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Nursing

Second Level Nursing Program - Upon successful completion, Associate Degree is granted and graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.

Effective Fall 2011

SECOND LEVEL

 

 

 

 

FALL SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

NURS 320

Health and Illness II

10

4

6

TOTAL

 

10

4

6

SPRING SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

NURS 360

Health and Illness III

9

3

6

NURS 362

Professionalism in Nursing II

1

1

 

TOTAL

 

10

4

6

EXIT FOR LICENSURE AS AN RN

 

 

 

*1 Lecture Hour = 1 credit

*3 Clinical/Lab Hours = 1 credit  

 

 

 

               PROGRAM TOTAL

72

45

27

Bachelor's in Science in Nursing at University of Hawaii at Manoa

A student who earns the ADN degree at Kaua‘i Community Colleges is eligible for admission to fourth year of the UHM SONDH Baccalaureate Program starting Fall 2012 after meeting additional pre-requisites, which can be taken concurrently with the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  These include:

FG Global & Multicultural Perspectives (FGA, FGB, FGC) 6 credits from 2 groups (eg HIST 151/152)

FS Symbolic Reasoning (eg Math 100) - 3 credits

DP Physical Science - 3 credits

Statistics - 3 credits

Arts, Humanities, Literature (DA, DH, DL) - 6 credits from 2 areas

Writing Intensive *any level

NURS 363 Nursing Research - 3 credits

Upon successful completion of Year 4, the student will earn the BSN from the UHM.  The Year 4 nursing courses will be offered by the UHM SONDH via distance delivery methods for students from Kaua‘i Community Colleges starting the Fall 2012.  

 

Licensure Pass Rates

One way to identify a successful nursing program is by its first-time pass rates on state board exams (NCLEX). This is the percentage of graduates that pass the state boards on their first try. Kauai Community College students have scored at a high level and in 2000 exceeded the state averages and met national averages. The passing average recently dropped in 2007 and because of this the program instituted assessment testing throughout the curriculum. Through detailed assessments and NCLEX review, the pass rates did improve. Please note that some of the LPN graduates elect to continue in the RN program and do not take the LPN Board exam so the numbers below only reflect the graduates taking the exam. All statistics are noted for first attempt.

Pass rates for 2010-2011 State Boards (NCLEX)

RN

LPN

82.8% (National average 82.7%; 24 of 29 graduates passed on first try)
92% (12 of 13 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2009-10 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN

82.4% (National average 84%; 14 of 17 graduates passed on first try)

89% (16 of 18 graduates taking the exam)

Pass rates for 2008-09 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
88% (National average 81%; 21 of 24 graduates passed on first try)
100% (10 of 10 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2007-08 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
95% (National average 86%; 19 of 20 graduates passed on first try)
92% (23 of 25 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2006-07 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
74% (National average 83%; 20 of 27 graduates passed on first try)
100% (14 of 14 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2005-06 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
94% (National average 88%;15 of 16 graduates passed on first try)
81% (13 of 16 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2004-05 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
89% ( National average 87.3%;16 of 18 graduates passed on first try)
100% (10 of 10 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2003-04 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
88% (National average 85.3%;14 of 16 graduates passed on first try)
100% (21 of 21 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2002-03 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
92% (National average 87%;11 of 12 graduates passed on first attempt)
100% (14 of 14 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2001-02 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
77% (National average 86.7%;13 of 17 graduates on first attempt)
94% (17 of 18 on first attempt
Pass Rates for 2000-01 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
67% (National average 85.3%;8 of 12 graduates on first attempt)
94% (15 of 16 on first attempt)

 

Click here to see Admission Criteria/Pre-requisites

 

Click here to see Admission to BSN Program at UHM (Post ADN or diploma RN)

 


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