Nursing Pathway - RN

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Monica Ray
(731) 425-2622

nursing students studying

Program/Career Description

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).

Estimated Salary Range
Career Experienced Salary Range
Registered Nurse $63,374+

Data provided by Jobs4TN. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Accreditation Information

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.

Program Requirements

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.

Communication Requirement
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

Additional Course
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

Nursing Courses:
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