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    Apr 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Nursing, A.A.

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A registered nurse (RN) supervises, teaches and delegates nursing care to health team members and delivers direct care and treatment. The RN also prepares patients for surgery, administers intravenous therapy, establishes patient care plans, assesses and evaluates patient needs, and supervises nursing care. Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing are also licensed RN’s by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. For optimum transfer, students should take courses in chemistry, math, and humanities.

Suggested Curriculum

I. General Education Core (38-39)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (8-9 credits)

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E  including:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (12)

III. Electives (11-12)

Less commonly required pre-Nursing classes are below. Check with the university you are considering.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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