Nursing

A.A.S.

Program Information

Career Community: Healthcare
Degree Type: A.A.S.
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Nursing?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR A.A.S. DEGREE: 69

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is designed to prepare students for employment to practice as a professional registered nurse (RN) in public, private, and governmental healthcare sectors.

“Professional nurse” functions include:

  1. Responsible supervision of a patient requiring skill and observation of symptoms and reactions and accurate recording of the facts;
  2. Promotion, restoration and maintenance of health or prevention of illness of others;
  3. Counseling, managing, supervising and teaching of others;
  4. Administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist or nurse authorized to prescribe pursuant to  
  5. Application of such nursing procedures as involve understanding of cause and effect; and
  6. Nursing management of illness, injury or infirmity including identification of patient problems.

Completion of the nursing program at Cleveland State does not guarantee ability to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). However, graduation with an Associate of Applied science degree in nursing is one of the requirements of the Board of Nursing to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered professional nurse.

The Nursing program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Nursing

Program Outcomes

Competencies/Student Outcomes: Upon completion of the nursing program, the student will be able to integrate the eight (8) core competencies as evidenced by:

  • Professional Behavior: Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of professional nursing practice.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively using verbal, nonverbal, and written techniques including information and technology.
  • Assessment: Analyze subjective and objective data to identify actual or potential health alterations.
  • Clinical Decision Making: Evaluate outcomes of clinical decisions implemented to provide safe and effective evidenced-based nursing care.
  • Caring Interventions: Evaluate the effectiveness of caring interventions that incorporate principles of dignity, diversity, safety and knowledge.
  • Teaching and Learning: Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented teaching plan to meet the learning needs of patients, families and/or groups.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate when planning, implementing, and evaluating care.
  • Managing Care: Manage care through effective use of prioritization, delegation, informatics and resources.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov. A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Nursing A.A.S. Day Sequence

  • BIOL 2010 – Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1710 – Fundamentals of Nursing (7 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2020 – Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • PSYC 2130 – Lifespan Development Psychology (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1320 – Women’s Health and the Childbearing Family (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1620 – Medical Surgical Nursing I (6 credits)
  • NRSG 1120 – Pharmacology I (1 credit)
  • BIOL 2230 – Microbiology (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1330 – Pediatric Nursing (3 credits)
  • NRSG 2630 – Medical Surgical Nursing II (6 credits)
  • NRSG 2130 – Pharmacology II (1 credit)
  • NRSG 1340 – Mental Health Nursing (3 credits)
  • NRSG 2240 – Professional Practice in Nursing (2 credits)
  • NRSG 2640 – Medical Surgical Nursing III (6 credits)
  • NRSG 2140 – Pharmacology III (1 credit)
  • HUM – Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 credits)

Nursing A.A.S. Evening Sequence

  • BIOL 2010 – Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • NRSG 1710 – Fundamentals of Nursing (7 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2020 – Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • NRSG 1320 – Women’s Health and Childbearing Family (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1340 – Mental Health Nursing (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2130 – Lifespan Development Psychology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2230 – Microbiology (4 credits)
  • NRSG 1620 – Medical Surgical Nursing I (6 credits)
  • NRSG 1120 – Pharmacology I (1 credit)
  • NRSG 2630 – Medical Surgical Nursing II (6 credits)
  • NRSG 2130 – Pharmacology II (1 credit)
  • ENGL 1010 – Composition I (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1330 – Pediatric Nursing (3 credits)
  • NRSG 2240 – Professional Practice in Nursing (2 credits)
  • NRSG 2640 – Medical Surgical Nursing III (6 credits)
  • NRSG 2140 – Pharmacology (1 credit)
  • HUM – Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 credits)

LPN to A.A.S. Bridge Curriculum

  • NRSG 1120 – Pharmacology I (1 credit)
  • PSYC 2130 – Lifespan Development Psychology (3 credits)
  • NRSG 1600 – Transition to Professional Nursing (6 credits)
  • NRSG 1320 – Women’s Health and the Childbearing Family (3 credits)
  • NRSG 2130 – Pharmacology II (1 credit)
  • BIOL 2230 – Microbiology (4 credits)
  • NRSG 2630 – Medical Surgical Nursing II (6 credits)
  • NRSG 1330 – Pediatric Nursing (3 credits)
  • NRSG 2140 – Pharmacology III (1 credit)
  • NRSG 2240 – Professional Practice in Nursing (2 credits)
  • NRSG 2640 – Medical Surgical Nursing III (6 credits)
  • NRSG 1340 – Mental Health Nursing (3 credits)

Accreditation Status

The Associate of Applied Science nursing program at Cleveland State Community College located in Cleveland, Tennessee is in accordance with ACEN records is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at:

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

Web Address: https://www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Applied Science nursing program is continuing accreditation.

GOV ID: 355

Initial Accreditation June 1978

Per U.S. Department of Education regulation, the most recent Board of Commissioners accreditation decision:

Date of Most Recent Commission Action: March 2019

Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Stipulations: None
Date of Last Visit: September 25-27, 2018
Next Site Visit: Fall 2026

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.

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Email: sgodsey@clevelandstatecc.edu

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