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2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Nursing, AS


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Award: Associate of Science

Degree Code: NURR

Number of Credits: 70

Program Description

The Associate of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates to function as entry-level nurses by emphasizing educational competencies within eight core components of nursing practice: professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The program is directly articulated with a number of higher education nursing programs, thus providing an educational foundation for further study in nursing. The program is approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326).The nursing program has specific objectives that correlate with the College’s educational goals. The specific objectives are described in the Nursing Student’s Manual.

Information on program admission, selection policies and procedures, and eligibility criteria are located here.

The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work of the nursing program.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on “Transfer Opportunities” in MyCecil under the Advising tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses


Recommended Sequence


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Full-Time Status


Part-Time Status


Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will meet the General Education Student Learning Outcomes and be able to: 

  • Provide safe and competent nursing care that acknowledges and encompasses the uniqueness, dignity, diversity, freedom and holistic well-being of each individual within their community and within the context of the Neuman Systems Model.
  • Communicate professionally, effectively, and appropriately with clients, families, health care team members and peers, while promoting human dignity, patient advocacy and a spirit of inquiry.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application and integration of evidence, critical thinking, nursing concepts, and clinical judgment, in the clinical decision making process, as they practice as a nurse within the conceptual framework of nursing practice.
  • Embrace the fundamental core values of nursing identified by NLN: caring; diversity; ethics; excellence; holism; integrity; and patient-centeredness.
  • Take the NCLEX-RN.

Career Opportunities


Nursing care in doctors’ offices, hospital settings, private nursing/home health care, and administrative industries such as insurance companies and state agencies.

Note


1 Selection may not include EGL designation.

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