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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Nursing

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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The A.A.S. degree program in  Nursing prepares students through the study of nursing theory and patient care techniques to take the licensure examination for Registered Professional Nurses (RN). Both classroom instruction and clinical experiences in Chicago and surrounding suburban area hospitals and primary care facilities are provided. The curriculum is designed to lead the student to employment as a Registered Professional Nurse in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, schools, public health, government, and military, or industry.     
      
Admission Requirements for the Nursing Program:     
  • Acceptance into the Nursing Program is competitive and requires prior admission to CCC as well as a      
  • Nursing Pre-requisites can be completed at any one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago     
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

239

Funding Options

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

16 CH

​The following classes must be completed and graded as follows: 

English 101 with a "C" or higher; 

Biology 121 with a "C" or higher; 

Chemistry 121 with a "C" or higher; 

Math 118 OR Math 125 OR higher Math course with a "C" or better. 

Biology
BIOLOGY 121
Biology I 5
Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function and processes. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Chemistry
CHEM 121
Basic Chemistry I 4
Principles of general inorganic chemistry, including properties of matter, dimensional analysis, fundamentals of stoichiometry, interpretation of the periodic table, nomenclature and introduction to solution chemistry and commonly used concentration units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and eligibility for Math 118 or higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving real life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. A maximum of four of the following topics is studied in depth: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers is strongly encouraged. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99 , or COMPASS placement test score range within PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99) and ALGEBRA (43-99) and College ALGEBRA (1-50), or ACT Math score range within (21-23), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99 or ACT Math Score range within (21-23).
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program General Requirements

12 CH
​The following courses must be taken before enrolling in the third semester of Nursing.
Biology
BIOLOGY 226
Human Structure and Function I 4
Human anatomy and physiology. This laboratory course is recommended for those contemplating a career in the health professions and emphasizes the structure and function of the human body. Microscopic and gross anatomy are correlated with physiology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 121.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 227
Human Structure and Function II 4
Continuation of Biology 226. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 226, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Microbiology
MCROBIO 233
General Microbiology 4
Morphology, physiology, classification and culture of bacteria and related organisms. The role of bacteria related to human welfare and to plants and animals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated eight credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 121.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

41 CH

​The following Nursing courses are divided into four semesters: 

Semester 1: Nursing 101 

Semester 2: Nursing 102 

Semester 3: Nursing 210 &211 

Semester 4: Nursing 212, 213, 203 

Nursing
NURSING 101
Fundamentals Of Nursing 7
Introduction to the nursing process and practice; impact of illness and hospitalization affecting basic human needs regardless of age, sex or diagnosis; laboratory experience in hospitals and health agencies to acquire skill in application of nursing measures; student to demonstrate preparation for planned learning experience; all clinical laboratories under supervision of professional nurse faculty; clinical laboratory preceded and followed by group seminar. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission into Program/Plan 239.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
NURSING 102
Fundamentals Of Nursing II 7
Continuation of Nursing 101. Effects of illness and hospitalization on normal growth and development; laboratory experience to develop increased skills in basic nursing measures of care; all clinical laboratory experience supervised by professional nursing faculty, and preceded and followed by group seminar. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 101 and Biology 226.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
NURSING 203
Nursing In Perspective 3
Survey of the nursing career; responsibilities and changing role of a registered nurse. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 210 and Nursing 211.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NURSING 210
Nursing Process in Alterations in Homeostasis I 6
Care for the family in crisis. Application of concepts of growth and development, health maintenance and promotion. Emphasis on observational skills, interpersonal relationships; communications and psychodynamics of human behavior. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 102 and Biology 227 and Microbiology 233.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NURSING 211
Nursing Process in Alterations in Homeostasis II 6
Continuation of the nursing process with focus on alteration in health status within the expanding family system. Physical, social and psychological assessments of patients. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 102 and Biology 227 and Microbiology 233.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NURSING 212
Nursing Process in Alterations in Homeostasis III 6
Continuation and implementation of the nursing process in the care of patients within the family unit. Consideration given to various stages of growth and development across the life cycle where patients and family are adapting to stressors. Use of a variety of learning experiences for initiating and implementing change in nursing approaches to client care. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 210 and Nursing 211.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NURSING 213
Nursing Process in Alterations in Homeostasis IV 6
Terminal integrating experiences utilizing the nursing process to meet the needs of patients and families in complex health care situations. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 210 and 211.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

  CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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