AAS Degree Requirements in Nursing

Nursing

 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Requirements

Role Descriptions: The Nursing AAS is designed for the person intending to work as a registered
nurse in the health care industry.

Intended Learning Outcomes:  Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  1. Use a holistic approach to develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care for groups of patients that apply standard nursing care plans to meet individual needs.
     
  2. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a self-directed manner with patients, families, andmembers of the health care team.
     
  3. Use first-level management skills in providing care for individuals and groups of patients.
     
  4. Make decisions regarding patient care based on professional values and responsibilities at the associatedegree nurse level while complying with identified legal/ethical standards (scope of practice regulationsestablished by boards of nursing and Code of Practice guidelines established by the American Nurses Association).

Curriculum Map

Term 1                                                                                      

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

NUR141A Skills Application for NUR 141............................................................ 1

BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology.............................................................. 4

NUR141 Fundamentals of Nursing................................................................... 10

PSY201 General Psychology............................................................................. 3

                                                                                                                     Total: 17

Term 2                                                                                      

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology.............................................................. 4

NUR142 Care of the Acutely Ill Patients and Developing Families 1................. 10

PSY215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology........................................... 3

NUR142A Skills Application for NUR 142............................................................ 1

                                                                                                                     Total: 18

Term 3                                                                                      

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

NUR143A Skills Application for NUR 143........................................................... 1

BI234 Microbiology............................................................................................ 4

NUR143 Care of the Acutely Ill Patients and Developing Families 2................ 10

 

                                                                                                                     Total: 15

Term 4                                                                                      

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

NUR241 Care of Patients with Complex Health Problems................................ 11

Approved Writing Courses................................................................................ 3

NUR241A Skills Application for NUR 241........................................................... 1

                                                                                                                     Total: 15

Term 5                                                                                      

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

NUR242A Skills Application for NUR 242............................................................ 1

NUR242 Care of Patients in Situations of Crisis and in Community-Based Settings

     ..................................................................................................................... 11

*Approved Social Science Electives................................................................... 3

                                                                                                                     Total: 14

Term 6                                                                                      

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

**Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective........................................................... 3

NUR243 Preparation for Entry into Practice........................................................ 8

NUR220 NCLEX-RN Preparation......................................................................... 2

                                                                                                                     Total: 13

                                                                                                      Nursing Total: 94

*Approved Social Science Electives

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

EC201 Principles of Micro Economics................................................................ 3

EC202 Principles of Macro Economics............................................................... 3

HST101 History of Western Civilization............................................................... 3

HST102 History of Western Civilization............................................................... 3

HST103 History of Western Civilization............................................................... 3

HST104 World History I: Ancient and Early Middle Ages.................................... 4

HST105 World History II: Late Middle and Early Modern Ages........................... 4

HST106 World History III: The Modern and Contemporary World................... ...4

HST201 History of the United States................................................................... 3

HST202 History of the United States................................................................... 3

HST203 History of the United States................................................................... 3

PS201 American Government.............................................................................. 3

PS202 American Government.............................................................................. 3

PS205 International Politics.................................................................................. 3

PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations............................................................. 3

PSY201 General Psychology................................................................................ 3

PSY202 General Psychology................................................................................ 3

PSY203 General Psychology................................................................................ 3

PSY215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology............................................. 3

SOC204 General Sociology: Introduction to Sociology........................................ 3

SOC205 General Sociology: Social Issues.......................................................... 3

SOC225 General Sociology: Social Problems......................................................3

**Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course #  Course Title                                                                                Credits

ART115 Basic Design I.......................................................................................... 3

ART116 Basic Design II......................................................................................... 3

ART117 Basic Design III........................................................................................ 3

ENG104 Introduction Literature – Fiction.............................................................. 3

ENG105 Introduction to Literature – Drama.......................................................... 3

ENG106 Introduction to Literature – Poetry.......................................................... 3

ENG107 World Literature - The Ancient World..................................................... 3

ENG108 World Literature - Medieval/Renaissance.............................................. 3

ENG109 World Literature - Africa, Asia, & Latin America..................................... 3

ENG204 English Literature – Medieval................................................................. 3

ENG205 English Literature – Renaissance.......................................................... 3

ENG206 English Literature - Victorian & Modern................................................. 3

ENG253 Survey of American Literature................................................................ 3

ENG254 Survey of American Literature................................................................ 3

ENG255 Survey of American Literature................................................................ 3

FA255 Understanding Movies: Film Styles............................................................ 4

FA256 Understanding Movies:The Great Film Directors...................................... 4

FA257 Understanding Movies:Themes and Genres............................................ 4

MUS101 Music Fundamentals............................................................................. 3

MUS105 Music Appreciation................................................................................ 3

MUS201 Introduction to Music and Its Literature 1.............................................. 3

MUS202 Introduction to Music and Its Literature 2.............................................. 3

MUS203 Introduction to Music and Its Literature 3.............................................. 3

MUS211 Music Theory 1..................................................................................... 3

MUS212 Music Theory 2..................................................................................... 3

MUS213 Music Theory 3..................................................................................... 3

PHL101 Philosophical Problems.......................................................................... 3

PHL102 Ethics..................................................................................................... 3

PHL103 Critical Reasoning.................................................................................. 3

SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking............................................................. 3

SP112 Persuasive Speech................................................................................... 3

SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communications............................................ 3

SP219 Small Group Discussion........................................................................... 3

SPAN201 Second Year Spanish.......................................................................... 4

SPAN202 Second Year Spanish.......................................................................... 4

SPAN203 Second Year Spanish.......................................................................... 4

WR227 Technical Writing.................................................................................... 3

WR240 Creative Writing - Non-Fiction................................................................. 3

WR242 Creative Writing – Poetry........................................................................ 3

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year. Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice. Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.