Associate Degree Nursing Five Semester Plan | ACTC

Associate Degree Nursing Five Semester Plan

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses
Course Credit Hours
NAA 100 – Nursing Assistant Skills I (75-hour nurse aide course or equivalent) & SRNA* 0-3
PSY 110 - General Psychology 3
BIO 137 - Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) 4
AA or AS Quantitative Reasoning Course 3
Healthcare Provider CPR card 0-1
Total Hours 10-14

Course Schedule

First Semester
Course Credit Hours
NSG 101 - Nursing Practice I 9
BIO 139 - Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) 4
Total Hours 13
Second Semester
Course Credit Hours
NSG 219 - Medical Surgical Nursing I 7
NSG 212 - Behavioral Health Nursing 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Total Hours 13
Third Semester
Course Credit Hours
NSG 229 - Medical Surgical Nursing II 7
NSG 211 - Maternal Newborn Nursing 3
BIO 225 - Medical Microbiology 4
Total Hours 14
Fourth Semester
Course Credit Hours
NSG 239 - Medical Surgical Nursing III 6
NSG 213 - Pediatric Nursing 3
Heritage / Humanities 3
Total Hours 12


Healthcare CPR requirements must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in the first nursing course and must be kept current throughout the program.  *SRNA = State Registered Nurse Aid

See your advisor to select the appropriate general education courses from the approved list for the AAS Degree requirements.

Curriculum in the KCTCS system is constantly being reviewed and updated to ensure quality and relevance. This check sheet should be used only as a guide for meeting the course requirements for each credential. See your advisor to confirm course requirements.

Revised August 2023