Program of Study

The following plan of study is the standard curriculum for the Associate Degree Nursing program. The student must successfully complete all the required courses in the nursing program with at least a 2.0 grade point average.

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to the client and groups of clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as member of the discipline of nursing and as member of the interdisciplinary team. 

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required to practice as a registered nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physician’s offices, and industry and community agencies.

 

Nursing Curriculum (A45110)

First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Course Name

Lecture

Lab

Clinical

Credit

NUR 111

Intro to Health Concepts

4

6

6

8

BIO 168

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

 

4

ENG 111

Expository Writing

3

 

 

3

MAT 161

College Algebra

3

 

 

3

CIS 110

Introduction to Computers

3

 

 

3

Total hours

 

 

 

 

21

    The above courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to the second semester

 Second Semester

 

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Course Name

Lecture

Lab

Clinical

Credit

NUR 112

Health Illness Concepts

3

 

6

5

NUR 114

Holistic Health Concepts

3

 

6

5

BIO 169

Anatomy and Physiology

3

3

 

4

ENG 112 or

ENG 113 or

ENG 114

Argument-Based Research/Literature

Professional Research and Reporting

3

3

3

 

 

3

3

3

PSY 150

General Psychology

3

 

 

3

Total hours

 

 

 

 

20

 The above courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to the third semester

Third Semester

 

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Course Name

Lecture

Lab

Clinical

Credit

NUR 211

Health Care Concepts

3

 

6

5

NUR 113

Family Care Concepts

3

 

6

5

BIO 275

Microbiology

3

3

 

4

COM 110 or

COM 120 or

COM 231

Intro to Comm

Interpersonal Comm

Public Speaking

3

3

3

3

3

3

Total hours

 

 

 

 

17

 The above course must be satisfactorily completed prior to the fourth semester

Fourth Semester

 

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Course Name

Lecture

Lab

Clinical

Credit

NUR 213

Complex Health Concepts

4

3

15

10

NUR 212

Health Systems Concepts

3

 

6

5

HUM Elective

Elective

3

 

 

3

Total Hours

 

 

 

 

18