2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Associate Degree Nursing



This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
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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 General Psychology 3
14

SEMESTER I

SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
RNSG 1462 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
19

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
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 2462 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4
15

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
+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 - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5
HPRS 1203 End of Life Issues 2
11
Minimum Hours Required 72

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

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

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 May 28, 2013.
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

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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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

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Show me what changed in 2013-2014.



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
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
16

SEMESTER I

BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
RNSG 1309 Introduction to Nursing 3
RNSG 1462 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
16

SEMESTER II

RNSG 1331 Principles of Clinical Decision-Making 3
RNSG 1561 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills II 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 1160 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
15

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTER III

RNSG 1341 Common Concepts of Adult Health 3
RNSG 2561 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5
RNSG 2208 Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women's Health 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
14

SEMESTER IV

RNSG 1343 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 3
RNSG 1562 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 2163 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
11
Minimum Hours Required 72

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 following:

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
ARTS 1303 Survey of Art History 3
ARTS 1304 Survey of Art History 3
CUST 2370 Cultural Studies 3
DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation 3
DRAM 1310 Introduction to the Theater 3
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I 3
DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation I 3
ENGL 2321 British Literature 3
ENGL 2322 British Literature I 3
ENGL 2323 British Literature II 3
ENGL 2326 American Literature 3
ENGL 2327 American Literature I 3
ENGL 2328 American Literature II 3
ENGL 2331 World Literature 3
ENGL 2332 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2333 World Literature II 3
ENGL 2342 Studies in Literature 3
ENGL 2343 Studies in Literature 3
ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature 3
HUMA 1302 Advanced Humanities 3
HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies 3
HUMA 1311 Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation 3
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3
HUMA 2319 American Minorities Studies 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
MUSI 1308 Music Literature 3
MUSI 1309 Music Literature 3
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1304 Major World Religions 3
PHIL 1316 Religion In American Culture 3
PHIL 1317 An Historic Survey of Major Religions 3
PHIL 2303 Logic 3
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
PHIL 2307 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 2316 History of Ancient Philosophy 3
PHIL 2317 History of Modern Philosophy 3
PHIL 2318 Contemporary Philosophy 3
PHIL 2321 Philosophy of Religion 3

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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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