Nursing AAS

Program Description

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Coursework includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

This program is approved by the NCBON and graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Admission Criteria –2021 Fall Admission

Nursing is a selective admission program. Selective admission into A45110 (Associate in Applied Science, Nursing) or D45660 (Practical Nursing), requires adherence to the program of study by successfully completing all courses as outlined for progression throughout the curriculum. Please refer to the Nursing Handbook for admission, progression and graduation requirements. See the “Admissions” and “Tuition” sections of this Catalog regarding general college admission procedures and fees. Also, in the Admissions section, see the heading titled “Limited Admission Programs: Health Programs” for information about deadlines and processes for admission. The following are a few special requirements for entry to the nursing program:

  • Math high school GPA must be 2.8 or higher within 10 years of enrollment at Craven CC or complete all developmental requisites to be eligible for MAT 110 & BIO 168.
  • English high school GPA must be 2.8 or higher within 10 years of enrollment at Craven CC or complete all developmental requisites to be eligible for ENG 111.
  • Students are encouraged to complete general college courses prior to entering the nursing program. For all required support courses (general education) within the Nursing curriculum, a
    minimum of a “C” must be obtained in order to progress through the Nursing program. NUR courses have a minimum requirement of “B.”
  • Student must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5. GPA is not rounded.
  • Student must be a graduate of an accredited/registered high school or a recognized equivalency such as a GED diploma.
  • All applicants must currently be listed on the NC registry as a CNA1.
  • Advanced standing (transition) students are given credit for NUR 111, NUR 112 and
    NUR 114 if they have their LPN license in North Carolina and have successfully completed NUR 214 and meet all admission criteria. They must enroll in the third semester of the program if space is available.
  • Physical examinations, immunizations and background checks are digitally managed with an online service. After a student is accepted into the nursing program, they will be provided with directions on how to access this service and will be responsible for any costs associated.
  • The physical examination must be completed within 30 days prior to enrollment and utilizing the form provided by the online service.
  • Immunizations are required of all nursing students to be in compliance with clinical sites utilized during the program. Students with current medical conditions that certain immunizations may be contraindicated, should consult with a doctor and provide appropriate documentation for consideration by the clinical site(s).
  • Prior to the student’s participation in the clinical component of the nursing programs, the primary clinical site requires a criminal background check for all states of residence. The clinical sites may require drug testing. At the time of this catalog preparation, the primary clinical site is requesting a statewide criminal background check for the past seven years. The clinical sites have the right to deny student access based on criminal background check results. This denial would result in the student’s inability to successfully complete the program. Inability to complete the clinical portion of a course will prevent the student from progressing within the program.

Students who:

  • Present physical or emotional problems which conflict with the safety essential to nursing practice and do not respond to treatment or counseling within a time frame that enables meeting program objectives;
  • Demonstrate behavior which conflicts with the safety essential to nursing practice; or
  • Fail to demonstrate professional behavior, including honesty, integrity, and appropriate use of social media, while in the nursing program of study;

will be removed from direct patient care and will be scheduled for a conference with a faculty member and the Director of Nursing. The consequence will be determined by the severity of the lack of adherence to nursing standards as determined by the faculty and the Director of Nursing. Any of the above infractions may be grounds for dismissal from the nursing program. If dismissed, the student will receive a grade of “D” for the course in which they are enrolled, and will be ineligible for re-entry into the nursing programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Practice professional nursing behavior incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively
    with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Integrate knowledge of holistic needs of individuals to provide individualized assessments.
  • Incorporate informatics to mitigate error and formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions.
  • Implement safe, caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings.
  • Develop a teaching plan for individuals and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care team to advocate for positive individualized and organizational outcomes using knowledge, skills, and attitudes for continuous improvement and quality.
  • Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, critical thinking skills, nursing and quality improvement processes and current technologies.
  • Take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include:

  • hospitals
  • long-term care facilities
  • clinics
  • physicians’ offices
  • industry
  • community agencies.

Transfer Opportunities

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing is a degree leading to immediate job placement upon graduation. Students who complete their AAS degree at Craven Community College may transfer and complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at a university.

