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
MA-336: Computer-assisted Statistics
|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|
Additional Major Requirements
|BI-302: Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
Total Credits Required
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.
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:
- Communicate effectively in various forms
- Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
- Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
- 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.
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program the graduate will:
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors consistent with the standards of practice and regulatory frameworks of the registered professional nurse.
- Provide safe, effective and competent nursing care.
- Assess patient in a culturally sensitive manner.
- Provide patient-centered nursing care.
- Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's support persons.
- Utilize evidence based healthcare information to provide nursing care.
- Improve healthcare by incorporating quality improvement initiatives.
- Utilize information and technology to communicate, mitigate error, and support decision-making.