A.A.S. Program Course List

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A.A.S. Degree (O,T,S)

The Associate of Applied Science nursing degree program at Delaware Technical Community College provides multiple learning opportunities through a balance of general education courses, nursing courses, and supervised clinical practice. The nursing graduate is prepared to care for individuals and families in a variety of health care settings. The graduate will function as an integral member of the healthcare team and utilize evidence-based practice that is patient centered. The graduate of the associate degree nursing program is academically eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The legal requirements for licensure in the State of Delaware are outlined in the Nursing Department Admissions Handbook. The associate degree nursing program provides a foundation for continuation of higher education through articulation with baccalaureate and master's degree nursing programs.

The associate degree nursing program is offered at three Delaware Tech campuses: Newark (Stanton), Dover (Terry), and Georgetown (Owens). The program can be completed in five semesters and offers an accelerated option whereby students may self-select to complete their degree sooner. Advanced placement in the program is available for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who hold a current license and for nationally certified Paramedics. Academically ready students can apply for admission to the associate degree nursing program following completion of its pre-requisite requirements. Full-time students following the five semester course sheet (rapid admission process) can also apply.

Admission for all applicants is competitive and completion of pre-requisites does not guarantee admission. Interested students should review the written information provided and meet with their academic advisor to discuss program and application requirements and the competitive admission process. Interested students must attend or view an online nursing information session prior to submitting an application to the program. Transfer students must also follow the transfer policy of Delaware Technical Community College.

The associate degree nursing program at each campus has full approval from the Delaware Board of Nursing and is nationally accredited through Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information about the accreditation status of the Associate Degree program is available from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000;www.acenursing.org.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 129 Math for Health Sciences 3
PSY 127 Human Development 3
SOC 111 Sociology 3


Courses Credits
NUR 200 Nursing Concepts III 4
NUR 201 Maternal-Child Health Concepts 4
NUR 210 Nursing Concepts IV 4
NUR 211 Community & Profess Concepts 4
HLH 130 Nurse Assistant Training 6
NUR 170 Nursing Concepts I 8
NUR 180 Nursing Concepts II 4
NUR 181 Mental Health Concepts 4
NUR 190 Nursing Transition Course 6
NUR 199 Nursing Advanced Credit 8


Courses Credits
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 125 Introductory Microbiology 4
CHM 100 Basic Chemistry 3

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