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The TCC Nursing Program offers an Advanced Placement Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Paramedics which allows for completion of nursing courses in as few as two or three semesters. To facilitate the progression of the working student, the
 courses of the Nursing Advanced Placement Program are offered using classroom, clinical and lab activities as well as on-line resources.
Clinical rotations are offered at varying times conducive to part-time and full-time working conditions. Students in the Nursing Advanced 
Placement Program must have access to a personal computer with broadband or DSL IP (Internet Service Provider). The first course,
 NURS 1393 LPN Bridge/1363 Paramedic Bridge may be offered each semester based on demand. After successful completion of the 
first semester of the Nursing Advanced Placement Program, the student will be eligible to enroll in the second semester courses of the Advanced Placement Program or may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on completion of a selected standardized exam 
with a score of “B” or better (see Nursing Division for more advanced standing testing information) and enter third semester NAP classes
 on a space available basis. Upon successful completion of third semester courses and TCC graduation requirements, graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). LPNs 
and paramedics interested in pursuing a degree through advanced placement should contact the Nursing Division office for an application
 and curriculum plan or access the Nursing Division web page ( for more information.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 38

English 6 hours
+*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Psychology 6 hours
+PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
*PSYC 2023 Developmental Psychology

Science 20 hours
+BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
+*BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
*BIOL 2154 Human Physiology
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
+*CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Articulation or Substitution Credit
Nursing 19 hours

*NURS 1401 Nursing Issues & Perspectives I
*NURS 1421 Nursing Issues & Perspectives II
*NURS 1431 Introduction to Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations
*NURS 1446 Foundations of Nursing Practice
*NURS 1457 Nursing of Adults w/Major Health Disruptions
*NURS 2453 Nursing Promotion of Quality of Life

Nursing 18 hours
Enrollment requires admission to Nursing Program
*NURS 1393 LPN Bridge or NURS 1363 Paramedic Bridge
*NURS 2423 Nursing of Childbearing Families
*NURS 2433 Nursing of Children and their Families
*NURS 2512 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
*NURS 2564 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
*NURS 2543 Transition to Novice Nurse

Total Credit Hours 75
*Has prerequisite/corequisite (See course description section of catalog.)
+Prerequisite course

Additional Nursing Courses/Electives
(not required for degree)
NURS 1013 Critical Thinking & Decision Making
NURS 1023 Stress Management
NURS 1033 HONORS Nursing Policy & Politics
NURS 1043 Nursing Informatics
NURS 1063 Gerontological Nursing
NURS 1073 HONORS Service Learning in Nursing
NURS 1452 Strategies for Foundations
NURS 1462 Strategies - Med-Surg Nursing
NURS 1471 Activities of Daily Living
*NURS 2303 Pharmacology
NURS 2403 Dosage Calculations for Nurses
NURS 2462 Cultural Issues in Healthcare
NURS 2993 Selected Topics in Nursing

General education requirements can be found at: