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SCC nursing faculty members believe there are varying levels of nursing practice that provide unique contributions to meet the health care needs of society. In preparing for career progression, after completion of the fourth quarter of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program, students are eligible to receive a Practical Nursing (PN) certificate and take the NCLEX PN examination. The first year lays the foundation for our ladder program. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program builds on the practical nurse foundation, guiding the graduate to become a Registered Nurse. The curriculum allows each student to move from one level to the next including advancing to a Bachelor of Science, master's, or doctorate in nursing after graduation if the student desires.

In the nursing classes, the students have both supervised clinical experience and classroom theory. Students study introduction to nursing, medical-surgical nursing including gerontology and pediatrics, prenatal nursing, mental health nursing, and beginning management/leadership concepts. Classes are generally schedule between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Required clinical rotation hours vary and may include early morning (6:00 a.m.), evening, and weekend hours one or two days per week.

In addition to the nursing classes, students take courses in biology, algebra, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, general psychology, lifespan psychology, English composition and liberal arts elective courses. Students must complete all prerequisite classes with a 2.5 or better before applying to the nursing program. They are then placed on a waiting list which is organized by the date of application. Students are admitted into the nursing program fall and spring quarters. Students receive an Associate of Applied Sciences degree upon completion of the seven quarters of the program.

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Georgeanna Conrad
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