Traditional Curriculum


Students may complete some or all of the general education (non-nursing) courses prior to admission to the ADN program. Upon admission to the program, students must complete any remaining general education courses prior to or within the semester listed, in order to progress.  NUR courses are sequential and cannot be combined to shorten the length of the program.

All courses listed in the ADN curriculum must be completed with a “C” or higher.


First Term 
MTH100     Intermediate College Algebra (or a higher level math)    3
*BIO201      Human Anatomy and Physiology I    4
NUR102      Fundamentals of Nursing    6
NUR103      Health Assessment    1
NUR104      Introduction to Pharmacology    1
                                  TOTAL Credit Hours              15
Second Term


ENG101      English Composition I    3
BIO202        Human Anatomy and Physiology II    4
NUR105      Adult Nursing    8
NUR106      Maternal and Child Nursing    5
                                TOTAL Credit Hours               20
Third Term


PSY200      General Psychology    3
BIO220       General Microbiology    4
NUR201      Nursing Through the Lifespan I    5
                                  TOTAL Credit Hours              12
Fourth Term


SPH106 or SPH107      Speech    3
PSY210      Human Growth and Development    3
NUR202      Nursing Through the Lifespan II    6
                                  TOTAL Credit Hours              12
Fifth Term


NUR203      Nursing Through the Lifespan III    6
NUR204      Transition Into Nursing Practice    4
                                  TOTAL Credit Hours              13
Total Program Credit Hours:  72

Per College curriculum requirements, the following courses will be required in order to complete your AAS in Nursing.  These courses must be completed satisfactorily or with a “C” or higher:

    ORI 101:    Orientation to College (if applicable) – 1 credit hour

    ORI 104:    WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement – 1 credit hour

    CIS 146:     Microcomputer Applications – 3 credit hour

*Pre-requisite:  Completion of BIO103 with a “C” or higher or satisfactory performance on ACCS Biology Placement Exam, prior to application to the ADN program, if applicable.  Students that have completed an Anatomy and Physiology course at WCC or another college and have received credit at WCC through the Office of Admissions and Records will not be required to complete BIO103 in order to meet curriculum requirements.