Associate in General Education Nursing Degree

The Associate in General Education (AGE)-Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs which was approved by the State Board of Community College and the UNC Board of Governors in February 2015. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.

General Education Core (31 – 32 SHC) SHC = Semester Hours Credit The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics; and English composition.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)* All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in General education nursing (A10300N)
Course Requirements for Associate in General education nursing

Curriculum Code: A10300N

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231 or 232
Two additional courses from the following discipline areas are required:
ART 111, 114, 115
MUS 110, 112
PHI 215, 240

Social/Behavioral Sciences (15 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.

One course must be a history course.
HIS 111, 112, 131, 132
The following discipline areas are required:
PSY 150, 241
SOC 210
The following course must be a sociology course:
SOC 213, 240

Mathematics (7 SHC)

The following course is required.
MAT 152 Statistical Methods (4 SHC)
Select one course from the following.
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)

Natural Sciences (16 SHC)

The following course is required.
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SHC)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SHC)
BIO 275 Microbiology (4 SHC)
Select one course from the following
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
CHM 130/130A Gen, Org,and Biochemistry/Lab (4 SHC)

OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (8 SHC)

The following courses are required
ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 SHC)
BIO 111 General Biology I (4 SHC)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60 – 61*

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

*All Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses will transfer for equivalency credit to each of the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

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