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A.A.S. Program Course List



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;


ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT129Math for Health Sciences3
PSY127Human Development3
SSC100First Year Seminar1


NUR200Nursing Concepts III4
NUR201Maternal-Child Health Concepts4
NUR210Nursing Concepts IV4
NUR211Community & Profess Concepts4
HLH130Nurse Assistant Training6
NUR170Nursing Concepts I8
NUR180Nursing Concepts II4
NUR181Mental Health Concepts4
NUR190Nursing Transition Course6
NUR199Nursing Advanced Credit8


BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO125Introductory Microbiology4
CHM100Basic Chemistry3

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