The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a cooperative program between York Technical College and the University of South Carolina Lancaster. We are approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing , Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Dr., Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29210, (803) 896-4550 or fax (803) 896-4525 and fully accredited by the ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formally the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission - NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 1-404-975-5000, Fax, 1-404-975-5020, or www.acenursing.orgThe Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares men and women for the practice of registered nursing to provide direct client care across the life span. The practice of the associate degree nurse is primarily directed toward clients who have health needs and require assistance to maintain or restore their optimum state of health or support to die with dignity. The associate degree nurse is prepared to address acute and chronic health care needs and common well-defined health care problems in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain community health agencies.
The graduate of an associate degree nursing program functions in three basic roles within the health care delivery system: provider of care; manager of care; and member within the discipline of nursing under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Computer Adaptive Testing of the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. Graduates who successfully pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses are eligible to apply for licensure to practice as a registered nurse in any of the 50 states or U.S. territories.
There are legal limitations for state licensure in South Carolina for graduates with prior convictions and/or disciplinary action. The policy from the Board of Nursing for South Carolina will be distributed to all students. The policy also exists in the Nursing Student Manual, which is distributed the first day of class. Clinical facilities require drug screens and/or background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Students accepted to the program must be eligible to attend clinical at all facilities.
For more information contact:
Enrollment Services at (803) 327-8008
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