Professional Nursing

Program Description

The Professional Nursing program is designed to provide the knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values and experience necessary for an entry-level professional nursing position. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Profession Overview

Occupational Profile

Standard Length of Program

6 Semesters, 24 Months


Associate of Science Degree

Program Courses

Course Titles Credit Hours
Critical Thinking 3
Introduction To Psychology 3
English Composition 3
General College Mathematics 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Human Nutrition 3
Lifespan Development 3
Introduction To Microbiology 4
Fundamentals of Nursing 5
Pharmacology Principles in Nursing 5
Adult Nursing I 9
Maternal-Child Nursing 8
Adult Nursing II 10
Nursing Leadership and Management 5
Total Credit Hours 72

*Some courses included in this program are instructed in a distance learning (online) format.

Graduation Requirements*

Students should make themselves aware of the graduation requirements listed below:

  • Completion of program curriculum
  • Achieve a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • Attain a passing score on the (ATI) standardized nursing assessment test
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the college


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