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Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

Overview

Classification of Instructional Programs Code (CIP): 51.3801

Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC): 29-1141.00

Clock Hours: 1580

Quarter Credits: 99.0

Method of Delivery: Blended

Number of Weeks: 80*

*Weeks May Be Extended Depending on Holiday Schedules

Career Training Objective

A total of 99 quarter credits are required to earn the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN), which includes completion of general education, fundamentals of nursing, beginning, intermediate, and advanced medical/surgical nursing, obstetrics and pediatrics, mental health, geriatrics, and community health nursing, and leadership with co-requisite clinical practicums for each course, including a preceptorship as a transition course. Selected courses in the ADN program will be in a blended delivery format. Blended courses combine traditional or face-to-face classroom instruction with an online learning environment to allow self-paced content discovery, consumption, and social learning through interacting with peers and faculty online while focusing class time on practical applications of knowledge as well as concentrating on the more challenging concepts for the learners. In preparation for the blended courses, students must:

  1. Complete the online New Blended Student Tutorial, which includes exercises for students to test accessibility and become familiar with navigation in all areas of blended courses.
  2. Meet the specific computer requirements with acceptable hardware and software configuration and internet access as noted under admissions requirements.

The objective of this program is to provide students with the appropriate general education, didactic theory, and hands-on skills required to begin a career as a professional nurse.

The ADN program teaches students to use critical thinking, clinical reasoning and the nursing process to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care for diverse patients in common and emerging health care settings. Using Dorothea Orem’s Theory of Self-Care, students, in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members, assist patients through self-care deficits and health deviations. Students will learn to use informatics to communicate, access, monitor and evaluate patient data.

The nursing program is divided into eight 10-week quarters and is in a blended format with each course sharing a percentage of instruction online and a percentage of instruction face to face. Graduates of this program may pursue entry-level positions as Registered Nurses in a variety of health care settings.

In the state of California, all applicants for RN licensure must qualify for and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which relates to the practice of registered nursing in California.
Completion of the program is acknowledged by the awarding of an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

Instructional Equipment List

  • IV Fluid
  • Bandage Scissors
  • Tubing
  • Hemostats
  • Foley Catheter Tray
  • Syringes (no needles)
  • Stethoscope
  • Suction Equipment

LVN to RN Program Options

The LVN may desire to complete the entire Registered Nursing curriculum beginning with the first semester of the program.  Other options for the LVN include the following:

Option 1:  LVN Advanced Placement – Associate of Science in Nursing Degree

Students who select the LVN Option 1 may be granted a maximum of 24 units of required Nursing Science coursework, for credit only.  The 24 units would include the following courses:  Fundamentals of Nursing, Beginning Medical Surgical Nursing, and Maternal/Child.  Advanced placement applicants must meet ADN program prerequisites and course requirements including an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for all college coursework.  

The following prerequisites must be completed before beginning the program: 

  • Human Anatomy with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Physiology with lab (4 credits)
  • College Math (4 credits)
  • General Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits)
  • Proof of IV Certification

After completion of these courses, the student will take one course in term one and one course in term three.  Advanced nursing courses start in the fifth term of the curriculum and include the courses below.   Admission to Option 1 is based on space availability. This option allows for career mobility to assist the Licensed Vocational Nurse to advance to the Registered Nurse level.  Upon successful completion, the student is awarded an Associate of Science Degree and is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure in the State of California.

Option 1 ACC LVN Advanced Placement

Curriculum Guide

Credits

General Education

General Education within Area of Study

Area of Study

10 Week Quarters

Term 1

NURS 101

Professional Communication & Role Transition Seminar

1

 

 

X

Term 3

Pharm 113

Pharmacology

4

 

X

 

Term 4

NURS 116

Behavioral Health Nursing

4

 

 

X

NURS 116C

Behavioral Health Nursing Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

PSYC100

Introduction to Psychology

4

 X

 

 

Term 5

NURS115

Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing

4

 

 

 

NURS115C

Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing Lab/clinical

4

 

 

 

HUM118

Cultural Pluralism

4

 

 X

 

Term 6

SOCY116

Introduction to Sociology

 4    X  

Term 7

NURS 117

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing

4

 

 

X

NURS 117C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

Term 8

NURS 118

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II Leadership

4

 

 

X

NURS 118C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

SPCH117

Oral Communication

4

 

X

 

Total Program Quarter Credits

53

 

   

Option 2:  LVN to Non-Degree Nurse (45 Quarter Unit option)

Prior to admission, an LVN applicant will meet with the DON who provides objective counseling for the 45 unit option.  Persons interested in this curriculum option are advised that a degree will not be granted, a certificate will not be given, and the student will not be a graduate of the ADN nursing program.  A transcript which documents the required courses completed for RN licensure will be available. Completion of this option may not be recognized for RN licensure outside of California.

