Nursing

Requirements:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better and an overall GPA of 2.5 or better and science course(s) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to be eligible to apply to the Nursing program. 
  • The ATI TEAS, a standardized nursing entrance exam, is required for admission to the Nursing program. The exam must have been completed within the last three years. Applicants must receive a minimum score of 58.7 for their application to be considered. 
  • All science courses must have been taken within the last 10 years or must be repeated.
  • LPN applicants are required to complete, with a grade of C or better, BIOL221-Human Anatomy and Physiology II (formerly BIOL121) before applying to the Nursing program.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Deliver patient-centered care by recognizing the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, culture, values, and needs;
  • Collaborate with other team members by functioning effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communications, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care;
  • Provide competent nursing care by integrating best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care;
  • Maintain standards of professional performance, including the pursuit of life-long learning, by using data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems;
  • Manage safe and therapeutic nursing care in a variety of health care settings employing technical nursing skills so as to minimize risk for harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performances;
  • Demonstrate information and technology literacy by using information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.

(NURS-Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

Courses with “Prerequisite” next to them must be completed before entry into the Nursing program. See top of page.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
64

Recommended sequence of courses:

Prerequisite Year - Fall Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
10

Spring Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
7

Year 1 - Fall Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Spring Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Year 2 - Fall Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
13

Spring Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
10

Overview

Program

Nursing

Type

Associate in Applied Science