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Nursing, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum NUR.NUR.AAS (C218A) Nursing, Associate Degree

Triton’s Nursing program provides students with a basic knowledge of nursing theory and practice, humanities, and social and biological sciences. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Graduates earn an associate in applied science degree and qualify to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for the registered nurse. Candidates for the RN-NCLEX are required by law to meet fingerprinting requirements, submit to a criminal background check and report conviction of any criminal offenses as part of the licensure application process. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, (312/814-4500). The associate in applied science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326 (800/669-1656), website: www.acenursing.org.

Admission is determined by a point system based on a nursing pre-entrance test, Grade Point Average for college level preadmission courses (RHT 101◊, PSY 100◊, and BIS 241◊), and previous college academic history. Candidates are required to meet CPR, health, criminal background check with no findings, alcohol breath testing and drug screening requirements prior to entry into the clinical setting. Students with a positive background check that include any disqualifying conditions, as defined by Federal and State law will not be allowed to enter the program (TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH).

Preference is given to candidates who are permanent residents of Triton College’s district. Nursing is a selective admission program with preference for admission given to the most highly qualified individuals for the available seats. Nursing courses have a higher tuition rate and fees.

Program prerequisites:

  • High school graduation or GED;
  • attendance at a Nursing Information Session is highly recommended;
  • completion of MAT 085 or MAT 170◊ or successful placement scores permitting entrance into MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊, MAT 114◊, MAT 124◊ or MAT 131◊ and RHT 101◊;
  • completion of a nursing pre-admission test;
  • all test scores must be within the last two years;
  • completion of the Math and Science prerequisites must not be more than five years old from the first day of the program; and
  •  all prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

PREREQUISITE COURSES:

All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate clinical reasoning/nursing judgement to provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations across the lifespan;
  • collaborate with members of the health care team, including the patient, family and support persons while fostering respect and dignity within the health care team;
  • integrate best clinical practice in providing optimal patient care through basing patient care recommendations upon evidence-based practice;
  • evaluate quality improvement processes to improve the quality and safety of nursing care and patient care outcomes;
  • use information and patient care technology to support patient care decision making and communicate effectively;
  • formulate a nursing practice decision based upon critical thinking;
  • exhibit professional behaviors as a member of multidisciplinary teams through the practice of caring, competent, holistic, high-quality patient-centered nursing in complex situations; and
  • apply leadership and management principles to achieve quality and safety outcomes.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Pre-Admission Courses for LPNs

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

BIS 240 #Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits

BIS 241 #Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credits

BIS 242 #Introduction to Human Pathophysiology

3 credits

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Pre-Admission Courses for RNs

BIS 241 #Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 to 4.0 or higher is required for all prerequisite and pre-admission courses. (grade of "C" or higher)

Semester One

AHL 109Drug Calculations

1 credit

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

NUR 106 #Nursing Concepts and Practice

1 credit hour

NUR 107 #Introduction to Nursing Roles

3 credits

NUR 108 #Nursing Roles Clinical

1 credit

NUR 109 #Physical Assessment

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

AHL 112 #Pharmacology and Drug Administration

3 credit hours

BIS 242 #Introduction to Human Pathophysiology

3 credits

NUR 111 #Adult Health Concepts I

3 credits

NUR 113 #Adult Health Clinical I

1 credit

NUR 116 #Adult Health Concepts II

3 credits

NUR 117 #Adult Health Clinical II

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:14

STUDENTS WITH AN ILLINOIS LPN LICENSE:
Upon successful completion of NUR 185◊ (Transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to the Associate Degree Registered Nurse Student); LPNs will petition to receive credit for AHL 109, AHL 112, NUR 106, NUR 107, NUR 108, NUR 111, NUR 113, NUR 116, NUR 117, NUR 211, NUR 214; TOTAL 19 credits.

Semester Three

NUR 207 #Mental Health Concepts

2 credits

NUR 208 #Mental Health Clinical

1 credit

NUR 209 #Maternal Child

2 credits

NUR 211 #Maternal Child Clinical

1 credit

NUR 213 #Pediatric Health Concepts

2 credits

NUR 214 #Pediatric Concepts Clinical

1 credit

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

NUR 109 #Physical Assessment

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-18

NOTE:  NUR 109 is to be taken by LPNs only.

LPNs will receive credit upon successful completion of NUR 185◊.

(See 'STUDENT WITH AN ILLINOIS LPN LICENSE NOTE' above)

Semester Four

AHL 202Comprehensive Medical Ethics

3 credits

NUR 215 #Adult Health Concepts III

4 credits

NUR 216 #Adult Health Clinical III

1 credit

NUR 217 #Leadership and Role Transition Concepts

2 credits

NUR 218 #Leadership and Role Transition Concepts Clinical

1 credit

NUR 219 #Exit Seminar

1 credit

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Note: All program requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

See NUR course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

See Special Requirements for Selective Admission Health programs section, which apply to the Nursing program

Chairperson: Magdelin Enich, Ext. 3900

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/NursingPracticalCertificate/51.3901-Gedt.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.