Nursing - Associate in Nursing

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(69 credits)

Four additional courses (15 credits) beyond the LPN program are required to complete the ADN program. Students must pass a RN exit exam selected by the faculty to qualify for the Associate Degree in Nursing.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C+ or better in all required courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 69 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
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III, and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology 33
General Education Elective
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior 33
Core Requirements
BIOL 2210
BIOL 2225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
8
Major Requirements
Common Technical Requirements
NURS 130Foundations of Pharmacology3
NURS 134Foundation of Nursing Skills and Assessment3
NURS 136Foundations of Nursing Practice6
NURS 137Care of Geriatric Patient3
NURS 147Adult Health I6
NURS 149Mental Health Nursing3
NURS 224Maternal Child Nursing5
Additional Technical Requirements
NURS 201Special Topics (NCLEX RN Review)2
NURS 226Adult Health II6
NURS 235Nursing Leadership and Management1
NURS 236Nursing Preceptorship - Adult Health III6
Total Credits69

(69 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C+ or better in all required courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 69 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Education Elective - Area IV: Social Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
 Credits18
Semester 2
LEVEL ONE  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology  
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NURS 134 Foundation of Nursing Skills and Assessment 3
NURS 136 Foundations of Nursing Practice 6
 Credits16
Semester 3
LEVEL TWO  
NURS 130 Foundations of Pharmacology 3
NURS 137 Care of Geriatric Patient 3
NURS 147 Adult Health I 6
NURS 149 Mental Health Nursing 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
LEVEL THREE  
NURS 224 Maternal Child Nursing 5
NURS 226 Adult Health II 6
NURS 235 Nursing Leadership and Management 1
LPN Exit HESI Exam  
 Credits12
Semester 5
LEVEL FOUR  
NURS 201 Special Topics 2
Special Topics - NCLEX RN Review
 
NURS 236 Nursing Preceptorship - Adult Health III 6
RN Exit HESI  
 Credits8
 Total Credits69