Pre-BSN Nursing, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I

Anatomy & Physiology I is intended for students entering a field of study in health sciences or kinesiology.  This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence and includes a study of basic cell biology histology the integument skeletal muscular and nervous systems. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online format. Successful completion of BIOL 2401 with a C or better allows the student to continue on to BIOL 2402. 

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

TSI complete in reading and writing.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development

This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about the study of human growth development and behavior while considering the impact of physical intellectual social and emotional aspects of growth from conception to maturity. Students will gain a better understanding of the study of human growth from conception to death acquire a basic knowledge of human development and develop a familiarity with psychological terms. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
HPRS 1101 Introduction to Health Professions

An overview of roles of various members of the health care system educational requirements and issues affecting the delivery of health care. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
14

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
BIOL 2316 Genetics

Study of the principles of molecular and classical genetics and the function and transmission of hereditary material. May include population genetics and genetic engineering.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

Eight hours of biology.

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2402 is a continuation of BIOL 2401.  The course includes a study of the structure and function of human organ systems including circulatory digestive respiratory urinary and reproductive. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online formats .

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

BIOL 2401 with a final grade of C or better.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology

A study of medical terminology word origin structure and application. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and one hour of lab each week.
Prerequisites

CNA certification or successful completion of course


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
14

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

The systematic evaluation of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories concerning the good life human conduct in society morals and standards of value.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

This is a first course in statistics with topics that span collection analysis presentation and interpretation of data and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics correlation and regression confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Total Credit Hours
6

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
BIOL 2420 Microbiology

Study of the morphology physiology and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes public health and immunology. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary media techniques and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal cultural and historical contexts.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
13

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
BIOL 1322 Nutrition

This course focuses on principles of normal nutrition throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on the basic nutrients and how they are used by the body. The economic cultural and psychosocial implications of food and eating are also studied. The natural sciences and allied health divisions of the college strongly recommend that CHEM 1406 be the first course in the pre-nursing/pre-MLT sequence and be taken prior to enrolling in BIOL 2401.  The topics covered in CHEM 1406 serve as a foundation to the following courses:  Nutrition  A & P I and A & P II  Microbiology (CHEM 1406 pre-requisite)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry (Allied Health Emphasis)

A survey course introducing chemistry designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors. Topics include inorganic organic and biochemistry with an emphasis on health sciences. The natural sciences and health science divisions of the college recommend that CHEM 1406 be the first course in any health sciences sequence and be taken prior to enrolling in A & P I. The topics covered in CHEM 1406 serve as a foundation to the following courses: A & P I and A & P II Microbiology and Nutrition.  May be taken as preparation for CHEM 1411 but cannot be substituted for CHEM 1411.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

TSI complete.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
13


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Nursing is a challenging, gratifying career that involves treating and educating patients during times of physical and emotional need. Nurses are special people who have a unique ability to work well with others; show compassion, caring and empathy for patients; and the ability to maintain professionalism in stressful situations. Nursing is not a field for everyone, but is extremely rewarding for those who are called to do it. Northeast costs significantly less than many other nursing programs. We’d love for you to visit with us to find out more about what makes us special.

Nurses work in all medical facilities and specialties. Since nurses are needed all over the world, they are often in high demand. Nursing salaries vary drastically depending upon location, experience, specialty, shifts and other factors.

Health Science Student Advisor: Renee Tomlin-Williams (ctomlin@ntcc.edu) 903-434-8350


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Faculty Advisor

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For More Information Contact

Dr. Karen Koerber-Timmons
903-434-8372
ktimmons@ntcc.edu