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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Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • 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)

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 (1st Session)

Hours Per Week

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

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

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 (2nd Year)

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
 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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