The 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 Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 www.acenursing.org). 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.
This program of study requires special admission as explained below. Contact the Office of Enrollment and Registration Services, Advising, Counseling, and Retention Services, or the Nursing Department for additional information and an application.
General Education for Nursing 35 hours
General Education and Professional Curriculum
Required courses:RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology 1 hour
BIOL 1611 & BIOL 1611L (a, b) Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 1612 & BIOL 1612L (b) Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
BIOL 1913 & BIOL 1913L (c) Microbiology 4 hours
COMM 1201* Public Speaking 3 hours
ENGL 1101* English Composition I (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
HIST 2111* United States History I 3 hours
HIST 2112* (d) United States History II 3 hours
MATH 1001 (e) Quantitative Reasoning (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
PHED 1101 Choices for Life 1 hour
POLS 1101* (d) American Government 3 hours
PSYC 1101* Introduction to General Psychology 3 hours
Select one course from Core I Area C (Humanities/Fine Arts) (f) 3 hours
*Or Honors version
(a) The prerequisites for BIOL 1611 and BIOL 1611L must be met in one of the following ways:
- CHEM 1151 & CHEM 1151L, each with a "C" or better, OR
- CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212, and CHEM 1212L, each with a "C" or better, OR
- Satisfactory performance on a science departmental placement exam, which does not give credit for CHEM 1151.
(b) These biology courses cannot be used in Area D for any program of study. (However, they are required courses in Area F for AS Health & Physical Education.)
(c) BIOL 1913 and BIOL 1913L can only be used for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and some Health Sciences programs of study. These courses cannot be used in Area D or Area F for any other program of study.
(d) If Political Science (POLS 1101*) and US History (HIST 2111* or HIST 2112*) are transferred in as integrated courses, students will be asked to take ENGL 1102*.
(e) Any college-level mathematics course, except MATH 2008, may be substituted for MATH 1001.
(f) Students must choose a humanities, literature, or fine arts course for their Area C elective. Students may NOT use a foreign language course to fulfill this requirement.Professional Curriculum for Nursing (a)
Required courses by year: 36 hours
First-year courses:NURS 1921 (b, c) Fundamental Concepts of Nursing 8 hours
NURS 1930 (b, c) Intermediate Concepts of Nursing 9 hours
Second-Year courses (b, c):NURS 2922 Childbearing Family Concepts of Nursing (Obstetric Nursing Concepts) 3 hours
NURS 2924 Psychiatric/Mental Health Concepts of Nursing 3 hours
NURS 2927 Childrearing Family Concepts of Nursing (Pediatric Nursing Concepts) 4 hours
NURS 2928 Advanced Concepts of Nursing 9 hours
(a) Classes and clinical experiences under the professional curriculum occur on varying days and times of the week.
(b) The passing of standardized nursing exams is required for successful progression from course to course and from First Year to Second Year.
(c) Advanced placement students (for example, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)) who meet specific requirements and complete NURS 1926, a special accelerated course, with a "C" or better) may exempt NURS 1921 and NURS 1930. Call the Office of Admissions and Registration, Advising, Counseling, and Retention Services, or the Nursing Department for further information.
Effective Spring 2011