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Course Sequence

Nursing - Associate of Applied Science

The Nursing Department is part of the Health, Education and Public Services Division.

First Semester (Pre-requisite Courses)

Course Title (Course Number) Hours 
 English Composition I (EG 101)
 General Psychology (BS 160) 3
 Anatomy & Physiology (BI 240*)

 College Algebra (MA 135/equivalent/or higher)

3

*Anatomy & Physiology must have been completed within 5 years of admission into the program of nursing or actively using their A&P knowledge in their current work, such as LPNs, EMTs, Paramedics, etc.

 

Second Semester (First 8 weeks)

Course Title (Course Number) Hours 
*Pathophysiology (BI 231) 4
Professional Nursing 1 (NR 116) 1
Health Assessment for the Practice of Nursing (NR 101) 3
Second 8 weeks:  
Patient Centered Care 1: Foundations (NR 102) 4
Pharmacology for Nursing 1 (NR 161) 1
Total 13

Third Semester

Course Title (Course Number) Hours
Patient Centered Care 2: Common, Acute and Chronic, Health Problems (NR 122)          7
*Developmental Psychology (BS 260) 3
*Therapeutic Nutrition (AH 111) 3
First 8 weeks / Second 8 weeks  
Pharmacology for Nursing 2 (NR 262) / Professional Nursing 2 (NR 117) 2/1
Total 16

Fourth Semester

Course Title (Course Number) Hours
Patient Centered Care 3: Complex, Physical and Mental Health Problems (NR 243) 7
*Microbiology*** (BI 250) 5
First 8 weeks / Second 8 weeks  
Pharmacology for Nursing 3 (NR 263) / Professional Nursing 3 (NR 218) 1/1
Total 14

 ***Microbiology must have been completed in last five years. 

 

Fifth Semester

Course Title (Course Number) Hours
Patient Centered Care 4: Multi-system or Emergent Health Problems (NR 244) 5
*English Composition II or Public Speaking (EG 102 or SP 100)
Final 6 Weeks of CBC  
Synthesis Course (NR 246) 4
Total 12