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, adhering 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. Students applying for this program must take an admission exam and be 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 Program. A new class is admitted twice each year and the deadline for program application is February 1 (fall admission) and June 15 (spring admission).
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The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta GA 30326
Contact ACEN at (404) 975-5000.
Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The AAS in Nursing requires 65 college level credits. This is a career program which was granted an exception to the 60 hour limit requirement reached through TN Board of Regents consensus. The exception was granted due to additional hours need 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.
Students may require additional remediation courses prior to being accepted to the program.
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Choose ONE Humanities Course
ARTH 2010 Art History Survey I
ARTH 2020 Art History Survey 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
Must be completed prior to the beginning of the first semester of the Nursing Program
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:
BIOL 2230 Microbiology
HEC 231 Principles of Nutrition
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
NUR 110 Foundations of Nursing I
NUR 120 Foundations of Nursing II
NUR 180 Pharmacology in Nursing
NUR 190 Pathophysiology in Nursing
NUR 214 Adult Nursing I
NUR 220 Adult Nursing II