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Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

Overview

Classification of Instructional Programs Code (CIP): 51.3801 (Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN))

Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC): 29-1141.00 (Registered Nurses)

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, community health nursing, and leadership with co-requisite clinical practicums for each course. Selected courses in the ADN program will be in a fully online delivery format. 

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.
Completion of the program is acknowledged by the awarding of an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.

Effective February 14, 2022, this program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on February 14, 2024.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp 

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.”

Instructional Equipment List

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

LVN to RN Program Option

Prospective students' ability to complete the following program options is on a seat availability basis and at the discretion of the Director of Nursing.

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:


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.

Students who have chosen the 45-unit LVN option 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 required.

ACC LVN 45 Unit RN

Curriculum Guide

Credits

General Education

General Education within Area of Study

Area of Study

10 Week Quarters

Term 1

PHYS11

Human Physiology with lab

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 5

NURS115 Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing 4     X
NURS115C Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing Clinical 4     X

Term 7

NURS117

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing

4

 

 

X

NURS117C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

Term 8

NURS118C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II Leadership

4

 

 

X

NURS118C

Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing II Lab/Clinical

4

 

 

X

NURS102

Professional Communication & Role Transition Advanced Seminar

2

   

X

Total Program Quarter Credits

46

     

 

 

Program Outline

Program Locations: Los Angeles and Ontario

General Education Courses

Course Number

Title

Clock Hours

Quarter Credits

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

Totals

240

24.0

Course Number: ENGL100

Title Written Communications I
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: MATH100

Title College Mathematics I
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: PSYC100

Title Introduction to Psychology
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: SOCY116

Title Introduction to Sociology
Clock Hours40
Quarter Credits 4.0

Course Number: SPCH117

Title Oral Communication
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
MICR112 General Microbiology 50 0 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

1340

840

75.0

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: MICR112

Title General Microbiology
Clock Hours50
Clinical Hours0
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

1340

Clinical Hours

840

Quarter Credits

75.0

Courses offered online.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 99.0

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