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RN to BSN Course Work

Associate of Arts-AA

Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online

One of the following Literature courses is required: LIT:101, LIT:110, LIT:111, LIT:142, LIT:145, LIT:186.

3. Remaining Requirements: These hours will be elective courses designed for transfer. A maximum of 4 hours of developmental or non-transfer courses in the arts and sciences (Communication: COM, ENG, ESL, SPC; Math: MAT; Science: BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, PHY, SCI; Social Science: ECN, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC; Humanities: ART, ASL, CLS, DRA, FLS, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUA, MUS, PHI, REL) or Life Skills may be applied toward meeting the 64 credits required for the degree. A maximum of 16 hours of non-transfer level career-technical credits may also be used. (See the Course Classification and Description System page of this catalog.)

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

*Science course must include a lab component.

Award: Associate of Arts degree

**Select courses from at least two different disciplines.

Description: The Associate of Arts degree program provides a course of study which, if satisfactorily completed, will readily transfer to most colleges and universities. College parallel-transfer curricula permit completion of the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program in numerous institutions. General education core courses completed for the degree are useful to you regardless of whether you complete your formal education at NICC or continue your formal education at another college. If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you should select courses to satisfy requirements of the specific institution to which you intend to transfer. Consult your advisor at the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer anytime you have questions about course selection. The Associate of Arts degree is a useful beginning if you seek a professional degree in business, education, engineering, social work and other areas.

5.0

e. Additional hours in any combination from the above subject areas

Associate of Science-AS Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer Award: Associate of Science degree Description: The Associate of Science Degree is primarily designed to enable you to transfer your work to a four-year college or university for the purpose of earning a baccalaureate degree. This degree program also offers opportunities for personal enrichment or career enhancement, and provides a foundation in mathematics and science designed for transfer in a prescribed area of specialization. You should choose an intended major at a transfer institution as soon as possible and select courses which are required for your major.

Admission Requirements: See page 22 under Admission Procedures. General Degree Requirements

Admission Requirements: See page 22 under Admission Procedures. General Degree Requirements 1. A minimum of 64 credit hours. Note: Students not ready to begin college/ transfer level writing and math courses may need additional prerequisite course work that requires them to exceed the 64 credit hours minimum. 2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses. 3. At least 18 credit hours must be earned at NICC. Individual departments may require specific courses to meet this requirement. 4. Demonstrated computer literacy is a requirement for graduation and may be met with BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200 or an equivalent course or as prescribed by specific majors.

1. A minimum of 64 credit hours. Note: Students not ready to begin college/ transfer level writing and math courses may need additional prerequisite course work that requires them to exceed the 64 credit hours minimum. 2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses. 3. At least 18 credit hours must be earned at NICC. Individual departments may require specific courses to meet this requirement. 4. Demonstrated computer literacy is a requirement for graduation and may be met with BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200 or an equivalent course or as prescribed by specific majors.

Minimum Credits: 64 Specific Requirements for the Associate of Science degree

Minimum Credits: 64 Specific Requirements for the Associate of Arts degree

1. Complete the general degree requirements described earlier.

1. Complete the general degree requirements described earlier.

2. Meet minimum general education core requirements in each of the following areas: Credits:

2. Meet minimum general education core requirements in each of the following areas: Credits: a. Communication (ENG:105, SPC:112 and ENG:106 or ENG:108)

9.0

b. Math (transfer-level MAT) and Science (transfer-level BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, PHY), (minimum of one math and one science course)*

9.0

c. Social Science (transfer-level ECN, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC)**

9.0

d. Humanities (transfer-level ART, ASL, CLS, DRA, FLS, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL)** One of the following History courses is required: ART:203, ART:204, HIS:131, HIS:132, HIS:151, HIS:152, HIS:214/CLS:170.

Programs of Study

The Iowa state-wide articulation plan for nursing education allows Iowa community college credit from an ADN degree to be accepted in transfer for half (a total of 64 hours) of a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree (BSN.) at an Iowa college or university program. Clarke University, Dubuque; Upper Iowa University, Fayette; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, have such programs as do other schools in the state. There are also distance learning options around the country. Most require that you have attained your RN license. For further information, contact your NICC advisor.

12.0

a. Communication (ENG:105, SPC:112 and ENG:106 or ENG:108) b. Math (transfer-level MAT) and Science (transfer-level BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, PHY)*

9.0 14.0

c. Social Science (transfer-level ECN, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC)**

9.0

d. Humanities (transfer-level ART, ASL, CLS, DRA, FLS, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUA, MUS, PHI, REL)**

6.0

One of the following History courses is required: ART:203, ART:204, HIS:131, HIS:132, HIS:151, HIS:152, HIS:214/CLS:170.

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NICC College Catalog 2013-2014