Admission for International Students

Felbry College School of Nursing is now authorized to enroll international students into its nursing program under the United States Federal Law.

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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program (AAS)

A graduate of Associate of Applied Science in Nursing will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree, be certified by the Ohio Board of Nursing, and be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program consists of two (2) tracks. The first track is the Direct AAS which is designed for students with no prior nursing experience or training.

The second track, LPN-AAS, is designed for students with active licensure as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Courses in this program are offered on campus and on-line.

Practical Nursing  (PN) Program Description

Practical nurses are essential to the healthcare profession, serving as vital links between physicians, registered nurses, and patients. Practical nurses function as members of the patient care team in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. The practical nurse engages in a multitude of tasks including assisting the patient to learn appropriate self-care techniques; observing, recording, and reporting to appropriate supervisory personnel the patient’s physical and mental condition and any signs and symptoms that may indicate a change in condition; administering medications; performing wound care; and, preparing patients for operative procedures and other treatments.
The Practical Nursing program can be completed in as little as 12 months. All courses in this program are offered on campus. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a Diploma in Practical Nursing. In order to obtain the required license to work as a practical nurse in the State of Ohio, the graduate must take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam.

 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program (AAS)

 Graduates of the Felbry College School of Nursing Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program are expected to:

  • Perform nursing duties within legal and ethical principles, professional standards, and scope of practice for the registered nurse in Ohio (Professional Integrity, Safety, Evidence-based Practice).
  • Apply evidence-based knowledge from nursing and the basic biological, physical, social, behavioral, technological sciences, principles of microbiology, nutrition, and pharmacology to support clinical decision-making and to provide accurate and safe nursing care in diverse settings. (Evidence-based Practice, Nursing Judgment, Teamwork and Collaboration, Spirit of Inquiry, Professional Integrity).
  • Utilize the nursing process and collaborating with other members of the healthcare team to promote achievement of identified client outcomes (Nursing Judgment, Evidence-based Practice, Professional Integrity).
  • Provide accurate, safe nursing care when implementing the prescribed treatment regimen to assist clients/families in coping/ adapting to changes in health status and health deviation to promote self-care and continuity of care within and across healthcare settings (Human Flourishing, Patient-centered Care, Professional Integrity, Quality Improvement).
  • Assist the client when making healthcare decisions to achieve optimal level of functioning or end-of-life decisions to attain a peaceful, dignified death according to the client’s emotional, cultural, religious, and spiritual needs (Human Flourishing, Patient-centered Care, Professional Integrity).
  • Demonstrate effective communication and caring behaviors in interactions with clients, significant support persons, and other members of the healthcare team (Human Flourishing, Patient-centered Care, Nursing Judgment, Professional Integrity, Evidence-based Practice, Quality Improvement).
  • Collaborate with the client, significant support persons, and other healthcare team members to achieve desired client outcomes using available resources and services to provide safe, cost-effective care (Human Flourishing, Patient-centered Care, Nursing Judgment, Professional Integrity, Evidence-based Practice, Quality Improvement).

Practical Nursing Program (PN)

Graduates of the Felbry College School of Nursing Practical Nursing program are expected to:

  • Function within the legal and ethical scope of practice for the licensed practical nurse in Ohio (Professional Integrity, Safety, Evidence-based Practice).
  • Apply knowledge from the basic biological, physical, social, behavioral, and technological sciences, principles of microbiology, nutrition, and pharmacology in the care of the assigned client throughout the lifespan (Nursing Judgment, Teamwork and Collaboration, Spirit of Inquiry, Professional Integrity).
  • Utilize the nursing process in meeting the various nursing care needs of diverse socio-cultural populations across the lifespan (Nursing Judgment, Evidence-based Practice, Professional Integrity).
  • Provide safe, caring interventions to clients/families during states of health and health deviation to promote self-care

(Human Flourishing, Patient-centered Care, Professional Integrity, Quality Improvement).

  • Integrate critical thinking when incorporating knowledge from nursing and related disciplines (Nursing Judgment, Safety, Professional Integrity, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-based Practice).
  • Demonstrate strategies to promote, maintain, and restore health (Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Evidence-based Practice, Quality Improvement).
  • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect the values of nursing as a caring profession (Human Flourishing, Patient-centered Care, Nursing Judgment, Professional Integrity, Evidence-based Practice, Quality Improvement).
  • Utilize effective communication skills to interact with clients/families and other members of the healthcare team (Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient-centered Care, Professional Integrity).

A student who meets the following criteria is eligible for admission at Felbry College School of Nursing:

1. Meet the entrance examination requirement for the use of English language

2. Provide an official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (School Certificate or Diploma).

3. Provide an official High School Transcript evaluated by WES https://www.wes.org/.

4. Provide an official transcript from a Post-Secondary School that is regionally accredited and/or recognized as a candidate for accreditation, or an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Students who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours must provide documentation of high school graduation or equivalence. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence but are required to complete a signed Attestation form provided by the College.

5 . Provide a Notarized statement of financial support for tuition and fees and all living expenses or a certified government sponsor letter indicating that tuition will be paid in advance (Form 1-134 may be used).

Note:

Transcript must be evaluated by WES and send directly to Felbry College School of Nursing. https://www.wes.org/

A student will not be permitted to register for courses until all admissions requirements have been met.

AAS PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The student must completely satisfy the following requirements for completion of either the Practical Nursing (PN) or the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) programs for graduation from the college, and to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination  NCLEX-PN, or NCLEX-RN).

1. Students must satisfactorily pass all courses with a final grade of (78%) or better and earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher. For courses with a clinical or lab component, each component must be satisfactorily passed for the student to receive a passing grade for the course. Failure of any component results in failure of 2. the course, regardless of the grade average already earned for the remainder of the course.
In the final course of the program, a national NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN performance predictor exam is used as an exit exam. Students must complete the exam with a standardized passing score as recommended by the assessment company and stated in order to pass the exam
Because the exam is comprehensive, covering all courses taught in the program, students will be given a baseline exam ( MOCK) and two final attempts to pass the exam.
Failure to pass the exam will result in a failing grade and repeating the course at own expense. Students who fail the course a second time will be dismissed from the program.

3. Discharge all financial obligations and pay all outstanding fees.

4. File a graduation application.

5. Upon successful completion of the above requirements;

Submit a completed Graduate Audit Form.

The Program Administrator will submit a program completion certificate to the Ohio Board of Nursing that the student is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN.

6. Graduates are responsible for filing their own applications to take the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN and for paying all associated fees.

7. Felbry College will reimburse the cost of the NCLEX-RN OR NCLEX-PN to any graduate who takes and successfully passes the exam within three (3) months of completing the program.

Note: Felbry College reserves the right to require additional testing to assess NCLEX readiness for graduates that do not submit a completed Graduate Audit Form within three (3) months of completing the last semester of the program.

Personal Information

(family or surname)

Student Permanent Home Address

Office of International Student Programs

Phone: (614) 781-1085
Fax: 614-929-3816
E-mail: oisp@felbrycollege.edu