Catalog 2014-2015 
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Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS-T

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Mission: The Nursing AAS-T degree prepares students who are highly educated, technically advanced, competent and caring individuals to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings and participate in lifelong learning. In addition it may prepare students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Minimum admission requirements: Completion of application for admission to the nursing program, minimum GPA 3.0, Entrance Test results, and 2 professional recommendations.

Nursing AAS-T degree graduates (RN) will:

  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • be competent in skills and knowledge necessary for the professional nursing role
  • communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • use effective communication for initiating teaching for patients, families, and staff
  • use critical thinking for decision-making across the entire nursing process in relationship to caring for individuals and families
  • assess, analyze data, develop a nursing plan of care, implement therapeutic nursing interventions, and evaluate client outcomes to assist the individuals and families toward optimal functioning health
  • maintain information literacy to support direct care, and evidence based practice and the value of research in nursing
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Prerequisite Requirements

Valid Washington State Nursing Assistant Certified License (No longer required as of Fall 2015)

Total Required Credits: 32

Academic Core Requirements **

Total Program Credits: 92

** All Academic Core  courses are required to be completed prior to the sixth term of the Associate Degree Nursing program.

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