Apr 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Field of Study

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The following annotated set of courses, totaling 28 semester credit hours (SCH) of fully transferrable and applicable lower-division academic courses, and an additional set of Workforce Education (WECM) nursing courses, make up the Field of Study Curriculum for Nursing:

Academic Courses

Content Area Number and Type of Courses Texas Common Course Numbering System Equivalents
Anatomy & Physiology

2 courses:
A&P I with lab
A&P II with lab

BIOL 2401  and BIOL 2402  only 1

1 course:
Microbiology with lab

BIOL 2420  or BIOL 2421

1 course:
Chemistry with lab

Any 4 SCH ACGM courses including lab

1 course:
Nutrition & Diet Therapy I

HECO 1322 or BIOL 1322  

2 courses:
General Psychology
Lifespan Growth & Development

PSYC 2301  and PSYC 2314  

1 course:
Elementary Statistical Methods

MATH 1342  

Nursing Content Courses

NOTE:  Lower-division nursing content is offered at community colleges through one of two general types of programs:  Blocked or Integrated.  Because of the distribution of content, it is extremely difficult to align curricula from one type of program to another.  Students who desire to transfer from a program utilizing one type of program into the other type of program should be prepared to make up some content through a “bridge” course or through the repetition of some content within courses.  It is recommended that a student make every effort to avoid transferring from one type of program to the other before completing the associate degree in nursing in order not to lose credit.

Lower-division nursing conent courses being transferred from a blocked-curriculum program to another blocked-curriculum program should be applied to the degree on a course-for-course substitution basis, in which the course transferred is applied IN LIEU OF the course at the receiving institution, even if the number of semester credit hours awarded upon the completion of the course varies between the sending and receiving institutions.  The same procedure should be used when a student transfers from an integrated-curriculum program into another integrated-curriculum program.

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