DUAL DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM (ADN/BSN)

Offered by CCC and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the program is designed for motivated students who are eligible to enroll at both colleges.  The nine semester plan allows an individual to simultaneously earn an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Upon completion of the program of study, both degrees will be awarded by the respective college.

CCC courses are traditional/face-to-face and include class, lab and clinical learning experiences. RN license eligibility is earned with ADN program completion after the 5th semester.

UAH courses are online in the RN-to-BSN program. RN license requirement is waived for enrollment.

General Education / Nursing Prerequisite Credit

(Completed at CCC) …………………………..……………………..…..60

RN to BSN Credits

(Completed at UAH College of Nursing).……….........…………….….26

Associate Degree Program Nursing Credits

(Completed at CCC) … ……………………………..………….……….39

Program Total Credits  ……………………………..…………………..125                  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DUAL DEGREE

1. Be unconditionally admitted to UAH and CCC

2. Be in good standing with UAH and CCC

3. Completion of all academic courses (terms 1-4) prior to application

4. Receipt of complete nursing application by posted deadline

5. A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work

6. A minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing required academic core courses

7. Minimum of ACT composite score of 18 National or Residual

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students enrolled in nursing programs are required to successfully complete both academic and clinical requirements.  The purpose of the Nursing Eligibility Criteria, found on the Nursing webpage, is to delineate the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills deemed minimally necessary for admission, progression, and graduation, and for the provision of safe and effective client care.  Safety is paramount in all health programs. The College endorses the Americans’ with Disabilities Act.  If a student cannot meet the Eligibility Criteria it is their responsibility to request appropriate reasonable accommodations through the Student Disability Services Office.

HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS REQUIREMENTS

  • Retain reliable transportation to and from the campus and assigned clinical education facilities.
  • Comply with a dress code that includes an assigned uniform
  • Undergo a health examination, TB screening, and validate immunity to infectious diseases
  • Submit proof of current certification in basic life support at the healthcare provider level
  • Purchase low-cost malpractice insurance through the CCC health sciences division
  • Submit to a background check by a designated vendor
  • Undergo drug and alcohol testing by a designated vendor

In the interest of the patients they will serve, every health science student is obligated to complete the above requirements.  Policies for the background check and drug testing are provided upon enrollment. Results may prohibit a student from participating in clinical education and necessitate withdrawal or course failure.

COST

In addition to tuition, health students will have expenses related to the listed requirements, books, and associated supplies.  Approximated costs are discussed in information sessions and program orientation.

POLICIES

Additional nursing programs information including policies on application, readmission, and transfer students are available on the NUR webpage or by contacting the program director. The curriculum plan and policies of the nursing programs are subject to change.  Written notice will be given to students enrolled in the program prior to implementation.

For more information, please visit:

www.calhoun.edu/health-sciences/nursing/calhoun-uah-dual-nursing-degree/

CURRICULUM PLAN:

First Term - CCC

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14

Third Term - CCC

Item #
Title
Credits
Literature Electives (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

Fourth Term - CCC

Item #
Title
Credits
Literature Electives (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16
Total credits:
125

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