Contact Information

Nursing Program Coordinator/
Director of Nursing
252-638-7346

Health Programs Admissions Office
252-639-2025

Admissions Office
252-639-7430

Degree Requirements

Associate Degree in Nursing

Courses in this program

First Semester

Take ACA-111 or ACA-122

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 1  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111, Completed MAT-003 with P2 grade level
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DRE-097,Set 2: ENG-002,Set 3: BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    Take ENG-011

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One from:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including medication administration, assessment, nutrition, ethics, interdisciplinary teams, informatics, evidence-based practice, individual-centered care, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 4  Lab Hours: 8  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 8 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

Second Semester

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take BIO-168
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a study of human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take PSY-150
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid-base, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, infection, stress/coping, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, quality improvement, and informatics. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, inflammation, sensory perception, stress/coping, mood/affect, cognition, self, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

Third Semester

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

Fourth Semester

Take ENG-112 or ENG-114

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, behaviors, development, family, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing, care, safety, and advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, infection, immunity, mobility, comfort, behaviors, health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing care, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation, styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

Fifth Semester

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry level, nursing care.

Lecture Hours: 4  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 15  Credit Hours: 10 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    Take NUR-112

ELE-007 is a category of electives and not a specific course. Students must select from the approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives for the specific health program as indicated under degree requirements. The list of approved courses are shown in the Social Science Electives table. Lecture, Lab, Clinical, and Credit Hours are determined by the course selected.

Lecture Hours: –  Lab Hours: –  Clinical Hours: –  Credit Hours: – 
  • Prerequisites:
    View specific course for prerequisite information
  • Corequisites:
    View specific course for corequisite information

HFA Electives

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers the development of art forms from ancient times to the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the use of critical, thinking skills in the context of human conflict., Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural, perspectives, and resolving controversies and, dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be, able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use, of critical thinking skills in the analysis of, appropriate texts.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take one set:, Set 1: DRE-098, Set 2: ENG-002, Set 3: BSP-4002 , Set 4: ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the origins and musical components of jazz and the contributions of its major artists. Emphasis is placed on the development of discriminating listening habits, as well as the investigation of the styles and structural forms of the jazz idiom. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in listening and understanding this form of American music.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    DRE 097, ENG 002 P1, or satisfactory reading and math placement scores
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

Transition: LPN to ADN

Our Transition Nursing program will provide an opportunity for graduates of an approved Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program to enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Students accepted into the Transition Nursing program are given credit for NUR 111, NUR 112, and NUR 114 if they have an active LPN license in North Carolina. Then, after successfully completing NUR 214, they are eligible to enroll in the third semester of the ADN Program to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Transition LPN to ADN courses begin each spring semester.

Transition Nursing program students are given credit for NUR 111 - Introduction to Health Concepts, NUR 112 - Health-Illness Concepts, and NUR 114 - Holistic Health Concepts based on successful completion of NUR 214. Transition Nursing program students will enter the third semester of the traditional ADN program provided they have met the admission criteria outlined for the program, have completed all co-requisites for semester one and two, and there is space available.

Courses in this program

First Semester

Take ACA-111 or ACA-122

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111, Completed MAT-003 with P2 grade level
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 1  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One from:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DRE-097,Set 2: ENG-002,Set 3: BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    Take ENG-011

Second Semester

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take BIO-168
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a study of human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take PSY-150
  • Corequisites:
    None

Third Semester

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

Fourth Semester

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, behaviors, development, family, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing, care, safety, and advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, infection, immunity, mobility, comfort, behaviors, health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing care, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 6  Credit Hours: 5 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

HFA Electives

Take ENG-112 or ENG-114

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation, styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

ELE-002 is a category of electives and not a specific course. Students must select from the approved Social/Behavioral Electives for General Education courses for AAS Programs listed below as indicated under degree requirements. Lecture, Lab, Clinical, and Credit Hours are determined by the course selected.

Lecture Hours: –  Lab Hours: –  Clinical Hours: –  Credit Hours: – 
  • Prerequisites:
    View specific course for prerequisite information
  • Corequisites:
    View specific course for corequisite information

This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry level, nursing care.

Lecture Hours: 4  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 15  Credit Hours: 10 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take NUR-111
  • Corequisites:
    Take NUR-112