Departmental Requirements for Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program (AASN)

Consult the TSU Catalog for Course Descriptions

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:  24 semester hours of University and general education courses are required: ENGL 1010, BIOL 2210/2211, BIOL 2220/2221, BIOL 2400/2401, PSYC 2010, PSYC 3510; Humanities Elective.

Complete as many general education courses as possible. It is highly recommended that students have most general education / co-requisite courses completed before starting the nursing courses.


MAJOR CORE:MAJOR CORE:  36 semeter hours of nursing are required; NURS 1010, NURS 1020, NURS 1200, NURS 1300, NURS 2010, NURS 2020.


Suggested Two Year Plan: Total 60 hours
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL

 

    SPRING

 

 Courses

 HR

    Courses   

HR

  NURS 1010/1014 

 6  

    NURS 1020/1024      

 8 

  BIOL 2210/2211

 4

    BIOL 2220/2221

 4 

  ENGL 1010

 3

    PSYC 2010

 3 

  NURS 1200

 2 

    NURS 1300

 2 

 

 

  

 

         TOTAL

  15

     TOTAL

  17

     
SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL

 

    SPRING

 

 Courses

 HR

    Courses   

HR

 NURS 2010/2014  

 9 

    NURS 2020/2024

 9

 PSYC 3510

 3 

    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

 3 

 BIOL 2400/2401

 4

  

 

 

 

  

 

         TOTAL

  16

     TOTAL

  12

STUDENT SELECTION PROCESS

The Admission Committee will consider students who have submitted completed application materials postmarked by March 1st.  Applications received after March 1st are considered on a space available basis.  Students who are not admitted must re-apply in order to be considered for the next academic year.  Students who meet admission criteria are ranked for selection for the upcoming class. The order of selection for applications postmarked by March 1st will be ranked according to:  

  • Cumulative GPA on all college work or cumulative high school GPA if no college courses have been completed at the time of application.
  • Number of general education courses completed.
  • Scores on the pre-admission nursing entrance examination.
  • If more than one applicant has identical ranking scores, these applicants will be randomly selected.

Qualified applicants who are not initially accepted will be placed on a waiting list and will be added to the class if space becomes available up until the first day of class.  All waiting lists expire the first day of class.

ACCEPTED STUDENTS

Students who are accepted are generally notified by May 15th. Students must return their acceptance form by the date listed in the letter to assure their space in the class. Students who do not return the acceptance form by the date listed in the letter, will be removed from the admission list. Students must complete the required School of Nursing orientation.


Students who are admitted must have a health examination which indicates satisfactory health and the required immunizations, titers, and insurance before starting nursing courses. Clinical agencies may require finger printing and criminal background clearance. Students must show evidence of current Healthcare Provider BLS training and liability insurance in order to attend clinical nursing classes. Documentation of each of these required materials must be submitted to the AASN Program office no later than July 1. Failure to meet the July 1 deadline will result in the loss of admission to the program.

A designated criminal background check including both the state and federal level may be a requirement for student placement within clinical agencies. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical agency or site may determine to not allow a student's presence at their facility. This could result in your inability to successfully complete the requirements of the nursing program. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment.

 






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