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Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory


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Updated 7/21/2017

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 Code/s:

SOC 1: 29-1140

SOC 2: 29-1141

SOC 3: 29-1000


Program Description:

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:

  1. Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of professional nursing practice.
  2. Communicate effectively using verbal, nonverbal, and written techniques including information and technology.
  3. Analyze subjective and objective data to identify actual or potential health alterations.
  4. Evaluate outcomes of clinical decisions implemented to provide safe and effective evidenced-based nursing care.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of caring interventions that incorporate principles of dignity, diversity, safety and knowledge.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented teaching plan to meet the learning needs of patients, families and/or groups.
  7. Collaborate when planning, implementing, and evaluating care.
  8. 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:

  1. Performance on Licensure Exam
  2. Program Completion
  3. 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


General Education Requirements

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I  

PSYC 1030 - General Psychology  

*BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  

*BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  

*BIOL 2230 - Microbiology  

** The course rubrics for these courses at Walters State Community College are provided below.  The total semester credit hours are the same, but the lab credit is separated from the lecture credit at this institution.

*BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I           

BIOL 2011 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I lab                   1 CH

*BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II                                 3 CH

BIOL 2021 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II lab                 1 CH

*BIOL 2230 - Microbiology                                                        3 CH

MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics  

BIOL 2231 - Introduction to Microbiology lab                       1 CH

Guided Elective

Choose 1:   3
ENGL 1020 - English Composition II    
COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication    
PSYC 2130 - Life Span Psychology    
Principles of Nutrition (BIOL 1215, BIOL 1430, DIET 1310, HED 2210, HPED 220, HEC 231)  
Humanities Elective per TBR guidelines       

*All General Education Courses must be chosen from a campus-approved list.

 Additional courses may be required to meet individual campus graduation requirements

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