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  • Associate Degree Nursing - Hesston College
    associate degree nursing has proven its merit Each year more AD prepared graduates take the licensure exam than those prepared by either the diploma or four year BSN educational routes In 2014 55 percent of the U S candidates taking the NCLEX RN licensure exam were graduates of associate degree nursing programs according to National Council of State Boards of Nursing In the clinical setting associate degree nurses perform a variety of nursing roles with competency and caring Admission Policies Direct admission to the ADN RN courses Admission to prenursing courses Curriculum Sequences Two year ADN RN curriculum sequence Three year ADN RN curriculum sequence Application Process In order to be admitted to the college for the nursing program an applicant must be a high school graduate or have passed the GED examination The first steps in the admission process follow All information must be submitted to the Hesston College Admissions Office Complete and submit the Hesston College Application for Admission Complete and submit the Hesston College Nursing program application Provide two references If employed in health care one reference must be from current employer References may also come from other employers supervisors teachers coaches pastors etc References from personal friends or relatives are not accepted Forms are available online or from the Admissions Office Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores Submit official ACT SAT or ASSET test scores Submit official transcripts from all colleges universities and other schools attended Nursing Graduate and Program Outcomes Advantages of the Associate Degree in Nursing Students who choose the two year Associate Degree for their nursing education experience the following advantages An early opportunity to affirm career choice by beginning nursing experience already in the first semester of college Savings of time for those eager to enter the workplace Significant financial savings since programs typically require only four to five semesters to complete Access to exciting employment opportunities in a wide variety of roles and settings An opportunity to continue education while working at an RN wage Financial assistance with tuition costs once in the workplace as an RN many hospitals offer tuition reimbursement for RNs choosing to continue their education for a bachelor s degree in nursing Flexible options for RN to BSN study many programs offer evening or weekend classes on line courses and advanced placement for RNs who want to complete a bachelor s degree in nursing An opportunity to bring actual employment experience to upper level nursing courses resulting in multiple years of valuable clinical experience that can now be applied in the academic setting Job Outlook and Employment Opportunities Hesston College Associate Degree graduates have a wide range of position opportunities open to them immediately upon graduation and licensure Alumni typically are employed as staff nurses and charge nurses in hospitals medical centers extended care facilities home health care and clinics Graduates can enter a wide range of nursing areas including medical nursing surgical nursing maternity care pediatrics mental health care operative nursing urgent care home

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Hesston College
    their formal education while being licensed as RNs There are many post licensure BSN programs available to RNs offering the RN BSN curriculum in a variety of formats designed to meet the needs of working nurses typically in classroom settings totally online or hybrid a combination of both These programs are often available for part time enrollment facilitating the schedule of working RNs The Hesston College BSN program educates students as baccalaureate nurse generalists prepared to care for individuals families communities and populations across the lifespan at any point on the wellness illness continuum and across the continuum of healthcare environments Students enroll in nurse course work totaling 65 67 credit hours taught over four semesters In addition elective opportunities are available for students to experience cross cultural nursing settings in such countries as India and Russia The BSN program provides graduates with an excellent foundation for continued education and growth within the nursing profession Admission Policies Direct admission to upper level nursing courses Admission to prenursing program liberal education support courses Curriculum Sequence Hesston s BSN curriculum sequence Pre nursing transfer track curriculum sequence Application Process In order to be admitted to the college for the nursing program an applicant must be a high school graduate or have passed the GED examination The first steps in the admission process follow All information must be submitted to the Hesston College Admissions Office Complete and submit the Hesston College Application for Admission Complete and submit the Hesston College Nursing program application Provide two references If employed in health care one reference must be from current employer References may also come from other employers supervisors teachers coaches pastors etc References from personal friends or relatives are not accepted Forms are available online or from the Admissions Office Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores Submit official ACT SAT or ASSET test scores Submit official transcripts from all colleges universities and other schools attended Advantages of the Bachelors of Science in Nursing BSN While the entry level degree to registered nurse practice is currently the associate degree ADN graduates who hold the BSN may experience advantages when seeking nursing employment as a growing number of healthcare employers are expressing a preference for hiring BSN graduates This is especially true in large metropolitan areas where the job market is typically more competitive Completing a BSN can be beneficial for nurses who aspire to become nurse educators or nurse practitioners as a bachelor s degree is often a prerequisite for graduate study in these areas In some areas of the country healthcare employers offer a pay differential for nurses prepared with a BSN Holding a BSN degree may lead to a greater variety of employment options The BSN curriculum provides students with knowledge and experience in leadership and community health offering additional employment opportunities within the healthcare setting and the community i e community health industrial nursing school nursing etc Job Outlook and Employment Opportunities Hesston College BSN graduates have a wide range of

