Application for Admission to the Nursing Program
Special application is required for admission to the nursing program. It is recommended that students work closely with their advisor to ensure all application requirements are fully met. A Nursing Applicant Information Guide, available from the Advising Center and online at the Nursing website, describes program prerequisites and application process. Refer to the Nursing website: www.yc.edu/nursing for application deadlines.
Students transferring from other regionally accredited institutions will have their completed general education coursework evaluated on an individual basis.
It is essential that nursing students be able to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the program. At minimum, students will be required to lift clients, stand for several hours at a time, perform bending activities and perform fine motor skills with dexterity. The clinical nursing experience places students under considerable mental and emotional stress as they undertake responsibilities and duties impacting clients' lives. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions. Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to making application. The technical standards for the program are identified in the Nursing Applicant Information Guide.
All required courses for the AAS in Nursing degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Math and science course work must be completed within the last ten years.
Graduates receiving an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing Degree are eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for the Registered Nurse (R.N.). The R.N. has opportunity to be employed in variety of health care settings such as acute, long term care, hospice, and community based settings. Registered Nurses function within their legal scope of practice as set forth by the State Boards of Nursing and professional standards per the American Nurses Association (ANA). The AAS degree provides the articulation foundation for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree within the university. The program is fully accredited by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Students intending to transfer courses toward a Bachelor Degree in Nursing should consult the catalog of the school to which they plan to transfer. Materials are available in the Advising Center and through the Department of Nursing to assist students in selecting courses equivalent to those required in baccalaureate nursing programs in Arizona. Generally 64 credits from community colleges are transferable to Arizona public universities: specific articulation information is available through AZTransfer at www.aztransfer.com.
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Nursing AAS Suggested Course Sequence
Credit Hours Required: 68.5