Associate in General Education (AGE) – Nursing Degree

Printable AGE Nursing plan of study.

2018 – 2019 Associate in General Education – Nursing (A1030N)

The Associate in General Education (AGE) – Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs which was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors in February 2015. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program.

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below (a grade of D will not transfer) and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions’ lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the appropriate requirements for articulation. Prerequisite courses to a subsequent course must be passed with a C or better.

View additional information about Blocks 4 and 5 (which contain nursing courses) of the Five-Block Degree Plan located within the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN as well as the RN to BSN Course Selection Guide.

General Education – 52-54 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Course SHC SEM Grade
English/Communications (6 SHC)
*ENG 111— Writing and Inquiry (Prereq: DRE 096-098) 3    
*ENG 112— Writing/Research in the Disciplines (Prereq: ENG 111) 3    
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
*Choose one from ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112 (Prereq: DRE 096-098) 3    
*Choose one from PHI 215, PHI 240, HUM 115 (Prereq: PHI 215 or 240-ENG 111; HUM 115-DRE 096-098) 3    
*Choose one from ENG 231, ENG 232 (Prereq: ENG 112) 3    
Social/Behavioral Sciences (15 SHC)
*PSY 150 (Prereq: DRE 096-098) 3    
*PSY 241 (Prereq: PSY 150) 3    
SOC 210 (Prereq: DRE 096-098) 3    
Choose one from SOC 220, SOC 225 (Prereq: DRE 096-098) 3    
Choose one from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132 (Prereq: DRE 096-098) 3    
Natural Sciences (16 SHC)
*BIO 168
(Prereqs: DRE 096-098 or a college level English composition with a grade of C or above; and DMA 010-060 or a college level algebra (or higher) with a grade of C or above; and CHM 094 or biology and chemistry in high school not older than 10 years or college biology and chemistry with a lab with a grade of C or above in both the lecture and lab)
4    
*BIO 169 (Prereq: BIO 168) 4    
BIO 275 (Prereq: BIO 111, BIO 168, or BIO 163 with a C or better) 4    
CHM 151 (Prereq: DRE 096-098 and DMA 010-080) 4    
Mathematics (7-8 SHC)
MAT 152 (Prereqs: DMA 010-050; and DRE 096-098) 4    
Choose one from: MAT 143, MAT 171
(Prereq: For MAT 143, DMA 010-050; and DRE 096-098. For MAT 171, Set 1: DMA 010-080 OR Set 2: MAT 121; minimum Grade C)
3-4    
Other Required Hours (7-8 SHC)
Course Comments SHC SEM Grade
(Student should consult with his or her advisor to complete, based on the requirements of the selected receiving institution and the student’s intended major.)
ACA 122 College Transfer Success Course
(Prereq: None. This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)
1    
Elective Choose two courses from the following: BIO 155, CHM 152, CIS 110, COM 231, ECO 251, ECO 252, HEA 110, HEA 112, PED 110, POL 120, PSY 281, SPA 111 and SPA 181, SPA 112 and SPA 182, SPA 211, SPA 212 (Prerequisites vary; consult with advisor or check course description on Durham Tech website)

Consult the Course Selection Guide to review requirements for each BSN program. Prerequisites vary; consult with advisor or check course description on Durham Tech website
6-7    
Additional Course        

Total Associate in General Education Nursing SHC Completed (Minimum 60-61 SHC): _______________

All students must demonstrate computer competency to graduate. That competency may be demonstrated by a satisfactory score on the computer competency test or by completing CIS 110 or CSC 151.

*Denotes courses (23 Semester Hours of Credit) in Block 1 of the Five Block Degree Plan that are completed as part of the North Carolina Community College AAS Nursing degree.