NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN) PROGRAM

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PREREQUISITES

Nursing Assistant Certification in the State of California is required.
Please see "Frequently Asked Questions" regarding CNA requirements.

TITLE OF PREREQUISITE COURSES           

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
PYSC 125- Human Growth and Development (Life-span)​3​3​0​3
​*Math requirement is a pre-requisite for the Sciences and should include Math 106 (College Algebra) or Math 232 (Statistics) or equavilent, which will also make you transfer ready for a higher degree, if desired.

 

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 7.5 72 192 264
SPCOM 124 Career Communications or equivalent (includes Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication) 3 54 0 54

TOTALS

14.5

 

SECOND SEMESTER

TITLE OF COURSE           

UNITS EACH COURSE THEORY HOURS LAB/ CLINICAL HOURS TOTAL  HOURS
NURS 153 Maternal Newborn 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 - Capstone Course 4 24 144 168
Humanities from approved A.S. Degree List 3

TOTALS

15  

*Required for LVN's- Advanced Placement- NURS 156 Transition

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING COURSEWORK

  • Courses in BOLD AND UNDERLINED can be taken before starting the nursing courses
  • Students must complete MATH 106 (College Algebra) or higher, or equivalent, to meet graduation requirments at NVC.
  • To remain in the nursing program, and qualify for the A.S. degree, 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.
  • 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
  • Students may select a Social Science or Humanities elective that meets the cultural diversity requirement for graduation
  • Multicultural/Gender Studies is a degree requirement (course may double count for one other general education area, where that particular course appears).  Courses will explore cross-cultural views, in cluding male/female perspectives and contributions.
  • Computer literacy is required in the program

The best way to ensure all requirements have been met for the program and graduation is to keep in contact with your NVC college counselor.