Associate of Science in NursingThe career Nursing program leads to an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. The program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nurses. The curriculum is designed as a career program. Students who desire to continue their education may transfer credits to a number of institutions of higher learning. For information concerning admission to the Nursing program go to the Associate Degree in Nursing website.
General Education Required Courses (35 hours):
- ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3)
- MATH 1001 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or higher, except for MATH 2008
- SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
- RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology (1)
- Elective from Core Area C (3) (This course may not be a World Language course.)
- BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) and BIOL 2110L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1) (“C” or better required)
- BIOL 2120 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) and BIOL 2120L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1) (“C” or better required)
- BIOL 2300 Microbiology and Public Health (3) and BIOL 2310 Microbiology and Public Health Lab (1) (“C” or better required)
- POLS 1101 American Government (3)
- HIST 2110 Survey of United States History (3)
- PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (3) (“C” or better required)
- PHED 1101 Choices for Life (1)
Professional Curriculum for NursingRequired Courses (36 hours): First-year courses:
- NURS 2922 Childbearing Family Concepts of Nursing (3) (Obstetric Nursing Concepts)
- NURS 2924 Psychiatric/Mental Health Concepts of Nursing (3)
- NURS 2927 Childrearing Family Concepts of Nursing (4) (Pediatric Nursing Concepts)
- NURS 2928 Advanced Concepts of Nursing (9)
- The passing of standardized nursing exams is required for successful progression from course to course and from First Year to Second Year.
- Advanced placement students (for example, Licensed Practical Nurses who meet specific requirements and who complete NURS 1926, a special accelerated course, with a “C” or better) may exempt NURS 1921 and NURS 1930. Call the Office of Enrollment and Registration Services; Advising, Counseling, and Retention Services; or the Nursing Department for further information.