2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PreHealth (A10300RN), Nursing Preparation, AAS

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The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education with an emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in health science programs. Courses provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of diploma and associate of applied science degrees and successful completion results in NAI, Medication Aid and NAII certification. The courses outlined below prepare students for application to the Associate Degree Nursing program.

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 pre-college courses to prepare students for a prehealth pathway.

Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program is a competitive process. A minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher is required in the general education courses.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum

Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 9 | Clinical Hours 3 | Credit Hours 19

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 8 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 20

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 2 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 7

Total Credit Hours 46

Other Major Hours (18-19 SHC)

  1. Other Major Hours include additional general education and professional courses.
  2. Other Major Hours courses must be approved by the Director of Records and Registration prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above.

    The Other Major Hours of this degree program can be completed after an intensive advising intervention. Students not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options. After a review of student status and career goals, an individual plan of study must be outlined, approved by the Director of Records and Registration, and entered into Degree Audit by the Records Office. These courses must be approved prior to registration.

Total (64 SHC)

Additional Curriculum Notes

The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , ENG 231 , PHI 215  or PHI 240 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

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