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8/26/2021 4:49:56 PM

Pre-Nursing, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.NUR.AS

(Total Program Credits: 60)

A student who plans to get a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing may take the first and/or second years of work in Liberal Arts and should be careful especially in selecting Science courses. This is meant for non-Triton majoring nursing students seeking admission to another 4 year institution nursing program.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

 

MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

OR

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

EDU 206Human Growth and Development #

3 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Nursing Electives

2-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 240Human Anatomy & Physiology I #

4 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Nursing Electives

5-6 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 222Principles of Microbiology #

4 credits

BIS 241Human Anatomy & Physiology II #

4 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Nursing Electives

2-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Social/Behavior Science needs to be outside of Psychology.

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Recommended Electives:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 132Elementary Organic Chemistry #

5 credits

OR

CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

 

HTH 120Nutrition Science

3 credits

HTH 281First Aid CPR AED

1 credit

MAT 110College Algebra #

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

CHM 132◊, HTH 120◊, MAT 110◊, PHL 103◊: Required by some schools.

CHM 141◊: Some schools require (CHM 110◊ or CHM 140◊ and MAT 110◊ prerequisite).

HTH 281◊: Certification is required for many clinicals.

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer school.)

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                   Subtotal: 37-41

Pre-Profession (Pre-Nursing)
courses or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

Note: All program required courses require an earned grade of ‘C’ or higher, in order to pass onto the next course in the program sequence.

This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on undergraduate major and/or chosen transfer school. Students generally choose a major with a strong science foundation. Meet with the curriculum counselor for specific transfer school recommendations.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu