Nursing - Paramedic to RN Bridge - AAS

Allied Health

Contact: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Contact: David CHASTAIN (620)728-8100
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939

If you are starting this program after January 1, 2017 the curriculum guide can be found here attached to the program Application Checklist.

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 69 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Four hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112, or BI100 Bas Cncpt for AH Studies with a grade of C or better

BI112 General Microbiology 4

Microbiological principles; introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and viruses, growth and control, microbial genetics, mechanisms of infection, and host defenses with selected microbial diseases addressed; support of concepts examined in lecture provided by lab emphasizing aseptic technique, safe handling and manipulation of microbes and survey of representative microorganisms. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI103 or BI104 or BI105

EN101 English Composition IA 3

Essentials of composition. Emphasis is placed on practice in writing expository paragraphs and themes and in using the techniques of research. Selected readings for models and criticism are used. Based on placement scores, students may be required to enroll in EN100 English Composition IB and EN099 Elements of Writing instead of EN101. Additionally, honors students may elect to take EN103H Honors English Composition I in lieu of EN101.
Pre-Reqs: Asset Writing Score of 45 or above, or ACT English Score of 20 to 36, or Compass Writing Score of 76 or above, or Accuplacer Writing Score of 69 to 120

HR212 Pathophysiology 4

Etiologies, signs, symptoms, courses and complications of diseases, and the modern practices of diagnosis and treatment.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P

NR123 Health Maintenance Promotion and Restoration 9

No information found for course id nr123.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR123L Hlth Maintenance Promotion & Restoration Practicum 3

No information found for course id nr123l.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR208 Care of the Family 4

No information found for course id nr208.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR208L Care of the Family Practicum 2

No information found for course id nr208l.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220 Crisis Care 6

Nursing care of patients in psychological and/or physiological crisis.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220L Crisis Care Lab 0

Laboratory portion of NR220 Crisis Care.

NR221 Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing 3

Exploration of leadership and management concepts applicable to various roles in nursing in structured setting.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221L Leadership & Management Concepts in Nursing Lab 0

Laboratory portion of NR221 Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing.

NR224 Strategies for Success 1

Issues and trends that affect the profession of nursing; transitioning from the student role to the role of registered professional nurse; job opportunities, job attainment, resume writing, burnout, reality shock and success on the NCLEX-RN.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

Credit for Prior Learning 12
Sociology/Nutrition Options 3
Course Title Credits
HE202 Nutrition 3.00

HE202H Honors Nutrition 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

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