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Nursing Associate, AAS

A QUICK INTRO

A nationwide shortage of nurses makes this an ideal career for anyone looking to enter a high-energy field. It's not easy to get accepted into - or complete - this program, but graduates are destined for success.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

This rigorous program builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.

 

Admission Criteria Transfer Agreements

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
NUR 111  Intro to Health Concepts 8
NUR 117 Pharmacology I 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
NUR 112 Health-Illness Concepts* 5
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts** 5
    Totals 17

*First 8 weeks.

**Second 8 weeks.

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts 5
    Totals 8

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

BIO 175 General Microbiology 3
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts 5
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
    Totals 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 10
    Totals 13
Kimi Walker
Interim Nursing Director
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Nursing Instructor
Linda Deeb
Western North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (WNC RIBN) Nursing Advisor (Student Success Advocate)
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Nursing Instructor
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Nursing Instructor

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