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Programs of Study

Pre-Nursing

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The Pre-Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is designed to help prepare students for admission to the Nursing AAS degree.

Students enrolled in this CSC are not yet accepted into Nursing AAS degree options, but are completing general education and prerequisite courses. Students in this CSC should review the Nursing AAS degree options to determine the best time to apply.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to help prepare students to succeed in Nursing AAS degree options.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES:  A student may begin this CSC at any time. Students must declare their plan as Pre-Nursing CSC (code 221-156-02). Students receiving financial aid will also be assigned the AAS in Nursing (code 156). The Nursing program is competitive, and completion of the Pre-Nursing CSC does not guarantee placement in the Nursing AAS degree. Students enrolled in this CSC are encouraged to meet with their program advisor as they begin this program of study.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Those students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ITE 1151

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

___ ___2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

MTH 1263

Mathematics for Allied Health

3

0

3

BIO 1414

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

4

BIO 142

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

3

4

PSY 230

Developmental Psychology

3

0

3

SOC 200

Principles of Sociology

3

0

3

TOTAL

25

6

27

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Nursing 27

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1 CSC 155 can be substituted for ITE 115.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

 3 Students are encouraged to pursue a higher-level mathematics course to meet this requirement that will also meet the mathematics requirement for a BSN degree.  MTH 146, 163, 166, or 240 can be substituted for MTH 126.  MTH 146 or MTH 240 are the more commonly required math courses for a BSN degree.  Math placement levels and prerequisites must be satisfied for enrollment in higher-level math courses.

4 Prerequisites for BIO 141 for Pre-Nursing CSC students can be met by one of the following: high school biology and chemistry within the past seven (7) years, or achievement of a score of 45% or higher on the science section of the TEAS Test, or completing BIO 101 with a grade of C or above.