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2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog 
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS

Division of Health Professions

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares students for positions as entry level nurses in acute and long term care facilities. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The graduate is eligible to apply for state licensure exam candidacy (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse. Nursing students attend classes on the College campus. Selected clinical learning experiences are provided at a variety of health care agencies with direct guidance of the nursing faculty. The purpose of these experiences is to provide the student with the opportunity to apply classroom learning in direct patient care situations. The nursing program is approved by the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. For more information regarding the ACEN, contact 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404.975.5000.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Apply expanding knowledge base to evaluate human responses which reflect health status of clients of any age with a focus on adults.
  • Provide all clients with safe nursing care using the nursing process in a variety of health care settings.
  • Manage care for a group of clients through collaboration with members of the health care team.
  • Integrate professional standards and values into the practice of nursing.
  • Exemplify effective communication skills when providing care and when advocating for client, nursing and self.

Please visit our Enrollment Information page for details on the Selective Admissions process for the Nursing program.

Required Program of Study

Prerequisites to NUR 100 (Pre-Clinical) (6 Credit Hours)

First Semester (16 Credit Hours)

Second Semester (16 Credit Hours)

Third Semester (16 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester (16 Credit Hours)


* This course fulfills the natural/physical sciences requirement.

The required placement test result for math is Algebra II. If the student does not place at the Algebra II level, then he/she must take math through and including Algebra I prior to program eligibility.

BIO 250 - Anatomy & Physiology I  and BIO 255 - Anatomy & Physiology II  must be completed within five years of application to the clinical portion of the Nursing Program.

Total Credits=70