The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Nursing Program has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and prepares the student for entry into the practice of professional registered nursing. Students receive clinical experiences in a variety of clinical facilities and community agencies throughout Sonoma County.
The successful completion of this major entitles the student to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN, the professional licensing examination to become a registered nurse.
It is strongly advised that all applicants attend a Counseling Pre-nursing Information Meeting and consult with a health sciences counselor prior to beginning the program prerequisites. The evaluation worksheet is an advising tool only. Program requirements are subject to change and students are strongly advised to consult with the nursing department regarding all requirements.
Registered nurses administer nursing care to ill and injured persons. The majority of jobs are in hospitals and clinics, but opportunities are also available in public health, education, and industrial settings. Nurses may also choose a specialty area, e.g. surgical, pediatrics, psychiatric, labor and delivery, emergency room, etc. As the population ages and the nursing workforce nears retirement, there is a significant demand for nurses regionally, and in California.
Licensure Note: The California Board of Registered Nursing may deny licensure to anyone who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.
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Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Practice safe and competent nursing care for patients of all ages in a variety of settings;
- apply clinical and theoretical concepts to the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse;
- demonstrate caring, cultural sensitivity, and acceptance of ethnic, race, religious, gender, age, and lifestyle differences in their professional nursing practice;
- use the nursing process to identify client’s self-care needs by promoting those behaviors which lead towards the highest level of wellness;
- be self directed, responsible, resourceful, and resilient professional nurses; and
- be prepared to transfer to higher level nursing education.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
CHEM 60 and BIO 10 are prerequisites to the Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology courses. Prerequisite science courses without an on campus laboratory component will not be accepted.
Because basic algebra is recommended for chemistry, students without basic algebra skills are advised to take Elementary Algebra.
Food & Nutrition and Psychology courses must be completed PRIOR to start of the program.
Beginning with the class of Fall 2009, only college transferable reading and composition courses (English 1A or equivalent) will be accepted to fulfill the English prerequisite requirement. English 100 and English 100 ESL will no longer be accepted. This change is effective for students who apply Fall 2008 for the Fall 2009 ADN program.
The department recommends that students meet the math competency requirement for the Associate Degree prior to entering the program.
All courses taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. (A C minus in prerequisite courses will not be accepted if the C minus is less than 70%.)