2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS [NUR-AAS, 69 Total Credits]


Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.


The Registered nurse is an important member of the health care team; an indispensable participant within the medical community who provides total patient care; and a dependable, responsible, motivated professional capable of handling high stress situations with ease and confidence.

The Registered nurse provides care using the nursing process; works within the guidelines of the Nevada Nurse Practice Act to give care, support, and education to patients so that they can recover and stay well; works in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, home health, community agencies, wellness centers, clinics and drug centers; monitors the physical and mental status of patients; gives medication and records the patient reactions, symptoms, and progress; and directs Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants. There are extensive job opportunities and potential for advancement for graduates of the degree program.

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for state licensure. Courses in the two-year degree can be applied toward the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a four year institution.


The program has full approval status by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 4220 South Maryland Parkway, La Plaza Business Center, Building 8, Suite 300 Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, 702-486-5800; and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.


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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Incorporate physiological, psychological, social-cultural, and spiritual concepts to provide safe and competent nursing care for patients at various stages in their life span.
  2. Combine the nursing process with clinical reasoning to assist patients with adaptive behaviors that enhance, maintain, and promote optimal health, quality of life, and/or death with dignity.
  3. Demonstrate caring behaviors with patients to attain optimal health, quality life, or death with dignity.
  4. Apply principles of verbal and written communication with professionals and patients.
  5. Provide patient care employing the Quality and Safety Education (QSEN) initiatives reflecting professional nursing practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory standards.
  6. Integrate teaching/learning principles to promote healthy behavior for patients.
  7. Optimize collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and community resources when managing nursing care of patients.

General Education Requirements (23 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Human Relations (3 Credits)

Natural Science (4 Credits)

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (3 Credits)