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 20 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 the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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.
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
NUR 130 Nursing Transitions I*
NUR 140 Nursing Transitions II**
NUR 214 Adult Health Nursing I
NUR 220 Adult Health Nursing II
The Associate of Applied Science Nursing requires 68 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.
* NUR 130 must be completed successfully to progress to NUR 140.
**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 20 hours of prerequisites before applying to the LPN to RN option. BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020 must have been completed less than five years from the date of program enrollment. Once enrolled in the nursing program, all required courses must be completed within five (5) semesters of initiating coursework.
|BIOL 2010||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2020||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENGL 1010||English Composition I||3|
|PSYC 1030||General Psychology||3|
|PSYC 2130||Life Span Psychology||3|
|HSC 190||Introduction to Human Pathophysiology||3|
|NUR 130||Nursing Transitions I||3|
|NUR 140||Nursing Transitions II||10|
|NUR 214||Adult Nursing I||9|
|ENGL 1020 or COMM 2025||3|
|NUR 220||Adult Nursing II||9|