Nursing

Health Sciences & Services
Healthcare professionals are in high demand in hospitals, in medical offices, and a variety of other treatment settings. Health Sciences and Services programs offer a wide range of healthcare opportunities from patient care to medical office careers. Our programs prepare students for careers like nursing, healthcare administration, dental hygiene, paramedic emergency medicine, physical therapist assistant and more.

The mission/goal of the Department of Nursing at Nashua Community College is to provide students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science in Nursing, which prepares them to take the licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses, for employment in entry-level positions in nursing, and for further education and professional development.  

Student Achievement of Program Outcomes

Performance on Licensure Exam: NCLEX-RN Pass Rates (First Time Test Takers)

             
 

2015

2016

2017 (Through Sept. 30, 2017)

NCC Pass Rate

100%

80.95%

87.50%

New Hampshire Pass Rate

87.02%

86.09%

TBA

National Pass Rate

84.51%

84.56%

87.75%

Job Placement Rates (Employed within 6 to 9 months Post Graduation) 

   

Graduating Class

% Employed

2017

In Process

2016

100%

2015

100%

Program Completion  Within 150% of Program Stated Length Time)

   

 Graduating class

Completion %

2017

70%

2016

91%

2015

100%

 This program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

NURSING (2 Year Curriculum Plan)

Prerequisite:  for NURS 125N:
    CL LAB CR
BIOL130N Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 4
PSYC101N Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
        7
FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
ENGL101N College Composition I 4 0 4
BIOL131N Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 4
PSYC201N Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
NURS125N Fundamental concepts and Skills for Nursing Practice** 4 12 8
        19
SPRING SEMESTER
NURS140N Nursing Care I:  Concepts and Skills 4 12 8
NURS230N Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3 0 3
BIOL210N Medical Microbiology 3 3 4
General Education Core: Quantitative Literacy*  4 0 4
        19
SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
NURS220N Nursing Care II:  Concepts and Skills 4 15 9
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
        12
SPRING SEMESTER
NURS240N Management of Nursing Care Across the Lifespan 4 15 9
General Elective Core Requirement: Humanities / Fine Arts or Global Awareness 3 0 3
        12

Total 69 Credits

*MATH106N recommended. **LPNs may challenge by exam.

NURSING (3 Year Curriculum Plan)

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
BIOL130N Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 4
ENGL101 College Composition I 4 0 4
General Education Core:  Quantitative Literacy* 4 0 4
        12
SPRING SEMESTER
BIOL131N Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 4
PSYC101N Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
      13
SUMMER
BIOL210N Medical Microbiology 3 3 4
        4
SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
PSYC201N Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
NURS125N Fundamental concepts and Skills for Nursing Practice** 4 12 8
        11
SPRING SEMESTER
NURS140N Nursing Care I:  Concepts and Skills 4 12 8
NURS230N Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3 0 3
        11
THIRD YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
NURS220N Nursing Care II:  Concepts and Skills 4 15 9
        9
SPRING SEMESTER
NURS240N Management of Nursing Care Across the Lifespan 4 15 9
        9

Total 69 Credits

*MATH106N recommended

Nursing Application Checklist
Nursing Reference Forms
TEAS V Testing Schedule

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree in Nursing, graduates will be able to:

  1. Plan and deliver safe individualized care to patients by integrating the nursing process and pertinent nursing knowledge, principles of teaching / learning, and preferences of patients or legal designees across the lifespan, diversity of culture, and the levels of prevention.

  2. Practice collaboratively on the multi-professional health care team using principles of leadership across the disciplines and throughout the health care system to influence and facilitate conflict resolution and the establishment and achievement of shared goals.

  3. Support a culture of continuous quality improvement by using data to monitor outcomes; identifying and reporting actual or potential problems; collaborating with the multi-professional team throughout the health care system; and developing evidence-based strategies for optimal practice.

  4. Use health care system resources and technology, including information technology, time, policies and procedures, materials, and equipment, to coordinate and deliver individual and / or population-focused care that is effective and efficient.

  5. Communicate clearly in goal-oriented, culturally-sensitive, caring, concise, and timely ways using written, verbal, non- verbal, and electronic modalities.

  6. Demonstrate accountability for professional practice using legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines and participate in activities that contribute to life-long learning. 

In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.