2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Title: Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S.

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.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven, El Centro, Mountain View and North Lake 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.NURSING.22

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 Dallas College 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 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 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 all prerequisite courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  4. Submit a completed admission application packet to the Allied Health Admissions Office via email at AlliedHealthAdmissons@dcccd.edu during the designated filing period.

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

Dallas College Nursing LVN-RN Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing Program Option Only

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) may complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program (LVN to RN). LVN's who are accepted to the Advanced Placement Program transition into the second semester of the Associate Degree curriculum to complete the final three semesters of the traditional Associate Degree Nursing program. The student must have a valid unrestricted/unencumbered LVN license. Upon completion of the LVN-RN Advanced Placement Program, the student will be awarded an additional 8 semester credit hours of equivalency (articulated) credit for the following courses.

RNSG 1413
RNSG 1105
RNSG 1360

This 1.5 year/ 3 semester curriculum completes the 60 hours required for an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Associate Degree Nursing (LVN-RN Advanced Placement Program Option).

LVN-RN ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM OPTION ONLY

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

Upon successful completion of RNSG 2360, the student will be awarded an additional 8 semester credit hours of equivalency (articulated) credit for the following courses:

RNSG 1413
RNSG 1105
RNSG 1360

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology OR 3
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology (3)
Prequisite Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development (3)
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills 1 1
RNSG 1360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills 2 1
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1160 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
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 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2121 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management 1
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 11
Minimum Hours Required 60

A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better for ALL the courses in the Dallas 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 transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.