Pre-Nursing

 

Pre-Nursing Track for the Associate of Arts Degree

The Pre-Nursing Track for the Associate of Arts Degree  is a track of prerequisite courses designed to be taken along with our other standard Associate of Arts degree courses through the Humanities & Natural Sciences Department. The Pre-Nursing track courses have been chosen to meet the prerequisite requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from both Piedmont College and Brenau University with whom we have articulation agreements. A student taking the additional track courses earns the standard Associate of Arts degree from Toccoa Falls College and meets the basic entrance requirements for

Brenau and Piedmont. This track of courses is designed for students intending to transfer to Piedmont College or Brenau University for the BSN. Students planning on a different school for their BSN should check with that school for their prerequisite criteria.

PRE-NURSING TRACK FOR THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PRE-NURSING TRACK – FOR PIEDMONT COLLEGE BSN

First Year

Summer School

BIO 114 Biology I 4
BIO 124 Biology II 4
 Total 8


Fall Semester

NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
COM 113 Intro to Communication 3
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I 3
MUT 113 Music Theory I 3
PSY 113 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Introduction to Sociology 3
TFC 100 Orientation
 Total 18

 

Winterim

HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3

 

Spring Semester

BIB 213 Hermeneutics 3
BIO 234 General Microbiology1 4
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II 3
POL 213 American Government 3
PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 16

 

Summer School

OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
___ ___ Literature Elective
 Total 6

 

Second Year

 

Fall Semester

BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3
BIO 214 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MAT 133 College Algebra 3
PHY 243 Ethics 3
SPN 113 Elementary Spanish I 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 16

 

Winterim

Prepare for nursing entrance exam

 

Spring Semester

___ ___ Bible or Theology   Elective 3
BIO 224 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics 3
HIS 243 History of the US II 3
SPN 123 Elementary Spanish II 3
 Total 16

Total 79 Hours

1Though most nursing programs do not require basic Biology courses, Microbiology will be difficult without at least a strong background in high school Biology courses. Some students may want to take both Biology courses in summer school before taking Microbiology.

2Capable students may lighten their semester or summer load by taking the CLEP for possible CLEP credit, such as Biology, American Government, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, History of the US, Spanish, or College Algebra.

3While the above course sequence covers the prerequisites for admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Piedmont College, students should check the exact prerequisites of the program for the School of Nursing to which they intend to apply. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for acceptance to Piedmont’s nursing program. GPA alone, however, does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Failure of more than two Science courses or a second failure in any one Science course results in ineligibility for admission to the School of Nursing. The sequence above would qualify the student to receive an Associate of Arts degree from TFC. Any Piedmont course prerequisites not completed above may be completed at Piedmont College prior to admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

 

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PRE-NURSING TRACK – FOR BRENAU UNIVERSITY BSN

Suggested Course Sequence

 Summer School

BIO 114 Biology I (optional)1 4
BIO 124 Biology II (optional) 4
 Total 8


Fall Semester

NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
CHM 214 Chemistry I 4
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I 3
___ ___ Intermediate French or Spanish I3 3
MAT 133 College Algebra 3
TFC 100 Orientation  0
 Total 16

 

Winterim

HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3

 

Spring Semester

BIB 213 Hermeneutics 3
BIO 234 General Microbiology1 4
COM 113 Introduction to Communication 3
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II 3
PSY 113 General Psychology 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 16

 

Summer School

OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
MAT 253 Introduction to   Statistics 3
 Total 6

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3
BIO 214 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
HIS 233 History of the US I 3
MUT 113 Music Theory I 3
PHY 243 Ethics 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach  0
 Total 16

 

Winterim

Prepare for nursing entrance exam

 

Spring Semester

___ ___ Bible or Theology   Elective 3
BIO 224 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
___ ___ Literature Elective 3
PED 181 Bowling 1
PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 213 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Total 17

Total 74 Hours

1Though most nursing programs do not require basic Biology courses, Microbiology will be difficult without at least a strong background in high school Biology courses. Some students may want to take the basic Biology courses in summer school before taking Microbiology.

2Capable students may lighten their semester or summer load by taking the CLEP for certain courses. Please note that Brenau’s transfer credit policy does not allow placement credit to transfer. Therefore, if a student places out of Freshman Composition I, the student will need to take alternate approved courses to substitute for Brenau’s mandatory nursing prerequisite courses (and liberal education requirements). If the student receives credit for CLEP, an official CLEP transcript must be submitted to Brenau and the credit will be awarded for the CLEP based on Brenau’s CLEP transfer guidelines. The semester or summer load could be decreased further by testing out in other courses for possible CLEP credit, such as Biology, American Government, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Macroeconomics, History of the US, Spanish, French, or College Algebra. Please contact Brenau prior to taking any CLEP exams to make sure that the CLEP is accepted at Brenau. As stated above, Brenau University will require an original official CLEP transcript to award credit.

3Three hours of foreign language through the Intermediate I (233) level or six hours of Elementary I & II (113 & 123).

4While the above course sequence covers the prerequisites for admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Brenau University, students should check the exact prerequisites of the program for the School of Nursing to which they intend to apply. The sequence above would qualify the student to receive an Associate of Arts degree from TFC by substituting PSY 243 Developmental Psychology for one of the other required Social Science elective courses.

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