Nursing
AAS Nursing - RN

Associate of Applied Science - Nursing
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing Degree is designed to be completed in two (2) years of full-time course work following completion of prerequisite courses. 
  
Following completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
   

 The Faculty of the Nursing Program at CNCC believe that professional standards, guidelines, and competencies form the basis of nursing curriculum. Therefore, the Nursing Program curricula reflects current and relevant  nursing practice and is based on current nursing and healthcare initiatives. A curriculum built in this manner provides an evidence-based curriculum that meets current healthcare and workforce needs. This is a requirement evidenced in both the State Nurse Practice Act and the expectations of the NLNAC. 

 CNCC Nursing Program Plan of Study

Course
Credit
General Education Course Prerequisites:
ENG 121 English Composition
PSY235 Human Growth and Development
BIO201 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO202 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO204 Microbiology
 
Additional General Education Requirements
HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition
MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations
BIO216 Pathophysiology
Elective: Humanities or Social Sciences
 
3
3
4
4
4
 
 
1
3
4
3
29 Total Gen Ed Credits
First Semester:
NUR 109 Fundamentals of Nursing
NUR 112 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology
 
8
2
Second Semester:
NUR 106 Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts
NUR 150 Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing
 
9
7
Third Semester:
NUR 206 Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing I
NUR 211 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients
NUR 212 Pharmacology II
 
8
4
2
Fourth Semester:
NUR 216 Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing II
NUR 230 Leadership Management Trends
 
 
6
5
51 Total NUR Credits
Total
80

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the AAS Nursing Program will be able to:

  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in critical thinking and clinical reasoning to make patient-centered care decisions.
  3. Implement quality measures to improve patient care.
  4. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons.  
  5. Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  6. Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  7. Assimilate professional, legal, and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.
  8. Promote a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate, culturally-competent care.