Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing
Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title: A.A.S. Degree in Nursing
Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title including concentrations: (No concentrations are provided.)
CIP Code: 51.3801
SOC 1: 29-1140
SOC 2: 29-1141
SOC 3: 29-1000
A program of study designed to prepare individuals to be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the program, each graduate will be able to:
- Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of professional nursing practice.
- Communicate effectively using verbal, nonverbal, and written techniques including information and technology.
- Analyze subjective and objective data to identify actual or potential health alterations.
- Evaluate outcomes of clinical decisions implemented to provide safe and effective evidenced-based nursing care.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of caring interventions that incorporate principles of dignity, diversity, safety and knowledge.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented teaching plan to meet the learning needs of patients, families and/or groups.
- Collaborate when planning, implementing, and evaluating care.
- Manage care through effective use of prioritization, delegation, informatics and resources.
Each Tennessee Board of Regents AAS nursing program adheres to the Standards and Criteria by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing which requires ongoing assessment of:
- Performance on Licensure Exam
- Program Completion
- Job Placement Rates
09.07.22 Revised and Approved
Professional Accrediting Body: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
State Agency/Entity Oversight: Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBON)
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded:
The graduate will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN exam, licensure as a registered nurse is awarded by the state regulatory body.
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT): N/A