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AD Nursing Program Requirements

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Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Degree: Associate of Science
Major: Nursing

The associate of science degree in nursing is designed for students who seek careers as registered nurses. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the National Council Licensing Exam in Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The program articulates with many baccalaureate nursing programs for graduates desiring further nursing education. There are admission requirements that must be completed before a student can be accepted to the associate degree nursing program. Satisfactory completion of admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Required course for admission include

  • Introduction to Statistics eligible (MAT 120) - pre- or co-requisite
  • English Composition I (ENG 101)
  • General Psychology (SSI 122)
  • Human Growth and Development (SSI 209)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I (SCI 201)

Program Sequence

1st semester

NUR 103 Foundations of Nursing 8 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)
NUR 105 Role of the Nurse 1 1 credit
NUR 110 Pharmacology for Nursing 1 2 credits (lab)
SCI 202 Anatomy & Physiology (general college) 4 credits (lab, lecture)
Total Credits: 15

2nd semester

NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 8 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)
NUR 201 Biobehavioral (Mental) Health 3 credits
NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2 1 credit
SCI 204 Microbiology 4 credits (lab, lecture)
Total Credits: 16

3rd semester

NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing 6 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)
NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan 3 credits (lab, lecture)
NUR 204 Role of the Nurse 2 1 credit
NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3 1 credit 
Eng 102 English Composition 2 3 credits
MAT 120 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 credits
Total Credits: 17

4th semester

NUR 206 Complex Care Across the Lifespan 6 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)
NUR 207 Professional Issues in Nursing 3 credits
NUR 240 Pharmacology for Nursing 4 1 credit 
Total Credits: 10

***The program requires a specific admission exam (TEAS exam) as part of the nursing admissions criteria. Pre-requisite course work should be completed or in the process of completion prior to taking this exam. 

Advising suggestions for academic success:
Nursing students find nursing course work to be very challenging. Students are advised to complete required general education credits (pre and co-req courses), to work part-time for full-time study, and to have support systems in place BEFORE entering a nursing program.