Associate Degree Nursing A45110

Curriculum Description:
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 proving 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.

**Students successfully completing the 2nd semester are eligible to apply to be certified as a Nurse Aide II through the North Carolina Board of Nursing, if they so desire.

Degree Course and Hour Requirements:  76 Semester Hours Credit


I.      General Education Courses (16 SHC)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003
ENG 112Writing/Research In the Disciplines30003
PSY 150General Psychology30003
Humanities Elective
Select one of the following:
BIO 165Anatomy and Physiology I33004
BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I33004

II.     Major Courses   
        Core (43 SHC)

NUR 111Introduction to Health Concepts46608
NUR 112Health-Illness Concepts30605
NUR 113Family Health Concepts30605
NUR 114Holistic Health Concepts30605
NUR 211Health Care Concepts30605
Select 15 hours from the following:
NUR 212Health System Concepts30605
NUR 213Complex Health Concepts4315010
NUR 221LPN to ADN60909
NUR 223LPN to ADN Concepts II60909

        Other Major Hours (15 SHC)

NUR 117Pharmacology13002
BIO 175General Microbiology22003
PSY 241Developmental Psychology30003
CIS 110Introduction to Computers22003
Select one of the following:
BIO 166Anatomy and Physiology II33004
BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II33004

III.    Other Required Courses (2 SHC)  

ACA 118College Study Skills12002

HUMANITIES ELECTIVES:  ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 110, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112

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