Degree Programs - Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate the principles of the natural, physical, social, biological, and behavioral sciences, and nursing theory to provide holistic care to individuals, families, and groups across the wellness-illness continuum.
  2. Integrate the nursing process as a critical thinking skill for decision making in nursing practice.
  3. Provide safe and competent care to individuals, families, and groups grounded in evidenced-based practice, quantitative competencies, and technological proficiency.
  4. Integrate effective communication skills through professional interactions with individuals, families, groups and the health care team.
  5. Create an environment where therapeutic interventions reflect a respect for human dignity.
  6. Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary health team.
  7. Integrate accountability and responsibility for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession.
  8. Function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice.

Degree Program - Requirements

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics CSA*H105 Introduction to Software Applications or CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers See advisor
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Scientific Knowledge BIO*H211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Scientific Reasoning Prerequisite - BIO*H212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Program Requirement NUR*H101 Introduction to Nursing Practice 8
Program Requirement BIO*H235 Microbiology 4
Program Requirement PSY*H111 General Psychology 3
Social Phenomena SOC*H101 Principles of Sociology 3
Program Requirement NUR*H102 Family Health Nursing 8
Program Requirement PSY*H201 Life Span Development 3
Program Requirement NUR*H103 Pharmacology for Families Across the Lifespan 1
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition 3
Program Requirement NUR*H201 Nursing Care of Individuals and Families I 9
Program Requirement NUR*H202 Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intensive Health Care Needs 1
Oral Communication COM*H100 Introduction to Communication 3
Program Requirement NUR*H203 Nursing Care of Individuals and Families II 8
Program Requirement NUR*H204 Pharmacology for Individuals, Families and Groups with Complex Health Care Needs 1
Program Requirement NUR*H205 Nursing Management and Trends 2
(General education credits: 30 / Nursing credits: 38)    Total Credits: 68


Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

There may be a prerequisite course that must be successfully completed prior to taking the course.

Nursing Credits:
  Classroom - one contact hour = 1 credit
  Clinical - three contact hours = 1 credit

Norwalk Community College requires one interdisciplinary course to fulfill core curriculum requirements.

Non-Nursing courses may be taken in the semester indicated above or they may be taken earlier (with a minimum of a C grade).

Nursing courses must be taken in the stated sequence.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.