The AASVN Degree program builds on the Vocational Nursing Diploma by adding fully online General Education and Science courses required for graduates of the pre-licensure Associate Degree Registered Nursing program. This post-licensure program aims to educate and develop Vocational Nurses to become more well-rounded professionals through undergraduate General Education courses.
Graduates will have:
- enhanced critical thinking, science knowledge, and verbal / written communication skills and
- expanded employment opportunities to employers requiring or preferring an Associate Degree.
Acquisition of the Associate Degree on top of an existing Vocational Nursing or Practical Nursing License may expand additional employment opportunities and can serve as a steppingstone to entering a Registered Nursing (RN) program.
Program Length: 48 Weeks of Instruction General Education Credits: 30
Total AASVN Program Hours:
Transferred Vocational Nursing program credits + General Education Credits = 2069 hours
(Classroom: 1013 hours+ skills lab: 218 hours+ clinicals: 838 hours)
BIO 101 Anatomy and Physiology I: This course is a two-course sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach. This course emphasizes interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of the organization. Students will learn basic anatomical and directional terminology, fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. This course includes one semester credit hour of the virtual lab.
BIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology II: This course is the second of a two-course sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach. Covered content includes the following body systems: Lymphatic, Blood, Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory, Urinary, Gastrointestinal, Reproductive systems, and the Endocrine system. Each body system is discussed in terms of the major anatomical structures and functions, including how each system participates in the body’s homeostasis. The student will also be provided with content and opportunity for discussion related to selected major pathologies, changes that occur in the disease process, causes, and diagnostic procedures. This course includes one semester credit hour of the virtual lab.
BIO 103 Microbiology: The course covers basic concepts of microbiology, with emphasis on medically important microorganisms and infectious diseases. The studied topics include microscopy, microbial growth and genetics, antimicrobial agents, epidemiology, and immune system responses to pathogens. Lab exercises emphasize aseptic techniques, isolation, and culture of microorganisms, microscopy, and staining techniques. This course includes one semester credit hour of the virtual lab.
COMM 100 Introduction to Public Speaking: The course explores how people interact verbally and non-verbally and teaches basic principles of interpersonal communication, including perception, self-concept, persuasive communication, nonverbal communication, semantics, roles and norms, and communication barriers. Activities include participating in groups, pairs, and interactive communication situations.
ENG 100 Introduction to Composition: This course is a general introduction to the principles of effective writing with an emphasis on the writing process, thesis, context, purpose, and audience. By completing this course, the student will acquire the ability to write effective sentences, paragraphs, and themes and the ability to read with an understanding of rhetorical forms and devices with critical awareness. The course aims to build sequentially on students’ ability to read both written and cultural texts closely and critically and to analyze those texts in ways that also engage and problematize students’ own experience, the perspectives of “experts,” and the world they live in.
MTH 125 Intermediate College Algebra: The course focuses on topics such as basic treatment of algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations, positive and negative integral exponents, factoring, systems of linear equations, radical and rational expressions, quadratic equations and various application problems.
PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology: This course covers the foundations of human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology, including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning and memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, and lifespan development, and applied psychology.
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology: This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. The course focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, modern technology, and the growing influence of mass media.
SYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology: This course covers the foundations of human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology, including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning and memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, and lifespan development, and applied psychology.
- Evidence of graduating from a Vocational Nursing Certificate Program
- Valid State License (LVN/LPN)
- Take and pass the Wonderlic Distance Learning Risk Assessment test with less than three (3) risks identified
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 CCI does not guarantee the transferability of credits or credentials you earn at CCI. Transferability is at the ultimate discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer your credits and credentials. Furthermore, acceptance of a degree, diploma, or certificate you earn at CCI is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer.
 Program length may vary depending on course scheduling and number of courses taken per semester.