Nursing is a challenging, rewarding career. A nationwide nursing shortage means great career opportunities are available. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), our nursing AS degree program takes four semesters, and graduates are eligible to take the National licensing exam NCLEX. ACEN information and completion rates are available here.
An additional Health Sciences application is required for this degree. See the Admissions link below for more information.
Upcoming Nursing Program Information Sessions:
Topics will include admissions, program plan, program requirements and Q&A.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Minimum Progress Requirements
All non-nursing courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" before entering into the final semester of the nursing program.
A student who is determined to be unsafe in the clinical component of any nursing course may, at the discretion of the nursing faculty, be immediately barred from continuing in the program. In addition any student who fails to follow guidelines related to credentialing policies, drug tests and background checks may be removed from the program.
Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory, 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory, 1 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I, 3 cr.
†MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics, 3 cr. (Note: Statistics courses are not accepted)
†MCB 2000 Microbiology and Human Disease, 3 cr.
†MCB 2000L Microbiology and Human Disease Laboratory, 1 cr.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
NUR 1020 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice - 3 cr.
NUR 1020L Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice Clinical - 2 cr.
NUR 1023C Essential Concepts of Patient Management - 4 cr.
NUR 1024 Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice - 2 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
NUR 1310C Concepts of Pediatric Nursing - 3 cr.
NUR 1421C Concepts of Care for Woman and Infants - 3 cr.
NUR 1520C Concepts of Mental Health Nursing - 4 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
*Specified Electives - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
NUR 2205C Complex Simulation - 2 cr.
†NUR 2210 Concepts of Adult Health I - 5 cr.
NUR 2210L Concepts of Adult Health I Clinical - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
†NUR 2211 Concepts of Adult Health II - 5 cr.
†NUR 2211L Concepts of Adult Health II Clinical - 3 cr.
NUR 2811C Role Transformation - 3 cr.
Select 3 specified elective credits from the following:
†BSC 1025C Nutrition and Drugs - 3 cr.
†CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences - 3 cr.
†CHM 1032L Chemistry for Health Sciences Laboratory - 1 cr.
†DEP 1004 Developmental Psychology of Life Span - 3 cr.
†HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition - 3 cr.
†PHI 1600 Ethics - 3 cr.
†PHI 2635 Biomedical Ethics - 3 cr.
†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.