Each candidate will be assessed individually including review of LVN transcripts and other Advanced Placement Criteria by the DON and Admissions Committee.  Admission to Option 2 is based on space availability.

Students who have chosen the 45 unit LVN Option 2 must have a current unencumbered LVN license in the State of California and must have successfully completed the required coursework with a minimum grade of C.  IV Certification is recommended.

Option 2  ACC LVN 45 Unit RN

Curriculum Guide

Credits

General Education

General Education within Area of Study

Area of Study

10 Week Quarters

Term 1

PHYS111

4

 

X

 

Term 2

MICR112

General Microbiology with Lab

4

 

X

 

Term 3

PHARM113

Pharmacology

4

 

 

X

Term 4

NURS116

Behavioral Health and Geriatric Nursing

4

 

 

X

NURS116C

Behavioral Health and Geriatric Nursing Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

Term 7

NURS117

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing

4

 

 

X

NURS117C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

Term 8

NURS118

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II Leadership

4

 

 

X

NURS118C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

Total Program Quarter Credits

36

 

 

 

 

 

Program Outline

Program Location: Los Angeles

General Education Courses

Course Number

Title

Clock Hours

Quarter Credits

MATH100 College Mathematics I* 40 4.0
SOCY116 Introduction to Sociology* 40 4.0
PSYC100 Psychology 40 4.0
SPCH117 Oral Communication* 40 4.0
ENGL100 Written Communications I* 40 4.0
HUM118 Cultural Pluralism* 40 4.0
 

Totals

240

24.0

Course Number: MATH100

Title College Mathematics I*
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: SOCY116

Title Introduction to Sociology*
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: PSYC100

Title Psychology
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: SPCH117

Title Oral Communication*
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: ENGL100

Title Written Communications I*
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: HUM118

Title Cultural Pluralism*
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

TOTALS

Clock Hours

240

Quarter Credits

24.0

Core Courses

Course Number

Title

Clock Hours

Clinical Hours

Quarter Credits

NURS101 Professional Communication & Role Transition Seminar 10 0 1.0
ANAT111 Human Anatomy 50 0 4.0
PHYS111 Human Physiology 50 0 4.0
NURS112 Fundamentals of Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS112C Fundamentals of Nursing, Clinical 120 120 4.0
NURS113 Beginning Medical/Surgical Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS113C Beginning Medical/Surgical Nursing, Lab/Clinical 120 120 4.0
PHARM113 Pharmacology for Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS114 Maternal/Child Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS114C Maternal/Child Nursing, Lab/Clinical 120 120 4.0
NURS115 Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS115C Intermediate Medical/Surgical, Lab/Clinical 120 120 4.0
NURS116 Behavioral Health Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS116C Behavioral Health Nursing, Lab/Clinical 120 120 4.0
NURS117 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing 40 0 4.0
NURS117C Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing, Lab/Clinical 120 120 4.0
NURS118 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II/Leadership 40 0 4.0
NURS118C Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II, Lab/Clinical 120 120 4.0
NURS102 Professional Communication & Role Transition Advanced Seminar 20 0 2.0
 

Totals

1290

840

71.0

Course Number: NURS101

Title Professional Communication & Role Transition Seminar
Clock Hours10
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits1.0

Course Number: ANAT111

Title Human Anatomy
Clock Hours50
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: PHYS111

Title Human Physiology
Clock Hours50
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS112

Title Fundamentals of Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS112C

Title Fundamentals of Nursing, Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS113

Title Beginning Medical/Surgical Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS113C

Title Beginning Medical/Surgical Nursing, Lab/Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: PHARM113

Title Pharmacology for Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS114

Title Maternal/Child Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS114C

Title Maternal/Child Nursing, Lab/Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS115

Title Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS115C

Title Intermediate Medical/Surgical, Lab/Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS116

Title Behavioral Health Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS116C

Title Behavioral Health Nursing, Lab/Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS117

Title Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS117C

Title Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing, Lab/Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS118

Title Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II/Leadership
Clock Hours40
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS118C

Title Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II, Lab/Clinical
Clock Hours120
Clinical Hours120
Quarter Credits4.0

Course Number: NURS102

Title Professional Communication & Role Transition Advanced Seminar
Clock Hours20
Clinical Hours0
Quarter Credits2.0

TOTALS

Clock Hours

1290

Clinical Hours

840

Quarter Credits

71.0

* Courses offered in a blended format, a combination of online and on ground.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 95.0

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