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:
- 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.
- Utilize current knowledge from research and other credible sources to make nursing clinical judgments and provide patient care within a family and community context.
- Utilize information technology in collaboration with nursing and healthcare teams to facilitate communication and coordinate patient care.
- Demonstrate professional behavior and adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
- Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
- Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
- 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.
- 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.
- Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
- Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
- 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
- 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.
|Prerequisites to Apply|
|ENGL G100||Freshman Composition||4|
|COMM G110||Public Speaking||3|
|PSYC G118||Life Span Developmental Psychology||3|
|BIOL G220||Human Anatomy 1||4|
|NURS G131||Professional Nursing 1||1|
|NURS G130||Health and Illness 1||9|
|NURS G140||Health and Illness 2||8|
|BIOL G225||Human Physiology 1||4|
|SOC G100||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|NURS G240||Health & Illness 3||8|
|NURS G241||Professional Nursing 2||1|
|BIOL G210||General Microbiology 1||5|
|NURS G270||Health and Illness 4||8|
|NURS G271||Professional Nursing 3||1|
|Nursing Graduation Requirements|
|MATH G160||Introduction To Statistics 2||4|
|ENGL G110||Critical Thinking, Reading And Writing Through Literature 2||4|
To meet application requirements, the Biology courses are highly recommended to be completed prior to filing an application and are required to earn multi-criteria points.
To meet GWC Nursing graduation requirements, students need to successfully complete these courses.
The above curriculum does not satisfy all graduation and transfer requirements. All information Is subject to change.