Clinical Practice Requirements
Students accepted into this program will be required to successfully complete clinically-based courses held in health care facilities.These facilities require immunizations, background checks, and urine drug screening as a condition of placement.
Refusal of immunizations, refusal to submit to a background check, and/or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the healthcare facility may prevent placement in the clinical setting, and thus affect progress in the program.
Health care facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility's standards of safety, health, and ethical behavior. Failure to adhere to standards may be cause for dismissal from the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Apply concepts and skills to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- Make clinical judgements and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe client care.
- Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of the professional nursing practice.
- Use standards of nursing practice to perform and evaluate client care in entry-level practice.
- Participate in life-long learning.
Student Learning Outcomes
The following student learning outcomes have been identified as a requirement for students completing the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Generic-RN/LVN to RN Curriculum. The graduate will:
- Communication Skills
- Utilize appropriate communication styles and basic leadership skills in patient care management.
- Use therapeutic communication techniques to establish a therapeutic environment.
- Communicate relevant, accurate and complete information in a concise and clear manner.
- Critical Thinking
- Utilize nursing process to develop and implement an individualized plan of care for assigned patients.
- Make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care.
- Use evidenced based data to support clinical decision making.
Curriculum and course sequence progress from simple to complex knowledge and skills with emphasis on nursing process, caring, problem solving and critical thinking. The Nursing Program graduate is prepared as a clinician to think critically using the nursing process, safely perform nursing care, teach individuals, families, communities and members of the health care team, function as a client advocate, provide leadership, manage resources, delegate tasks, and supervise unlicensed personnel within the legal scope of practice of the Registered Nurse. The student who completes the Nursing Education program will meet the standards of competency delineated by the Board of Registered Nursing for the State of California.
Program Outcomes Data
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Policy #29 Advertising and Recruitment of Students requires that student achievement outcome data be publicly accessible. The following student achievement data from the SD City College Nursing Program are as follows:
NCLEX-RN First Attempt Pass-Rates
|GRADUATION YEAR||PASSED ON FIRST
|3-YEAR MEAN OF
Program Completion Rates
|GRADUATION YEAR||# STARTED||GENERIC (ADN)||LVN-RN||# COMPLETED||RATE|
Graduate Employment Rates
|GRADUATION YEAR||SIX-MONTH SURVEY RESPONDENTS /
# OF GRADUATES
RESPONDENTS EMPLOYED AS RN WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF GRADUATION