2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in General Education - Nursing (A1030N), AGE


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Purpose

The Associate in General Education (AGE)-Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs which was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors in February 2015. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), 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 precollege courses to prepare students for the Associate in General Education Nursing Program.

Students admitted into A1030N must meet the requirements below or have the approval of a Student Services staff member or the Nursing Program Director. Approval may be based upon academic performance in college level courses or high school transcript.

  • Credit for NAS 101 Nurse Aide I (or Certification of Nurse Aide I and current listing on NC Registry without Substantive findings)
  • Credit for BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 151 or CHM 131/CHM 131A, PSY 150
  • Credit for or placement test credit for DRE 096, DRE 097 and DRE 098 and DMA 010-050.
  • GPA >= 2.8 The GPA calculation will be based on grades in the following courses: BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 151 or CHM 131/CHM 131A, ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and Humanities/Fine Arts elective.

Program Curriculum


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 15 or 16 | Lab Hours 10 | Credit Hours 18 or 19


Second Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 6 | Credit Hours 17


Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 2 | Credit Hours 13


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 9 | Lab Hours 9 | Credit Hours 12


Total Credit Hours 60-61


General Elective Choices


The General Elective requirement can be satisfied by taking one of the following courses not previously taken or required:

ART 111  BIO 111  BIO 112  BIO 120  BIO 130  BUS 110  CHM 151  CHM 152  CIS 111  CJC 111  COM 231  ECO 251  ECO 252  ENG 231  ENG 232  ENG 241  ENG 242  HIS 111  HIS 112  HIS 131  HIS 132  HUM 115  HUM 130  MAT 143  MAT 171  MAT 172  MUS 110  MUS 112  PHI 215  PHY 151  PHY 152  REL 110  REL 221 .

Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 HUM 115 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , or PHI 215 . The following courses are also required: PHI 240  and ENG 231  or ENG 232 .
  2. The History elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 131 , or HIS 132 .
  3. The PE electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: PED 117  or PED 120 .
  4. The Social/Behavioral Science electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ECO 251 , ECO 252 , or POL 120 .
  5. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Academic performance in program general education courses are evaluated for admission.
  6. A minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher is required for application into RCC’s Nursing Program. 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.
  7. Associate of General Education 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.
  8. 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, as well as on the program webpage.

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