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Associate in General Education Nursing (A1030N)

Associate in General Education

The Associate in General Education (AGE) Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs approved by the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.

The semester by semester outline of courses is outlined on the next page: Courses will be offered traditional, blended or online format. The course selection is based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs. The semester outline is organized to assist students in meeting RCC’s Associate Degree and Practical Nursing program required course prerequisites.

For additional information about Blocks 4 and 5 (which contain nursing courses) of the Five Block Degree Plan located within the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN please visit: NC Community College website.

Students interested in Nursing Programs at RCC are placed in the A1030N Program. (Pre-health Nursing) Students should review the required course prerequisites for each nursing program and enroll in those courses to be considered for admission.

NOTE: Individual UNC RN to BSN nursing programs may require a maximum of two courses totaling no more than six credits to meet school specific degree requirements that are not a part of the RN to BSN Articulation Agreement. In no case will these additional requirements necessitate completing more than 128 credits in order to earn a BSN. Each UNC RN to BSN institution will develop, publish, and maintain on their website a RN to BSN degree plan that identifies specific degree requirements that are not part of the RN to BSN degree.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Clinical Credit
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 /A Introduction to Chemistry and Lab 3 3 0 4
or
CHM 151 General Chemistry 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
12 5 0 14
Spring Semester
BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
15 6 0 17
Fall Semester
ENG 231 American Literature I 3 0 0 3
or
ENG 232 American Literature II 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
or
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
Physical Education Elective 1 0 0 1
History Elective 3 0 0 3
12 5 0 13-14
Spring Semester
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
BIO 175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
General Education Elective 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
14 4 0 16
TOTAL CREDITS: 60-61
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose two of the following: UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ENG 231, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240 Gen. Ed: HUM 115
History Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132
Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120
Physical Education Elective – Choose one of the following: PED 117, PED 119, PED 120
General Education Elective: Choose one of the following: UGETC: ANT 210, ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, COM 231, ECO 251, ECO 252, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240, POL 120 Gen. Ed: BUS 110, CIS 110, HEA 110, HUM 115, REL 110
Note: Applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing program must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 GPA or higher in nursing general education courses [ BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 & CHM 131A, (or CHM 151 ), ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, PSY 241, and Humanities/Fine Arts Elective and successfully complete all course with a “C” or higher. GPA will not be “rounded up” to meet Admissions Standards.

Employment Outlook

Employment of licensed practical nurses is projected to grow 9% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

OutcomesPass Rates by Year
2016/20172017/20182018/20192019/20202020/2021
Communication45%66%36%61%48.2%
Information Literacy87%64%51%51%
Critical Thinking51%52%41%65%57%
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