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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

BIOL 110 Principles of Biology I Master syllabus 3 hrs
BIOL 110L Principles of Biology I Laboratory Master syllabus 2 hrs
BIOL 221 Clinical Microbiology or BIOL 312 Microbiology Master syllabus 3 hrs
BIOL 221L Clinical Microbiology Lab or BIOL 312L Microbiology Lab Master syllabus 2 hrs
BIOL 223 Anatomy Master syllabus 3 hrs
BIOL 223L Anatomy Laboratory Master syllabus 2 hrs
BIOL 326 Physiology Master syllabus 3 hrs
BIOL 326L Physiology Laboratory Master syllabus 2 hrs
CHEM 109 Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences Master syllabus 3 hrs

General Education

ENGL 111 English Composition I Master syllabus 3 hrs
ENGL 112 English Composition II Master syllabus 3 hrs
PSYC 101 General Psychology Master syllabus 3 hrs
MATH 106 Intermediate Algebra or higher level math Master syllabus 3 hrs

Nursing

NURS 209 Introduction to Nursing (waiver is required and is subject to faculty approval) Master syllabus 6 hrs

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 follow this link and complete the Review of Basic Nursing Care Experience Form. Once completed, submit 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. Click here for the full Testing Out Policy for NURS 209
  • Upcoming Test Out Dates: December 15, 2017 (9am - 12noon) at Columbia College Main Campus. No other upcoming dates available at the Lake of the Ozarks.  
  • 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.

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.

NURS 210 Fundamentals of Nursing (LPNs may test out) Master syllabus 6 hrs*
NURS 212 Pharmacology Master syllabus 3 hrs
NURS 300 Foundations of Nursing Master syllabus 6 hrs
NURS 301 Medical/Surgical Nursing I Master syllabus 6 hrs
NURS 302 Medical/Surgical Nursing II Master syllabus 6 hrs
NURS 211
Mental Health Nursing Master syllabus

3 hrs

 NURS 303
 Women's and Infant's Health
 Master syllabus
5 hr
 NURS 491  NCLEX - RN Review    1 hr

Total nursing course credit hours = 36 hrs


Total program credit hours: 77 hrs

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