Nursing

Whether you are looking for a career as a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), Amarillo College has highly regarded, fully accredited programs that can take you there. Seventy percent of nurses in the area have attended Amarillo College. Students in both nursing programs take classes in contemporary, mediated classrooms within newly renovated facilities. The Nursing Resource Center (NRC) provides an environment for students to learn nursing skills in hospital-like settings. The clinical simulation laboratory within the NRC provides unique opportunities to practice patient-centered nursing care using simulated scenarios. Nursing students at AC obtain clinical experiences at various local hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, long-term care facilities, and schools throughout the community.

Nursing

What can you do with a Nursing degree or certificate? 


A licensed vocational nurse tends to the needs of sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled people. Vocational nurses work independently but are often supervised by medical doctors and registered nurses. Experienced vocational nurses may become charge nurses who oversee the work of other VNs and unlicensed medical staff, such as nursing assistants and aides. Registered nurses play an essential role in promoting health and wellness. They help improve the quality of life of everyone from infants to the elderly. Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Nursing

Enter the Workforce with a Certificate or a Two Year Degree  

Vocational Nursing Certificate

BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I

4 hrs

HITT 1305- Medical Terminology

3 hrs

Second Semester

 

VNSG 1423- Basic Nursing Skills

4 hrs

VNSG 1400- Nursing in Health and Illness

4 hrs

VNSG 1231- Pharmacology

2 hrs

VNSG 1227- Medication Administration

2 hrs

VNSG 1304-Foundations of Nursing

3 hrs

VNSG 1136-Mental Health

1 hr

VNSG 1138-Mental Illness

1 hr

VNSG 1260- Clinical Health and Illness

 

2 hrs

Third Semester

 

VNSG 1230-Maternal-Newborn

2 hrs

VNSG 2160-Clinical Maternal-Newborn

1 hr

VNSG 1234 Pediatrics

2 hrs

VNSG  2161Clinical – Pediatrics

1 hr

VNSG 1409 Nursing  Health & Illness II

4 hrs

VNSG  1361Clinical Health & Illness II

3 hrs

VNSG  2410 Nursing Health & Illness III

4 hrs

VNSG  2163 Clinical Nursing Health & Illness III

1 hrs

General Education Courses.  May be taken prior to acceptance to program  

 

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3 hrs

PSYC 2301 – General  Psychology

3 hrs

BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I

4 hrs

BIOL 2402- Anatomy and Physiology II

4 hrs

BIOL 2420 – Microbiology

4 hrs

Language, Philosophy & Culture

3 hrs

Speech:  Choose one course from Spch 1315 Public Speaking or Spch 1318 Interpersonal Communication or Spch 1321 Business & Professional Speaking

3 hrs

First Semester

 

RNSG 1309- Introduction to Nursing

3 hrs

RNSG 1105- Nursing Skills I

1 hr

RNSG 1301 - Pharmacology

3 hr

Second Semester

 

RNSG 1331-Principles of Clinical Decision Making

3 hrs

RNSG 1362- Clinical- Principles of Clinical Decision Making

3 hrs.

Third semester

 

RNSG 1247-Concepts of Clinical Decision Making I

3 hrs

RNSG 1263- Clinical- Concepts of Clinical Decision Making I

1 hrs

RNSG 1151 (8-wk)- Care of the Childbearing Family

1 hr

RNSG 1160 (8-wk)- Clinical – Care of the Childbearing Family

1 hr

RNSG 2101 (8-wk)- Care of Children and Families

1 hr

RNSG 2160 (8-wk)- Clinical- Care of Children and Families

1 hr

Fourth  Semester

 

RNSG 1248-Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II

2 hrs

RNSG 2261 - Clinical Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II

2 hrs

RNSG 2213-Mental Health Nursing

2hrs

RNSG 2161- Clinical – Mental Health Nursing

1 hrs

Fifth Semester

 

RNSG 2231- Advanced Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II

2 hrs

RNSG 2262- Clinical – Advanced Concepts of Adult Health

2 hrs

RNSG 2221-Professional Nursing- Leadership and Management

2 hrs

RNSG 2263-Clinical- Prefessional Nursing- Leadership and Management

2 hrs.