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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Nursing AS

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Program Description

This program provides the foundational coursework and knowledge for students planning to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Evaluate biological hypotheses using the scientific method.
  • Use appropriate laboratory equipment and techniques to conduct experiments and perform procedures.
  • Evaluate information from a variety of sources and assess its credibility, usefulness and relevance.
  • Describe the structure and function of the human body.
  • Predict the effect of various stimuli on homeostasis.
  • Discuss host-microbe interactions as related to human health.
  • Communicate biological information using oral, written and/or digital presentation techniques.


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Student Organizations

Students in this major will benefit from participation in the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus or the Sci-π Club at the west campus.  For more information speak with any science faculty or inquire at the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Pre-Nursing Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30

(General Education Science Requirements are satisfied through specialized courses.)

Specialized Course Requirements Credit hours: 30

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
NOTE: Consult an advisor at the university you plan to attend for prerequisite and application information.

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