Associate Degree Nursing (AAS), Registered Nursing (A45110)

The Cleveland Community College Associate Degree Nursing program is a member of the Foothills Nursing Consortium with Isothermal Community College and McDowell Technical Community College. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Admission and Selection Criteria

Admission to Associate Degree Nursing is competitive among qualified applicants according to established criteria. There is a limited application period and exact admissions evaluation criteria are revised and updated annually. All Associate Degree Nursing applicants are required to attend an annual Allied Health information session in order to declare Associate Degree Nursing as a program of study. Allied Health information session schedules are available in the Student Enrollment Center at 704.669.4081 or online at https://clevelandcc.edu/programs/how-to-apply/allied-health/.

An admissions application will be used to determine acceptance to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health Information session. All applications for admission must be updated annually. If one has applied previously, he or she must initiate the process again, including the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) retesting.

CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions application is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Prospective ADN candidates residing in Cleveland, Rutherford, Polk, or McDowell counties must apply to the college serving their county. Other applicants may apply to the college of their convenience. Daytime and evening/weekend sections are offered to meet graduation requirements in the Nursing program. Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.

Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Admission Requirements – LPN to ADN Option (Formerly Concept Based Advanced Placement (LPN))

The Fast track Concept Based Curriculum has been renamed the LPN to ADN Option. It has a second semester (Spring) entry. Upon successful completion of NUR 214 in the second semester, LPNs who have completed a NCCCS PN Concept Based Curriculum will receive credit for NUR 111, NUR 112, and NUR 211. Upon successful completion of NUR 214 in the second semester, LPNs who have completed a traditional PN curriculum (not Concept Based) will receive credit for NUR 111 and NUR 112.

Daytime and evening/weekend sections are offered to meet graduation requirements in the Nursing program.

Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

All materials must be sent to the Admissions Office of the respective college.

The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.

Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Intra-Consortium Transfer/Reentry Policy

  1. All requests for reentry into the nursing program must be approved by the Admissions Office and the Nursing Director prior to implementation.
  2. Only one reentry will be considered between consortium member colleges or from other nursing programs.
  3. Students must remain with the college of entry during the program regardless of residence.
Complex Health Concepts - Nursing Transition Concepts - Orientation to Health Careers - Associate Degree Nursing (AAS), Registered Nursing (A45110) - Associate in General Education - Nursing (AGE) A1030N

Program Requirements

Students are not allowed to enroll in the NUR courses until formally accepted into the program. Please see admission requirements. NUR 214 is for Concept Based Advanced Placement students entering first year Summer semester. Spring semester students will take BIO 169 and NUR 211. Summer semester students will take ENG 111, NUR 114, NUR 214 & PSY 241. (LPN License and all remaining non-nursing courses must be completed prior to entry). The fast-track option is for students who have completed a concept-based PNE program.

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
NUR-111 - Intro To Health Concepts 4 6 6 8 fall
NUR-112 - Health-Illness Concepts 3 0 6 5 spring
NUR-113 - Family Health Concepts 3 0 6 5 fall
NUR-114 - Holistic Health Concepts 3 0 6 5 summer
NUR-211 - Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5 spring
NUR-212 - Health System Concepts 3 0 6 5 fall
NUR-213 - Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10 spring
NUR-214 - Nsg Transition Concepts 3 0 3 4 spring

NUR 214: For Concept Based Advanced Placement Students only

Total Major Hours: 43-47

General Education Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
or
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3 fall

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
ART-114 - Art History Survey I 3 0 3 fall
ART-115 - Art History Survey II 3 0 3 spring
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MUS-112 - Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3 summer
PHI-215 - Philosophical Issues 3 0 3 fall
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-241 - Developmental Psych 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-168 - Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BIO-175 - General Microbiology 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
or
BIO-275 - Microbiology 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer

Total General Education Hours: 27-28

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
or
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
BIO-168 - Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
NUR-111 - Intro To Health Concepts 4 6 6 8 fall
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
NUR-112 - Health-Illness Concepts 3 0 6 5 spring
NUR-211 - Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5 spring
NUR-214 - Nsg Transition Concepts 3 0 3 4 spring
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
NUR-114 - Holistic Health Concepts 3 0 6 5 summer
PSY-241 - Developmental Psych 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-175 - General Microbiology 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
or
BIO-275 - Microbiology 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
ENG-112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3 fall
NUR-113 - Family Health Concepts 3 0 6 5 fall
NUR-212 - Health System Concepts 3 0 6 5 fall
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
NUR-213 - Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10 spring
Humanities/Fine Arts Course* 3

*See “Course and Hour Requirements”

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70-75


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