Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum


North Central Texas College offers not only an Associate Degree Nursing track but also a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pathway.  The Associate Degree Nursing track is listed below.  Click on the BSN Pathway link for additional information regarding our partnership with universities.   Prospective students who are already LVN's should see the link Transition to Professional Nursing

       

 

Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum

PREREQUISITE COURSES

BIOL2401

Anatomy & Physiology I

MATH1342

Math Statistics

BIOL2402

Anatomy & Physiology II

NURSING CURRICULUM

First Long Semester

BIOL2420

Microbiology

RNSG1219

Integrated Nursing Skills I

RNSG1423

Introduction to Professional Nursing

RNSG1300

Health Assessment Across the Life Span

RNSG1261

Clinical Nursing I

Second Long Semester

PSYC2314

Developmental Psychology

ENGL1301

Composition I

RNSG2404

Care-Patient/Common Health Care Needs

RNSG1462

Clinical Nursing II

Mini-mester

 

RNSG1163

Clinical – Psychiatric Nursing

Third Long Semester

3 Credit Hours

Humanities or Fine Arts

RNSG2414

Care of Patient/Complex Health Care Needs

RNSG2461

Clinical Nursing III

Fourth Long Semester

RNSG2435

Integrated Patient Care Management

RNSG2462

Clinical Nursing IV

Graduation & NCLEX Licensure



 

 


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Degree Audit Note: Since some courses may not transfer, have all transcripts sent to the Registrar's Office and request a Degree Audit.   (Example:  The NCTC Associate Degree Nursing Program does not accept SCIT1407 & SCIT1408 as equivalent courses for BIOL2401 & BIOL2402. 

 
Credit Hour Note:  You can tell easily how many hours of credit a particular course is worth by looking at the course identification number. The second digit in this four-digit number gives the semester-credit-hour value of the course. For example, the English course ENGL1301 is worth three (3) hours credit, and the Microbiology course BIOL2420 is worth four (4) hours of credit. One lecture hour is equivalent to one credit hour. A 2:1 ratio is used in determining lab hours to credit hours and a 4:1 ratio is used in determining clinical hours. Each credit hour of lecture equals 50 contact minutes per week. A four (4) credit hour clinical course of 256 fifty-minute contact hours (240 sixty-minute clock hours) generally results in a clinical course that meets for 16 hours each week for 15 weeks during both the fall and spring semesters. See catalog course descriptions for the number of hours of lecture, laboratory, and clinical hours required for each course.

 

BSN Pathway Core Course Requirements

Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science Program with one of our partner universities would need to complete the following core courses in addition to the courses  required for the Associate Degree Program: CHEM1413 Chemistry-Health Sciences OR CHEM1411 General Chemistry, BIOL1322 Basic Nutrition, PSYC2301 Intro to General Psychology, ENGL1302 Composition II, HIST1301 US History to 1865, HIST1302 US History from 1865, GOVT2305 American National Government, GOVT2306 American State & Local Government, a two-hour elective and an additional Humanities or Creative Arts course (BSN requires one course from Humanities and one course from Creative Arts).  These courses could be completed in summers and min-mesters.  BSN Pathway students would then continue on for an additional 30 hours of on-line coursework with one of the partner universities.  See the BSN Pathway link for additional information.




 

 



Philosophy or Literature Courses (Humanities)

 

HUMA

1301

Introduction to the Humanities

PHIL

1301

Introduction to Philosophy

ENGL

2307

Creative Writing

ENGL

2322, 2323

British Literature

ENGL

2327, 2328

America Literature

ENGL

2332

World Literature

ENGL

2342

Classical Backgrounds

ENGL

2341

Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama – Each topic is one course

 

Creative Arts Courses


ARTS

1301

Art Appreciation

ARTS

1303

Art History I

ARTS

1304

Art History II

ARTS

1311

Design I

ARTS

1316

Drawing I

ARTS

2316

Painting I

ARTS

2326

Sculpture I

ARTS

2341

Jewelry & Metalworking I

ARTS

2346

Ceramics I (Pottery)

ARTS

2366

Watercolor Painting I

DANC

 

1151,1152 & 2151 Dance Performance I , II, & III (3 hours)

DANC

2303

Dance Appreciation

DRAM

1310

Theater Appreciation

DRAM

1330

Stagecraft

DRAM

1351

Acting I

DRAM

1352

Acting II

DRAM

2331

Stagecraft II

DRAM

2366

Film Appreciation

MUSI

1301

Music Fundamentals

MUSI

1306

Music Appreciation

Department of Health Sciences

 


 Nursing Pin

 

Associate Degree Nursing Program

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street

Gainesville , Texas   76240 - 4699

Telephone:   940/668-4264

email:   cwillis@nctc.edu


 

 

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