AAS Degree Requirements in Nursing


 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Program Outcomes


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).