Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Nursing - Associate of Applied Science (Major Code - NUR)

Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, the Nursing Associate of Applied Science degree teaches about common physical and psychosocial health needs and problems throughout the human lifespan, the body’s responses to stressors, alterations in growth and development, and nursing interventions. Concepts include use of the framework for effective communication, philosophies of human development, and the utilization of the nursing process with emphasis on intervention and evaluation. The clinical setting helps students develop competence in discharge planning, community nursing, and leadership. Students utilize knowledge of new developments in health care to adapt to changes in the field and to be proactive in the nursing profession.

Students are required to complete program prerequisites prior to admission and must complete courses in the order outlined in the program.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to be licensed by the State Board of Nursing as a registered nurse.

Acceptance into the nursing program does not guarantee successful completion. Class attendance and clinical experience, which involves travel to various locations in Cochise County and elsewhere, are required. Experience in multiple clinical agencies is essential for completion of the program. Any potential legal impediment to licensure must be made known to the Nursing Department before assignment to any clinical agency. Completion of the program does not guarantee licensure by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

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Year 1 Program Prerequisites:

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

17 CREDITS

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 201 ( BIO 2201)

4

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 202 ( BIO 2202)

4

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Update on Pharmacology

NUR 203

3

Year 2 Freshman:

FIRST SEMESTER

13 CREDITS

Medication Math I

NUR 121A

2

Nursing I

NUR 122

8

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101 ( PSY 1101)

3

SECOND SEMESTER

13 CREDITS

Nursing II-A

NUR 123

5

Nursing II-B

NUR 124

5

Developmental Psychology

PSY 240

3

Year 3 Sophomore:

THIRD SEMESTER

12 CREDITS

Medication Math II

NUR 121B

2

Nursing III

NUR 232

10

FOURTH SEMESTER

14 CREDITS

Microbiology

BIO 205 ( BIO 2205)

4

Nursing IV

NUR 233

10

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

69 CREDITS

Notes:

Students must complete courses during or prior to the semester listed in the program outline.

All BIO and NUR courses must be completed with a grade of B or better.

BIO 201 and BIO 202 require a prerequisite course. Science courses must have been completed within the last seven (7) years of admission to the Cochise College nursing program with a grade of B or better.

NUR 203 must have been completed within the last five (5) years of admission to the Cochise College nursing program with a grade of B or better.