Health Science

NursingNursing - ADN  - Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degree prepares students for the challenges of modern healthcare. The classroom instruction that is provided in nursing concepts, coupled with laboratory practice and clinical experience at area healthcare providers, ensures that students are well-qualified to enter the field. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN). Upon satisfactory completion of the examination and licensure by a State Board of Nursing, graduates are titled Registered Nurse (RN) and are ready to respond to the changing healthcare demands in a variety of settings.

HGTC's Nursing program is accredited. For more information on HGTC's accreditations, click here.

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Career Outlook

A well-qualified nursing staff is essential for high-quality healthcare. This ongoing need presents graduates of HGTC's Nursing program with a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent earning potential. Hospital nursing is just one of the many areas where nurses practice. Examples of other practice settings include:
  • Home care
  • Private practice
  • Public health
  • Extended-care centers
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Military service
  • Corporations
  • Health-related industries
  • Hospices
  • Occupational settings
  • Health and wellness centers

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources. 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester    
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics  
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing* 6
NUR 161 Basic Concepts  
Second Semester     
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts* 7
Third Semester     
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
NUR 150 Chronic Health Problems* 6
NUR 162 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
Fourth Semester     
NUR 220 Family-Centered Nursing 7
AHS 108 Nutrition*** 3
PSY 203 Human Growth & Development*** 3
Fifth Semester     
  Humanities** 3
NUR 217 Trends & Issues in Nursing 2
NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 5
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3



*These courses prepare students in basic computer applications.
**Any University Transfer Humanities course.
***Transfer for BSN:  AHS 108 Nutrition and PSY 203 Human Growth & Development may be taken by students in Transfer Emphasis but are not required for Associate Degree in Nursing.