Associate Degree Nursing - Advanced Placement

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:  66 Semester Hours Credit


Fall Semester

BIO 165Anatomy and Physiology I33004
CIS 110Introduction to Computers22003
NUR 117Pharmacology13002

Note: Advanced Placement students enter in the spring semester, BIO 165 and CIS 110 must be taken prior to admission.

Spring Semester

BIO 166Anatomy and Physiology II33004
NUR 112Health-Illness Concepts30605
NUR 114Holistic Health Concepts30605
PSY 150General Psychology30003

Summer Semester

NUR 113Family Health Concepts30605
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003

Fall Semester

NUR 212Health System Concepts30605
NUR 211Health Care Concepts30605
BIO 175General Microbiology22003
PSY 241Developmental Psychology30003

Spring Semester

NUR 213Complex Health Concepts4315010
Humanities Elective
ENG 112Writing/Research In the Disciplines30003

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

NOTES: The student must take and successfully earn a “C” or better in any course as scheduled in the nursing program semester-by-semester plan above.  Students may take a non-nursing course early but cannot take any course later than scheduled in the above plan.  

**Students must confer with Nursing Advisor regarding NUR 117