Curriculum and Requirements

The Associate in Science in Nursing (RN) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing can be contacted at the below address and phone number or visit www.nlnac.org.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NW Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals and other comparable health agencies and to transfer to the State University System. Upon successful completion, the graduate receives an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018.

Program Code: APP-NGT

Prerequisites*

Note(s):

*These 13 hours of prerequisites must be completed before admission to the program and are included in the 30 hours of General Education requirements and Support Courses.

Students must complete all required College Preparatory Courses.

Total Hours: 13

August Admission

Freshman—Session I

Total: 14.5

Freshman—Session II

Total: 14

Freshman—Session III/IIIA/IIIB

Total: 6

Sophomore—Session I

Total: 13.5

Sophomore—Session II

Total: 11

General Education and Support Courses: 30 Semester Hours

Nursing Education: 42 Semester Hours

Total Hours: 72 Semester Hours

January Admission

Freshman—Session II

Total: 14.5

Freshman—Session III/IIIA/IIIB

Total: 7

Freshman—Session I

Total: 10

Sophomore—Session II

Total: 10.5

Sophomore—Session III/IIIA/IIIB

Total: 6

Sophomore—Session I

Total: 12

General Education and Support Courses: 30 Semester Hours

Nursing Education: 42 Semester Hours

Total Hours: 72 Semester Hours

Special Program Requirements

CPR certification, PHSC course NCH 0050, American Heart Association, "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers", is a requirement of this program.

A grade of "C" or higher in each nursing course (excluding NUR 2714 and NUR 2714L) must be earned to continue in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. A grade of "pass" must be achieved in NUR 2714 and NUR 2714L.

Nursing courses may be repeated only on the recommendation of the nursing faculty, the associate dean of nursing, the dean of health occupations and approval of the vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus, and if space is available. (See Academic Averages and Repeated Courses.)

Satisfactory completion of the 72 semester hours of approved credit with a grade of "C" or higher in all courses is required for successful completion of this program.

A minimum of 15 hours of credit in nursing must be completed in residence at PHSC in 2000-level courses.