Nursing, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, the graduate demonstrates the skills, knowledge and training to successfully complete the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is qualified to provide patient care in a variety of health care settings within the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse. Refer to the catalog for information about programs and Special Admission Requirements. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes through nursing care that incorporates professionalism, leadership, inter-professional collaboration, teamwork, and quality improvement.
  2. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by managing care that promotes health maintenance through client advocacy and education.
  3. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by providing therapeutic communication to clients, their families/significant others.
  4. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by managing care that addresses the emotional, mental, social, and cultural needs of clients, their families/significant others.
  5. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by managing (1) the activities of daily living for clients, (2) comfort measures of clients, and (3) safe and accurate medication administration and parenteral therapies to clients.
  6. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes which are based upon decisions and care that prevent and / or manage complications or health problems related to existing conditions, treatments, or procedures by providing evidence-based care to multiple clients with acute, chronic and/or life threatening physical conditions.
  7. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by providing quality, effective nursing care in an environment that is safe for clients, their families/significant others and other health care personnel.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 46.5 units

NURSADN 001

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

2

NURSADN 001L

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice Lab

2.5

NURSADN 002

Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

2

NURSADN 002L

Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab

2.5

NURSADN 003A

Introduction to Medication Administration for Nursing Practice

1

NURSADN 003B

Intermediate Medication Administration for Nursing Practice

1

NURSADN 003C

Advanced Medication Administration for Nursing Practice

1

NURSADN 004

Maternal, Newborn, and Reproductive Health Nursing

2

NURSADN 004L

Maternal, Newborn, and Reproductive Health Nursing

2.5

NURSADN 005

Infancy through Young Adult Nursing

2

NURSADN 005L

Infancy through Young Adult Nursing

2.5

NURSADN 006

Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing

2

NURSADN 006L

Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab

2.5

NURSADN 007

Neuro-Psychiatric Nursing

2

NURSADN 007L

Neuro-Psychiatric Nursing

2.5

NURSADN 008

Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

2.5

NURSADN 008L

Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

2.5

NURSADN 009

Transition to Nursing Practice

2.5

NURSADN 009L

Transition to Nursing Practice

3

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 3 units

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCIO 001B

Problems of a Changing Society

3

Program Prerequisites

BIOL 031

Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 032

Human Physiology

5

BIOL 022

Introduction to Medical Biology

4

or

 

 

BIOL 023

General Microbiology

5

FCS 006

Nutrition

3

ENG 001A

Written Communications

3

MATH 082*

Intermediate Algebra

5

* Math 082 or higher

Minimum Major Units Required: 49.5

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 78.5