NURSING-ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Associate of Applied Science Degree - (5208/ADN-AAS)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Information regarding the program can be obtained from NLNAC at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.nlnac.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, 72 credit-hour curriculum, graduates will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Associate Degree Nursing.

PREREQUISITE COURSES
Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
HPRS 1206 Esentials of Medical Terminology 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
MATH*   
13

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1260 Clinical (Foundations) 2
RNSG 1215 Health Assessment** 2
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
   
13
 
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 1261 Clinical (Psyc/Mental Health) 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HITT 1211 Computers in Health Care 2
   
9

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 2260 Clinical (Pediatrics) 2
RNSG 2308 Maternal/Newborn and Women’s Health 3
RNSG 2261 Clinical (Maternal/Newborn Child) 2
HUMA X3XX Core Humanities or Visual and Performing Arts X3XX 3
   
12
 
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical (Complex Concepts) 3
RNSG 1144 Intermediate/Advanced Skills 1
   
11

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM

72

 

*MATH 0303-Introductory Algebra is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion.

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

Identifies courses to meet academic, general education requirements for AAS degree; minimum 15 credit hours.

Updated 7/26/2010 - Content Author cstaub