NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN) PROGRAM

The following sequence of courses is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing and began in Fall 2000. 

FOURTH SEMESTER- Old Curriculum for the Cohort graduating May 2018

TITLE OF COURSE​UNITS​THEORY HOURS​LAB/CLINICAL HOURS​TOTAL HOURS
​NURS 249- Nursing in Health Alterations IV (13 weeks)​7​6​13.5​19.5
​NURS 250- Nursing Preceptorship  (5 weeks)​3​3​21​24
Humanities from approved A.S. Degree list​3​3​0​3

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PREREQUISITES for Cohort Spring 2018

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS/  WEEK LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS/ WEEK TOTAL  HOURS WEEK
BIOL 218 - Human Anatomy AND              5 3 6 9
BIOL 219 - Human Physiology                       5 3 6 9

BIOL 220 - General Microbiology 

5 3 6 9
ENGL 120 - Reading and Composition I 3 3 0 3
TOTALS​18

 

FIRST SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS TOTAL  HOURS
NURS 151 Nursing Fundamentals 4 36 108 144
NURS 152 Health & Wellness, Chronic Illness & Geriatric Care 8 72 192 264
SPEE 124 Career Communications 3 54 0 54
PSYC 125- Human Growth & Development (Life-span)​3​3​0​3

TOTALS

18

 

SECOND SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS TOTAL  HOURS
NURS 153 Maternal Infant Nursing Care 4.5 48 100 148
NURS 154 Mental Health Nursing Care 4.5 48 100 148

NURS 155 Pediatric Nursing Care 

2.5 24 64 88

TOTALS

11.5

THIRD SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS TOTAL  HOURS
NURS 251 Nursing Care of patients with Acute Illness I 12 108 324 432
​Social Science elective (except PSYC 125) from approved A.S. Degree list​3​3​0​3

TOTALS

15

FOURTH SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS TOTAL  HOURS
NURS 252 - Nursing Care of patients with Acute Illness II 8 72 216 288
NURS 253 - Nursing Preceptorship/Mentorship 4 24 144 168
Humanities from approved A.S. Degree List 3

TOTALS

15  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING COURSEWORK

  • Courses in BOLD AND UNDERLINED can be taken before starting the nursing courses
  • BIOL 105 – Human Biology:  Nutrition, Health & Disease is a prerequisite for BIOL 218 – Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 105 – Human Biology:  Nutrition, Health & Disease AND CHEM 110 – Introduction to Chemistry are prerequisites for BIOL 219  Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • PSYC 125 – Human Development are prerequisites for NURS 143 & NURS 144 AND must be completed before  beginning the second semester
  • To qualify for the A.S. degree students must complete all courses listed under “Sequence of Courses” with a grade of “C” or better.  In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in Math either by test or successful completion of MATH 94 or higher.  Students may select a Social Science or Humanities elective that meets the cultural diversity requirement for graduation
  • Humanities is a degree requirement. It is not required for eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN. Students who do not receive an A.S. degree in Nursing probably will not be eligible for licensure by endorsement in other states
  • To remain in the nursing program, a student must maintain a “C” grade or above, in all required Arts and Science courses and Nursing theory courses, and have satisfactory evaluations in all clinical experiences
  • Demonstrating proficiency in math or by completion of a math course from the General Education Patter for the A.A. & A.S. Degrees
  • Computer literacy is required in the program