El Centro College - Program - Associate Degree Nursing
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program - Associate Degree Nursing

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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.NURS.14

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year, 60 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 Texas Board of Nursing, (333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701: Telephone number 512-305-7400) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326: Telephone number 404-975-5020).

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

This will award the student 60 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.

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
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
10

SEMESTER I - First Year

RNSG 1271 Professional Nursing Competencies 2
RNSG 1170 Introduction to Health Care Concepts 1
RNSG 1470 Health Care Concepts I 4
RNSG 1171 Professional Nursing Concepts I 1
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
13

SEMESTER II

RNSG 2572 Health Care Concepts II 5
RNSG 2172 Professional Nursing Concepts II 1
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
16

SEMESTER III - Second Year

RNSG 2573 Health Care Concepts III 5
RNSG 2173 Professional Nursing Concepts III 1
RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 2574 Health Care Concepts IV 5
RNSG 2174 Professional Nursing Concepts IV 1
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 60

LVN TRANSITION BRIDGE PROGRAM OPTION ONLY

LVN licensed students admitted into the Associate Degree Nursing program will follow the curriculum option below.

FIRST YEAR - PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
++BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (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
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
21

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1172 Professional Nursing Competencies 1
*RNSG 2371 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 3
4

SEMESTER III

RNSG 2573 Health Care Concepts III 5
RNSG 2173 Professional Nursing Concepts III 1
RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 2574 Health Care Concepts IV 5
RNSG 2174 Professional Nursing Concepts IV 1
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
9

*Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be awarded an additional 14 semester credit hours of equivalency (articulated) credit for the following courses. This will award the student 60 total credit hours for the program.

RNSG 1470 Health Care Concepts I 4
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Nurse Registered 1
RNSG 2572 Health Care Concepts II 5
RNSG 2172 Professional Nursing Concepts II 1
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
14
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options 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.

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The Associate Degree Nursing AAS offered by El Centro College is a requirement prior to this Enhanced Skills Certificate.


PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

El Centro 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: ES.NURS.PERIOP.INTERN

This two-semester program offers registered and graduate nurses the opportunity to acquire additional theory and skills required for patient care in the surgical setting. The perioperative approach to patient care is employed. Principles of surgical asepsis, patient care, use of surgical supplies and equipment, and ethical/legal aspects are presented. The emphasis of the program is on the scrub and circulating roles in perioperative nursing. Nurses enrolled in this program must hold a current license from the Board on Nursing for the State of Texas, or be a graduate of a nursing program eligible for the next NCLEX-RN examination.

Visit the web site http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/healthcareers.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

Nurses enrolled in this program must hold a current license from the Board on Nursing for the State of Texas, or be a graduate of a nursing program eligible for the next NCLEX-RN examination. Current CPR certification.

SEMESTER I

SRGT 1340 Perioperative Nursing 3
SRGT 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
4

SEMESTER II

SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures I 4
SRGT 1343 Perioperative Nursing II 3
SRGT 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
SRGT 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
11
Minimum Hours Required 15

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

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