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

General Education

General education classes
Class code Class title Credit (hrs)
ENGL 111 English Composition I
Master syllabus
3
ENGL 112 English Composition II
Master syllabus
3
PSYC 101 General Psychology
Master syllabus
3
MATH 106 Intermediate Algebra or higher level math
Master syllabus
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)
Master syllabus
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 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. View the full Testing Out Policy for NURS 209.
  • Upcoming test out dates: Friday, August 9, 2019 (9 a.m. - noon) at Columbia College main campus.
  • Upcoming test out dates: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (9 a.m. - noon) at the Lake of the Ozarks Location.
  • 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.

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

Total nursing course credit hours = 36 hrs


Total program credit hours: 77 hrs

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