2012-2013 Catalog & Handbook 
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2012-2013 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, A.A.S.N.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.N.)

Program Description. The Pellissippi State Nursing program begins each fall and is offered at two sites—the Magnolia Avenue Campus in Knoxville and the Blount County Campus in Friendsville. The program requires two years in addition to completing certain prerequisites. Per criteria of the Tennessee Board of Nursing, graduates are eligible to take the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse and enter a nursing career. The program was approved in September 2009.

Program goals. After successfully completing the Nursing program, the graduate will be equipped to do the following:

  1. Take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is required to become a registered nurse.
  2. Critically analyze and articulate positions on patient care, communicating effectively and professionally both orally and in writing.
  3. Recognize, define and implement appropriate health care for patients; adapt to emerging developments and applications in the nursing field.
  4. Work independently with a network of individuals and function within a work team to facilitate care for individuals and groups of patients with health-care needs.

Contact: Nursing Department, (865) 981-5353, www.pstcc.edu/departments/nursing

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 66

Chosen from ARTH 2010 , ARTH 2020 ; ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2331 , ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2520 , ENGL 2530 ; HUM 2810 ; MUS 1030 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2010 , PHIL 2400 ; THEA 1030 .

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