Nursing - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 741

Program Information
This program of theoretical and clinical study prepares students for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. The theoretical component is comprised of general education and nursing courses. The clinical component within the nursing courses provides the opportunity to practice giving direct nursing care to clients in acute, long-term and community health care agencies under the guidance of qualified nursing faculty. CCC’s Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (1-800)669- 1656 and the New Jersey Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973)504- 6430. Inquiries or complaints may be forwarded to George Hebert, Executive Director, NJ Board of Nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates qualify to take the State Board of Nursing Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Nurses practice in a wide variety of settings ranging from hospitals to laboratories.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after graduating, but those who change their plans find that most, sometimes all, of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges. The latest technology and learning tools support your education for a wide range of employment opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is the largest health care occupation with more than 2 million jobs and is one of the 10 occupations projected to have the largest numbers of new jobs.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Demonstrate clinical competence by using evidence based practice to provide quality patient centered care in a safe, supportive, collaborative environment. •Demonstrate critical reasoning using the nursing process and reflection to address health care problems. •Effectively communicate with patients, significant others, healthcare team, and community agencies to promote health. •Effective use of technology for research, information processing, and communication. •Participate in educational opportunities to foster competence in evidenced based nursing.


Employment Opportunities:
Registered nurse in a wide variety of settings ranging from laboratories to hospitals

Program Requirements (38)
Credits
NU
112
Introduction to Nursing Success
1
NU
113
Concepts in Nursing Practice 1
7
NU
114
Concepts in Nursing Practice II
7
NU
209
Nursing Concepts in Global Health and Diversity
1
NU
210
Concepts in Nursing Practice III
10
NU
211
Concepts in Nursing Practice IV
10
NU
212
Concepts of Leadership in Health Care Systems
2

General Education Requirements (30)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II or
3
EN
103
Technical Writing
3
PY
101
General Psychology
PY
207
Human Growth & Development
3
BI
106
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BI
107
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
BI
203
Microbiology
4
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3
Humanities Elective
3

Total Credits: (68)

*Please note: This program has selective admissions. Please see pages 127 and 128 of the college catalog for details. -Nursing and science courses must follow in sequence. -A grade of “C” or higher in all nursing and required General Education courses is necessary for progression in the program. For nursing courses, a minimum grade of 78 is necessary to achieve a “C”. -For progression in the program a passing grade of 90 is needed on the medical dosage calculation exam given in NU 113 and NU 210. -The nursing faculty has the perogative to change the nursing curriculum under established college policies and with the approval of the New Jersey Board of Nursing.