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  • LPN to RN Options - Hesston College
    College Total credit hours LPN ADN 30 34 Biblical Literature 17 credit hours 20 22 credit hours 70 76 credit hours LPN BSN 57 Biblical Literature 17 credit hours 50 52 credit hours 127 129 credit hours LPN to ADN In this curriculum sequence LPNs typically transfer in 30 to 34 hours of liberal education support courses 17 additional hours of practical nursing credit and enroll in two semesters of full time coursework at Hesston College A student in this plan graduates with 70 to 76 total credit hours Upon completion of this one year plan of study graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX RN to become a Registered Nurse RN Admission Policy Curriculum Sequence LPN to BSN The LPN BSN RN program was initiated in the fall of 2015 This program requires that the LPN student complete 60 hours of liberal education support courses transfer in 17 additional credit hours of practical nursing credit and enroll in four semesters of upper division nursing coursework The curriculum is designed to include all clinical nursing courses in the final two semesters of the program LPNs graduate with 124 to 126 total credit hours Upon completion of this two year plan of study graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX RN to become Registered Nurses RNs Admission Policy Curriculum Sequence Application Process In order to be admitted to the college for the nursing program an applicant must be a high school graduate or have passed the GED examination The first steps in the admission process follow All information must be submitted to the Hesston College Admissions Office Complete and submit the Hesston College Application for Admission Complete and submit the Hesston College Nursing program application Provide two references If

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  • Nursing Facilities - Hesston College
    Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Departments Programs Nursing Nursing Facilities Nursing Facilities The nursing department is located within the Lemons Center Charles Hall complex in the center of campus This became the new home to the program in 1996 when Lemons Center was built and Charles Hall refurbished A spacious auditorium classroom provides comfortable seating for all nursing class sessions Students practice clinical skills in two nursing laboratories on campus the nursing skills lab with two glassed in units simulating specialty hospital rooms and a four bed simulation laboratory developed during the summer of 2010 Students can practice total nursing care skills for patients SimMan a computerized patient simulator model and other simulator models VitalSim Nursing Anne Kelly Kid Noelle Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator etc provide opportunities to hone clinical skills and decision making in a safe realistic setting using true to life patient scenarios A student lounge provides an on campus home for students with lockers kitchen facilities and space for studying and visiting together Nursing faculty offices and a central nursing reception administration area are conveniently located adjacent to the student spaces Nursing students go to a variety of local health care agencies for clinical experiences These range from community hospitals to large urban medical centers all located within 30 miles of the campus Agencies currently utilized include Newton Medical Center and Prairie View Mental Health Center in Newton Hutchinson Regional Medical Center McPherson Hospital Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Health in Wichita and Schowalter Villa in Hesston Other healthcare agencies provide observational experiences in home health hospice renal care dialysis and community health Hesston College offers a caring campus community in a small town that is quiet and conducive to study Commuting students

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  • Nursing Graduate Testimonials - Hesston College
    gifts and nursing skills Nursing faculty members are concerned about the education their students receive and work with students on a one to one basis Faculty members believe that an open supportive relationship with students is the greatest asset of the Hesston College nursing program Surveys show that Hesston College nursing alumni are very satisfied with the personal care and support they received from nursing faculty Here are a few samples of alumni comments taken from recent surveys The Hesston College nursing program has been the most rewarding experience of my life I was part of a family here not just another student ID number I have already recommended Hesston to nursing school hopefuls 2014 Nursing Graduate The nursing program focuses on holistic care we were taught to consider spiritual aspects of care and how to elevate one another to create a cohesive working atmosphere Clinical readiness and simulation labs were wonderful pieces of my growth as a nursing student 2014 Nursing Graduate I have only good things to say about Hesston College Nursing It is a wonderful program with dedicated and caring faculty I never applied anywhere else Hesston was the only place I wanted to go and I am so proud to be a Hesston College nursing grad 2014 Nursing Graduate The staff and nursing faculty truly care about our education and they want each and everyone of us to succeed 2014 Nursing Graduate Hesston College nursing faculty and staff have such a genuine care for each student and will do all they can to help you succeed They also focus on caring for the person first not just doing the nursing skill or knowing the medications or the right answer Each one of the faculty is absolutely the type of nurse I would hope to have or

