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Nursing

A.A.S.

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

66

What is Nursing?

The Nursing program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The Department and the College hold agency membership in the National League for Nursing, National League for Nursing Council of Associate Degree Programs, National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing and the Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is designed to prepare students for employment to practice as a professional registered nurse (RN) in public, private, and governmental healthcare sectors. “Professional nurse” functions include:

(A) Responsible supervision of a patient requiring skill and observation of symptoms and reactions and accurate recording of the facts;

(B) Promotion, restoration and maintenance of health or prevention of illness of others;

(C) Counseling, managing, supervising and teaching of others;

(D) Administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist or nurse authorized to prescribe pursuant to  

(E) Application of such nursing procedures as involve understanding of cause and effect; and

(F) Nursing management of illness, injury or infirmity including identification of patient problems.



What will I learn?

Competencies/Student Outcomes: Upon completion of the nursing program, the student will be able to integrate the eight (8) core competencies as evidenced by: 

  1. Professional Behavior: Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of professional nursing practice.
  2. Communication: Communicate effectively using verbal, nonverbal, and written techniques including information and technology.
  3. Assessment: Analyze subjective and objective data to identify actual or potential health alterations.
  4. Clinical Decision Making: Evaluate outcomes of clinical decisions implemented to provide safe and effective evidenced-based nursing care.
  5. Caring Interventions: Evaluate the effectiveness of caring interventions that incorporate principles of dignity, diversity, safety and knowledge.
  6. Teaching and Learning: Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented teaching plan to meet the learning needs of patients, families and/or groups.
  7. Collaboration: Collaborate when planning, implementing, and evaluating care.
  8. Managing Care: Manage care through effective use of prioritization, delegation, informatics and resources.

 

 

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

  • Nursing, A.A.S. Day Program
  • Nursing, A.A.S. Evening Program
  • LPN - RN Transition Program
  • Dual Enrollment for BSN through University Partnerships
  • Continuation into BSN after completion of A.A.S

What can I do with this degree?

There are over 70 possible specialties that can be pursued with the Nursing, A.A.S. degree.  These opportunities include positions in the hospital, community, school systems, nursing homes, Doctors’ offices, home health care, and a plethora of other areas.  

Student Achievement Data

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule

Day Sequence Schedule for Nursing Admission in Spring


Spring Semester

BIOL 2010

Anatomy and

Physiology I

4

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

NRSG 1710

Fundamentals of Nursing

7



GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020 and NRSG 1710.
  • Successful completion of NRSG 1710 required for progression to NRSG 1720
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Summer and Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

BIOL 2020

Anatomy and

Physiology II

4

PSYC 2130

Lifespan Psychology

3

ENGL 1010

English composition 1

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2020 required for progression to BIOL 2230 and NRSG 1720.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

NRSG 1720

Medical Surgical Nursing 1

7

NRSG 1330

Pediatric Nursing

3

NRSG 1320

Women’s Health and Childbearing Family

3


Fall Milestones


  • Successful completion of NRSG 1720, 1330, and 1320  required for progression to NRSG 2730 and 1340
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.  
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.

Spring Semester

BIOL 2230

Microbiology

4

NRSG 1340

Mental Health Nursing

3

NRSG 2730

Medical Surgical Nursing II

7


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2230 is required for continued progression in program. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • Successful completion of NRSG 1340 and 2730 are required for progression to NRSG 2240 and 2740.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117 by September.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

NRSG 2240

Professional Practice in Nursing

2

NRSG 2740

Medical Surgical Nursing III

7

HUM

Humanities/fine arts elective

3


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of NRSG 2240 and 2740 required for graduation.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for graduation.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  •  
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

Evening Sequence Schedule


Spring Semester

BIOL 2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

NRSG 1710

Fundamentals of Nursing

7

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020 and NRSG 1720.
  • Successful completion of NRSG 1710 required for progression to NRSG 1720.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is after January 1st. The deadline is July 25th. The first two weeks of the semester is ideal to check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

BIOL 2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

NRSG 1320

Women’s Health and Childbearing Family

3

NSRG 1330

Pediatric Nuring

3

PSYC 2130

Lifespan Psychology

3


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2020 required for progression to BIOL 2230 and NRSG 1320 and 1330..
  • Successful completion of NRSG 1320 and 1330  required for progression to NRSG 1720.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.

Fall Semester

BIOL 2230

Microbiology

4

NRSG 1720

Medical Surgical Nursing 1

7


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2230 is required for continued progression in program.  A grade of C or higher is required.
  • Successful completion of NRSG 1720 required for progression to NRSG 2730.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.  
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

NUR 2730

Medical Surgical Nursing II

6

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of NRSG 2730 required for progression to NRSG 2240.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is after January 1st. The deadline is July 25th. The first two weeks of the semester is ideal to check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

Math 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

NRSG 1340

Mental Health Nursing

3

NRSG 2240

Professional Practice

2


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of NRSG 2240 required for progression to NRSG 2740.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.

Fall Semester

NRSG 2740

Medical Surgical Nursing III

7

HUM

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of NRSG 2740 required for graduation.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for graduation.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

LPN - RN Nursing Transition Sequence Schedule


Fall Semester

BIOL 2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

NUR 1030

LPN Transition I

4


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020 and NUR 1040.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1030 required for progression to NUR 1040.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BIOL 2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 2130

Lifespan Psychology

3

NUR 1040

LPN Transition II

4


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2020 required for progression to BIOL 2230 and NUR 2010.
  • Successful completion of NUR 1040  required for progression to NUR 2010.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is after January 1st. The deadline is July 25th. The first two weeks of the semester is ideal to check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

BIOL 2230

Microbiology

4

PSYC 2310

Abnormal Psychology

3

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2230 is required for continued progression in program.  A grade of C or higher is required.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for progression.  
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.

Fall Semester

ENGL 1020 or

SPCH 1010

Composition II or Speech

3

NUR 2010

Nursing III

9


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2010 required for progression to NUR 2020.
  • GPA of 2.75 or above must be maintained in order to progress.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

Humanities

/Fine Arts Elective

3

NUR 2020

Nursing IV

9


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of NUR 2020 required for graduation.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher  in program requirements is required for graduation.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.
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