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2014 - 2015 Nursing Field of Study Program Information
An Associate of Arts with a Nursing Field of Study requires 66 credit hours.
Nursing also has a workforce program

The Nursing Field of Study (FOS) was prepared by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to delineate a set of courses which will satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The courses identified in the Nursing FOS serve as the lower division requirements of all public, four-year colleges and universities in the state of Texas for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are fully transferable. The completed FOS is designed to facilitate the articulation of a nurse from the associate degree level to the BSN level. The FOS was also designed to facilitate transfer from one associate degree program to another within the state of Texas. Students should check with the academic advisor or their transfer college or university for additional and/or specific degree requirements. Collin’s Nursing Program has adopted an integrated curriculum approach to the FOS. In order to complete the FOS, students must be admitted into the AAS RN program.

Upon completion of the Field of Study Curriculum, a certificate will be awarded to acknowledge completion and readiness to transition from an associate level to a baccalaureate (BA / BS) level, at any Texas public institution. Neither the Associate of Arts nor Certificate in Nursing Field of Study qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure.

Certificate - Nursing Field of Study
38 credit hours
  Required Core Courses 14 credit hours  
    BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I    
    BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II    
    MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods    
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology    
  Other Required Courses 24 credit hours  
    BIOL 1322 General Nutrition    
    BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors  
    CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry I 1    
    PSYC 2314 Life-Span Growth and Development  
    RNSG 1523 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs 2
    RNSG 2504 Integrated Care of the Patient with Common Health Care Needs 3


1. May substitute CHEM-1411, General Chemistry I
2. Corequisite courses, not included in the FOS, are RNSG-1219 and RNSG-1360
3. Corequisite courses, not included in the FOS, are RNSG-1229 and RNSG-1461

To earn the AA degree, in addition to the Field of Study Certificate, complete the following
General Education Core requirements:

Additional General Education Core             28 credit hours


6 Credit Hours

Must take both: ENGL 1301 and 1302  

3 Credit Hours

Select one of these sophomore English courses:
(Note: Only the courses that will meet the
AA degree requirement are listed below. 
See the General Education Core for more options.)

   English ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343  

6 Credit Hours

Must take both: GOVT 2305 and 2306  

6 Credit Hours

Select two: HIST 1301, 1302 or 2301  

3 Credit Hours

Select one of the following courses:

   Dance DANC 2303  
   Music MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310  
   Theatre DRAM 1310, 2361, 2362, 2366, 2367  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 1313  

4 Credit Hours


3 credit hours

 Select One: SPCH 1311, 1315 or 1321  
  Additional CAO Requirement

1 credit hour

Select One: PSYC 1100, 1300  

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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Contact Information
Dean, Academic Affairs - Nursing:
Donna Hatch, MSN, RN
CPC - B336

Academic Advisor:
Tori Hoffman
CPC - D117E

Lisa Gibbs
CPC - D117F

Department Website: