Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Madison, AL Campus

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The objective of the Nursing program is to help graduates prepare to become licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) after successful completion of the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination). The program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.

Areas of study include nursing values and roles, fundamental nursing concepts and techniques, adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, mental health nursing, maternal child nursing, critical care nursing and pharmacology, with nutrition and dosage calculation integrated throughout the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the NCLEX exam for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Graduates may pursue careers as Registered Nurses, caring for patients across the life span in a variety of health care areas ranging from intensive care nursing to community based settings.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of the catalog for information relating to admission requirements and procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the nursing lab to develop nursing care skills, as well as school equipment such as networked computer systems and other common computer peripherals. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15-30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 109
General Education Courses
GE117 Composition I+ 4
GE127 College Mathematics I+ 4
GE150 Survey of the Sciences+ 4
GE217 Composition II+ 4
GE257 Microbiology+ 4
GE258 Human Anatomy and PhysiologyI+ 4
GE259 Human Anatomy and PhysiologyII+ 4
GE265 Ethics in Society+ 4
GE291 Sociology+ 4
GE347 Group Dynamics+ 4
GE375 Psychology+ 4
Subtotal 44
Core Courses
NU100 Nursing Roles I 4
NU110 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques I 4
NU120 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques II 4
NU121 Dosage Calculations 1
NU130 Adult Nursing I* 8
NU205 Pharmacology 4
NU230 Adult Nursing II* 8
NU240 Gerontologic Nursing* 4
NU250 Mental Health Nursing* 4
NU260 Maternal Child Nursing* 8
NU270 Critical Care Nursing* 8
NU280 Nursing Roles II* 4
Subtotal 61
Technical Basic Courses
TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 4

+In this program, this course may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with the fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

*This course includes a clinical component that must be sucessfully completed by the student at one or more medical care facilities that are assigned to the student by the school.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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