Program of Study

The Nursing Program offers a course of study that prepares students for licensure as Registered Nurses.

The curriculum includes a strong foundation in communication, biological and social sciences, general education, and nursing courses. Students integrate theory and practice throughout the Nursing Program. Application occurs in campus laboratories, simulation laboratories, classroom settings, acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health care settings.

All science courses must be completed before the application deadline date with a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or above. Non-science classes must be completed with at least a 2.0 (C) grade before starting the Nursing Program.

Requirements to earn Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and be able to sit for the NCLEX Exam:

Prerequisite Courses Course Title Cr
ENGL& 101 or ENGL& 101 D English Composition I 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication 5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology 5
SOC& 101 or ANTH& 206D Intro to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 5
BIOL& 211 Majors Cellular 5
BIOL& 231 Human Anatomy 5
BIOL& 232 Human Physiology 5
BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5
  Credits: 40
Nursing Courses    
Nursing 110 Nursing Therapeutics I/Lab 13
Nursing 120 Nursing Therapeutics II/Lab 13
Nursing 130 Nursing Therapeutics III/Lab 13
Nursing 210 Nursing Therapeutics IV/Lab 13
Nursing 220 Nursing Therapeutics V/Lab 13
Nursing 230 Nursing Therapeutics VI/Lab 12
  Credits: 77
  Total credits: 117

Proposed Plan of Study

Note to Students: The program of study prepares a graduate to enter a BSN course of study immediately after completing the Associate Degree, giving the graduate the highest opportunity for employment as an RN soon after graduation. It is required that all students meet with a nursing advisor to determine a plan of study that will lead to their success. Be aware that some of the required courses above may have prerequisites.

Prerequisite Year of Study

Fall-15 cr Winter-15 cr Spring-15 cr Summer-15 cr
ENGL& 101(D)
BIOL& 211
BSN requirement
PSYC& 200
BIOL& 231
BSN requirement
SOC& 101 or ANTH& 206(D)
BIOL& 232
BSN requirement
CMST& 210
BIOL& 260
BSN requirement

1st Year of Nursing Study

Fall - 13 cr Winter - 13 cr Spring - 13 cr Summer - 5
NURS 110 NURS 120 NURS 130 BSN requirement

2nd Year of Nursing Study

Fall - 13 cr Winter - 13 cr Spring - 12 cr Summer
NURS 210 NURS 220 NURS 230 Prepare and take NCLEX license exam