• Nursing (575.2)
    Associate of Science

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    Also available at the California University of Pennsylvania site.

    The program, offered at five college sites, including one at California University of Pennsylvania, prepares students to apply for the NCLEX-RN examination and to assume an entry-level position as a registered nurse. Program learning experiences prepare graduates for professional nursing practices as defined and delineated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The program consists of courses in liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as nursing.

    An advanced placement option is available to licensed practical nurses and to those with prior nursing school experience who meet certain criteria. Licensed practical nurses must demonstrate satisfactory completion of a competency exam in evidenced-based drug therapy.

    The program approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing at www.dos.state.pa.us/nurse. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, 404-975-5000, and its Board of Commissioners granted the associate nursing program of CCAC full accreditation status in July 2015. The next ACEN evaluation visit will be scheduled for Fall 2020.

    Applicants must meet specific admission requirements which include: pre-admission exam, a medical history and physical including current immunizations, criminal history records check (CHRC), child abuse clearances, drug screen and fingerprinting. They must also meet pre-program requirements: high school chemistry with a lab or CHM-109 Introduction to Chemistry or CHM-110/111 Introductory Chemistry/Introductory Chemistry Lab and BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science or BIO-151 General Biology 1.

    NOTE: A graduate of the Nursing program who has been convicted of a felony, is or was involved in drug abuse or has violated other rules of the licensure body, may not be permitted to take the licensing examination regardless of the student’s ability to complete college educational requirements. The student is required to notify the Dean of Nursing of any changes to the criminal record. The Nursing program reserves the right to require appropriate documentation as requested regarding previous felonies or violations.

    Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will:

    1. Evaluate clinical judgment to facilitate transformation of knowledge, skills and values in a variety of health care delivery systems. 
    2. Integrate caring and knowledge of cultural diversity when providing care to patients at various points across the lifespan. 
    3. Critique the effectiveness of communication with the interdisciplinary health team utilizing principles of management and delegation. 
    4. Prioritize teaching and learning needs of patients and families in culturally diverse settings across the lifespan. 
    5. Implement the role of the professional nurse when caring for patients and families in diverse health care delivery systems. 


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    Degree Requirements
    A Fast Track evening/weekend program is available at CCAC–Boyce Campus. Please contact the Nursing Admissions Coordinator to inquire.

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BIO-161Anatomy & Physiology 1 4
    NUR-110Foundation and Health Promotion Concepts for Nursing Practices6
    NUR-120Health Assessment Concepts for Nursing Practice2
    PSY-101Introduction to Psychology3
    --Math Elective (Nursing)3-4
    Total Credits: 18-19

    1. Prerequisite to BIO-161 Anatomy and Physiology 1, BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science or BIO-151 General Biology 1 or Biology Waiver Exam.

    2. If the student takes the Accuplacer test and scores above MAT-108 placement, it is recommended that MAT-165 Probability and Statistics be taken as it is a required course for many BSN programs and for graduate study.

    Math Electives 
    MAT-106 Mathematics for Health SciencesMAT-108 Intermediate Algebra
    MAT-111 College AlgebraMAT-120 Analytical Methods
    MAT-135 Discrete MathematicsMAT-161 Elementary Statistics
    MAT-142 Pre-CalculusMAT-147 College Trigonometry
    MAT-165 Probability and StatisticsMAT-201 Calculus 1
    MAT-202 Calculus 2MAT-220 Business Calculus
    MAT-250 Calculus 3MAT-251 Differential Equations
    MAT-253 Linear Algebra 

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BIO-162Anatomy & Physiology 24
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    NUR-130Basic Health Concepts Nursing Practice 6
    NUR-140Evidence Based Nursing Drug Therapy3
    PSY-108Human Growth and Development 3
    Total Credits: 19


    Course #Course NameCredits
    Total Credits: 4

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ENG-102English Composition 23
    NUR-210Professional Nursing Issues2
    NUR-220Adult Health Concepts Nursing Practice 4
    NUR-230Family Health Concepts Nursing Practice 4
    Total Credits: 13

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    NUR-240Complex Health Concepts Nursing Practice 7
    NUR-250Leadership and Management Concepts3
    -Humanities Elective3
    Total Credits: 13
    Effective Fall 2011 semester, a NCLEX Review Course fee is assessed to students enrolled in NUR-250. The cost is $300. NCLEX is an intense 3-day review course to help improve student success.
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 67-68
  • Limited Enrollment - Health Programs

    This Health program at CCAC is a limited enrollment program. This means that you cannot enroll in Health courses without having formally applied and been accepted into a program. This application is separate from your general CCAC application. Each program has unique admission requirements. For more information on applying to an Allied Health Career Program, please email your program of choice and your US Postal Mailing address to Allied Health Career Programs Admission Information. Applications are not available online.