Seminole State College Nursing Program Review
Seminole State College (SSC, SSCOK) is based in Seminole, Oklahoma. The college offers associate degree and certificate programs to over 2,000 students. Seminole State College was founded in 1931 as Seminole Junior College. Core beliefs and values of the college include student success, access, collaboration, innovation and quality of programs. The college originally served as an extension center for the nearby high school and operated as such until 1969. Seminole State College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Nursing programs at Seminole State College are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Seminole State College offers an AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Nursing, a Career Mobility Option and Cooperative Alliance Agreement to assist Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in gaining credit for their academic work.
Seminole State College Undergraduate Nursing Programs
The Nursing AAS program prepares students to receive an AAS in Nursing, a type of ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) designed for nurses entering the workforce upon gaining licensure, rather than pursuing a four year degree. Admission requirements to the AAS in Nursing program include a minimum 3.0 GPA, satisfactory math, reading and composite scores on one eligible test (eligible tests include ACT, TEAS 4.0 and 5.0, and NET) within the past five years. Once accepted into Seminole State College, students should make a separate application to the nursing program. Applicants are evaluated for the nursing program based on GPA and test scores. Once admitted, nursing students are required to complete CPR certification (must be certified annually) and Long Term Care (LTC)/Home Health Aide (HHA) certification before commencing the program. Upon completion of the AAS in Nursing program, students receive an AAS in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
Career Mobility LPN to RN
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may enter the program in the second or third semester of the program depending on if they choose Career Mobility Option 1 or Career Mobility Option 2. Admission requirements for Career Mobility Option 1 and 2 include a minimum 3.0 GPA in 12 academic credit hours of nursing related coursework and satisfactory scores on the ACT, TEAS or NET as specified in the Generic Track requirements. Placement in Career Mobility Option 1 or 2, in which the student will be granted credit either for the first semester of first year of nursing courses depends on the student’s success in passing the exams after the Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing course. Upon completion of the Career Mobility Option, students will receive an AAS in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam.
SSC/UCF Concurrent ASN-BSN Program
Students can earn an ASN (Associate of Science in Nursing) and BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree through the concurrent associate’s and bachelor’s degree program between Seminole State College and the University of Central Florida. The concurrent enrollment nursing program can be completed in six semesters. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, students earn an ASN from Seminole State College and a BSN from the University of Central Florida. Students are also eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
Cooperative Alliance Nursing Program
Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program for LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurse) at Seminole State College, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, or Wes Watkins Technology Center’s are eligible to participate in the Cooperative Alliance program. The program grants credits for the first or second year of the nursing program and may also offer admission to an Excel-erated Transition Track depending on a student’s qualifications and performance. The Coop Alliance Nursing program requires 68 credits. Upon completion of the AAS in Nursing program, students will receive an AAS in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.
Seminole State College Nursing Certificate Programs
The Practical Nursing program at Seminole State College leads to qualification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN program can be completed in 1350 hours of study and approximately 4 semesters(including prerequisites). Admission requirements include a satisfactory score on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and attending a nursing information session. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The Nurse Aide program at Seminole State College prepares students to work as health care professionals alongside RNs and LPNs. Admission requirements to the Nurse Aide program include being at least 17 years of age and a satisfactory TABE score. A high school diploma or GED is not required for the Nurse Aide program. The Nurse Aide program requires 165 hours of study. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Seminole State College,
2701 Boren Blvd.,
Seminole, OK 74868-1901