Nursing Associate in Applied Science Program of Study

Effective Fall 2019

Course Code Course Description Hours
Summer Semester (Only one of the four course options are required)
CHEM 1215 or CHEM 1315 General Chemistry w/ Lab 5
CHEM 1214 or CHEM 1314* General Chemistry w/ Lab 4
Total 4 or 5
Freshman 1st Semester
COL 1111** College Success  1
NURS 1116 Nursing I 6
ZOOL 2134 Anatomy w/ Lab 4
ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3
PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology 3
Total 17
Freshman 2nd Semester
NURS 1228 Nursing II 8
ZOOL 2144 Physiology w/ Lab 4
ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3
Total 15
Sophomore 1st Semester
NURS 2238 Nursing III 8
MICR 2134 Introduction to Microbiology w/ Lab 4
POLS 1113 U.S. Government 3
Total 15
Sophomore 2nd Semester
NURS 2248 Nursing IV 8
NURS 2342 Nursing Capstone 2
HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. History to 1877 or 1877 to Present 3
Total 13

Students applying through the LPN-RN course track must have General Chemistry w/ Lab, Anatomy w/ Lab, English Composition I, and Elements of Psychology completed prior to beginning program.

*4 hour Chemistry with lab approval required – See Nursing Program Director

**College Success for LPN-RN course track approval required -- See Nursing Program Director

Nursing Program Outcomes 

Redlands Community College nursing program will graduate cohorts who:

  1. Maintain school first time pass rate within 10% of the National pass rate from graduate on an annual basis.
  2. Obtain employment at an annual rate of 85% or higher within 6 months of graduation.
  3. Achieve all course objectives in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domain throughout the program.  

Nursing Program Student Learning Outcomes 

1. Professional Behaviors: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate demonstrates leadership and commitment to the profession of nursing through personal and professional responsibility. This includes accountability for her/his professional, legal, and ethical practice in a variety of healthcare settings. 

2. Communication: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate will utilize therapeutic communication to demonstrate caring, respect, compassion, and cultural awareness. 

3. Assessment: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate gathers and documents information from multiple sources to establish a foundation for the provision of holistic nursing care. 

4. Clinical Decision Making: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate utilizes knowledge from sciences, humanities and nursing to develop critical thinking, evidence based practice, and problem solving skills in making clinical decisions.  

5. Caring Interventions: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate will exhibit caring behaviors through cultural awareness, nurturing, compassion, acceptance, respect, and instilling hope & trust in order to promote individualized holistic care. 
The RCC Nursing graduate will identify, perform, and document accurate, competent, and safe nursing care. 
6. Teaching and Learning: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate will utilize concepts of teaching and learning to facilitate informed decision making, and support self-care activities through evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The RCC Nursing Graduate will understand the value of lifelong learning.  

7. Safety:
The RCC Nursing graduate will identify, perform, and document accurate, competent, and safe nursing care.
8. Collaboration:
The RCC Nursing Graduate will participate in the team approach to holistic, client centered care across health care settings. 
9. Managing Care: 
The RCC Graduate will utilize available resources to plan, organize, and direct the healthcare team to assist the clients’ transition within the healthcare settings.