Nursing, Associate of Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nursing is intended for students seeking a career as a Registered Nurse. The program prepares students to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an AAS degree and are eligible to sit for the national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to a licensure as a Registered Nurse.
This is a restricted-entry program. Students are required to submit an application to the College and a separate application to the nursing program. A total of 52 credits of specific prerequisites must be completed. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better prior to beginning the nursing program. Thirty (30) of the 52 credits must be completed by the end of fall term preceding admission and must include BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Selection of applicants is based on a point system described in the application/information packet.
Acceptance to the program allows for co-admission to the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) nursing program. Students are eligible to complete a bachelor's degree in nursing from OHSU either full-time in three quarters or part-time.
Information about the Nursing program may also be obtained on myLakerLink in the Program Forms section (https://mylakerlink.socc.edu/ICS/Admissions/Program_Specific_Forms.jnz). For more information contact the administrative assistant, Sumner Hall, Rm 4, 541-888-7443 or the director at 541-888-7342.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Act personally and professionally based on a set of shared core nursing values.
- Develop insight through reflection, self-analysis, and self-care.
- Engage in ongoing intentional learning.
- Demonstrate leadership in nursing and health care.
- Collaborate as part of a health care team.
- Practice within, utilize, and contribute to the broader health care system.
- Practice relationship-centered care.
- Communicate effectively.
- Make sound clinical judgments.
- Locate, evaluate and use the best available evidence in making practice decisions.
Students must take the following prerequisites:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or placement in higher writing course)||4|
|MTH65||Algebra II (or placement in higher math course)||4|
Thirty (30) credits must be completed by the end of fall term preceding admission and must include Anatomy and Physiology. A student must have eight (8) credits of writing.
|CHEM110||Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry 1||4|
|CIS120||Concepts of Computing (or demonstrated proficiency)||4|
|ANTH221||Intro to Cultural Anthropology 4||3|
|BI231||Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2||4|
|MTH95||Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3||4|
|BI232||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BI233||Human Anatomy and Physiology III||4|
|PSY237||Life Span Development||3|
or Small Group Discussion
Students applying for the nursing program must have completed either a 200-level general chemistry sequence or CHEM110 Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry within the last seven years.
Students must be enrolled in or have completed BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I prior to submitting an application.
All honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the degree is awarded.
Student must complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
|NRS110||Foundations of Nursing Health Promotion||9|
|BI149||Introduction to Human Genetics||3|
|MTH243||Intro to Probability and Statistics||4|
|NRS111||Found of Nrsg in Chronic Illness I||6|
|NRS230||Clinical Pharmacology I||3|
|NRS232||Pathophysiological Processes I||3|
|NRS112||Foundations of Nursing in Acute I||6|
|NRS231||Clinical Pharmacology II||3|
|NRS233||Pathophysiological Processes II||3|
|PHL103||Intro to Logic and Critical Thnkg||3|
|NRS222||Found of Nrsg in Acute Care II and End of Life||9|
|HE250||Personal Health 2||3|
|Humanities/Soc. Sciences or Natural Sciences 1||6|
|NRS221||Found of Nrsg in Chronic Illness II and End of Life||9|
|Humanities/Soc. Sciences or Natural Sciences 1||6|
|NRS224||Scope of Practice/Integrated Practicum||9|
|Any 200 level Social Science||3|
Humanities/Social or Natural Science courses: A minimum of 11 credits of Humanities/Social Science or Natural Science courses must be selected from outside of the student's area of concentration. College-level courses may be selected from the following: ANTH, ART, ASL (200 level), BI, CHEM, CJ100, CJ101, CJ201, CJ220, CS133WS, CS160, CS161, CS162, CS261, ECON202, ED169, ED258, ENG, G (200 level), GEOG105, GS, HD208, HDFS222, HDFS225, HDFS229, HDFS247, HST, HUM, J, MUS, MUP105, PH, PHL, PS (200 level), PSY (200 level), SOC (200 level), SP, SPAN (200 level), WR (200 level).
Developmental and remedial courses will not fulfill elective requirement.
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.