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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Health Sciences, A.S.


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The University Parallel with a Health Sciences area of emphasis is designed for students who are interested in applying to a separate application program (Nursing, OTA) at Nashville State or applying to a university BSN program. Please review the appropriate advising sheet to ensure completion of required courses prior to applying to your desired program.

Because of the varying entry points for acceptance/entrance into baccalaureate nursing programs and the different structures of nursing curricula, community college students who wish to transfer to university programs are advised to follow the curriculum, as prescribed below, applicable to all university nursing majors.* By completing this plan of studies and then transferring to a university, community college students will be on par with prospective nursing students who began the freshman year at a public university in Tennessee. Community-college students who pursue this plan will then be eligible at the earliest opportunity to compete for acceptance to a four-year nursing program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Please note that the completion of the Health Sciences curriculum and the subsequent courses taken at a university do not guarantee acceptance into a baccalaureate nursing program. Nursing is a highly competitive major, and only the most highly qualified students are admitted.** The specific requirements for admission to university nursing programs may be found in the catalogs of the various universities.

General Education Requirements


Communication - 9 Credits


Humanities and/or Fine Arts - 9 Credits


(at least one course in literature)

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credits


History - 6 Credits


Mathematics - 3 Credits


General Education Total - 41 Credits


Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience 1 Credit


Area of Emphasis Requirements


In addition to the general education core and NSCC 1010 , these courses are recommended:

Area of Emphasis Total - 19 Credits


Notes:


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

 

* The University of Tennessee, Knoxville does not accept transfer students. Nursing students are admitted in the freshman year at UTK.

** Community college students may also pursue various RN to BSN programs as a means of attaining the BSN degree. These programs assume the completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in nursing, licensure as a Registered Nurse, and fulfillment of other criteria. Information concerning these programs is available in university catalogs.

*** Students who plan to attend the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee, Martin are strongly encouraged to complete BIOL 2230  (Microbiology) and CHEM 1110  (General Chemistry I) before transferring to these institutions.

 

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