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.

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 the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)

BIOL 031 or BIOL 032, SOCIO 001A and FCS 019 or HS 019 may be double counted to meet both general education and major requirements.

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 54.5 units

BIOL 031

Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 032

Human Physiology

5

HS 019/FCS 019

Human Development

3

NURSADN 001

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

5

NURSADN 002

Introduction Medical-Surgical Nursing

5

NURSADN 004

Maternal, Newborn, and Reproductive Health Nursing

4

NURSADN 005

Infancy through Young Adult Nursing

4

NURSADN 006

Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing

4.5

NURSADN 007

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

4

NURSADN 008

Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

5

NURSADN 009

Transition to Nursing Practice

5

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction ot Sociology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 4 units selected from:

BIOL 022

Introduction to Medical Biology

4

BIOL 023

General Microbiology

5

Minimum Major Units Required: 58.5

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 73.5