The program is designed to prepare a graduate with the entry- level skills and knowledge needed to assume the role of a registered nurse and succeed on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX- RN). The graduate provides and manages client care, communicates and functions as a member of the health care team, and adheres to legal and ethical standards of professional nursing practice. Graduates practice in hospitals, clinics, and extended- care facilities and may continue their nursing education to the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels through a variety of educational articulation options. LPNs applying for this program must meet academic requirements, complete 23-24 hours of pre-requisite general education coursework, possess an unencumbered Tennessee license, submit a nursing program application by the specified deadline, and take the ACT as an admission exam prior to being formally accepted into the program. Admission selection is competitive and is based on a point system. Program application, and details of the admission process and point system are available in the Nursing Division. A new class is admitted each summer and the deadline for program admission application is February 1.
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The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000. Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Choose ONE Humanities and Fine Arts
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
Natural Science or Mathematics
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Major Required Courses
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech or ENGL 1020 English Composition II
PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology
Choose one of the following major required electives:
BIOL 2230 Microbiology
HEC 231 Principles of Nutrition
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
COL 1030 - College to Career Navigation is required by the of the Spring 2018 Semester. This course is only taught at JSCC. LPN to RN Mobility Track applicants may apply to the program by the February 1, 2018 deadline as long as this course is in progress.
NUR 140 LPN Career Mobility *
NUR 180 Pharmacology in Nursing
NUR 190 Pathophysiology in Nursing
NUR 214 Adult Nursing I
NUR 220 Adult Nursing II
The Associate of Applied Science Nursing requires 65 college level credits. This is a career program which was granted an exception to the 60 hour limit requirement reached through Tennessee Board of Regents consensus. The exception was granted due to additional hours needed to adequately cover the necessary learning outcomes and/or to meet national accreditation agency requirements. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites. A satisfactory score on a standardized comprehensive exam is required to complete the program.
*Upon successful completion of NUR 140, credit for NUR 110 and NUR 120 is awarded.
In addition to meeting the program admissions requirements, LPN's must possess a valid, unencumbered Tennessee practical nurse license and complete a minimum 23 hours of prerequisites before applying to the Career Mobility option. BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020 must have been completed less than five years from the date of program enrollment.
|BIOL 2010||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2020||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENGL 1010||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1020 or SPCH 1010||English Composition II of Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|PSYC 1030||General Psychology||3|
|PSYC 2130||Life Span Psychology||3|
|NUR 140||LPN Career Mobility||7|
|NUR 214||Adult Nursing I||9|
|NUR 220||Adult Nursing II||9|