Dec 02, 2022  
2009-10 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-10 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Clinical Laboratory Science B.S.

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The Clinical Laboratory Science degree is a baccalaureate completion program for students holding an associates of applied science degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician.  Didactic courses in this program are delivered online with on-site clinical experience in an approved laboratory setting.   Students completing this program will be prepared to write the national certification examination for clinical laboratory scientists. 

Three primary objectives of the program are as follows:

1.  Provide students with the NAACLS approved curriculum leading to eligibility to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology registry exam for Medical Technologists/Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

2.  Prepare nationally registered Medical Laboratory technicians, through online lecture and clinical on-site laboratory experiences to earn baccalaureate degree s in Clinical Laboratory Science.

3.  Prepare students to function in clinical laboratory settings (workplace) as independent professionals, managers, and directors within twelve months of passing the national registry examination.

Admission Requirements:

1.  Completion of Associate of Applied science degree from accredited community or two-year college;

2.  Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Clinical Laboratory Technician by an approved national certification agency (ASCP or NCA);

3.  Be employed in a JCAHO (Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredited clinical laboratory; and

4.  Be formally admitted to Northeastern State University by submitting an application, official transcripts to the University registrar.

Retention Standards:

1.  A student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average or above in all Clinical Laboratory Science didactic coursework;

2.  A student must complete clinical laboratory competencies as listed in the employer competency checklist provided by Clinical Laboratory Science program director; and

3.  A student must pass an annual review by the employer and program director of Clinical Laboratory Science program to determine if they are making adequate progress as outlined in the laboratory checklist and by final didactic grades.

Program Dismissal Standards:

Students that fail to either earn the grade point average (2.5) in Clinical Laboratory Science didactic courses or meet laboratory competency criteria will be placed on academic probation for one semester.  If the deficiency/deficiencies is/are not corrected by the end of the probationary semester, the student will be suspended from the program.  The student may apply for re-admission into the program after one year.

Graduation Standards:

1.  Successful completion of all Clinical Laboratory Science coursework with a 2.5 or better and

2.  Completion of laboratory competencies required to meet NACCLS requirements for the award of a baccalaureate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Additional General Education

Student who have not completed the following general education courses as a part of their Associate degree in Applied Science (AAS) will be required to complete the following courses:

Minimum hours - 63

Liberal Arts and Science Courses

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Policies of the College of Science and Health Professions

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of C or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: At least 55 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences


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