Associate in Applied Science Degree - Practical Nursing

 

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, the graduate:

  1. Provides care under supervision to stable individuals with well-defined health needs.
  2. Participates in health promotion and provides care as a member of the health care team.
  3. Demonstrates mastery of entry level PN competencies: communication, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking.
  4. Is prepared to write the NCLEX-PN licensure examination.

Degree Requirements: AASPN Major Courses

The AASPN Curriculum requires specific general education course requirements. Students are advised to consult with their advisor to ensure proper course selection for this major.

General Education Requirements

CHEM 115Introductory Chemistry

3

CHEM 115LIntroductory Chemistry Lab

1

ENGL 110College Composition I

3

ENGL 120College Composition II

3

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

Select one course from the following:

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

OR

SOC 115Social Problems

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Interdisciplinary Course Requirements

BIOL 111AConcepts of Biology Lecture

3

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

4

BIOL 302Microbiology

3

BIOL 302LMicrobiology Lab

1

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Nursing Course Requirements

NURS 121Basic Nursing Concepts I

5

NURS 198ABasic Nursing Concepts Clinical I

1

NURS 131Basic Nursing Concepts II

5

NURS 198BBasic Nursing Concepts Clinical II

1

NURS 240Fundamentals of Nutrition

2

NURS 231Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

1

NURS 298APsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical

1

NURS 241Intermediate Nursing Concepts I

4

NURS 298BIntermediate Nursing Concepts Clinical I

3

NURS 215Introduction to Pharmacology

2

NURS 251Intermediate Nursing Concepts II

4

NURS 298CIntermediate Nursing Concepts Clinical II

3

Total Credit Hours:32

NURS 240, NURS 215: Students not enrolled in the nursing programs may take these courses provided they have the permission of the faculty teaching the course. 

 

Total Credit Hours: 66

A cumulative and nursing GPA of 2.25 or higher are required for graduation with the AASPN degree.