2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Associate Degree Nursing



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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, 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 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

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I OR 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I (4)
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
14

SEMESTER I

SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
RNSG 1362 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
15

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills II 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
11

SEMESTER III

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
10

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
10
Minimum Hours Required 60

A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better for ALL the courses in the Brookhaven College 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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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

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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

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

PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
10

SEMESTER I - First Year

RNSG 1216 Professional Nursing Competencies 2
RNSG 1128 Introduction to Health Care Concepts 1
RNSG 1430 Health Care Concepts I 4
RNSG 1125 Professional Nursing Concepts I 1
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
13

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1533 Health Care Concepts II 5
RNSG 1126 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 1538 Health Care Concepts III 5
RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts III 1
RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts IV 5
RNSG 2138 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 degree plan below.

FIRST YEAR - PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

++BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
13

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1118 Transition to Professional Nursing Competencies 1
*RNSG 1324 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 3
RNSG 1126 Professional Nursing Concepts II 1
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
13

SEMESTER III

RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts III 5
RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts III 1
RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts IV 5
RNSG 2138 Professional Nursing Concepts IV 1
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
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:

RNSG 1430 Health Care Concepts I 4
RNSG 1161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Nurse Registered 1
RNSG 1533 Health Care Concepts II 5
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
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 I or CLEP exam 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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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

Show me the June 11, 2015, web published version.
Show me what changed in 2015-2016.


ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Mountain View 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.MVC.NURS.14

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a five-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 Mountain View College Nursing Program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701; Telephone number 512-305-7400) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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 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.

CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR

PREREQUISITES

MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport 1
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
14

SEMESTER I

RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
15

SEMESTER II

BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills II 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
15

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTER III

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
6

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
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 College is a requirement prior to this Enhanced Skills Certificate.


PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

Gainful Employment Information

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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