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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Nursing Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall and spring semester of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

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.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGLISH ENG 121/122

3

PSY 235Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3

3

BIO 201Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

NUTRITION HPR 108 or HWE 100

1

BIO 204Microbiology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

Total Credit Hours:15

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

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 109Fundamentals of Nursing

6

NUR 112Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

2

BIO 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

MAT 103Math for Clinical Calculations

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 106Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts

7

NUR 150Maternal Child Nursing

6

BIO 216Human Pathophysiology

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Note: If you are completing NUR 169 and the first year of the nursing program, you may apply for the NCLEX® exam for practical nursing licensure. NUR 169 is not offered every semester. Please check with program director for more information.

Fourth Semester

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

6.5

NUR 212Pharmacology II

2

NUR 211Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

Total Credit Hours:12.5

Fifth Semester

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

5

NUR 230Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

4

GEN EDUAny GT-AH or GT-SS Course

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 71.5

Important Program Notes:

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

You must complete 71.5 credits to earn your Associate of Applied Arts degree in Nursing. You should not exceed 73.5 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.