The SFCC Nursing Program is approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 or www.acenursing.org. Students who successfully complete the associate in applied science in nursing degree are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) to qualify for licensure as registered nurses in New Mexico. Students who plan to take the licensure examination in another state are advised to contact that state’s board of nursing for specific requirements.
NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individuals, families, and communities.
- Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within health care organizations and systems.
- Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to health-care delivery.
- Engage in effective inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of health care for quality patient outcomes.
- Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care.
- Demonstrate conscience in nursing practice through the application of professional nursing standards and ethical and legal decision-making.
- Establish commitment to ongoing professional growth to assure excellence in the nursing profession.
Eligibility for application to the nursing program includes the following: a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all prerequisite courses, a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the science courses, a current BLS/CPR certificate from American Heart Association HESI Admission test score of at least 75 in science, math and English. Math and science courses must have been completed within five years prior to the nursing program.
The following are required prerequisites prior to admission: BIOL 230, BIOL 230L, BIOL 231, BIOL231L, ENGL 112 or ENGL 216 and MATH 121 or 135. Students must meet with a nursing adviser prior to completing the application. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the application deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Prospective students who have been convicted of a felony are advised to contact the appropriate state board of nursing prior to admission to determine their eligibility for licensure. Fingerprinting for background checks, drug testing, and proof of required vaccinations are required once students are accepted into the program. All students must meet the stated requirements of each assigned clinical site to qualify for placement.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS | 24 HRS. MIN.
(BSN REQUIREMENTS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT – SEE A COUNSELOR FOR ADVISING )
Communications (3 hrs.)
ENGL 112 Composition and Literature
ENGL 216 Technical Writing (3)
Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)
MATH 121 College Algebra (4)
MATH 135 Introduction to Probability and Stats (3)
Laboratory Sciences (12 hrs.)
BIOL 221 Microbiology for Health Sciences (3)
BIOL 221L Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab (1)
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 230L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 hrs.)
PSYC 111 Psychology I (3)
PSYC 290 Developmental Psychology (3)
Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hrs.)
The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal 9 credit hours.
Health and Wellness (1 hr.)
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (43 HRS).
NURS 120 Introduction to Nursing Concepts (3)
NURS 125 Principles of Nursing Practice (4)
NURS 140 Health & Illness Concepts I (3)
NURS 145 Health Care Participant (3)
NURS 155 Nursing Pharmacology (3)
NURS 160 Assessment and Health Promotion (4)
NURS 200 Health and Illness Concepts II (3)
NURS 210 Professional Nursing Concepts I (3)
NURS 225L Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions (4)
NURS 230 Health & Illness Concepts III (4)
NURS 235 Clinical Intensive I (4)
NURS 260 ADN Capstone (3)
APPROVED ELECTIVES (6 HRS)
HLCR 232 Pathophysiology (4)
NOTE: Before starting the nursing program, the prerequisites in English, Math, Psychology and Sciences must be completed:
|· ENGL 111||· PSYC 111|
|· PSYC 290||· BIOL 221 and BIOL221L|
|· BIOL 230 and BIOL 230L|
Six credit hours of the A.A.A. and A.A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.
- Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
- Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)
TOTAL 73 CREDITS MIN.