Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skill, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Coursework includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. This has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

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

Curriculum Code: A45110

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
NUR 111 Intro to Health Concepts 4 6 6 8
NUR 117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
11 12 6 17
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 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 (1st Session)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts (1st 5 wks) 3 0 6 5
3 0  6 8
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2  0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0  0 3
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts (1st 8 wks) 3 0  6 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts (2nd 8 wks) 3 0  6 5
11 2  12 16
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
BIO 175 General Microbiology 2 2  0 3
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3  15 10
6 5  15 13
 Total Semester Hours: 76

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 113 American Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
ENG 231 American Literature I MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 241 British Literature I PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 212 Intro to New Testament
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture REL 221 Religion in America


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