Mar 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Planner for Nursing (A.S.)

Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: July 1 and Feb. 1*

Official Title of Major: Nursing, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 70

Learn more about the Nursing Degree program

Purpose: For students who wish to complete formal education with an Associate of Science degree. Graduates of the nursing (RN) program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000) and approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland.   If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state.  If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.

Range of Occupations

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of B or better is required in BIO 231 or BIO 233 and a grade of C or better in all NUR and all general education courses to progress in the program.

Students practice selected procedures on each other in the college laboratory. All nursing students must receive a mark of satisfactory in the clinical laboratory. Students who receive a mark of unsatisfactory in the clinical laboratory at any time during the nursing course sequence will not be permitted to continue in the clinical laboratory and will receive a final grade of F.

Special Conditions

Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

*If application deadline falls on a weekend, the applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

Faculty Contact ( Beth Batturs-Martin

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

(*) Students must be admitted to the Nursing major to take NUR courses.


Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
3 credit hours    
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours     
Mathematics GER  
MAT 137   - College Algebra or higher
3 credit hours    
BIO 231 - Human Biology 1  OR
BIO 233 - Anatomy and Physiology 1  
Must be taken within 7 years of the date the application is submitted. BIO 101 is a prerequisite for BIO 233 and BIO 234
4 credit hours    
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  
3 credit hours     


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
NUR 120 - Foundations for Nursing  (*) 7 credit hours     
NUR 121 - Basic Physical Assessment  (*) 1 credit hour     
NUR 122 - Nursing Perspectives 1  (*) 1 credit hour     
BIO 232 - Human Biology 2  OR
BIO 234 - Anatomy and Physiology 2  
Must be taken within 7 years of the date the application is submitted.
4 credit hours    


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
NUR 130 - Nursing of Adult Clients in Health and Illness 1  (*)
5 credit hours     
NUR 131 - Maternal, Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health  (*)
4 credit hours     
BIO 223 - General Microbiology  
Must be taken within 7 years of the date the application is submitted.
4 credit hours     
PSY 211 - Developmental Psychology   3 credit hours     


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
NUR 220 - Nursing of Adult Clients in Health and Illness 2  (*)
5 credit hours     
NUR 221 - Nursing Care of Children and Families  (*)
4 credit hours     
Arts & Humanities GER    
3 credit hours    


Term 5

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
NUR 230 - Nursing Management of Clients with Complex Health Problems and Transition into Nursing  (*) 9 credit hours     
NUR 231 - Nursing Perspectives 2  (*) 1 credit hour     
Arts & Humanities GER  
3 credit hours    


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