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Associate Degree Nursing

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 that 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 providing 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. Upon completion of this degree, a Bachelor’s degree can be earned through partnership agreements with select colleges/universities. See Transfer options for Associate in Applied Science degrees (p.166) for more information. Please see special admissions requirements.

ADN Admissions Packet

 

Associate Degree Nursing (A45110)

AAS Degree Requirements (73-74 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester (19 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACA 118 College Study Skills 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NUR 111 Introduction to Health Concepts 8
NUR 117 Pharmacology 2
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 19

Spring Semester (17 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
NUR 112 Health-Illness Concepts 5
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts 5
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 17

NOTE: STUDENTS WITH A CURRENT NURSE AIDE I CERTIFICATION WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE 1ST AND 2ND SEMESTERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO BE CERTIFIED AS A NURSE AIDE II THROUGH THE NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSING, IF THEY SO DESIRE.

Summer Semester (8-9 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts 5
Select one of the following:
BIO 175 General Microbiology 3
BIO 275 Microbiology 4
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 8-9

 

Fall Semester (13 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts 5
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
NUR 212 Health System Concepts 5
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 13

Spring Semester (16 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 10
  Humanities Elective 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16

Humanities Electives:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3

Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011

 

ART 111, ART 114, ART 115: Are Universal General Education Transfer (UGETC) classes, Associate in Science. The student must take and successfully earn a “B” 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.

OTHER EXPENSES: Students in the Nursing program will be required to buy uniforms and shoes. Additionally, students should be prepared to pay for costs associated with achievement tests, photocopying, transportation to clinical sites, and additional graduation expenses are required. Total additional costs for the program are estimated at $2,500.

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