a written request to the Admission and Progression Committee containing a success plan.
Currentlyhold an overall GPA of 2.7 as well as a GPA of 2.5 on all prerequisite courses. The cumulative GPA must be 2.7 on any courses taken at or transferred to Galveston College. Math and science courses must have been taken within five years of the program start date; math courses must follow Galveston College admission requirements.
- Satisfactorily complete testing re-admission requirements
- Resubmit current clear background check and drug screening tests. Nursing ADN program. Submit the “Blue Card”, Letter of Eligibility, or Declaratory Order to the Nursing Department.
- Apply for admission to the program, taking nursing courses from their original point of entry (1st semester or transition). Students requesting to apply in this manner will be required to:
- Meet all program admission criteria.
- Submit a letter to the Admission and Progression Committee stating what they believe their weaknesses were and how they intend to return as a successful student.
- Interview with the Admission and Progression Committee if necessary.
- Be aware that students with zero nursing course failures will be considered prior to applicants with one nursing course failure.
- Repeat all nursing courses from their original point of entry, following the curriculum requirements at the time of re-entry.
- Students who do not apply within one year must wait two years from the failure and apply for admission to the nursing program, taking nursing courses from their original point of entry (1st semester or transition).
The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information regarding the program can be obtained from ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org, or from the BON website, www.bon.texas.gov
- Successfully completed the prescribed course of study of 60 credit hours.
- Met required passing score, “C” or better, on all coursework.
- Met any individually prescribed behavior or remediation related requirements.
|BIOL||2401||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|HPRS||1206||Essentials of Medical Term.||2|
|MATH||0304||Intermediate Algebra10 or|
|MATH||0308||Foundations of Statistics10|
FIRST YEAR | First Semester
|BIOL||2402||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|RNSG||1413||Foundations for Nursing Prac.||4|
|RNSG||1105||Nursing Skills I||1|
FIRST YEAR | Second Semester
|BIOL||2421||Microbiology for Science Majors||4|
|RNSG||1441||Common Concepts of Adult Health||4|
|RNSG||1360||Clinical (Common Concepts)||3|
FIRST YEAR | Third Semester
|RNSG||2213||Mental Health Nursing||2|
|RNSG||1161||Clinical (Psyc/Mental Health)||1|
SECOND YEAR | First Semester
|RNSG||2201||Care of Children and Families||2|
|RNSG||2208||Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health||2|
|RNSG||1163||Clinical (Maternal/Newborn Child)||1|
|Creative Arts3 or Language, Philosophy, Culture Elective4||3|
SECOND YEAR | Second Semester
|PSYC||2201||Care of Children and Families||2|
|RNSG||2208||Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health||2|
SECOND YEAR | Third Semester
|PSYC||2314||Lifespan Growth and Development||3|
|RNSG||1443||Complex Concepts of Adult Health13||1|
|RNSG||2262||Clinical (Complex Concepts)||2|
|RNSG||1144||Nursing Skills II||1|
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM: 60
3Select one course from ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, COMM 2366, DRAM 1310, DRAM 2366, HUMA 1301, MUSI 1306, MUSI 1310.
4 Select one course from ARTS 1304, DRAM 2361, DRAM 2362, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HUMA 1302, PHIL 1301, PHIL 2306, or PHIL 2307.
10MATH 0304 Intermediate Algebra or MATH 0308 Foundations of Statistics is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion; however, it should be noted that in order for the student to graduate from the program the student must be TSI complete. Must be completed within 5 years of starting the program.
* Identifies Capstone course
Underline – Identifies courses to meet general education requirements for AAS Degree.
RNSG courses must be retaken after a one year expiration.
Contact Nursing Department
Donna Carlin, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing