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Associate Degree in General Education - Nursing

The Associate in General Education (AGE)-Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina's Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs which was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors in February 2015. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry 3.00 3.00
ENG 112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3.00 3.00
PHI 240 - Introduction to Ethics 3.00 3.00
PSY 150 - General Psychology 3.00 3.00
PSY 241 - Developmental Psychology 3.00 3.00
BIO 168 - Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 3.00 4.00
BIO 169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3.00 3.00 4.00
BIO 175 - General Microbiology 2.00 2.00 3.00

Additional General Education Courses toward BSN

Humanities/Fine Arts
(Take 3 credits or 1 course)

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
ART 111 - Art Appreciation 3.00 3.00
ART 114 - Art History Survey I 3.00 3.00
ART 115 - Art History Survey II 3.00 3.00
MUS 110 - Music Appreciation 3.00 3.00
MUS 112 - Introduction to Jazz 3.00 3.00
PHI 215 - Philosophical Issues 3.00 3.00
HUM 115 - Critical Thinking 3.00 3.00

English
(Take 3 credits or 1 course)

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
ENG 231 - American Literature I 3.00 3.00
ENG 232 - American Literature II 3.00 3.00

Social/Behavioral Sciences
(Take 9 credits or all courses)

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
SOC 210 - Introduction to Sociology 3.00 3.00
SOC 220 - Social Problems 3.00 3.00
HIS 111 - World Civilizations I 3.00 3.00

Natural Sciences
(Take 4 credits or all courses)

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
CHM 131 - Introduction to Chemistry 3.00 3.00
CHM 131A - Introduction to Chemistry Lab 3.00 1.00

Math
(Take 8 credits or all courses)

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
MAT 152 - Statistical Methods I 3.00 2.00 4.00
MAT 171 - Precalculus Algebra 3.00 2.00 4.00

Other Required Hours
(Take 7 credits - ACA 122 and POL 120 and choose one ECO from list below)

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
ACA 122 - College Transfer Success 2.00 1.00
POL 120 - American Government 3.00 3.00

Take either course

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
ECO 251 - Principles of Microeconomics 3.00 3.00
ECO 252 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3.00 3.00