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