Curriculum

Material on this page reflects the most recent college catalog. The college reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.

Prerequisite courses must be in progress or completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students are encouraged to contact the Nursing program faculty directly for program-specific questions.

For students anticipating applying for the program for 2016-17 or later, there will be a change in prerequisites. If a student is starting prerequisites in Spring 2016, for admission in a subsequent academic year, the following courses will be required prior to application:

  • COLS 1000
  • ENGL 1010
  • MATH 1400
  • ZOO 2015

Associate of Applied Science

Prerequisite

  Course Title Credits
  MATH 1400+ College Algebra 3
  ZOO 2015*^ Human Anatomy 
      Prerequisite Credits 7

Program

  Course Title Credits
  NRST 1610* Nursing I 6
  NRST 1710* Clinical Experience I 3
  ZOO 2025*^ð Human Physiology 4
  ANTH 1200ð -OR- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
  PSYC 1000*ð General Psychology 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  HOEC 1140ð Nutrition 2
  ENGL 1010*+ð English I: Composition 3
  NRST 1620* Nursing II 6
  NRST 1720* Clinical Experience II 5
    Choose from Physical Education Activity courses.ð 1
      Semester Credits 17
  Course Title Credits
  NRST 1980*^ Practical Nursing Role Exploration 2
      Semester Credits 2
  Course Title Credits
  CO/M 2010*+^ð -OR- Public Speaking (recommended) 3
  CO/M 1015*+^ð -OR- Foundations of Communication 3
  CO/M 1030*^ð Interpersonal Communication 3
  NRST 2630* Nursing III 6
  NRST 2730* Clinical Experience III 5
  MICR 2240 Medical Microbiology 4
      Semester Credits 18
  Course Title Credits
  NRST 2640* Nursing IV 6
  NRST 2740* Clinical Experience IV 5
  POLS 1000*ð -OR- American and Wyoming Government 3
  HIST 1211*ð -OR- U.S. to 1865 3
  HIST 1221*ð -OR-  U.S. from 1865 3
  ECON 1200*ð  Economics, Law, and Government 3
      Semester Credits 14

Total Credits: 72-75

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

ð Indicated course may be taken prior to program admission however all courses must be completed before or during the semester progression as indicated.

^Program Comments
Students should take ZOO 2015 and ZOO 2025. Completion of ZOO 2010 and ZOO 2020 may be accepted however additional prerequisites apply for this option.
NRST 1980 completion is needed to qualify for practical nurse licensure; not required for ADN.
CO/M 1030 completed prior to or during the 2015-2016 academic year will satisfy the CV requirement for AAS degrees only for programs started during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year (catalog), CO/M 1030 will no longer satisfy the CV requirement for any degree.
Some students may qualify for an exemption for COLS 1000 due to prior learning. Information is available on Page 37 of the catalog. See your Academic Advisor for assistance.
Other Information
Additional Program Prerequisites –

  • Kaplan Entrance exam with a score of 70 overall and a 73 on reading comprehension on the same test (within the last three years).
  • Demonstrated competency to enter ENGL 1010.

All students admitted to the nursing program are expected to carry their own personal health insurance.