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Associate Degree Nursing:
 Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care which employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Special admission procedures for the Associate Degree Nursing program apply. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Anatomy and Physiology I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Health Concepts

Credit Hours: 

8.00

Spring Semester

Anatomy and Physiology II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Health-Illness Concepts

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Health Care Concepts

Credit Hours: 

5.00
General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

General Microbiology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Holistic Health Concepts

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Developmental Psych

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Family Health Concepts

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Health System Concepts

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Complex Health Concepts

Credit Hours: 

10.00

**Humanities Elective is to be selected from ART-111, ART-114, ART-115, MUS-110, or PHI-240.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 70