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Submitter's Information


Susan Wyche


Dean of Career, Technical, and Extended Education


San Diego/Imperial


Palomar College

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CTE Dean's Name

Susan Wyche

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Program Details

Program Title

Associate in Arts (AA) in Nursing

Submission Type

Program Modifications (formerly substantial changes)

TOPs Code

Registered Nursing (123010)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This program prepares graduates to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals and other health agencies at a staff nurse level.

Enrollment Completer Projections

31 or more

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • A.A. Degree (A)
Program Goal

The program prepares graduates to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals and other health agencies at a staff nurse level.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

This program change is part of the new curriculum launching within the nursing department.  The old curriculum is over 25 years old.  This curriculum will be different from the old curriculum and use a hybrid concept-based teaching method.  The students who start in first semester with the new curriculum in Fall of 2022 will be the first students to use this method of teaching in the nursing program at Palomar.  The curriculum will change in the second semester N118 Spring of 2023, then third semester N217 in Fall of 2023 and then fourth semester 218 in Spring of 2024.

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
NURS 117-MSIntroduction to Nursing Concepts10S1
or NURS 117Nursing I

NURS 118-BHNursing II Concepts for Behavioral Health3S2
NURS 118-OBNursing II Health Concepts for the Childbearing Family3S2
NURS 118-P
or NURS 118Nursing II3S2
NURS 217-GNursing III Health Concepts for Geriatrics3S3
NURS 217-SNursing III Advanced Nursing Concepts I3S3
NURS 217-MNursing III Advanced Nursing Concepts II3S3
NURS 218 MSNursing IV Transition to Professional Nursing Practice Concepts8.5S4
or NURS 218Nursing IV

Supporting Documents

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Submission Details

Published at

01/20/22 - 04:50 PM



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All Comments


Larry McLemore   ·  02/10/22

Cuyamaca supports


Jesse Lopez   ·  02/10/22

SD Miramar College endorses the program modification.


Cassandra Storey   ·  02/09/22

SDCCE supports program mod


Jennifer Lewis   ·  02/03/22

SWC Supports. Here are comments from our Director of Nursing: I'm glad they are revising curriculum. Our ADN curriculum was last formally revised over 10 years ago. Wea are in the beginning stage of revision, mapping our plan for a projected fall 2024 implementation. I can't tell much for the titles of the courses but nothing stands out as problematic to me. I don't see a critical thinking course but maybe it's a thread? Thanks much! SG


Dr. Javier Ayala   ·  02/03/22

GC supports.


Efrain Silva   ·  01/31/22

IVC supports the program modification.


Dr. Al Taccone   ·  01/27/22

MiraCosta College endorses this modification.


John Edwards   ·  01/27/22

Palomar College submitted the appropriate LMI from the COE. The COE recommends proceeding with developing a program or a program modification because 1) a supply gap exists for this occupation; 2) their entry-level and median earnings are above the living wage; and 3) a high number of annual openings exist.