2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Degree Plan: 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.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.