Nursing and Allied Health Department
Pat Hendrix, Interim Director
of Nursing & Allied Health (931) 393-1628
Two Year Track to RN
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Motlow College offers a Nursing Major for those students desiring to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. As part of this two year comprehensive program...
- Students will be exposed to learning experiences that enable them to acquire knowledge needed to meet the health care needs of the community
- Students will be provided with a framework for reaching program objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, students will:
- Perform core competencies basic to the practice of associate degree nursing as defined by the National League for Nursing
- Utilize the nursing process based upon principles and concepts from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities in providing individualized nursing care to clients
- Be prepared to write the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse
Motlow nursing students receive hands-on training.
In order to achieve the outcomes of the MSCC nursing program, graduates must be able to perform core competencies basic to the practice of associate degree nursing. Student learning outcomes in all courses in the curriculum contribute to meeting these competencies. The core competencies, as defined by the National League for Nursing (2000), state that the associate degree nursing graduate will:
- Practice within the legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the nursing profession, engaging in life-long learning and participating in professional organizations.
- Communicate effectively and therapeutically with clients and peers using oral, written and electronic forms of communication.
- Assess a client's health status by collecting and analyzing data.
- Make clinical judgments about client's condition, interventions needed, and the effectiveness of care provided, modifying care as needed. Evidence based practice and use of critical thinking provide the foundation for appropriate clinical decision making.
- Provide caring interventions based on knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, nursing theory, nursing research, and past nursing experiences.
- Teach clients using an individualized teaching plan, assess learning that has taken place, and modify the plan accordingly.
- Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to achieve client and organizational expected outcomes.
- Manage individual clients and group of clients using skills of prioritization, collaboration, delegation, and supervision.
Upon successful completion of the Nursing program and all required licensure requirements students will obtain credentials as a Registered Nurse, with career opportunities in many areas, including:
- home health services
- private physician's office
- nursing care facilities
- employment services