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 must submit a change of major form to the Nursing department. 

Program Prerequisites (29 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 202            

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 205

Microbiology

4

BIO 218

Pathophysiology

4

CHM 130

Fundamentals of Chemistry or higher

4

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

MAT 140

College Mathematics or higher AGEC math course

3

NTR 135 Human Nutrition 3

General Education Requirements (9 credits)

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

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

(see above)

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

(see above)

Arts & Humanities (3 credits)

 

 

One course

Any course from Arts & Humanities or Options may be selected

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences 
(3 credits)

 

 

PSY 240

Developmental Psychology

3

Physical & Biological Sciences
(12 credits)

 

 

BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

(see above)

BIO 205

Microbiology

(see above)

BIO 218

Pathophysiology

(see above)

Degree Core Requirements (39 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

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

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion 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;