Accreditation Information

Attending an accredited institution, such as Seminole State College, is important to ensure that your chosen nursing program has attained a level that meets or exceeds national and industry standards.  Seminole State College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). 

Our nursing program specialty accreditation information is listed below.

A.S., Nursing (ADN) Program

The Nursing Program's associate degree is recognized and fully accredited by the following agencies:

Goal of the Associate Degree Nursing Program

The graduate will receive the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and be prepared to pass the Florida State Board Examination to assume the role of the entry-level registered nurse. The associate degree nurse will use the nursing process to assist clients with actual or potential commonly recurring health problems. The graduate will function as a member of the healthcare team and assist clients to meet their bio-psychosocial and spiritual needs. The graduate will be prepared to practice in entry-level registered nurse positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

Program Outcomes

Based on ACEN Policy #29, the following student achievement outcome data must be published:

  • 2017 NCLEX(R) Licensure Pass Rate: 98.8%
  • 2017 Nursing Program Completion Rate: 65.5%
  • Job Placement Rate (2015 FETPIP data): 97%

RN Associate Degree End-of-Program SLOs

These Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are threaded throughout the nursing curriculum and can be found in each course syllabus, in theory and clinical objectives, in learning activities, and in clinical and theory evaluations methodologies.  These SLOs reflect measurable behaviors, knowledge, actions, and skills essential to the practice of nursing.

The completion of each nursing course builds on the attainment of these SLOs so that, upon program completion, SSC nursing graduates will be able to demonstrate the End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes.

The five End-of-Program SLOs (also known as the Five Cs) are:  Caring, Clinical Competence, Communication, Commitment to Professionalism, and Collaboration and Management of Care. 

1. Caring

Provide patient-/family-centered care with consideration for the cultural, spiritual, and developmental differences of each patient and respect diversity.

2. Clinical Competence and Decision Making

Utilize critical thinking skills to apply the nursing process and evidence-based practice in providing accurate and safe care.

3. Communication

Demonstrate effective communication skills in providing therapeutic communication with patients/families and maintaining relevant, accurate, and complete communication with the health care team.

4. Commitment to Professionalism

Practice nursing within the legal, ethical, and regulatory standards of professional nursing practice, advocating for patients/families and participating in ongoing professional development. 

5. Collaboration and Management of Care

Collaborate with the health care team to prioritize patient care, coordinate access to resources, and delegate tasks.

Mission Statement

The Seminole State College of Florida Nursing Department provides an exemplary education for individuals who desire a career in nursing.  A variety of educational experiences which promote critical thinking and the development of technical skills are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Our graduates are prepared to meet the current and future healthcare requirements of the diverse community that we serve.

Statement of Philosophy

The Department of Nursing at Seminole State College shares the mission of the College in its pursuit of learner-centered, exemplary education that anticipates the needs of the students and the diverse community that it serves.  The nursing faculty approaches this commitment taking into account the mission and definitions of professional nursing practice.  The philosophical beliefs of the faculty in the Nursing Department are based on their expanded definitions of the four concepts of nursing's metaparadigm: person, environment, health and nursing.

RN-to-BSN Program Information

Seminole State's RN-to-BSN program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000
www.acenursing.org

Program Outcomes

Based on ACEN Policy #29, our most current student achievement outcomes are as follows:

  • 100% of Spring 2019 graduates completed the program on-time.
  • 87.5% of Spring 2019 graduates reported current employment
  • 100% of Spring 2019 graduates identified value-added with BSN degree completion

The Seminole State College RN-to-BSN Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.  The RN-to-BSN Program continues the Five Cs of Caring, Clinical Competence, Communication, Commitment to Professionalism, and Collaboration and Management of Care.  The BSN graduate will be prepared to provide high-quality nursing care in a changing and complex healthcare environment and to promote the profession of nursing.  The BSN graduate will be able to practice throughout the range of healthcare settings and across the lifespan with patients, families, communities and populations.

Caring

Provide evidence-based, patient-centered, culturally competent, high-quality care with patients, families, communities and populations across the lifespan and continuum of healthcare environments.

This SLO incorporates the concepts of:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Diversity
  • Advocacy
  • Patient rights
  • Altruism

Clinical Competence and Decision Making

Synthesize liberal education and evidence, along with information from current technological tools, to promote wellness and disease prevention and deliver safe, cost-effective, high-quality nursing care to patients, families, communities and populations.

This SLO incorporates the concepts of:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Lifelong learning
  • Information management
  • Scholarship
  • Clinical Judgement

Communication

Select communication skills that foster interprofessional collaboration to enhance health outcomes across the continuum of healthcare environments.

This SLO incorporates the concepts of:

  • Collaboration
  • Information management
  • Cultural competence
  • Population health
  • Scholarly writing

Commitment to Professionalism

Develop professional values and behaviors to facilitate optimal health outcomes for diverse patients, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan.

This SLO incorporates the concepts of:

  • Civility
  • Ethics
  • Accountability
  • Social justice
  • Integrity

Collaboration and Management of Care

Deliver evidence-based, safe and high-quality, holistic, patient-centered care through respectful interprofessional communication and collaboration and patient/family partnerships. This includes knowledge of and advocacy for healthcare policies and regulations to improve wellness and disease prevention for patients, families, communities and populations.

This SLO incorporates the concepts of:

  • Teamwork
  • Shared goals
  • Clinical prevention
  • Leadership
  • Public policy

Mission Statement

The Seminole State College Nursing Department’s RN-to-BSN program provides exemplary education for individuals who desire to have a more advanced knowledge of nursing that promotes professionalism, critical thinking, and utilization of evidence-based practice in a complex continuum of healthcare environments. Graduates are prepared to provide independent and interprofessional collaborative care and promote health and disease prevention for all patients, including diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, communities and populations across the lifespan.   

Statement of Philosophy

The Seminole State College Nursing Department shares the mission of the College in its pursuit of learner-centered, exemplary education that anticipates the needs of the students and the diverse community that it serves. The nursing faculty approaches this commitment taking into account the mission and definitions of professional nursing practice. The philosophical beliefs of the faculty in the Nursing Department are based on their expanded definitions of the four concepts of nursing's metaparadigm: person, environment, health and nursing.

Contact

Nursing Program
Nursing Department
407.404.6196 | Fax: 407.404.6207
Altamonte Springs-ALT-301A