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Degree Plans - Associate Degree Nursing - Associate Degree Nursing AAS (Archived)

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven only.

  • 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.BHC.NURSING.11

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a four semester, 72 credit hour program leading to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree. The program prepares graduates to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Texas. The Brookhaven College Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Additionally, the Brookhaven Nursing Program is approved by the Board of Nursing.

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

Applicants must:

  1. Fulfill all requirements for admission to both the college and the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  2. Complete the designated assessment testing process and any required remediation, including the state TSI math requirement.
  3. Complete the four prerequisite courses in English, Biology, Psychology and Chemistry with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  4. Submit a completed admission application packet to the nursing admission office at Brookhaven on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information sessions are available to further discuss the application process to the program.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I OR 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I (4)
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
14

SEMESTER I

SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
RNSG 1211 Nursing Pathophysiology 2
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
RNSG 1462 Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training 4
RNSG 1108 Dosage Calculations for Nursing 1
PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology 3
19

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills II 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing* 2
RNSG 1160 Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training* 1
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2462 Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training 4
15

SEMESTER III

RNSG 2208 Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women's Health* 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training* 1
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families* 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training* 1
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
13

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2560 Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training 5
HPRS 1203 End of Life Issues 2
11
Minimum Hours Required 72

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from any three-credit hour course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts or Foreign Language.

A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better for ALL the courses in the Brookhaven College Associate Degree Nursing is required.

*There are six courses starred in the listings for Semester II and Semester III. Each is a cluster of a theory (concepts) course and its component clinical nursing course. The student will take these courses during the second and third semester of the nursing program, but they may be changed as to their placement in second or third semester depending on many factors. Any one of the three might be taught during Level II with only two of them taught in Level III (usually summer), or all three may be taught together as Level III during a "long" semester rather than summer.

Note: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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