SARA – National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. YCCC is approved by the state of Maine to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by colleges based in another state.
Nursing is a COMPETITIVE PROGRAM with 32 SEATS available for FALL 2022.*
Acceptance into the Nursing program is on a competitive basis. Successful completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing program. Students who are working on their prerequisites will be placed in the Health Studies/Pre-Nursing program until they are ready to apply for the Nursing program. Upon acceptance into the Nursing program, students will receive an acceptance letter listing their start date, and will be assigned a nursing faculty advisor.
YCCC’S NURSING PROGRAM will prepare individuals to become registered nurses at the Associate Degree level. The curriculum will blend Nursing courses with general education courses to provide a sound theoretical base of nursing practice. Students will participate in clinical and classroom experiences during each of the four semesters in the program. Clinical experiences will be offered at hospitals and long-term care facilities located in York County. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse (RN) licensure examination.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
• Provide compassionate nursing care to patients, families, groups, populations, and communities from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings; care that is age and culturally appropriate and based on a patient’s preferences, values and educational needs.
• Communicate effectively and collaborate with diverse patients, families, groups, and members of the health care team to promote shared-decision making.
• Utilize the information and patient care technology to manage care, support decision-making, minimize error while
employing effective use of resources.
• Evaluate and integrate current evidence with clinical judgment to provide safe, quality care.
• Integrate professional behaviors and leadership skills in the provision of professional nursing care delivery.
• Use quality measures and indicators to evaluate patient outcomes and the effect of changes in the delivery of care.
• Possess a high-school diploma or GED certificate.
• Achieve at least a B- in ALL prerequisite courses:
– Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab (BIO 126/BIO 127)
– College Composition (ENG 101)**
– Quantitative Reasoning or Statistics (MAT 118 or MAT 124)
– Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)**
• Additional courses recommended before starting the nursing program:
– Psychology Across the Lifespan (PSY 210)
– Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab (BIO 136/BIO 137)
– Microbiology w/Lab (BIO 230/BIO 231)
– Oral Communications (SPE 101)
– Multicultural America (HUM 201) OR Ethics and Contemporary Society (PHI 102)
• TEAS test score of 60 or higher.** CLICK HERE FMI ABOUT TEAS TESTING
• Attend a MANDATORY information webinar.*** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
• Two Letters of Recommendation CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT RECOMMENDATION FORM
*AP and/or CLEP credits will be accepted for College Composition and Introduction to Psychology. Math and Science prerequisites must be completed within seven years. TEAS test scores must be from within the past 4 years. All prerequisites for Fall 2022 applicants need to be completed and received by May 16, 2022
*** MANDATORY ZOOM INFORMATION WEBINARS on the following dates: