Welcome to the El Camino College NURSING PROGRAM
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NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY ACEN
The El Camino College Nursing Department wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of our Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 11am on Wednesday October 16, 2013. This meeting will take place on the Torrance campus. Information regarding the location will be updated by Friday, September 27.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All written comments should be received by ACEN by October 9, 2013.
Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide courses are no longer being offered on the Torrance campus. An announcement will be posted on this site if and when the courses will be offered in the future.
This program will prepare you for entry into the health care field as a registered nurse. The Nursing Program also offers advanced placement opportunities for LVN/LPNs and transfer students. The ECC Associate Degree in Nursing provides students with skills needed to enter the nursing profession and the ability to assess unique patients of any age in terms of their basic human needs and structural variables. Degree competence will be assessed regularly by evaluations of expected learning outcomes in the clinical setting as well as course examinations. Emphasis is placed on the use of critical thinking and creative problem-solving in the clinical setting. The nursing major prepares graduates to manage and provide skilled nursing care to individuals in a variety of health care settings as entry-level registered nurses. Upon successful completion of the nursing program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examinations for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Program Length and Licensing Requirements.
The program is two academic years in length after completion of program prerequisites. Acceptance of qualified applicants to the program does not guarantee graduation from the program/college. Students are eligible to take the licensing examination for registered nurses upon satisfactory completion of the nursing program. Graduates must pass the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) in order to practice nursing in the state of California. The NCLEX-RN, developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, is administered by computer nationally, throughout the year.
The ECC nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone 404.975.5000 Fax 404.975.5020
Special Note Regarding Licensure:
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) protects the public by screening applicants for licensure in order to identify potentially unsafe practitioners. The BRN may deny applications for permanent licensure, interim permits and temporary licenses if the applicant has been found guilty of dishonesty; fraud or deceit; felony; child abuse; sex offender crimes; acts involving narcotics, dangerous drugs or devices; assault and/or battery; and other crimes. Applicants who have questions regarding limitations related to licensure should contact the California Board of Registered Nursing (916) 322-3350 or access its website at www.rn.ca.gov. It is the responsibility of the applicant to present sufficient evidence of rehabilitation.
Applicants are advised to explore other career opportunities prior to investing substantial time in a nursing program if it appears that a prior serious act or conviction may jeopardize licensure.
1. Challenge Exam for N149 Entrance: Effective fall 2010, all upward mobility students (LVNs and transfer students) will be required to take a challenge exam prior to entering the Associate Degree Nursing program. The Challenge exam is based on the LPN Step exam from Assessment Technologies InstituteÂ® (ATI). The LPN STEPÂ® exam is a Proctored Assessment based on prior knowledge obtained while enrolled in an approved Board of Vocational Nursing Vocational Nursing Program. To prepare for your LPN STEP proctored exam with the LPN STEP online practice assessment you should go tohttp://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/search.aspx?keyword=lpnstep
- Adult Medical Surgical
- Maternal Newborn
- Mental Health
- Nursing Care of Children
- All items are tied directly to the NLEX-PNÂ® Test Plan.
2. Social Security Number: The state of California requires all RNs to have a valid social security number. Nursing students will be required to show proof of a valid social security number prior to entry into the nursing program. International students please contact the International student center.
3. N48 Dosage Calculations: Effective summer 2010, N48 Dosage Calculations will become a two unit class. N48 will become a Nursing Program requirement similar to N145. For students applying for the generic Associate Degree Nursing program as well as the Upward Mobility (LVN-RN) program. Students applying to the nursing program in fall 2010 must have N48 completed or in progress.
4. Multicriteria Admit Policy: Effective fall 2010, entrance to the generic ADN program will be based on a Multi-Criteria Screening Process approved in AB 1559 (Berryhill) (Chapter 712, Statutes of 2007 Public Postsecondary Education: Degree Nursing Programs, Section 78261.5). This law provides for a community college registered nursing program that determines the number of applicants to the program exceeds its capacity, to admit students using a Multicriteria screening (MCS) process. Details of the new admit criteria can be found by clicking on the link to Entrance Requirements - ADN degree. Additional information is available at the Nursing Information Session.
5. Schedule for Nursing Information Session is available under the Counselorâ€™s link (the schedule is different on the two campuses).
NURSING INFORMATION SESSIONS Fall 2013
YOU MUST SHOW UP ON TIME !!!
THURSDAY, August 22, 2013 5:00 - 6:30PM
THURSDAY, September 12, 2013 5:00 - 6:30PM
THURSDAY, October 10, 2013 5:00 - 6:30PM
THURSDAY, October 31, 2013 5:00 - 6:30PMTHURSDAY, November 14, 2013 5:00 - 6:30PMCancelled - Thursday December 5, 2013 5:00PM â€“ 6:30PM
NOTE: THE INFORMATION SESSION WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. PARKING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED WHEN PARKING ON CAMPUS. DAILY PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE IN PARKING PERMIT MACHINES WHICH ARE LOCATED IN FRONT OF MATH & SCIENCE BUILDING AND LOT F. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE NURSING PROGRAM. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ATTEND AN UPDATED INFORMATION SESSION FOR MORE INFORMATION IF YOU ATTENDED ONE BEFORE JULY 2012. THE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MODIFIED. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER. SEATING IS LIMITED TO SPACE AVAILABILITY.
Inquiries related to the Nursing program can be directed to:
Kayla Ellis - Sr. Administrative Assistant - Compton Center
(310) 900-1600 x2700
Wanda Morris RN, MN - Dean of Student Learning - Compton Center
(310) 900-1600 x2702
Interim Director of Nursing:
Octavia Hyacinth, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, RN, CCRN