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Student APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2014 are currently being accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Hurry and apply today for the following programs:  Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology Massage Therapy, and Nursing.


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 %
2013 93 83
2012 98 90.34
2011, May Grads 95 88.36
2010 97 90
2010, May Graduates 100 90
2010, Sept 94 87.95
2010, March 94 88
2009, Sept 93 89
2009, March 91 86
2008, Sept 93 87
2008, March 86 85
2007, Sept 88 85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCLEX-PN Results, Technical College of the Lowcountry

Year TCL Pass Rates %    National Pass Rates %
2013 93 84.5
2012 100 83
2011, September 77.78 85.95
2010, September 100 87.26
2010, March 100 85.89
2009, March 83 95.96
2008, March 100 86
2007, Sept 100 89
2006, Sept 91 90
2006, March 100 88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

CAREER OPTIONS

 In 2009, the average annual income in South Carolina for a Registered Nurse was $59,680*. Earnings can increase substantially with time and experience.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

 

ADMISSIONS

 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.

 

HANDBOOK

Division of Health Sciences Student Handbook

 

HEALTH SCIENCES ADVISOR

  Maggie O’Sullivan

  Phone: 843.525.8326 / mosullivan@tcl.edu

 

FACULTY

 Sharon Beasley, Program Director/Instructor

Ph0ne: 843.525.8263 / sbeasley@tcl.edu

Colleen Bible, Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8345 / cbible@tcl.edu

Hal Brown, Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8335/ hbrown@tcl.edu

Stephanie Lawson, Instructor

Phone: 843.470.5966 / slawson@tcl.edu

Amanda Simmons, Instructor

Phone: 843.470.8410 / asimmons@tcl.edu

Lynda Buss, Instructor

Phone: 843-470-8389 / lbuss@tcl.edu

Kathleen Slyh, Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8256 / kslyh@tcl.edu

Marge Sapp, Health Sciences Division Dean

Phone: 843.525.8276 / msapp@tcl.edu

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Click here for Healthcare opportunities under Continuing Education.


*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics .


Call now to schedule an appointment

with the Health Sciences Advisor!


Nursing Program Information Presentation

 Nursing Curriculum Profile

Nursing Program Application Checklist

Nursing Weighted Admission Criteria

NUR Advanced Placement application checklist


   ALL STUDENTS MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING AN APPLICATION. CALL 843-525-8267 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

 


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For application information:

health@tcl.edu

or call Joseph Griffin at 843.525.8267