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Nursing (513901)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS

Overview

Applications for the FDTC Nursing Programs will be accepted Friday, April 1st through Friday, May 13th for the Fall 2022 semester.

Starting April 1st, the application process will be found on FDTC’s Etrieve Central Form Hub, a web based application to serve students’ needs for form submission.

The link to begin the application process is https://central.fdtc.edu and this link will be available April 1st.

The FDTC Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares students for this performance profession requiring intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor skills that are based upon biological, behavioral and humanistic principles. Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are prepared to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible for an Associate Degree in Applied Science and may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing Practice (NCLEX-RN).

There are five semesters and 68 credits in the ADN program.

This program at Florence-Darlington Technical College is accredited by of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org

Web: www.acenursing.org

Accreditation Status

Year of Initial Accreditation:

December 1975

Continuing Accreditation

Last Evaluation Visit:

January 22-24, 2013

Most Recent Action:

June 2018

Next Evaluation Visit:

Spring 2022

This program has Full Approval by South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensure, & Registration State Board of Nursing (http://www.llr.state.sc.gov/POL/Nursing/index.asp)

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive; Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
803.896.4300

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Student learning is progressive and multidimensional. It exists across the integrating concepts that comprise knowledge domains (Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity, and Spirit of Inquiry) within the teaching and learning experience.

Human Flourishing includes actions and behaviors that advocate for patients, families, and groups in the provision of patient-centered care.

Nursing Judgment requires actions that make evidenced-based nursing judgments in the provision of safe, quality care for patients, families, and groups.

Professional Identity involves actions that demonstrate the professional role of a nurse within nursing and inter-professional teams, utilizing open communication and collaboration and an evolving professional identity.

Spirit of Inquiry consists of actions that examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and groups.

As graduates of the FDTC nursing program, students will:

  1. Human Flourishing (HF): Advocate for patients, families, and groups in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity and growth through the provision of patient-centered care.
    1. Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs
  2. Nursing judgement (NJ): Make evidenced-based nursing judgements in the provision of safe, quality care for patients, families, and groups
    1. Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through excellent communication, individual performance and optimal system effectiveness
  3. Professional Identity (PI): Demonstrate the professional role of a nurse in a manner that reflects integrity, responsibility and ethical practice within an evidenced based practice utilizing open communication and collaboration and an evolving professional identity
    1. Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams using open communication and collaboration to achieve quality patient care
    2. Demonstrate professional role behaviours and an evolving professional identity
  4. Spirit of Inquiry (SI): Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and groups.
    1. Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
    2. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.
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