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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and Associate of Science Degree in General Studies MEC

Purpose:  MOMENTUM 2 + 1 is a three-year, full-time track designed to prepare NOVA graduates to transfer to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at George Mason University. The Momentum 2 + 1 track will be offered entirely online/hybrid. The first two calendar years, each of which may include summer, fall, and spring terms for a total of six semesters, is taken at NOVA. The third calendar year, which includes fall and spring semesters, is completed at the designated university. The MOMENTUM 2 + 1 program has been designed so that the NOVA graduate will have earned both the General Studies AS degree and the Nursing AAS degree. The graduate will then take the NCLEX leading to state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates who have successfully completed the NCLEX-RN and who have earned a specified minimum cumulative GPA may be admitted to the designated university’s Nursing program to complete two semesters of full-time study in nursing. In order to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, these classes must be taken as prescribed below to maintain MOMENTUM 2 + 1 program status. A minimum 3.00 GPA is required for admission to the MOMENTUM 2 + 1 track, in addition to all other admission requirements for NOVA’s Nursing program. A 78% or higher must be maintained in nursing courses and most universities will not accept a “D” in general education courses for transfer.

1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HLT 141 Medical Terminology 1
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
NAS 161 Health Science I 4
NAS 162 Health Science II 4
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Care 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
NUR 111 First Level Nursing I 8
PED 116 Lifetime fitness & Wellness 2
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology I 3
PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
HLT 250 Pharmacology 3
NUR 150 Community-Based Nursing in a Multicultural Environment 3
NUR 180 Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing 4
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing 4
Total   14
4th Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
NUR 221 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts 9
NUR 255 Nursing Management 3
Total   15
5th Semester
2___ Humanities/Fine Arts 3
1HIS HIS    Elective 3
NUR 254 Nursing Dimensions 1
NUR 222 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts II 9
Total   16
6th Semester
2___ Humanities/Fine Arts 3
CST 229 Intercultural Communications 3
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
PHI 227 Biomedical Ethics 3
Total   12
Total credits for the Nursing Momentum 2 + 1=

1 The history elective may be selected from the courses listed under Social/Behavioral Sciences listed under General Education Electives.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet graduation requirements of NOVA.