AA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Pre-BSNAssociate of Arts and Sciences
Eastern Shore Community College
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree: Pre-BSN Specialization is designed for 1) students who plan to pursue either traditional pre-licensure baccalaureate in nursing programs; 2) students who have graduated from RCC, another VCCS nursing program, or a private nursing program and who are pursuing post-licensure completion of the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); and, 3) currently enrolled students in the ADN program at RCC who want to complete requirements for the BSN as they complete their pre-licensure education. Must be advised and approved by a nursing program advisor in order to be placed in this plan.
1.Communication RCC degree graduates will: a. understand and interpret complex materials; b. assimilate, organize, develop, and present an idea formally and informally; c. use standard English; d. use appropriate verbal and non-verbal responses in interpersonal relations and group discussions; e. use listening skills; f. recognize the role of culture in communication. 2.Critical Thinking. RCC degree graduates will: a. discriminate among degrees of credibility, accuracy, and reliability of inferences drawn from given data; b. recognize parallels, assumptions, or presuppositions in any given source of information; c. evaluate the strengths and relevance of arguments on a particular question or issue; d. weigh evidence and decide if generalizations or conclusions based on the given data are warran e. determine whether certain conclusions or consequences are supported by the information provided; f. use problem-solving skills. 3. Quantitative Literacy. RCC degree graduates will: a. use logical and mathematical reasoning within the context of various disciplines; b. interpret and use mathematical formulas; c. interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables, and schematics and draw inferences from them; d. use graphical, symbolic, and numerical methods to analyze, organize, and interpret data; e. estimate and consider answers to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness; f. represent mathematical information numerically, symbolically, and visually using graphs and charts. 4. Scientific Literacy. RCC degree graduates will: a. generate an empirically evidenced and logical argument; b. distinguish a scientific argument from a non-scientific argument; c. reason by deduction, induction, and analogy; d. distinguish between causal and correlational relationships; and e. recognize methods of inquiry that lead to scientific knowledge.
Program Requirement Notes
This curriculum will provide the most complete foundation for pursuit of the BSN. Consult with an advisor at your desired four-year institution to verify.
Program Credit Requirements
If you wish to see how your credits may apply, you can:
- Contact the institution where a staff member can help you map your credits to the requirements for this program.
- View the program requirements listed in the institution's catalog.
Key Program Guidance
- 67% of 2482 Transfer students who applied were accepted.
- The average GPA of transfer studenst accepted was 2.98
|Transfer Guidance Element||What You Need to Know|
|Transfer Student Catalog Year||Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance|
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|Associate Transfer Degree Completion|
|Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS|
|Credit for Prior Learning||https://es.vccs.edu/admissions-aid/credits/request-credit-for-prior-learning/|
|Is This Degree Right For Me?|
|Is This College Right For Me?||YES!! (Your Eastern Shore) is ESCC's culture of hospitality. We look beyond steps in a process to the comprehensive learner experience. YES!! encourages all to start from a positive perspective, develop personal YES!! visions and statements, and take prideful ownership of the college and the entire Shore community. We invite you to discover your YES!! at Your Eastern Shore Community College.|
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|Applying for Guaranteed Admissions||https://es.vccs.edu/admissions-aid/transfer-students/|
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|Number of Transfer Students||27|
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