Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Accredited by ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-119: College Algebra1
or
MA-336: Computer-assisted Statistics

3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. BI-301: Anatomy & Physiology I 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. PSYC-101: Psychology 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. PSYC-220: Human Growth & Development 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C. or 2D. Liberal Arts Elective 3
Subtotal 22

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
NU-101: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level I 7
NU-102: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level II 9
NU-201: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level III2 9
NU-202: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level IV 9
NU-204: Nursing & Societal Forces2 3
Subtotal 37

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BI-302: Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BI-311: Microbiology 4
Subtotal 8

Total Credits Required

67

1 Students who are exempt from or placed out of MA-119 College Algebra are required to take MA-336 Statistics.

2 NU-201 and NU-204 are writing-intensive classes and meet the requirement for graduation. All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

View the entrance requirements and other information about the program.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Nursing 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors consistent with the standards of practice and regulatory frameworks of the registered professional nurse
  2. Provide safe, effective and competent nursing care that promotes the health of patients and families
  3. Assess patient and family-centered nursing care in a culturally sensitive and holistic manner across the life-span
  4. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations across the lifespan
  5. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's support persons
  6. Utilize evidence based healthcare information and related disciplines to provide safe nursing care
  7. Improve healthcare by participating in quality improvement initiatives
  8. Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage information, mitigate error, and support decision-making

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