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Registered Nursing Program: Day/Alternative Options

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend mandatory information session, must have attended in the last year.

TEAS

Complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Nursing

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: RDG-095 or ESL-098 and ENG-095 or placement

BIO-203 Anatomy and Physiology/Lab I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-105 or BIO-108 or BIO-195

CHM Chemistry
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

One year of high school chemistry with lab or one semester of college chemistry with lab with a grade of C or better

MAT-097 Fundamentals of Algebra
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: MAT-093 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
NUR-120 Fundamentals of Patient-Centered Care
10

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-203 and ENG-111

BIO-204 Anatomy and Physiology/Lab II
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: BIO-203

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
NUR-150 Patient-Centered Care of the Adult and Mental Health Concepts
10

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-204 and NUR-120

BIO-205 Microbiology/ Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: BIO-195 or BIO-203

PSY-213 Human Growth and Development
3

Prerequisite: PSY-101

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
NUR-220 Patient-Centered Care of Adults and Families
10

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-205 and PSY-213 and NUR-150

SOC-101 Principles of Sociology
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Prerequisite: ESL-098 or RDG-095

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
NUR-250 Patient-Centered Care of Adults with Multisystem Disorders and Transition to Practice
9

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: NUR-220

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4) Statistics is recommended.

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu.

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: July 16, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate nursing care provided to patients and families from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings to ensure that it is compassionate, age and culturally appropriate and based on a patient's preferences, values and needs.
  • Collaborate with members of the interprofessional health care team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for patients and families.
  • Use current evidence from scientific, peer reviewed sources and clinical expertise when making clinical decisions in the provision of patient-centered care.
  • Use evidence-based quality improvement processes to effect change in the delivery of patient-centered care.
  • Analyze effective use of strategies to mitigate errors and reduce the risk of harm to patients, self and others in a variety of settings.
  • Use evidence-based information and patient care technology to communicate relevant patient information, manage care and mitigate error in the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care.
  • Integrate integrity and accountability into practices that uphold established regulatory, legal, and ethical principles while providing patient-centered, standard-based nursing care.
  • Use leadership, management and priority-setting skills in the provision and management of safe, quality patient-centered care.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, and other community health agencies.