AA8A78C2-B461-49FA-8056-1F2D121FC945 ASN Program Curriculum Plan: Columbia College
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Curriculum plan

General education, mathematics and science courses

The general education, mathematics and science courses may be taken as evening classes, day classes and/or online classes (if available).

Science

General education science classes
Class code Class title Credits (hrs)
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology I
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3
BIOL 110L Principles of Biology I Laboratory
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2
BIOL 221 Clinical Microbiology or BIOL 312 Microbiology
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3
BIOL 221L Clinical Microbiology Lab or BIOL 312L Microbiology Lab
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2
BIOL 223 Anatomy
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3
BIOL 223L Anatomy Laboratory
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2
BIOL 326 Physiology
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3
BIOL 326L Physiology Laboratory
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2
CHEM 109 Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences
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3

General Education

General education classes
Class code Class title Credit (hrs)
ENGL 133W First-Year Writing Seminar
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3
PSYC 101 General Psychology
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3
MATH 106 Intermediate Algebra or higher-level math
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3

Nursing

General education nursing classes
Class code Class title Credit (hrs)
NURS 209 Introduction to Nursing (waiver is required and is subject to faculty approval)
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6

Total general education, science and nursing credit hours = 41 hrs

  • If you have no prior experience in basic nursing care (nursing assistant or technician), you will be required to pass NURS 209 before entering the nursing course sequence.
  • If you have at least one year of basic nursing care experience in the health care environment, you may be able to test out of NURS 209. Please view the full Testing Out Policy for NURS 209 PDF and complete the form along with any certifications you have to the nursing department at Columbia College. This form will be reviewed, and you will be notified if you have been approved to attempt the test out. There is a fee to attempt the test out.
  • Upcoming test out dates: Friday, July 31, 2020 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) at Columbia College main campus.
  • If you are an LPN, NURS 209 will be waived; however, you will be required to take a Fundamentals HESI exam and pass with a 850 (national norm) to waive NURS 210 Fundamentals.

Test out of NURS 209 - Introduction to Nursing

Test out date: July 31, 2020

Policy and Review of Basic Nursing Care Experience Form PDF

Nursing sequence courses

All nursing sequence courses must be taken in the order listed below. Each nursing course is offered twice a year. Nursing course sequence details.

Nursing sequence classes
Class code Class title Credit (hrs)
NURS 210 Fundamentals of Nursing (LPNs may test out)
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6*
NURS 212 Pharmacology
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3
NURS 300 Foundations of Nursing
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6
NURS 301 Medical/Surgical Nursing I
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6
NURS 302 Medical/Surgical Nursing II
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6
NURS 211 Mental Health Nursing
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3
NURS 303 Women's and Infant's Health
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5
NURS 491 NCLEX - RN Review 1

Total nursing course credit hours = 36 hrs


Total program credit hours: 77 hrs

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