General Studies, Nursing Pathway

Associate of Science

Associate of Science Pathway in Nursing transfers toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. RN-BSN candidates must have an ASN in order to be accepted in the Dalton State RN-BSN program.

Area A: Essential Areas *
ENGL 1101English Composition I (ASN Pre-requisite)3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra (ASN Pre-requisite) *3
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech (ASN Pre-requisite)3
Select one of the following:1
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Health and Wellness Concepts
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
PRSP Elective (See advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one ENGL course:3
Topics in Literature & Culture
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
Choose one of the following: (ASN Pre-requisite)3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Select One Lab Science Sequence:8
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology II
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
MATH 1401Elementary Statistics3
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 1877 (ASN Pre-requisite)3
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government (ASN Pre-requisite)3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (ASN Pre-requisite)3
SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology3
Area F: Major Related
BIOL 2251KAnatomy and Physiology I */**4
BIOL 2252KAnatomy and Physiology II */**4
BIOL 2260KMicrobiology */**4
PSYC 2103Human Development3
SOCI 1160Social Problems3
or SOCI 2293 Marriage and Family
or HLTH 2500 Interpersonal Health/Relations
Total Hours60

 Grade of C or higher required for ASN program.


Science courses shall have been taken within six years of admission, readmission, or transfer into the program, or they shall be repeated.

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