Sep 22, 2023  
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog 

Associate in General Education-Nursing (A1030N)

The Associate in General Education (AGE) - Nursing degree is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing based on the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Articulation Agreement (RN to BSN AA) between the State Board of North Carolina Community Colleges and The University of North Carolina Board of Governors. It applies to all NC community colleges that operate associate degree nursing programs and to those eleven constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina that operate RN to BSN Programs (Appalachian State University, Fayetteville State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University, North Carolina Central University, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Wilmington, Western Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University).

The AGE - Nursing degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 61 semester hours of approved college transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

Demonstrate general education competencies in the following areas:

Competency 1:  Information Literacy and Educational Technology

Students will meet this competency through the completion of both objectives 1a and 1b.

Objective 1a:  Access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats.

Objective 1b:  Use educational technologies to achieve academic and work-related goals.

Competency 2:  Communication

Students will meet this competency through assessments in both ENG 111 and ENG 112. Objective:  Communicate effectively through writing, reading, and speaking.

Competency 3:  Computational and/or Scientific Reasoning

Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 3a, 3b, or 3c.

Objective 3a:   Analyze mathematical problems and quantitative data to make logical decisions.

Objective 3b:  Demonstrate knowledge of the natural sciences and use this knowledge to analyze problems and make rational decisions.

Objective 3c: Demonstrate knowledge of the role and function of computers to solve problems.

Competency 4:  Humanities and Fine Arts

Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 4a, 4b, or 4c.

Objective 4a:  Demonstrate knowledge of philosophical and/or religious beliefs, assumptions, and values.

Objective 4b:  Demonstrate knowledge of cultural and artistic significance within the fine arts.

Objective 4c: Demonstrate knowledge of literary works within a historical and cultural context.

Competency 5:  Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 5a or 5b.

Objective 5a:  Demonstrate knowledge of the historical patterns in political, cultural, and economic life and their impact on human societies.

Objective 5b:  Demonstrate knowledge of the reciprocal interactions among self, society, and the environment.

General Education Courses (54 SHC)*

English Composition (6 SHC)

The following two (2) courses are required.

Mathematics (8 SHC)

The following two (2) courses are required.

Total Program Hours: 61


*Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.