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Registered Nursing (AS)

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Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.

 

Nursing Program Prerequisites: The following (5) courses must total at least 16 semester units or 24 quarter units. 

Course Course Title
 1.   ANATOMY 1 with lab Introduction to Human Anatomy
 2.   PHYSIOL 1 with Lab Introduction to Human Physiology
 3.   MICRO 20 with Lab General Microbiology
 4.   PSYCH 1 General Psychology I
 5.   PSYCH 41 Life-span Psychology; From Infancy to Old Age
Other Program Prerequisites:
MATH 115* Elementary Algebra or higher or placement in math 120/125 or higher level math course.
ENLGISH 101 College Reading and Composition I (Minimum of 3 semester units or 4.5 quarter units)
Chemistry 51 or Equivalent (See counselor for special cases where one year of high school may suffice)
To graduate from the college and receive an AS degree in nursing, the following Program and General Education requirements must be completed by the deadline listed below. The Nursing Department Faculty strongly encourages students to complete all coursework prior to entering the Nursing Program. 
Communication 101 (Minimum of 3 semester or 4.5 quarter units) must be completed prior to entering the 3rd semester of the Nursing Program (This is also a BRN Requirement )
Humanities • 3 semester units under LACCD GE Plan Area C, must be completed prior to entering the 4th semester of the Nursing Program.
American Institutions • 3 semester units under LACCD GE Plan Area B1, must be completed by the end of the 4th semester of the Nursing Program.
Kinesiology • One semester unit under LACCD GE Plan Area E2, must be completed by the end of the 4th semester of the Nursing Program (not required if completing CSU or IGETC GE Certification).
Math 125* • For students who began their continuous enrollment within the Los Angeles Community College District Fall 2009 or later.
*Students placed into a transfer level math course will have met this prerequisite/requirement

Nursing Science Courses

Course Course Title UNITS
NRSCE 101* Introduction to Nursing 3.5
NRSCE 102* Fundamentals of Nursing 3.5
NRSCE 103* Nursing Process  1
NRSCE 104* Nursing Communication 1
NRSCE 105* Nursing Pharmacology  2
NRSCE 106* Medical - Surgical Nursing I 5.5
NRSCE 107* Medical - Surgical Nursing II 5.5
NRSCE 108* Medical - Surgical Nursing III 4
NRSCE 109* Gerontology & Community Based Nursing 2.25
NRSCE 110* Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing 3.25
NRSCE 111* Reproductive Nursing and Women's Health 4
NRSCE 112* Care of Children and Family 4

Total units required for major: 39.5
+

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.  General Education must include Comm 101 with "C" or better.

Required general education units: 18
+

Required degree applicable elective units: 0
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Total units required: 57.5

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.