Welcome to the Northern Virginia Community College Website

Accessibility Navigation:

College Catalog 2014-2015


NURSING Code: 1560 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree   Offered through MEC
  Courses Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1,2NAS 161 Health Science I 4
1,2NAS 162 Health Science II 4
SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare 1
Total 12
Two Years
CST 229 Intercultural Communication or 3
  CST 110  Introduction to Communication  
  CST 115  Small Group Communication  
  CST 126  Interpersonal Communication  
HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
HLT 250 General Pharmacology 3
3___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
NUR 111 Nursing I 8
NUR 150 Community-Based Nursing in a Multicultural Environment 3
NUR 180 Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing 4
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing 4
NUR 221 Second Level Nursing Principles & Concepts I 9
NUR 222 Second Level Nursing Principles & Concepts II 9
NUR 254 Nursing Dimensions 1
NUR 255 Nursing Organization & Management 3
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology I 3
PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II 3
Total 57
Total credits for the Nursing A.A.S. =69 (includes 12 prerequisite credits)

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as fulfilled, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student’s curriculum.

2 Students may use one of the following course sequences to meet the NAS 161/162 requirement: NAS 161 and 162, or BIO 141, BIO 142, and BIO 150, or BIO 141, BIO 142, and BIO 205, or BIO 231, BIO 232, and BIO 150, or BIO 231, BIO 232, and BIO 205. Either the two-course sequence of NAS 161/162 or all three courses from a BIO sequence must be completed to be accepted by the Nursing division. Students may NOT mix classes from different sequences.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet graduation requirements.