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Associate in Applied Science



Designed for students who are licensed practical nurses (LPNs), the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing is a four-semester program (40-weeks) that includes general education and core nursing courses. The Quality Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies are used to enhance the student's knowledge of assessment, attitudes, and accompanying skills that reflect professional practice to improve quality and safety in health care. The integration of theory and practice provide students with experiences that enhance and elevate them to their highest learning potential. The program prepares students to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive and intellectually challenging future. Clinical exposures address the management of clients throughout the lifespan and include rotations in critical care, and community services. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam.


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Summer Session (10 Weeks)

  • BIO 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • ENG 101 English Composition I
  • NUR 210 Introduction to Nursing Success
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 111 Human Growth and Development


Fall  Trimester (10 Weeks)

  • BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • NUR 221 Concepts in Nursing Practice I


Winter Trimester (10 Weeks)

  • BIO 211 Principles of Microbiology
  • NUR 222 Concepts in Nursing Practice II
  • NUR 230 Nursing Concepts in Global Health and Diversity


Spring Trimester (10 Weeks)

  • NUR 223 Concepts in Nursing Practice III
  • NUR 240 Concepts of Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Proof of current licensure as LPN