Registered nurses (RNs) are key members of the professional health care team. TCL’s ADN and PN programs are designed to prepare individuals to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) or the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).
NCLEX-RN Results, Technical College of the Lowcountry
|Year||TCL Pass Rate %||National Pass Rate %|
|2011, May Grads||95||88.36|
|2010, May Graduates||100||90|
NCLEX-PN Results, Technical College of the Lowcountry
|Year||TCL Pass Rates %||National Pass Rates %|
Upon satisfactory completion of NUR 102 “Basic Nursing Skills” at TCL, students are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam. RNs provide care at the bedside in a hospital setting, carry out medical regimens, supervise licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing assistants (NAs), and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. LPNs work as part of the health care team to provide care for patients under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Specific duties include hygienic care, medication administration, observation of patients’ responses to care and patient care needs, contributions to the patients’ plans of care and supervision of care provided by nursing assistants. RNs and LPNs may also work in physicians’ offices, clinics, home settings and public and occupational health settings.
In 2009, the average annual income in South Carolina for a Registered Nurse was $59,680*. Earnings can increase substantially with time and experience.
The program consists of general education, science and nursing courses taught in the college classroom, on campus laboratories and multiple clinical settings. The RN program (ADN) takes four semesters to complete. LPNs may seek advanced placement in the program. The PN program (diploma) is taught over three semesters.
For list of required courses, please see course catalog.
SPECIALIZED PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850/ Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404 975-5000/FAX (404)975-5020 www.acenursing.org
South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park, Suite 202, Kingstree Building 110 / Centerview Drive; P.O. Box 12367 / Columbia, SC 29211-2367 / website
Applicants interested in the Nursing program must first complete the college admission application process. You will then make an appointment to meet with a Health Sciences Advisor. Acceptance into the college does not guarantee admission into a Nursing program. Applications for admission to the Nursing program may only be obtained from Health Sciences Advisors. Participation in the program requires a national background check and a drug screen. Nursing classes are offered at Beaufort and New River campuses and may require attendance at either. Call 843.525.8267 for additional information and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
HEALTH SCIENCES ADVISOR
Phone: 843.525.8326 / email@example.com
Vandy Amason, Instructor
Phone: 843.525.8327 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Bible, Instructor
Phone: 843.525.8345 / email@example.com
DeAnne Johnson, Instructor
Phone: 843.525.8335 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Simmons, Instructor
Phone: 843.470.8410 / email@example.com
Lynda Buss, Instructor
Phone: 843.470.8389 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Slyh, Instructor
Phone: 843.525.8256 / email@example.com
Glenn Levicki, Health Sciences Division Dean
Phone: 843.525.8276 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for Healthcare opportunities under Continuing Education.
*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics .