Nursing (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing  is designed to prepare graduates for entry level nursing positions. 

Advising Note: Prior to being admitted to this program, students can declare the AAS-PreHealth Careers degree. Once a student has been admitted to the Nursing program, they need to submit a change of major form to the Nursing department. 

Program Prerequisites (19 credits)

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics

3

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

CHM 130

Fundamentals of Chemistry

4

CNA License (LNA Required)

 

 

NUR 110

Nursing Assistant I

4

NUR 111

Nursing Assistant Clinical

1

General Education Requirements (27 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics or higher

3-5

Arts/Humanities (3 credits)

 

 

One course. 

Any course from Arts/Humanities or Options.

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

 

 

PSY 240

Developmental Psychology

3

Physical/Biological Sciences (12 credits)

 

 

BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 205

Microbiology

4

BIO 218

Human Pathophysiology

4

Degree Core Requirements (40 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

NTR 135

Human Nutrition

3

NUR 114

Nursing Pharmacology

2

NUR 116

Nursing Concepts I

7

NUR 124

Nursing Concepts II

9

NUR 215

Nursing Concepts III

9

NUR 220

Nursing Concepts IV

9

NUR 222

Management and Leadership in Nursing

1

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • demonstrate safe performance of nursing skills within regulatory frameworks of the registered nurse

  • exhibit professional behaviors for the role of the registered nurse including adhering to legal and ethical standards of practice

  • manage client care by utilizing the nursing process across the lifespan, family and community

  • demonstrate therapeutic relationships and communication skills with clients, family and the health care team

  • incorporates teaching and learning to promote, attain and maintain optimal client health

  • displays accepted best practices in nursing including lifelong learning to maintain best practices as supported by current evidence

  • utilize critical thinking skills to practice nursing within an ethical and legal framework

  • the nursing program will prepare students for success in the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) exam