This plan of study was developed as a guideline for students who plan to transfer to an Alabama public four-year institution and pursue a degree in Nursing. Students who plan to transfer to an out-of-state or private institution should consult that institution and plan their program of study in consultation with nursing faculty advisors and/or counselors. Some courses in this program may not be available at all College locations. Upon completion of courses listed below, the transcript will reflect either an AA or AS degree without reference to the specific program of study.
RN-to-BSN Program: Portions of this plan are applicable for Registered Nurses (or students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program) who are seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. These students may meet university-parallel requirements by following institution-specific guidance for RN-to-BSN/MSN programs. RN-to-BSN program advisors will assist students in contacting their intended transfer institutions.
* Must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in Literature or History.
* For Literature, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Math, History, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Area V Electives: Some 4-year institutions require a specific course or courses in the indicated areas. Check the STARS Guide and Area V page of your intended transfer institution or consult your RN-to-BSN advisor for additional guidance. Transfer credits may not exceed 50% of those required for the 4-year degree.
* ORI 101 or 105, CIS 146: Courses are not included in the STARS Articulation Guide but are applicable toward the associate degree.
Area I: Written Composition
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
Selecting SPH 106 or 107 will meet associate degree requirement.
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in Literature or History.