Nursing (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The nursing program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level nursing positions.

Advising Note: Prior to being admitted to this program, students can declare the AAS-PreHealth Careers degree. Once a student has been admitted to the Nursing program, they need to submit a change of major form to the Nursing department. 

Program Prerequisites (13 credits)

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

 

BIO 202            

Human Antaomy and Physiology II

 

BIO 205

Microbiology

 

BIO 218

Pathophysiology

 

CHM 130

Fundamentals of Chemistry or higher

 

ENG 101

College Comosition I

 

MAT 140

College Mathematics or higher AGEC math course

 

NTR 135 Human Nutrition  
LNA License  

General Education Requirements (27 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition 

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

3-5

Arts & Humanities 

 

 

One course

Any course from Arts & Humanities or Options may be selected

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

 

PSY 240

Developmental Psychology

3

Physical & Biological Sciences

 

 

BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 205

Microbiology

4

BIO 218

Pathophysiology

4

Degree Core Requirements (50 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
CHM 130     Fundamentals of Chemistry or higher 4

NTR 135

Human Nutrition

3

NUR 114

Nursing Pharmacology

3

NUR 116

Nursing Concepts I

7

NUR 124

Nursing Concepts II

9

NUR 215

Nursing Concepts III

9

NUR 220

Nursing Concepts IV

9

NUR 222

Management and Leadership in Nursing

2

Outcomes

Upon successful competion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate safe performance of nursing skills of a registered nurse;
  2. exhibit legal and ethical behaviors of a registered nurse;
  3. manage client care by using the nursing process;
  4. effectively communicate nursing knowledge with patients and other healthcare professionals;
  5. incorporate evidence based practice;
  6. and be prepared to take nursing licensure testing;