Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall, Spring, Summer
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This program has significant changes to the plan of study beginning fall 2015. Students accepted for fall 2015 or later may contact the Nursing office at 319-398-5563 to have general questions answered. The new plan of study will be online by July 15, 2015.
| - - - - - - - ||Certified Nurse Aide requirement +||0|
| BIO-168 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab** ||4|
| BIO-151 ||Nutrition**||3|
| HSC-191 ||Professional Roles I: Communication and Technoloy#||2|
| HSC-195 ||Professional Roles II: Professional Identity and Engagement#||2|
| BIO-173 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab**||4|
| PNN-128 ||Foundations of Nursing I||4.5|
| PNN-190 ||Health Assessment Across the Lifespan||2.5|
| PNN-195 ||Foundations of Nursing Simulation Lab I||1|
| PNN-180 ||Pharmacology I||1.5|
| PNN-701 ||Foundations of Nursing Clinic I||1.5|
| PSY-111 ||Introduction to Psychology*||3|
| PNN-129 ||Foundations of Nursing II||3.75|
| PNN-702 ||Foundations of Nursing Clinic II||1.5|
| PNN-182 ||Pharmacology II||1.5|
| PNN-436 ||Nursing Care of the Growing Family||3.25|
| PSY-121 ||Developmental Psychology||3|
|Completing these 42 credits above allows students to graduate with a|
|Practical Nursing diploma. Students are now eligible to take NCLEX-PN boards.|
|Students who wish to complete the Associate Degree Nursing need to take|
|the additional classes listed under semesters 3 to 5.|
| ADN-500 ||Professional Roles III: Transitions||2|
| ADN-160 ||Nursing Care of Specific Populations||3|
| ADN-730 ||Nursing Care of Specific Populations Clinic||2.25|
| BIO-186 ||Microbiology *||4|
| ENG-105 ||Composition I*||3|
| ENG-120 ||College Writing*||5|
|College Writing option results in 16.25 semester credits / 83.25 program credits|
| ADN-170 ||Concepts of Nursing||5.5|
| ADN-740 ||Concepts of Nursing Clinic||3|
| SPC-101 ||Fundamentals of Oral Communication *||3|
| SPC-112 ||Public Speaking*||3|
| - - - - - - - ||Humanities Elective *||3|
| ADN-180 ||Advanced Concepts of Nursing||4|
| ADN-750 ||Advanced Concepts of Nursing Clinic||3.5|
| SOC-110 ||Introduction to Sociology *||3|
Total Program Hours 81.25
NOTE: Minimum of B- required in all PNN and ADN technical courses.
+ Students beginning the Nursing technical and clinical portion of the program are required to complete CNA training as a prerequisite. Students may obtain CNA training through Kirkwood Continuing Education. Students must be on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry. Go to www.kirkwood.edu/ce for more information.
*Courses may be taken before beginning the Nursing technical and clinical portion of the program. These courses should be completed prior to or during the semester they are listed in.
** Completion of courses with a minimum of a C- or greater required prior to acceptance.
#Successful completion of the TEAS exam is required prior to registration. Completion of courses with a minimum of a B- or greater required prior to acceptance.