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  • Nursing Pinning video - 2015 - Hesston College
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  • Qualifications (legal) for R.N. Licensure - Hesston College
    holder of a temporary permit authorization if the applicant licensee or holder of a temporary permit or authorization is found after hearing To be guilty of fraud or deceit in practicing nursing or in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice nursing To have been guilty of a felony or to have been guilty of a misdemeanor involving an illegal drug offense unless the applicant or licensee establishes sufficient rehabilitation to warrant the public trust except that notwithstanding K S A 74 120 and amendments thereto no license or authorization to practice nursing as a licensed professional nurse shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated prior to their repeal or article 54 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated or K S A 2012 Supp 21 6104 21 6325 21 6326 or 21 6418 and amendments thereto To have committed an act of professional incompetency To be unable to practice with skill and safety due to current abuse of drugs or alcohol To be a person who has been adjudged in need of a guardian or conservator or both under the act for obtaining a guardian or conservator or both and who has not been restored to capacity under that act To be guilty of unprofessional conduct as defined by rules and regulations of the board To have willfully or repeatedly violated the provisions of the Kansas nurse practice act or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant to that act including K S A 65 1114 and 65 1122 and amendments thereto or To have a license to practice nursing as a registered nurse or as a practical nurse denied revoked limited or suspended or to

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  • Technical Standards for Admission to the Nursing Program - Hesston College
    Hesston College Nursing Program include the following 1 Visual Acuity Visual acuity sufficient to assess clients and their environments and to implement the nursing care plans that are developed from such assessments Examples of relevant activities Detect changes in skin color or condition Collect data from recording equipment and measurement devices used in client care Detect a fire in a client area and initiate emergency action Draw up the correct quantity of medication into a syringe 2 Hearing Ability Hearing ability sufficient to assess clients and their environments and to implement the nursing care plans that are developed from such assessments Examples of relevant activities Detect sounds related to bodily functions using a stethoscope Detect audible alarms e g monitors fire alarms call bells Communicate clearly in telephone conversations Communicate effectively with clients and with other members of the healthcare team 3 Olfactory Ability Olfactory ability sufficient to assess clients and to implement the nursing care plans that are developed from such assessments Examples of relevant activities Detect odors of bodily fluids or spoiled foods Detect smoke from burning materials 4 Tactile Ability Tactile ability sufficient to assess clients and to implement the nursing care plans that are developed from such assessments Examples of relevant activities Feel vibrations e g palpate pulses Detect temperature e g skin solutions Feel differences in surface characteristics e g skin turgor rashes Feel differences in size shapes e g palpate vein identify body landmarks Detect environmental temperature e g check for drafts 5 Fine Motor Skills Fine motor skills sufficient to perform psychomotor skills integral to client care Examples of relevant activities Safely dispose of needles in sharps containers Accurately place and maintain position of stethoscope for detecting sounds of bodily functions Manipulate small equipment and containers such as syringes vials ampules and medication packages to administer medications Accurately chart data on graphics and other flow sheets 6 Strength and Mobility Strengths and mobility sufficient to perform client care activities and emergency procedures Examples of relevant activities Walk and climb e g ladders stools stairs Safely transfer clients in and out of bed Lift or move clients or objects pull or push objects This includes occasionally lifting 50 pounds and frequently lifting or carrying objects weighing 25 pounds Twist bend stoop squat Move quickly e g response to an emergency Turn and position clients as needed to prevent complications due to bed rest Hang intravenous bags at the appropriate level shoulder or higher level Accurately read the volumes in body fluid collection devices hung or placed below bed level Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation 7 Physical Endurance Physical endurance sufficient to complete assigned periods of clinical practice e g 5 to 8 hour shifts on days evenings or weekends during the nursing program Must perform with acceptable speed reflected by ability to carry out the usual client care assignment for a particular point in the program within the allotted clinical time Examples of relevant activities Sustain repetitive movements e g CPR Maintain physical tolerance e g

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