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Nursing-Registered Nurse, Associate in Science Degree

Banner code: 2_AS_NURS
Financial aid: Eligible 

Completion of this curriculum qualifies students to receive the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and prepares students for a smooth transition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) program. Graduates are eligible to take the National Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).

A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in each course required for this program. Unless taken prior to the semester in which they are listed below, courses must be taken in the ordered indicated.

Transfer Credit and Credit by Examination for Applicants with Previous Nursing Education

Applicants with previous nursing education in an approved school of nursing (RN) may apply for transfer credit and/or credit by examination.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for individuals and families across the health-illness continuum in a variety of settings to promote positive patient outcomes.
  2. Utilize current knowledge from research and other credible sources to make nursing clinical judgments and provide patient care within a family and community context.
  3. Utilize information technology in collaboration with nursing and healthcare teams to facilitate communication and coordinate patient care.
  4. Demonstrate professional behavior and adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

(See GWC website for the most up-to-date information on Associate Degree Requirements.)

  1. Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
    1. Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
    3. Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
  2. Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
  3. Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
  4. 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
  5. At least 12 units completed at GWC.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Prerequisites to Apply
ENGL G100Freshman Composition4
COMM G110Public Speaking3
PSYC G118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
Semester 1
BIOL G220Human Anatomy 14
NURS G131Professional Nursing 11
NURS G130Health and Illness 19
Semester 2
NURS G140Health and Illness 28
BIOL G225Human Physiology 14
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
Semester 3
NURS G240Health & Illness 38
NURS G241Professional Nursing 21
BIOL G210General Microbiology 15
Semester 4
NURS G270Health and Illness 48
NURS G271Professional Nursing 31
Nursing Graduation Requirements
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics 24
ENGL G110Critical Thinking, Reading And Writing Through Literature 24
Total Units70

The above curriculum does not satisfy all graduation and transfer requirements. All information Is subject to change.