Curriculum Guides 2004-2005
(Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2004-2005 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

Registered Nurse
AS Degree

The nursing program is an Associate of Science Degree program that can be completed in four semesters and one summer session after admission to the major. The graduates of an associate degree program in nursing are prepared to practice as staff nurses in direct patient care in hospitals and long-term care facilities, clinics, and other agencies where nursing roles and services are structured and well developed. Most classes are held on the Fremont campus. Clinical, hospital, and community experiences are provided at a number of sites in Alameda, Santa Clara, and other local counties. During the first year, nursing students take basic nursing and support courses to the major. The development of critical thinking, professional oral and written communications, and ethical practice form the foundation for success in future nursing courses. Beginning in the latter part of the first year and continuing through the second year, nursing courses are more specifically concerned with the care of patients ranging in age from infants to the elderly, with various conditions affecting their health. With expert faculty guidance, nursing students learn to function in the clinical setting as they care for clients with a wide variety of health-illness problems.

There is no Certificate of Achievement offered in this major. The program prepares the associate degree graduate to take the NCLEX-RN (licensing exam), leading to practice as a Registered Nurse (R.N.).

The program is based on a selective admission process and involves a special application due in April for admission the following Fall Semester (August) and October for Spring Semester (January). For more information on advanced placement, LVN-RN, and the 30-unit option, see Health Sciences Web pages. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York, New York, 10006; (213) 363-5555; and the California Board of Registered Nurses (400 R Street, Suite 4030, Sacramento, California 95814; (916) 322-3350;

Requirements for AS Degree:

  1. Complete Major Field and Supporting Courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.
  5. Complete each Major Field and Supporting Course with a grade of “C” or better.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
NUR-101 Nursing Theory and Communication 4.5
NUR-102 Assessment and Surgical I 4.5
NUR-103 Community I and Medical Surgical II 5
NUR-104 Maternal-Child Care 5
NUR-105 Mental Health and Gerontologic Care 5
NUR-106 Community II and Medical Surgical III 5
NUR-107 Medical Surgical IV and Rehabilitation 5
NUR-108 Clinical Preceptorship 3.5
NUR-109 Community Synthesis 1.5

Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses
Number Title Units
BIOL-103A Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL-103B Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL-106 Microbiology OR 5
BIOL-107 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (3)
CFS-109 Nutrition 3
PSY-108 Survey of Human Development 3

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