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Nursing Associate of Applied Science

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a five semester AAS Degree in Nursing and enter the workforce. Students explore procedures to provide and manage care in various health care facilities. Students acquire skills and techniques to perform in acute care hospitals, long term care, clinics, home health and health maintenance organizations. This program prepares students for a career as an entry-level registered nurse (RN) in a variety of health care settings. With an AAS degree in Nursing, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam for licensure as a RN. FRCC's nursing degree is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN).

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First Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGLISH ENG 121 or ENG 122

3

PSY 235Human Growth and Development

3

BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

NUTRITION HPR 108 or HWE 100

1-3

BIO 204Microbiology with Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Semester Note: First Semester courses are required and must be taken prior to program admittance. You should complete the Nursing Program application process prior to declaring as a nursing student and take Semester 2 through Semester 5 as a full-time nursing student.

Second Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 109Fundamentals of Nursing

6

NUR 112Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

2

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

MAT 103Math for Clinical Calculations

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: You must complete this program as a full-time nursing student beginning in Semester 2. Contact an advisor regarding your scheduling needs.

Third Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.


Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 106Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts

7

NUR 150Maternal Child Nursing

6

BIO 216Human Pathophysiology

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Note: Students who would like to complete the requirements to be eligible for the PN NCLEX® must complete NUR 169 after the first year of the nursing program. NUR 169 availability varies. Please check with the Nursing Program Director.

Fourth Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 206Advanced Concepts of M/S Nursing I

6.5

NUR 212Pharmacology

2

NUR 211Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

Total Credit Hours:12.5

Fifth Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 216Advanced Concepts of M/S Nursing II

5

NUR 230Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

4

GEN EDUGT-AH or GT-SS:___________

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 71.5-73.5