Associate in Applied Science Degree A45110

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.


Course Credit Hours
*BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 165) 4
*BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 166) 4
Natural Science/Math Elective 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (or ENG 114) 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Additional Information

* Completed within the past 5 years. Students who have taken BIO 168/169 as part of an earned associate's degree (or higher) will have the 5 year timeline waived for the application.

Natural Science/Mat Elective Options: CHM 130 & CHM 130a, CHM 151, BIO 275, MAT 152

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective Options: ART 111,114, 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, 112, PHI 215, 240

Core-Classes (Must Be Accepted Into Program to Enroll)

Course Credit Hours
NUR 111- Intro to Health Concepts 8
NUR 112- Health-Illness Concepts 5
NUR 113- Family Health Concepts 5
NUR 114- Holistic Health Concepts 5
NUR 211- Health Care Concepts 5
NUR 212- Health System Concepts 5
NUR 213- Complex Health Concepts 10
ACA 220- Professional Transition 1