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Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program Curriculum

The nursing program combines studies in general education and nursing education at the college with selected clinical experiences in hospitals and other community facilities. Nursing courses require students to spend a combined 20 to 36 hours per week in the classroom and clinical settings. The program consists of 72 credits. The ratio of clock hours to credit hours in the clinical courses is 3.5 to 1. There are 56 hours of clinical practicum for each credit and 16 hours of theory for each credit. Generic students attend 1008 hours of clinical. LPN-RN Transition students attend 728 hours of clinical. Clinical hours are a combination of nursing experiences in acute care and extended care facilities and nursing campus lab setting. All clinical hours are mandatory and it is expected that students will have made arrangements to meet the total required hours. All nursing students must have internet access and the capability to perform basic computer skills such as word.

Graduation Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (RN):
  • Completion of 72 semester credit hours curriculum plan listed below with a degree GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Refer to AS Degree Requirements outlined in the college degree audit (accessible through myBC) and program sheet.
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