Isothermal Community College

Health and Public Services

Associate Degree Nursing

Academic Development

if applicable

DRE 096
DRE 097
DRE 098
DMA 040
DMA 050
DMA 060
DMA 070
DMA 080

First semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ACA 115 - Success and Study Skills [OR] None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
ACA 122 - College Transfer Success None 1 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
BIO 168 - Anatomy and Physiology I Satisfactory placement scores or DRE 097 4 6 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 111 - Intro to Health Concepts None 8 16 Fall
PSY 150 - General Physiology Satisfactory placement scores or DRE 097 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer


Second semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
BIO 169 - Anatomy and Physiology BIO 168 4 6 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 112 - Health Illness Concepts ( 1st 8 weeks) NUR 111 5 9 Spring
NUR 211 - Health Care Concepts (2nd 8 weeks) NUR 111 5 9 Spring

*Will be phased out in 2019


Third semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
ENG 111 - Writing & Inquiry Satisfactory placement scores or DRE 098 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 114 - Holistic Health Concepts NUR 111 5 9 Summer
PSY 241 - Developmental Psychology PSY 150 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
* NUR 214 - Nursing Transition Concepts LPN License 4 6 Summer

LPN-to-ADN Fast Track students (who completed a concept-based Practical Nursing program) enter Summer Semester
and enroll in NUR 114 and NUR 214. LPN-to-ADN Fast Track students must complete BIO 168, BIO 169, PSY 150,
and ACA 122 with a minimum of “C” prior to the beginning of the summer semester. LPN-to-ADN Fast Track students
receive credit for the first two semesters (NUR 111, NUR 112, and NUR 211).


Fourth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
BIO 175 - Microbiology [OR] BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168 3 4 Fall
BIO 275 - Microbiology BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168 4 6 Spring, Summer
ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Discipline ENG 111 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 113 - Family Health Concepts NUR 111 and PSY 241 5 9 Fall
NUR 212 - Health Systems Concepts NUR 111 and PSY 241 5 9 Fall


Fifth semester

Course name Prerequisite Credit hours Contact hours Semester offered
Humanities Elective (see list below) Varies 3 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
NUR 213 - Complex Health Concepts NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 211, NUR 114, NUR 113, and NUR 212 10 22 Spring


Program contact

Dr. Kim Amos

PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Director, Foothills Nursing Consortium
Foothills Nursing Consortium
kamos@isothermal.edu
828-395-1741
Rutherfordton Learning Center


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Related Programs

No listed related programs

Electives: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240, HUM 115