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Associate of Arts and Sciences in Pre-BSN

Associate of Arts and Sciences
Rappahannock Community College

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree: Pre-BSN Specialization is designed for 1) students who plan to pursue either traditional pre-licensure baccalaureate in nursing programs; 2) students who have graduated from RCC, another VCCS nursing program, or a private nursing program and who are pursuing post-licensure completion of the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); and, 3) currently enrolled students in the ADN program at RCC who want to complete requirements for the BSN as they complete their pre-licensure education. Must be advised and approved by a nursing program advisor in order to be placed in this plan.

Outcomes

1.Communication RCC degree graduates will: a. understand and interpret complex materials; b. assimilate, organize, develop, and present an idea formally and informally; c. use standard English; d. use appropriate verbal and non-verbal responses in interpersonal relations and group discussions; e. use listening skills; f. recognize the role of culture in communication. 2.Critical Thinking. RCC degree graduates will: a. discriminate among degrees of credibility, accuracy, and reliability of inferences drawn from given data; b. recognize parallels, assumptions, or presuppositions in any given source of information; c. evaluate the strengths and relevance of arguments on a particular question or issue; d. weigh evidence and decide if generalizations or conclusions based on the given data are warran e. determine whether certain conclusions or consequences are supported by the information provided; f. use problem-solving skills. 3. Quantitative Literacy. RCC degree graduates will: a. use logical and mathematical reasoning within the context of various disciplines; b. interpret and use mathematical formulas; c. interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables, and schematics and draw inferences from them; d. use graphical, symbolic, and numerical methods to analyze, organize, and interpret data; e. estimate and consider answers to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness; f. represent mathematical information numerically, symbolically, and visually using graphs and charts. 4. Scientific Literacy. RCC degree graduates will: a. generate an empirically evidenced and logical argument; b. distinguish a scientific argument from a non-scientific argument; c. reason by deduction, induction, and analogy; d. distinguish between causal and correlational relationships; and e. recognize methods of inquiry that lead to scientific knowledge.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Arts and Sciences in Pre-BSN
62
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the program is required for graduation.
AA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Pre-BSN Specialization
62
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the program is required for graduation.
Residency requirement
62
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 46 credits may be applied to this program.
Course requirements
62
ENG 111-College Composition I
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
HIS 101-West Civ Pre-1600 CE
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 154-Quantitative Reasoning
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
BIO 102-General Biology II
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
CHM 111-General Chemistry I
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Health or Phys Ed Elect
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
PSY 200-Prin of Psychology
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
PHI 220-Ethics
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
REL 230-Religions of the World
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
BIO 142-Hum Anatomy & Phys II
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ENG 246 - Amer Literature
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
SOC 200-Prin of Sociology
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
BIO 150-Intro Microbiology
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
SDV 101-Orient Health Sciences
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
PSY 230-Developmental Psyc
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
MTH 245-Statistics I
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
ENG 112-College Composition II
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
HIS 102-West Civ Post-1600 CE
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
BIO 101-General Biology I
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
BIO 141-Hum Anatomy & Phys I
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Program Requirement Notes
Program Requirement Notes

This curriculum will provide the most complete foundation for pursuit of the BSN. Consult with an advisor at your desired four-year institution to verify.

What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students must select a course for each course requirement from the applicable required course list.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Rappahannock Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Courses are evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree. To discuss how your previous degree will work in your new goals, please meet with an advisor or college navigator.

Courses are evaluated and transferred as applicable to your program of study. To discuss how your previous degree will work in your new goals, please meet with an advisor or college navigator.
Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School Courses are evaluated and transferred as applicable to your program of study. To discuss how your previous degree will work in your new goals, please meet with an advisor or college navigator.
Credit for Prior Learning Y
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  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Rappahannock Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
156
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? https://www.schev.edu/students/making-decisions-about-college
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by the first semester of attendance
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by the first semester of attendance.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
29-2061.00Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursesCare for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
31-1131.00Nursing AssistantsProvide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.Healthcare Support Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
29-1141.01Acute Care NursesProvide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.02Advanced Practice Psychiatric NursesAssess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with mental health or substance use disorders or the potential for such disorders. Apply therapeutic activities, including the prescription of medication, per state regulations, and the administration of psychotherapy.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.04Clinical Nurse SpecialistsDirect nursing staff in the provision of patient care in a clinical practice setting, such as a hospital, hospice, clinic, or home. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.03Critical Care NursesProvide specialized nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
25-1072.00Nursing Instructors and Teachers, PostsecondaryDemonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
29-1141.00Registered NursesAssess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations