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Nursing – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A45110

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 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.

Admission for the ADN program is based on selective criteria. Applicable fees are attached to Nursing Classes in this program and student is required to purchase uniforms. This course of study fits the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN Programs and the North Carolina Community College System Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
NUR 111 Intro to Health Concepts 4 6 6 8
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 0 2 0 1
–OR–
HSC 110 Orientation to Health Careers 1 0 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 13 11 6 19
Spring Semester-1st Year
NUR 112 Health Illness Concepts (8 weeks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts (8 weeks) 3 0 6 5
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 0 4
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 3 12 17
Fall Semester-2nd Year
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts (8 weeks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts (8 weeks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5
ENG 114 Pro Research and Reporting 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 0 18 18
Spring Semester-2nd Year
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10
PSY 241 Developmental Psy 3 0 0 3
NUR 117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 8 6 15 15
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 23
MAJOR COURSES 43
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 68