Nursing (RN) AAS

Health Sciences Department | A.A.S. Associate of Applied Science Degree | Two years

Earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (RN) at Clackamas Community College and take the first step towards an in demand career in the medical field.

One of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States, nurses are highly sought after and may choose to work in a variety of specialties and settings. Nurses also enjoy the benefits of a rewarding profession that values life-long learning and offers many opportunities for educational and career advancement. An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (RN) from Clackamas Community College prepares you for an exciting career in nursing through interactive classroom learning and hands-on clinical experiences. 

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New Deadline

In anticipation of possible snow closures prior to the original nursing application deadline, the new deadline is now 5p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.

Nursing (RN) AAS

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Nursing Prerequisites

Communication Related Instruction
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 
Complete the following Nursing Prerequisite
  • Arts & Letters, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences Electives
  • 13
  • BI-231
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • 4
  • BI-232
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 4
  • BI-233
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology III
  • 4
  • BI-234
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • 4
  • FN-225
  • Nutrition
  • 4
  • WR-122
  • English Composition
  • 4
 
Computation Related Instruction
  • MTH-095
  • Algebra III
  • 4
 
Human Relations Related Instruction
  • PSY-215
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • 4
 

Nursing - Term 1

Complete the Following
  • BI-112**
  • General Biology for Health Sciences
  • 4
  • NRS-110
  • Foundations of Nursing - Health Promotion
  • 5
  • NRS-110C
  • Foundations of Nursing - Health Promotion Clinical
  • 4
 
PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction
  • PE-185*
  • Physical Education
  • 1
 

Nursing - Term 2

Complete the Following
  • NRS-111
  • Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I
  • 3
  • NRS-111C
  • Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I Clinical
  • 3
  • NRS-230
  • Clinical Pharmacology I
  • 3
  • NRS-232
  • Pathophysiological Processes I
  • 3
  • NRS-112
  • Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I
  • 2
  • NRS-112C
  • Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I Clinical
  • 4
  • NRS-231
  • Clinical Pharmacology II
  • 3
  • NRS-233
  • Pathophysiological Processes II
  • 3
  • BI-112**
  • General Biology for Health Sciences
  • 4
  • NRS-222
  • Nursing in Acute Care II & End of Life
  • 3
  • NRS-222C
  • Nursing in Acute Care II & End of Life Clinical
  • 6
  • NRS-221
  • Chronic Illness II and End of Life
  • 3
  • NRS-221C
  • Chronic Illness II and End of Life Clinical
  • 6
 

Notes

**BI-112 meets the Biology with genetics requirement and must be completed prior to start of second year of nursing program.
 
*Current Basic Life Support (AHA) is required throughout the nursing program and meets PE requirement
 
Core curriculum is sequential and may not be taken out of order. Core nursing curriculum is intended to be completed in two academic years for an AAS degree.
 
Students must achieve C or higher grades in all required courses (including prerequisites/preparatory courses) prior to advancing to the next term.
 

Nursing - Term 6

Complete WR-222 or WR-227
  • WR-222
  • English Composition
  • 4
  • WR-227
  • Technical Report Writing
  • 4
 
Complete the Following
  • NRS-224
  • Integrative Practicum
  • 2
  • NRS-224C
  • Integrative Practicum Clinical
  • 7
 
Total Credits Required: 90
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