2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    Feb 22, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Premajor Nursing (A10100RN), AA

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The Associate in Arts degree is 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 opportunites for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and 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 you are admitted to constituents institutions of the University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.

The degree programs consist of two components: universal general education transfer components (UGETC) in general education pretty 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 you are a “C” or higher in the UGETC courses may transferred 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 in English composition, 9 hours and humanities/fine arts/communications, 9 hours in social/behavioral sciences, 8 hours in mathematics, any more hours in the natural sciences.

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 the Associate in Arts Program.

Program Curriculum

Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 11 | Clinical Hours 3 | Credit Hours 15

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 6 | Credit Hours 17

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 5 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 2 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 14

Total Credit Hours 60-61

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 .
  2. The History electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 131 , or HIS 132 .
  3. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competive process. 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 outlined above. Academic performance in program general education courses are evaluated for admission.
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher is required for application into RCC’s Nursing Program.
  5. 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.
  6. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitve 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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