Catalog: PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog

Nursing (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Code: 156


Purpose: The two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program is designed to prepare graduates to be contributing members of the health care team, providing direct patient care as beginning practitioners of professional nursing in structured care settings. Graduates of the ADN program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination required for licensure as registered nurses (RN).

Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for registered nurses include staff positions in hospitals, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other structured health care settings.

Admission Requirements: In addition to admission to the College, there are specific admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information in a booklet, which can be found on the program’s web page or in the Admissions and Advising Center, and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.

Graduation Requirements: Students entering the Nursing degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC) in order to graduate. The WIC for this program is NSG 230 which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the WIC requirement for this degree program by completing another WIC.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Prerequisites for Admission

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGrade
ENG 111 - College Composition I Credits: 3
BIO 141 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4
PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 3

Required Courses

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGrade
SDV 100 - College Success Skills Credits: 1
BIO 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4
BIO 150 - Microbiology for Health Sciences Credits: 4
ENG 112 - College Composition II Credits: 3
PHI 220 - Ethics or PHI 227 - Biomedical Ethics Credits: 3
NSG 100 - Introduction to Nursing Concepts Credits: 4
NSG 106 - Competencies for Nursing Practice Credits: 2
NSG 130 - Professional Nursing Concepts Credits: 1
NSG 152 - Health Care Participant Credits: 3
NSG 170 - Health/Illness Concepts Credits: 6
NSG 200 - Health Promotion and Assessment Credits: 3
NSG 210 - Health Care Concepts I Credits: 5
NSG 211 - Health Care Concepts II Credits: 5
NSG 230 - Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts Credits: 2
NSG 252 - Complex Health Care Concepts Credits: 4
NSG 270 - Nursing Capstone Credits: 4
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3

Total minimum credits: 67