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Program Overview

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.

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 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.


Program Contacts:

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

Dean - Health Sciences

Degree Curriculum

1st Fall Semester

ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
CHM-131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM-131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3

1st Spring Semester

BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3

Summer Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ENG-231 American Literature I 3

2nd Fall Semester

BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ECO-151 Survey of Economics 3
HIS-112 World Civilizations II 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4

2nd Spring Semester

BIO-275 Microbiology 4
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 4
POL-120 American Government 3
SOC-220 Social Problems 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Select one course from the following: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, or PHI 240.

Total credits needed to graduate: 61 Hours

Note: ENG 113 is not an acceptable substitution for ENG 114. The articulation agreement requires two courses from ENG 111, ENG 112, and ENG 114.

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Learning Outcomes

  • This program prepares students to complete the general education courses required to enter into an Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

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