Health Science Vocational Nursing Pathway, Associate of Applied Science


The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in a Health Science is a career path for persons who have completed the following certificate programs: Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, or Vocational Nursing. The 60 semester credit hour degrees for these programs are designed for health science professionals to meet education goals, to transfer into four-year university healthcare administration or healthcare service programs, and to attain possible promotion from entry-level to more advanced level office positions.

Plan of Study

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Plan of Study Grid
BIOL 2301
BIOL 2101
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture)
and Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)
First Term
Select one of the following: 4
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture)
and Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)
VNSG 1327 Essentials of Medication Administration 3
VNSG 1423 Basic Nursing Skills 4
VNSG 2431 Advanced Nursing Skills 4
VNSG 1260 Clinical I 2
Second Term
VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health and Illness II 5
VNSG 1331 Pharmacology 3
VNSG 1261 Clinical II - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing Training 2
VNSG 1226 Gerontology 2
VNSG 1162 Clinical III - Practical Nurse 1
Third Term
VNSG 1330 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 3
VNSG 1334 Pediatrics 3
VNSG 1301 Mental Health and Mental Illness 3
VNSG 2161 Clinical V - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1
VNSG 1119 Leadership and Professional Development 1
Fourth Term
MATH 1314 College Algebra (or higher) 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Business and Professional Speech  
 Total Credits60

To be eligible for this degree, the student must have completed the Vocational Nursing certificate program.