Nursing (RN) Generic Program, Associate in Science

The Associate in Science in Nursing (RN) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing can be contacted at the below address and phone number or visit www.acenursing.org.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals and other comparable health agencies and to transfer to the State University System. Upon successful completion, the graduate receives an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018.

Program Code: APP-NGT

Prerequisites

PSY 1012Introduction to Psychology

3 cr.

BSC 1085Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 cr.

BSC 1085LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

1 cr.

CGS 1100Microcomputer Applications

3 cr.

MCB 2010Microbiology

3 cr.

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Laboratory

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:14

Note(s): Prerequisites - These 14 hours of prerequisites must be completed before admission to the program and are included in the 30 hours of General Education requirements and Support Courses.

Students must complete all required College Preparatory Courses.

Admission

Freshman—Session I

BSC 1086Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 cr.

BSC 1086LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1 cr.

NUR 1021Fundamentals of Nursing

4.5 cr.

NUR 1021LFundamentals of Nursing Clinical

6 cr.

Total Credit Hours:14.5

Freshman—Session II

NUR 1211Adult Nursing I/Generic Program

4.5 cr.

NUR 1211LAdult Nursing I Clinical/Generic Program

5.5 cr.

HUN 2201Science of Human Nutrition

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:13

Sophomore—Session I

NUR 2460Maternal-Child Nursing/Generic Program

5 cr.

NUR 2460LMaternal-Child Nursing Clinical/Generic Program

5.5 cr.

DEP 2004Lifespan Development

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Sophomore—Session II

NUR 2261Adult Nursing II

4.5 cr.

NUR 2261LAdult Nursing II Clinical

3.5 cr.

NUR 2714Adult Nursing III

.5 cr.

NUR 2714LAdult Nursing III Clinical

1.5 cr.

NUR 2820Nursing Role & Scope

1 cr.

ENC 1101English Composition I

3 cr.

PHI 1630Applied Ethics

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:17

General Education and Support Courses: 30 Semester Hours

Nursing Education: 42 Semester Hours

Total Hours: 72 Semester Hours

January Admission

Freshman—Session II

BSC 1086Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 cr.

BSC 1086LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1 cr.

NUR 1021Fundamentals of Nursing

4.5 cr.

NUR 1021LFundamentals of Nursing Clinical

6 cr.

Total Credit Hours:14.5

Freshman—Session III/IIIA/IIIB

DEP 2004Lifespan Development

3 cr.

HUN 2201Science of Human Nutrition

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:6

Freshman—Session I

NUR 1211Adult Nursing I/Generic Program

4.5 cr.

NUR 1211LAdult Nursing I Clinical/Generic Program

5.5 cr.

Total Credit Hours:10

Sophomore—Session II

NUR 2460Maternal-Child Nursing/Generic Program

5 cr.

NUR 2460LMaternal-Child Nursing Clinical/Generic Program

5.5 cr.

Total Credit Hours:10.5

Sophomore—Session III/IIIA/IIIB

ENC 1101English Composition I

3 cr.

PHI 1630Applied Ethics

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:6

Sophomore—Session I

NUR 2261Adult Nursing II

4.5 cr.

NUR 2261LAdult Nursing II Clinical

3.5 cr.

NUR 2714Adult Nursing III

.5 cr.

NUR 2714LAdult Nursing III Clinical

1.5 cr.

NUR 2820Nursing Role & Scope

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:12

General Education and Support Courses: 30 Semester Hours

Nursing Education: 42 Semester Hours

Total Hours: 72 Semester Hours 

Special Program Requirements

CPR certification, PHSC course NCH 0050, American Heart Association, "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers", is a requirement of this program.

A grade of "C" or higher in each nursing course (excluding NUR 2714 and NUR 2714L) must be earned to continue in the Associate Degree Nursing program. A grade of "pass" must be achieved in NUR 2714 and NUR 2714L.

Nursing courses may be repeated only on the recommendation of the nursing faculty, the Associate Dean of Nursing, the Dean of Nursing and Health Programs and approval of the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer/College Provost, West Campus, and if space is available. (See Academic Averages and Repeated Courses.)

Satisfactory completion of the 72 semester hours of approved credit with a grade of "C" or higher in all courses is required for successful completion of this program.

A minimum of 15 hours of credit in nursing must be completed in residence at PHSC in 2000-level courses.