There are many educational paths to becoming a professional nurse. An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) gives students a solid foundation for a career in healthcare. This degree provides opportunities to work in entry-level nursing positions. The degree also serves as the foundation for earning a BSN or baccalaureate degree in nursing to expand and build upon a professional career in this essential field.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing Requirements:

COURSE TITLE S.H.
First-Year Requirement--Student Success
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
STAT 2625Statistical Literacy and Critical Reasoning3-4
or STAT 2601 Introductory Statistics
Social Sciences Requirements
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Natural Sciences Requirements
BIOL 1551Anatomy and Physiology 13
BIOL 1551LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Laboratory1
BIOL 1552Anatomy and Physiology 24
BIOL 1552LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Laboratory0
Major Requirements
BIOL 1560Microbiology for the Health Professions2
BIOL 1560LMicrobiology Laboratory for Health Professions1
NURS 2620Nursing 1 Foundations of Nursing8
NURS 2625Nursing 2 Medical-Surgical7
NURS 3715Nursing 3 Medical-Surgical6
NURS 2646Pathophysiology4
NURS 3740Developing Family and Child Health6
NURS 3755Nursing 4 Medical-Surgical6
NURS 3760Nursing Summary3
Total Semester Hours64-67
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
BIOL 1551
1551L
Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Anatomy and Physiology 1 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
NURS 2620 Nursing 1 Foundations of Nursing 8
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
 Semester Hours16-18
Spring
BIOL 1552
1552L
Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Anatomy and Physiology 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
NURS 2625 Nursing 2 Medical-Surgical 7
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 1560
1560L
Microbiology for the Health Professions
and Microbiology Laboratory for Health Professions
3
NURS 3715 Nursing 3 Medical-Surgical 6
STAT 2625 Statistical Literacy and Critical Reasoning 4
NURS 2646 Pathophysiology 4
 Semester Hours17
Spring
NURS 3740 Developing Family and Child Health 6
NURS 3755 Nursing 4 Medical-Surgical 6
NURS 3760 Nursing Summary 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours65-67
  1. Integrate best practices congruent with current evidence, patient/family preferences and values into delivery of optimal care.
  2. Employ safety standards to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers.
  3. Deliver care that is compassionate, ethical, coordinated, and based on respect for patient/family diversity, preferences, values and needs.
  4. Collaborate within nursing and healthcare teams applying open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making in the delivery of optimal care.
  5. Utilize data to monitor outcomes of care and continuously improve the quality and safety of patient care.
  6. Exhibit understanding of information and technology to communicate and support decision making in the delivery of safe and quality health care.