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ADN Associate Degree Nursing
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Contact Information

Deborah Gentry

Career Pathways
870-338-6474, 1055

Helena-West Helena Campus

Jeanne McCullars
PN Program Coordinator
870-946-3506, 1612

DeWitt Campus

 

Enrollment

Before enrolling in nursing assistant courses, the student must provide the following documents: 

  1. Completed Health Statement   

  2. Proof of immunization compliance

    • Current Td or Tdap

    • Two  Varicella or a positive titer

    • Two MMRs, if born after 1957 or titers

    • Initiation of Hepatitis B series or positive titer

  3. Proof of a two-step TB skin test within the last year

  4. Signed Communicable Disease Statement

  5. Current US federal or state issued photo ID, examples include:

    • US passport

    • US military ID

    • State driver's license

  6. Proof of professional liability insurance

No late enrollment is allowed. Students are expected to furnish their own transportation to school and to and from the clinical area.

IMMUNIZATION POLICY

 HEPATITIS B

Hepatitis B is a serious communicable disease that can cause extensive damage to the liver and may result in death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified health-care workers who come into contact with blood or body fluids as being at increased risk for Hepatitis B infection. Nursing assistants and nursing assistant students fall into this category. The CDC recommends members of high-risk groups be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and that vaccination should be completed before coming into contact with blood. Based on this recommendation, PCCUA NA program requires initiation of Hepatitis B vaccination series before entering the nursing program or a positive immunity titer.

Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, given at specific intervals, are required for full protection. The vaccine is 80-100% effective and can be obtained from your private or public healthcare provider.

Influenza

The most effective ways to stop the spread of seasonal flu is for an individual to frequently wash his or her hands and get an influenza (flu) vaccination each year. This vaccination takes one to two weeks to start working and is 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing the seasonal flu. The flu vaccination does not give you the flu! The vaccination helps to protect an individual against the seasonal flu virus but does not protect the individual from all flu strains. Students are required to provide written proof of receiving an annual flu immunization by November 1st of each academic year. In addition, all students will abide by agency policy regarding flu immunization before caring for patients in all affiliated clinical facilities.

MEASLES, MUMPS, and RUBELLA (MMR)

Individuals born after January 1, 1957, must furnish proof of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines administered after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968 or positive immunity titers.

TETANUS

Individuals must have received a tetanus booster or Tdap within the last 10 years.

Varicella

Individuals must furnish proof of completed varicella vaccination or a positive immunity titer.

                                                             TUBERCULOSIS POLICY

 Tuberculosis is a serious communicable disease that can result in extensive damage to the lungs and respiratory system. Since tuberculosis is prevalent in the Mississippi Delta, the Associate Degree Nursing program requires students to provide written evidence of an annual two step TB skin test. If a positive skin test occurs, the student must comply with the protocol of the local county health department for definitive diagnosis and treatment. The test must be performed before registration for courses and can be obtained from a county health department or a private healthcare provider.

                                                 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

All students are required to purchase and maintain professional liability insurance. The minimal amount acceptable is $1,000,000 per claim and $6,000,000 aggregate coverage. The insurance must be purchased from a company that is acceptable to the college and in compliance with the laws of the State of Arkansas. The company should provide endorsement that the insurance may not be modified or cancelled unless PCCUA receives 30 days prior written notice. Written proof of coverage must be submitted to the Dean of Allied Health or NA faculty before the student will be allowed to register for or attend any clinical nursing assistance course.

 

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DeWitt Campus, (870) 946-3506  Helena Campus,  (870) 338-6474   Stuttgart Campus (870) 673-4201
Street Address:
PCCUA Helena, Campus Drive, Helena AR 72342| PCCUA DeWitt, 1210 Rice Belt Ave, DeWitt AR 72042| PCCUA Stuttgart, 2807 Hwy 165 South, Stuttgart, AR  72160-2408
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