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Associate Degree Nursing

Degree Requirements

Course of Study - Prerequisite Courses

BIOL 2401HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

4 credit hours

BIOL 2402HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

4 credit hours

MATH 1342ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:0-11


 

First Year First Semester

BIOL 2420MICROBIOLOGY-For Pre-Nursing or Health Science Majors

4 credit hours

RNSG 1219INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS I

2 credit hours

RNSG 1423INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR INTEGRATED PROGRAMS

4 credit hours

RNSG 1300HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

3 credit hours

RNSG 1261CLINICAL NURSING I

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:0-15

First Year Second Semester

PSYC 2314LIFESPAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

RNSG 2404INTEGRATED CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH COMMON HEALTH CARE NEEDS

4 credit hours

RNSG 1462CLINICAL NURSING II

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:0-14

Minimester

RNSG 1163CLINICAL - PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

1 credit hour

Total Credit Hours:0-1

Second Year First Semester

LANGUAGE,PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE, OR CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

RNSG 2414INTEGRATED CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH COMPLEX HEALTH CARE NEEDS

4 credit hours

RNSG 2461CLINICAL NURSING III

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:0-11

Second Year Second Semester

RNSG 2435INTEGRATED PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT

4 credit hours

RNSG 2462CLINICAL NURSING IV

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:0-8

Total Credit Hours: 60

BIOL2420, PSYC2314, ENGL1301, and the Language/Philosophy/Culture or Creative Arts Elective courses may be taken prior to the semester indicated but no later than the semester in which they are listed. All coursework must be completed with a "C" or better.

  • The Chemistry course for the BSN Pathway must be either Introduction to Chemistry or General Chemistry.
  • Degree Audit Note: Since some courses may not transfer, have all transcripts sent to the Registrar's Office and request a Degree Audit.
  • Credit Hour Note: You can tell easily how many hours of credit a particular course is worth by looking at the course identification number. The second digit in the four-digit number gives the semester-credit-hour value of the course. For example, the English course ENGL1301 is worth three (3) hours credit, and the Microbiology course BIOL2420 is worth four (4) hours of credit. One lecture hour is equivalent to one credit. A 2:1 ratio is used in determining lab hours to credit hours and a 4:1 ratio is used in determining clinical hours. Each credit hour of lecture equals 50 contact minutes per week. A four (4) credit hour clinical course of 256 fifty-minute contact hours (240 sixty-minute clock hours) generally results in a clinical course that meets for 16 hours each week for 15 weeks during both the fall and spring semesters. See catalog course descriptions for the number of hours, lecture, laboratory, and clinical hours required for each course.