PURPOSE OF ASSOCIATE DEEGRE NURSING PROGRAM AT WCCS:
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Wallace Community College Selma is designed to prepare students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to become professional nurses prepared to meet the health care needs of individuals of all ages at any point on the health-illness continuum. The ADN curriculum incorporates general academic courses in addition to the nursing courses. Methods of instruction within the nursing courses include classroom instruction, laboratory experiences, and guided clinical experiences in varied health care agencies. ADN graduates are prepared to fulfill entry level positions as staff nurses and may be employed in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, physician’s offices, and home health care agencies. Salaries are varied, dependent upon location, job description, skill, and individual attributes.
PURPOSE OF PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM AT WCCS:
The purpose of the Practical Nursing (PN) Program of WCCS is to offer educational opportunities that allow individuals to complete their goals of becoming licensed practical nurses prepared to practice safe, ethical, noncomplex bedside nursing in a structured care environment under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and/or the physician or dentist. The program prepares men and women to practice as licensed practical nurses within the guidelines established by the Alabama Board of Nursing after completing the program and successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
PURPOSE OF PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM:
The primary purposes of the program are to:
- Provide the student with instruction on how to perform safe, basic nursing assistant, phlebotomy, and EKG procedures in various healthcare settings
- Provide the opportunity for students to gain stackable credentials in Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy or EKG Technician.
- Prepare the student for employment in a variety of healthcare settings.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the national certification examination for Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Individual certifications for Nursing Assistant (NAS), EKG and/or Phlebotomy.
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM GOALS:
- To provide educational offering with a flexible schedule that can best serve the Colleges community.
- To demonstrate excellence in teaching strategies and practices that is predicated on scholarly inquiry and best practice standards.
- To assure quality of curriculum and educational offering through a continuous cycle of program assessment, planning, and evaluation.
- Effectively use program findings to make necessary changes and improve program outcomes.
- To provide opportunities for personal and professional student development through a combination of educational, social and cultural community service activities.
- To prepare students with abilities and qualities that leads to a salable entry level skill within the nursing profession