Eastern Gateway Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program is designed for current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Certified Healthcare Workers (Respiratory Therapists (RT), Medical Assistant (MA), and Paramedic (EMT) who aspire the registered nurse associate degree. The support and prerequisite classes for this program are offered at Youngstown and Steubenville campuses.
The ADN Program provides for an efficient progression from Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Respiratory Therapists (RT), Medical Assistant (MA), and Paramedic (EMT) to registered Nurse (RN) with attaining an Associate Degree at Eastern Gateway Community College. The program enables optimal mobility for nurses in Ohio to continue from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to a Baccalaureate Nursing Degree (BSN) at a four-year college or university.
The college will conduct the classroom and lab sessions at its Youngstown and Steubenville locations. Online courses are incorporated into the curriculum. Clinical experiences are held at various hospitals and community settings in the area.
Eastern Gateway’s program prepares graduates to provide direct care as an RN in acute, long- term, ambulatory, and community oriented settings. The program prepares the nurse to participate in health promotion and maintenance of activities for the individuals in the context of a family and community. Upon program completion, the ADN graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
The Nursing Program has four Main Components:
Support courses * Note depending on your financial plan, some or all of the support courses may be completed prior to beginning the nursing courses
First-year nursing courses
Second-year nursing courses
An academic advisor is available at Eastern Gateway for students inquiring about their admission into the program and support course work.
All students entering the Associate Degree Nursing Program must meet the requirements in place at the time of admission:
Provide the EGCC records office with an official, final high school transcript or an official GED score report
Demonstrate proficiency in writing, reading and Intermediate Algebra, as evidenced by qualifying assessment scores (Accuplacer assessment, ACT or SAT), or previously completed college-level English Composition and Mathematics courses (EGCC or Transfer), or the completion of academic foundation courses (at EGCC or equivalent courses at another college/university), with a minimum grade of “C.”
Complete BIO 107, BIO 108, CHM 101* note this course requires MTH095 as a prerequisite, there is a five-year limit on all sciences
ENG 101, and PSY 101 or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of “C.”
Grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 once all prerequisites are completed.
HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam. The student must meet the bench mark score at the time the HESI exam is taken. The HESI may be taken a maximum of two times within a 12-month period. A student must wait at least one month to retake if unsuccessful on the first attempt. The cost of the test is paid on line at the time of testing.
Current OHIOLPN License (MEDS-IV)
Official transcript of approved Practical Nursing Program: graduate date, minimum “C” for each course.
TEAS Test (minimum required score of 60) The TEAS Test may be taken a maximum of two times within a 12-month period. A student must wait at least one month to retake if unsuccessful on the first attempt. The cost of the test is paid on line at the time of testing.
Official, final transcript that reflects the date of your graduation from an approved medical assisting, respiratory therapist or paramedic program (a minimum grade of “C” is required in each course.
Must hold current certification in their respective field
Proof of 1 year of employment as a Medical Assistant, or Respiratory Therapist, or Paramedic
When all prerequisite courses will be completed and your intent is to enter the nursing program:
Meet with an enrollment specialist to Initiate the Associate Degree Nursing program application for LPN to RN or HCW to RN.
Schedule, pay and successfully pass the HEST/TEAS admission test
Complete current FBI and OHIO BCI background checks
Clinical sites reserve the right to prohibit a nursing student with a criminal background history from caring for patients in their facilities based on the infraction.
The Ohio Board of Nursing has the right to prohibit a nursing graduate to take the state board exam based on a past felony conviction. See www.nursing.ohio.gov.
The integration of nursing theory, clinical practices, and critical thinking serves as the foundation for the program and upon completion of the nursing program, the nurse graduate will be able to:
Utilize effective communication techniques when interacting with patients, families, and health team members taking into consideration their physiological, psychological, developmental, spiritual and socio-cultural needs.
Collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team members to develop and implement an individualized plan of nursing care for patients while adhering to the ethical and legal principles inherent to the practice of registered nursing.
Demonstrate technical proficiency in the nursing skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level registered nurse.
Utilize critical thinking in decision making and problem solving to plan, implement and manage care in a safe, effective environment for patients.
Relate principles from the conceptual framework to assist patients in adapting to changes along the health-illness continuum throughout the lifespan.
Utilize the American Nurses Association Standards of care when providing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Coordinate and delegate holistic, safe, quality, cost-effective patient care in a variety of health care settings while adhering to the RN’s scope of practice.
Adhering to the Professional Code of Ethics for Nurses, assume legal and ethical responsibility for nursing actions, and accept accountability for nursing practice which includes continued lifelong learning in the nursing profession.