The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
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Also available at the California University of Pennsylvania site.The program, offered at five college sites, including one at California University of Pennsylvania, prepares students to apply for the NCLEX-RN examination and to assume an entry-level position as a registered nurse. Program learning experiences prepare graduates for professional nursing practices as defined and delineated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The program consists of courses in liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as nursing.An advanced placement option is available to licensed practical nurses and to those with prior nursing school experience who meet certain criteria. Licensed practical nurses must demonstrate satisfactory completion of a competency exam in evidenced-based drug therapy.
The program approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing at www.dos.state.pa.us/nurse. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, 404-975-5000, and its Board of Commissioners granted the associate nursing program of CCAC full accreditation status in July 2015. The next ACEN evaluation visit will be scheduled for Fall 2020.
Applicants must meet specific admission requirements which include: pre-admission exam, a medical history and physical including current immunizations, criminal history records check (CHRC), child abuse clearances, drug screen and fingerprinting. They must also meet pre-program requirements: high school chemistry with a lab or CHM-109 Introduction to Chemistry or CHM-110/111 Introductory Chemistry/Introductory Chemistry Lab and BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science or BIO-151 General Biology 1.NOTE: A graduate of the Nursing program who has been convicted of a felony, is or was involved in drug abuse or has violated other rules of the licensure body, may not be permitted to take the licensing examination regardless of the student’s ability to complete college educational requirements. The student is required to notify the Dean of Nursing of any changes to the criminal record. The Nursing program reserves the right to require appropriate documentation as requested regarding previous felonies or violations.Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will:
1. Prerequisite to BIO-161 Anatomy and Physiology 1, BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science or BIO-151 General Biology 1 or Biology Waiver Exam.
2. If the student takes the Accuplacer test and scores above MAT-108 placement, it is recommended that MAT-165 Probability and Statistics be taken as it is a required course for many BSN programs and for graduate study.