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Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing

  

​The following courses are part of the multi-criteria admission process for points. They are required prior to Second Semester:
Course Units
Nursing-Registered 112​
Nursing Concepts
1.5​
Nursing-Registered 103​ Pharmacological Concepts for Nursing ​ 3.0​

​The following course must be taken by all advanced placement students:
Course Units
Nursing-Registered 200
Roll Transition
(2.0)
 
First Year​​
First Semester
Nursing-Registered 101 Nursing Process: Non-Critical Adults 4.5​
Nursing-Registered 101L​
Nursing Actions: Non-Critical Adults
5.0​
Second Semester
Nursing-Registered 102​
 Nursing Process: Women, Parents and Children​
4.0​
Nursing-Registyered 102L​ Nursing Actions: Women, Parents and Children​ 4.6​
 
 
Second Year​ ​
Third Semester
Nursing-Registered 201
Nursing Process: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs I
4.0​
Nursing-Registered 201L​ Nursing Actions: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs I​ 5.0​
Fourth Semester
Nursing-Registered 202​ Nursing Process: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs II 4.0​
Nursing-Registered 202L​ Nursing Actions: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs II​ 5.4
Total:​ 41.0​

                                                                           

Graduation Requirements For the Associate Degree in Nursing:

Course​ Units​
Total nursing units required​ ​41
Biology 239, General Human Anatomy​ 4​
**Biology 249, Human Physiology ​ 4​
**Biology 139, Health Microbiology​ 4​
English 101/101H ​ 4​
Speech Communication 102 or 145/145H (at SAC) OR Communication 101 or 110 (at SCC)​ 3​
Sociology 100/100H ​ 3​
Psychology 100/100H ​ 3​
Select one course from the Associate Degree Plan A, Social and Behavioral Science category, American Institutions​ 3​
Select one course from the Associate Degree Plan A, Humanities category​ 3​
Total: 72​
 

 **The asterisks before courses indicate they are required for Option III - 30 unit option students.

Cultural Breadth and Lifelong Understanding/Self-Development requirements are met for nursing students by completion of the major.

Math proficiency for graduation: Successful completion of the Santa Ana College Math Proficiency Exam or completion of Intermediate Algebra 080/081.

The California BRN stipulates that RN students must complete sixteen (16) units of natural, behavioral, and social sciences as well as six (6) units of communications skills, to qualify for examination and licensure.

Please note: Science courses must have been completed within seven (7) years prior to the student applying to the nursing program.​​

Webpage Updated 3/20/2014​​