2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Associate Degree Nursing

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BHC.NURSING.19

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a four semester, 60 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 Campus Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000; Fax: 404-975-5020) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, the Brookhaven Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-3944; Phone: 512-305-7400; Fax: 512-305-7401).

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 3.0 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry 1 OR 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry 1 (4)
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
Prequisite Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology OR 3
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology (3)
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills 1 1
RNSG 1362 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills 2 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 1160 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2362 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
RNSG 2208 Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women's Health 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

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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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

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

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ECC.NURS.14

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year, 60 credit hour program, leading to the Associate of Applied Science 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; Phone: 512-305-7400; Fax: 512-305-7401) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000; Fax: 404-975-5020).

The program offered at North Lake campus is under the administration and accreditation of the El Centro Campus Associate Degree Nursing Program. The program combines classroom and skills laboratory experience.

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) may complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program (LVN to RN).

Advanced Placement ("Bridge") Program at El Centro Campus only:

Integration of previous health care knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. This program lends itself to a concept-based approach.

LVN's who are accepted to the Advanced Placement Program enroll into three advanced placement or "bridge" courses: a three-credit hour lecture course (RNSG 1324), a one-credit-hour skills component (RNSG 1118), and a one-credit hour nursing competencies component (RNSG 1126) which involve 2-3 full days of classes for the first semester of the Advanced Placement Program. After successful completion of the "bridge" semester courses, the student transitions into the third semester of the Associate Degree curriculum to complete the final two semesters of the traditional Associate Degree Nursing program. At the completion of the program, 13 additional credit hours are awarded for selected courses from the first two semesters of the traditional Associate Degree Nursing program.

Contact the Assessment Center at El Centro Campus 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Prequisite Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1216 Professional Nursing Competencies 2
RNSG 1128 Introduction to Health Care Concepts 1
RNSG 1430 Health Care Concepts 1 4
RNSG 1125 Professional Nursing Concepts 1 1
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1533 Health Care Concepts 2 5
RNSG 1126 Professional Nursing Concepts 2 1
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts 3 5
RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts 3 1
RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts 4 5
RNSG 2138 Professional Nursing Concepts 4 1
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
++BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1118 Transition to Professional Nursing Competencies 1
*RNSG 1324 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 3
RNSG 1126 Professional Nursing Concepts 2 1
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts 3 5
RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts 3 1
RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts 4 5
RNSG 2138 Professional Nursing Concepts 4 1
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 9

*Upon successful completion of RNSG 1324, the student will be awarded an additional 13 semester credit hours of equivalency (articulated) credit for the following courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1430 Health Care Concepts 1 4
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Nurse Registered 1
RNSG 1533 Health Care Concepts 2 5
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 13
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 1 or CLEP exam are prerequisites to BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1.

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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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Mountain View campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MVC.NURS.19

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a five-semester, 60 credit-hour program leading to the Associate of Applied Science 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 Mountain View Campus Nursing Program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701; Phone: 512-305-7400; Fax: 512-305-7401) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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 five prerequisite courses in English, Biology, Psychology, Physical Education, and Math with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  4. Submit a completed admission application packet to the nursing admission office at Mountain View on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information sessions are available to further discuss the application process to the program.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport 1
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
Prequisite Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology OR 3
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology (3)
SCIT 1408 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills 1 1
RNSG 1360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills 2 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 1160 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 2208 Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women's Health 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 60

A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better in ALL the courses for the Mountain View Nursing Program is required.

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

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


PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

El Centro campus only

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

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.dcccd.edu/healthcareers.

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.
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 1340 Perioperative Nursing 3
SRGT 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
Semester Total 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures 1 4
SRGT 1343 Perioperative Nursing 2 3
SRGT 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
SRGT 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
Semester Total 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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