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Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S. (A45110)

Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day hours only. Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded to graduates of this curriculum.

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Coursework includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

General Education Courses:


Nursing Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Students must select one course from the following:


The courses listed in CVCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program have a Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Programs. Students who transfer to senior institutions outside of the University of North Carolina system should contact each college directly for transfer information.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Total Credit Hours Required: 70

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence Day:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 15

Spring – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 12 | Credit 14

Summer – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 8

Total Hours: Class 14/15 | Lab 3/9 | Clin/Wk Exp 12 | Credit 19/20

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 15 | Credit 13

Grand Total Hours: Class 46/47 | Lab 18/24 | Clin/Wk Exp 51 |Credit 69/70