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Associate in Arts – PreMajor Nursing A10100RN

Associate in Arts – Premajor Nursing A10100RN

Associate in Arts-Premajor Nursing – Semester by Semester

Purpose

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in Nursing (Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing – BSN).  Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.
The program consist of two components: universal general education transfer component (UGETC) and general education pre-major courses in English composition, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics. In addition, the degree program consists of Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) general education courses required for competitive admission into RCC’s ADN Program.
Courses may also transfer  through bilateral agreements between institutions. Students who earn “C” or higher in the UGETC courses may transfer those courses to be any four-year institution in North Carolina and meet the university’s lower division general education course requirements, subject to the following distribution limit: maximum of 6 hours English composition, 9 hours humanities/fine arts/communications, 9 hours in social/behavioral sciences, 8 hours in mathematics, and 8 hours in the natural sciences.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required.  If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for Associate in Arts Premajor Nursing Program.
Students admitted into A10100RN must have the approval of the Registrar. Approval is based upon academic performance in college level courses or high school transcript.
Additional Curriculum Notes:
1. Students interested in applying to RCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program, should take Nursing program general education courses as outlined in the first fall and first spring semester. Academic performance in program general education courses are evaluated for admission.
2. A minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher is required for application into RCC’s Nursing Program.
3. Associate of Arts graduates who transfer to a BSN program must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for a BSN program.
4. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. A point system is followed to evaluate health science program applications. Applicants earn points based upon academic performance, references and academic degrees. Point distribution is outlined on the health science program checklist, that can be found on the program webpage.

1st Year FALL First Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 0 1
BIO 168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 0 0 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 2 0 0 3
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 0 4
Choose One of the Following
MAT 143
MAT 171
Quantitative Literacy
Precalculus Algebra
2
3
2
2
0
0
0
0
3
4
Semester Total 18 or 19
SPRING Second Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
BIO 169 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 0 0 4
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 0 3
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 3 0 0 4
Choose One of the Following   UGETC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ART 111
MUS 110
MUS 112
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Introduction to Ethics
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
Semester Total 17
2nd Year FALL Third Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
ENG 231 American Literature I 3 0 0 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Models I 3 2 0 0 4
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 0 0 3
Choose One of the Following    UGETC History Elective
HIS 111
HIS 112
HIS 131
HIS 132
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
Semester Total 13
SPRING Fourth Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
BIO 275 Microbiology 3 3 0 0 4
SOC 210 General Sociology 3 0 0 0 3
Choose One of the Following   
SOC 213
SOC 220
Sociology of the Family
Social Problems
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
Choose One of the Following       UTETC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ART 111
MUS 110
MUS 112
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Introduction to Ethics
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
Choose One of the Following       PE Elective
PED 117
PED 118
PED 120
Weight Training I
Weight Training II
Walking for Fitness
0
0
0
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
Choose One of the Following  (Active)     PE Elective
PED 110
PED 117
PED 118
PED 120
Fit & Well for Life
Weight Training I
Weight Training II
Walking for Fitness
1
0
0
0
2
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
Semester Total 12
Total 60-61
*UGETC Universal General Education Transfer Component Course

 For application to the Associate Degree Nursing program, a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher is required. The GPA calculation will be based on grades in the following courses: BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 151, ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and Humanities/Fine Arts elective.