Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing RN Training

Prepare to make the transition from an LVN to a Registered Nurse with CHCP's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree today!

Location(s) Offered:  Houston Northwest 

Designed Program Length:  76 Weeks

The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) offers a pre-licensure Associate of Applied Science Nursing Degree Program that leads to eligibility to apply and to take the NCLEX - RN examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. Upon graduation, students of the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This program is specifically designed as an LVN to RN Transition Program using a concept-based curriculum. Once accepted, the student is enrolled in a full-time course of study which is divided into four 16-week semesters and one 12-week semester. Graduates of this program may find employment in areas such as hospitals, clinics, home health-care agencies and physician offices.

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for health care services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives.

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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING COURSES

MODULE I   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Semester
Credits
BIOL2401* Anatomy and Physiology I 48 32 0 80 4.0
ENGL1301* Composition I 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE II   Lecture
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Lab
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POFM114* College Mathematics 48 0 0 48 3.0
RNSG1205 Nursing Skills 4 64 0 68 2.0
MODULE III   Lecture
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Lab
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PSYC2314* Lifespan Growth and Development 48 0 0 48 3.0
RSNG1300 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 16 64 0 80 3.0
MODULE IV   Lecture
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Lab
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BIOL2402* Anatomy and Physiology II 48 32 0 80 4.0
IPCO1000* Interpersonal Communication 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE V   Lecture
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RNSG1327 Transition to Professional Nursing 48 0 0 48 3.0
RNSG1360 Transition to Professional Nursing Clinical 0 32 96 128 3.0
MODULE VI   Lecture
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Semester
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RNSG1240 Professional Nursing Skills for Articulating Students 4 64 0 68 2.0
BIOL2420* Microbiology 48 32 0 80 4.0
RNSG2206 Nursing Informatics 0 32 0 32 1.0
MODULE VII   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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RNSG1517 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students 64 0 0 64 4.0
RSNG1361 Professional Nursing Practice I Clinical 0 32 96 128 3.0
MODULE VIII Course Title Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
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RSNG1542 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice II for Articulating Students 64 0 0 64 4.0
RSNG1362 Professional Nursing Practice II Clinical 0 32 96 128 3.0
MODULE IX   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
RSNG2502 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice III for Articulating Students 64 0 0 64 4.0
RSNG2360 Professional Nursing Practice III Clinical 0 32 96 128 3.0
MODULE X   Lecture
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Semester
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RSNG2130 Professional Nursing Review and Licensure Preparation 4 32 0 36 1.0
  Total Hours/Credits 604 480 384 1468 60
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Great Job Opportunities for Registered Nurses

  • School Nurse
  • Research Coordinator
  • Long-Term Care Nurse
  • Medical Surgical Nurse
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Correctional Institution Nurse
  • Drug Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Wellness Coordinator

Registered Nursing Skills You Will Learn

  • How to assist physician and registered nurse
  • How to administer medication
  • How to perform EKGs
  • Phlebotomy
  • Taking vital signs
  • Data collection
  • Inserting Foley catheters
  • Inserting Nasogatric tubes
  • How to monitor IV infusions
  • Life skills

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