Nursing - Applied Associate Degree

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 69-71 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
Area I: Communications
Composition I (Recommended)4
Area II: Mathematics
Survey of Mathematics (Recommended) 33
College Algebra
Area III: Laboratory Science
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 44
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Human Growth and Behavior (Recommended)3
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective3
Introduction to Psychology (Recommended)3
Core Requirements
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 24
NA 101Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab (or Current CNA certificate) 26
Major Requirements
Freshman Year Courses
NURS 153Medication and Dosage Calculation1
NURS 154Physical Assessment2
NURS 156Basic Nursing Theory and Practice6
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NURS 157Maternal/Child Health Deviations8
NURS 210Pharmacological Requisites of the Childbearing Family1
Sophomore Nursing Courses
NURS 211Pharmacological Requisites of Simple Health Deviations1
NURS 246Health Deviations I7
NURS 258Psychosocial Requisites: A Deficit Approach3
NURS 212Pharmacological Requisites of Complex Health Deviations1
NURS 256Health Deviations II8
NURS 260Management of Patients with Health Deviations2
Total Credits69-71

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
The following classes must be completed prior to entering the nursing program  
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 1 4
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
NA 101 Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab 6
NURS 153 Medication and Dosage Calculation 1
NURS 154 Physical Assessment 2
NURS 156 Basic Nursing Theory and Practice 6
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
General Education Elective Course 3
Introduction to Psychology (Recommended)  
NURS 157 Maternal/Child Health Deviations 8
NURS 210 Pharmacological Requisites of the Childbearing Family 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3
Human Growth and Behavior (Recommended)  
Area I: Communications Course 4
Composition I (Recommended)  
Second Year
NURS 211 Pharmacological Requisites of Simple Health Deviations 1
NURS 246 Health Deviations I 7
NURS 258 Psychosocial Requisites: A Deficit Approach 3
Area II: Mathematics Course 3
Survey of Mathematics (Recommended)
or College Algebra
NURS 212 Pharmacological Requisites of Complex Health Deviations 1
NURS 256 Health Deviations II 8
NURS 260 Management of Patients with Health Deviations 2
 Total Credits71