ADN-Registered Nursing

Courses

The following sequence of courses is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing and began in Fall 2000.  The only way to reduce the demand is to take the non-nursing courses BEFORE starting the program.

PREREQUISITES

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 12 18 30

FIRST SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS/  WEEK LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS/ WEEK TOTAL  HOURS WEEK

NURS 141 - Introduction to Nursing     (12 weeks)

7 6 14 20
NURS 142 - Nursing in Health  Alterations I  (6 weeks) 4 8 12 20
PSYC 125 - Human Growth & Development                   3 3 0 23

TOTALS

14 17 26 33

SECOND SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS/  WEEK LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS/ WEEK TOTAL  HOURS WEEK
NURS 143 - Nursing in Health Alterations II (8 weeks) 5.5 6 15 21
NURS 144 - Mental Health in the Community* (8 weeks)  5.5 6 15 21

TOTALS

11 12 30 21 

THIRD SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS/  WEEK LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS/ WEEK TOTAL  HOURS WEEK
NURS 246 - Nursing in Health Alterations III*  (8 weeks)     6.5 8 15 23

NURS 247 - Maternal-Newborn Nursing (8 weeks)

4 6 12 18
NURS 248 - Nursing in a Community- Based Setting (4wks) 1 2 6 8
Social Science elective (except PSYCH 125) from  approved A.S. Degree list 3 3 0 3

SPEE 124 - Career Communications

3 3 0 3

TOTALS

17.5 22 33 18 - 29 

FOURTH SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS/  WEEK LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS/  WEEK TOTAL  HOURS WEEK
NURS 249 - Nursing in Health Alterations IV (13 weeks) 7 6 13.5 19.5

NURS 250 - Nursing Preceptorship (5 weeks)

3 3 21 21
Humanities from approved A.S. Degree List 3 3 0 3

TOTALS

13 12 34.5 19.5 - 24 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING COURSEWORK

  • Courses in BOLD AND UNDERLINED can all 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