NURSING-ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Associate of Applied Science Degree - (ADN-AAS)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information regarding the program can be obtained from ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org/.

Nursing is a service to individuals, to families and to the community of man. The individual nurse has scientifically based competencies and skills to assist people, sick or well, to cope with their health needs. Nursing is practiced in conjunction with other disciplines of the health care team.

Students are scheduled to begin their program in the fall and must complete all courses in the curriculum to meet requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Upon completion of the two-year, 60 credit-hour curriculum, graduates will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Associate Degree Nursing.

Associate Degree Nursing Admission Information PDF

PREREQUISITE COURSES
Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2

MATH Requirement*

 
6

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1160 Clinical (Foundations) 1
RNSG 1215 Health Assessment** 2
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
   
12
 
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors 4
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 1360 Clinical (Common Concepts) 3
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology** 3
   
14
 
Summer Semester I & II
Course
Description
Credit
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 1161 Clinical (Psyc/Mental Health) 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
   
6

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 1162 Clinical (Pediatrics) 1
RNSG 2208 Maternal/Newborn and Women’s Health 2
RNSG 1163 Clinical (Maternal/Newborn Child) 1
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, Culture*** 3
   
12
 
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2262 Clinical (Complex Concepts) 2
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills II 1
   
10

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM

60

 

*MATH 0304-Intermediate Algebra or MATH 0308-Foundations of Statistics is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion.  Must be completed within 5 years of program start.

**May be enrolled in these courses 12 months prior to beginning the program.

***See College Catalog for courses that are acceptable for this core requirement.

Identifies courses to meet academic, general education requirements for AAS degree.

Updated 4/13/2015 - Content Author sbrannan