The California Community College Chancellor's Office, California Board of Registered Nursing, and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, have approved the curricula @ Santa Ana College's Nursing Program.
The first table lists the Concept Based Curriculum courses and sequencing for students entering Fall 2019 and thereafter. The second table indicates the general education course requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing.
Table 1: Nursing Program Two-Year Pathway, Fall 2019 Implementation and Phased In
| First Year |
|First Semester, Fall 2019||16 week courses|||
|Nursing-Registered 170 ||Pharmacological Concepts of Nursing||2.0|
|Nursing-Registered 171||Principles of Nursing Practice and Simple Concepts||4.5|
|Nursing-Registered 171L||Principles of Nursing Practice and Simple Concepts Lab||4.5|
|Second Semester, Spring 2020||16 week courses|||
|Nursing-Registered 172||Family Health and Illness Concepts||4.0|
|Nursing-Registered 172L||Family Health and Illness Concepts Lab||4.5|
|Third Semester, Fall 2020||16 week courses|||
|Nursing-Registered 271||Mental Health and Acute Concepts||4.0|
|Nursing-Registered 271L ||Mental Health and Acute Concepts||4.5|
|Fourth Semester, Spring 2021||16 week courses|||
|Nursing-Registered 272||Complex Concepts||3.5|
|Nursing-Registered 272L||Complex Concepts and Preceptorship Lab||4.5|
Table 2: Nursing Program's Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing:
|Total Nursing Program units required ||36-39|
|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 110 or 101 (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|
**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 math proficiency is required for graduation.
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: 05/24/21