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Degree Plans - Associate Degree Nursing - Associate Degree Nursing AAS (ECC and NLC) (Archived)

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate)

El Centro only (North Lake is an authorized site.)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ECC.NURSING.08

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year, 71 credit hour program, leading to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree. The program prepares graduates to be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN Examination to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Texas. The program is accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, (333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701: Telephone number 512-305-7400) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006: Telephone number 212-363-5555).

The program combines classroom and skills laboratory experience with hospital clinical experience.

This program also has an LVN to RN bridge option that is only offered at the El Centro campus. Upon successful completion of the bridge courses which are RNSG 1327, RNSG 1270 and RNSG 1161; the student will be awarded an additional 14 hours of equivalency credit. This will award the student 71 total credit hours for the program.

The program offered at North Lake is under the administration and accreditation of the El Centro College Associate Degree Nursing program. Students will attend classes at North Lake, but receive their degrees from El Centro.

Contact the Assessment Center at El Centro College for the pre-entrance assessment and, Health Occupations Admissions to receive an information packet.

Students who are pursuing an associate degree to be a registered nurse will follow the degree plan below.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
++BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
HPRS 1204 Basic Health Profession Skills 2
15

SEMESTER I - First Year

RNSG 1423 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs 4
RNSG 1460 Clinical - Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology 3
15

SEMESTER II

RNSG 2504 Integrated Care of the Client with Common Health Care Needs 5
RNSG 1129 Integrated Nursing Skills II 1
RNSG 1461 Clinical - Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
17

SEMESTER III - Second Year

RNSG 2514 Integrated Care of the Client with Complex Health Care Needs 5
RNSG 2460 Clinical - Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 4
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 2535 Integrated Client Care Management 5
RNSG 2562 Clinical - Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 5
RNSG 2221 Management of Client Care 2
12
Minimum Hours Required 71

OR

LVN licensed students admitted into the Associate Degree Nursing program will follow the degree plan below.

FIRST YEAR: PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
++BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology (4)
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Commuication 3
27

SEMESTER I

RNSG 1327 Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing* 3
RNSG 1270 ADN Bridge Nursing Skills* 2
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training* 1
6

SEMESTER II

RNSG 2514 Integrated Care of the Client with Complex Health Care Needs 5
RNSG 2460 Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 4
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER III

RNSG 2535 Integrated Client Care Management 5
RNSG 2562 Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 5
RNSG 2221 Management of Client Care 2
12
Minimum Hours Required 71

+Humanities/Fine Arts - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I or SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I are prerequisites to BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I.

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses. Support courses must be completed before or during the semester indicated.

*Upon successful completion of the bridge courses which are RNSG 1327, RNSG 1270, and RNSG 1161; the student will be awarded an additional 14 hours of equivalency (articulated) credit for the following courses:

RNSG 1129 Integrated Nursing Skills II 1
RNSG 1423 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs 4
RNSG 1461 Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training 4
RNSG 2504 Integrated Care of the Client with Common Health Care Needs 5
14

This will award the student 71 total credit hours for the program.

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