Associate of Applied Science – Nursing (Spring Admission)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program provides opportunities for the development of a beginning level nurse through courses in the humanities, psychosocial, natural and biological sciences and nursing. These courses prepare the graduate with competencies in the following roles: provider of care, coordinator of care and member of a profession. The Associate Degree Nursing Program also addresses the essential competencies expected of new graduates as outlined by the Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs and the foundation skills/workplace competencies as developed by the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. Upon successful completion of a minimum of two academic years and all program requirements, the graduate may make application to take a National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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Suggested Study Plan

PREREQUISITE SEMESTER

Course SCH
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
BIOL 2401 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY PART I 4
BIOL 2402 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY PART II 4
BIOL 2420 MICROBIOLOGY 4

Semester #1 (SPRING)

Course SCH
PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
RNSG 1215 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 2
RNSG 1205 NURSING SKILLS I 2
RNSG 1209 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING 2
RNSG 1260 CLINICAL I 2
HPRS 1206 ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2

Semester #2 (SUMMER)

Course SCH
RNSG 1301 PHARMACOLOGY 3
RNSG 1441 COMMON CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH 4
RNSG 1361 CLINICAL II 3
PSYC 2314 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT 3
PHED 1107 FOUNDATIONS OF FITNESS AND WELLNESS 1

Semester #3 (FALL)

Course SCH
RNSG 2201 CARE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 2
RNSG 1262 CLINICAL III 2
RNSG 1146 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES FOR NURSES 1
RNSG 1251 CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY 2
RNSG 2260 CLINICAL IV 2

Semester #4 (SPRING)

Course SCH
RNSG 2213 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 2
RNSG 2261 CLINICAL V 2
RNSG 1343 COMPLEX CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH 3
RNSG 2262 CLINICAL VI 2
RNSG 1144 NURSING SKILLS II 1
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts 3

Semester #5 (SUMMER)

Course SCH
RNSG 2331 ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH 3
RNSG 2263 CLINICAL VII 2