Associate Degree Nursing Transition

The Nursing Transition Program provides currently licensed practical nurses, who have completed BIO 169 and PSY 150 or their equivalent as approved by the Registrar, eligibility for matriculation into the second semester (1st year) of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be awarded 17 hours of college credit, satisfying the first semester requirements.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a registered nurse. Employment opportunities include a wide variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and physician’s offices.

This has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information.

Visit the Nursing Department Website

View the Annual Admissions Bulletin for more information about the program.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Associate Degree Nursing Transition (A45110)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Associate Degree Nursing Transition

Curriculum Code: A45110

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NUR 112 Health Illness Concepts (1st 8 wks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts (2nd 8 wks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 118 Nutrition/Diet Therapy 2 0 0 2
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
17 3 12 22

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts (1st 5 wks) 3 0 6 5
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
6 0 6 8

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts 3 0 6 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts 3 0 6 5
11 2 12 16

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10
6 5 15 13
Semester Hours: 59
College Transfer Hours: 17
Total Semester Hours: 76

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
*ART 114 Art History Survey I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ART 115 Art History Survey II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*MUS 110 Music Appreciation
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 


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