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Lucille Krull, Dean; Heidi Hart, Trudy Klein, Launa Rae Mathews,
Verlene Meyer, Dora Sue Redford, Karen Tetz, Fred Troutman (on leave),
Lynn Wagner, Lois Whitchurch.
The School of Nursing offers a four-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. The purpose of the program is to prepare professional nurses to function in a variety of settings and to provide a foundation for graduate study.
The freshmen and sophomore years of the nursing curriculum are taken on the College Place campus and include a combination of general studies, nursing cognates, and nursing courses. The junior and senior years are taken on the Portland, Oregon, campus. A limited number of students who have completed the required prerequisites and admissions procedures can take sophomore nursing courses during the summer term on the Portland campus.
The Portland campus is located adjacent to the Portland Adventist Medical Center. The nursing education building houses teachers' offices, classrooms, and the library. The Howard F. Hansen Hall is the residence for students on the Portland campus.
The School has contractual agreements for student clinical experience in a variety of settings, including community hospitals, service agencies, home-care and extended care facilities, and schools.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the jurisdiction of choice.
The School is an agency member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing and is fully accredited by the Board of Review of that body. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and by the Oregon Office of Educational Policy and Planning.
Applicants will apply for admission to the college through the admissions office. See the admission requirements in the Admission to the College section of this Bulletin. Additional requirements are listed below for each student category.
Once admitted to the college and prior to entering the first clinical nursing course, each student must be accepted to the School of Nursing as a nursing major.
Each nursing applicant or student is subject to a security check. The School of Nursing reserves the right to deny admission or remove students from the nursing program who have records of misconduct, legal or otherwise, that would jeopardize their professional performance. State licensure boards reserve the right to deny licensure in their states if applicants have committed a felony.
The following requirements must be met for all categories of nursing applicants:
Additional admission requirements must be met for each of the following categories in the nursing program.
Category 2, Summer Entry Applicant; Portland, Oregon, campus. Students who have completed prerequisite general studies and cognate courses may apply to the School of Nursing to take sophomore nursing courses during the summer term on the Portland campus. The student must meet this additional requirement:
A student who receives a W or who receives a grade lower than C in any nursing course or a C- in any required cognate course is required to repeat that course. Permission to continue as a nursing major after the second W or second grade lower than C in a nursing course is granted at the discretion of the faculty in response to student petition.
A passing grade in a course cannot be achieved without the successful completion of the clinical portion. An unsatisfactory clinical grade or a grade below C in the theory portion of any clinical course requires that the total course be repeated, both theory and clinical, prior to further progression in the program.
National examinations are given after completion of designated nursing courses. Students who fail to achieve a satisfactory score will result in remedial studies which may include satisfactory completion of Nursing 100.
Students who are judged to be unsafe practitioners may be removed from the clinical area and are subject to dismissal as nursing majors.
The School of Nursing Student Handbook is available to all nursing students. Students have the responsibility to acquaint themselves with its contents and are held accountable for all policies therein. Students are responsible for their own transportation to agencies used for educational experience. The use of a car is essential for each student to reach clinical sites. Transportation costs, including auto insurance, are the student's responsibility. Students must maintain at least the minimum state required auto insurance and provide proof to the School of Nursing.
The department offers these degrees and majors.
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