Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing AAS - Academic Plan

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Students will have developed entry-level skills for employment in hospitals and other health care settings. Clinical nursing courses include supervised patient care experiences at a variety of health care agencies. For information about the nursing program application, go to http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs. Call 303.797.5939 or email nursing@arapahoe.edu with questions.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 71.5

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre of Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Availble Summer?
BIO 2101  - Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab: GT-SC1* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIO 2102  - Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes

BIO 2104  - Microbiology w/ Lab OR

BIO 2108  - General College Microbiology*

4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIO 2116  - Human Pathophysiology 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes

HPR 1010  - Nutrition OR

HWE 1050  - Human Nutrition

1 No Yes Yes No
MAT 1120  - Math for Clinical Calculations* 3 No Yes Yes Yes

Select any Humanities or Social Behavioral Science Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Course

3 No Yes Yes Yes
PSY 2440  - Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes


Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
NUR 1006  - Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts 7 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 1009  - Fundamentals of Nursing 6 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 1012  - Basic Concepts of Pharmacology 2 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 1050  - Maternal - Child Nursing 6 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 2006  - Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6.5 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 2011  - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 4 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 2012  - Pharmacology II 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 2016  - Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5 Yes Yes Yes No
NUR 2030  - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 4 Yes Yes Yes No


Program Outcomes

  • Provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse client populations across the lifespan.
  • Engage in critical thinking and clinical reasoning to make client centered care decision.
  • Implement quality measures to improve client care.
  • Participate in communication and collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the client, and the client’s support persons.
  • Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and client care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making.
  • Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse client populations.
  • Assimilate professional, legal, and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.
  • Promote a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate, culturally-competent care.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time)


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • All interested students should attend an information session offered by the nursing department as soon as possible.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Math and Additional non-Nursing Curriculum courses may be taken prior to admission to the program; however, there are restrictions on when they may be taken. Please refer to the Nursing Program Admission document for details.
  • Once accepted to the nursing program student will be assigned to classes.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.
  • Speak to the nursing department for more information about BSN completion opportunities that may be available to graduates enrolled in or graduated from ACC’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program.
  • The AAS-Nursing program at ACC is a full-time program.
  • The Nursing Program is a selective admission program; please visit www.arapahoe.edu for detailed information about application deadlines and requirements.

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