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117 and the receipt submitted to the Nursing Office prior to tak- ing the exam. Exam dates and testing requirements are available in the nursing office. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) requires schools to inform enrolled students (verbally and in writing) about eligibility requirements and to maintain students' signed receipt of the required information. Applicants for NCLEX and Nurses seeking licensure in Texas are required to submit a complete and legible set of fingerprints on a form prescribed by the board for the purpose of obtaining a criminal history from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bu- reau of Investigations. (Section 301.252 (b) and Section 301.252 (e) of the Texas Occupations Code). Positive crimi- nal background history may impact admission and/or pro- gression in the nursing program. All NCLEX applicants with outstanding eligibility issues that could prevent them from taking the NCLEX examination upon completion of a nursing program are urged to com- plete a Declaratory Order application. The Declaratory Order process permits the Board to make decisions regarding an applicant's eligibility for licensure prior to entering or com- pleting a nursing program. The BON has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligi- ble for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. The Board provides individuals the opportunity to petition for a Declaratory Order as to their eligibility in accordance with article 4519(a) of the Nursing Practice Act. View www.bon.state.tx.us for further information and forms. It is suggested that the * courses are taken prior to program admission. Once admitted into the program, all courses must be taken in the sequence listed at the time of admis- sion. If any RNSG course must be repeated, the lab/clinical corresponding course must be repeated also. FIRST SEMESTER PREREQUISITES SCH __ BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 __ RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3 __ ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3 __ PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3 13 SECOND SEMESTER __ PSYC 2314 Life Span Growth & Development* 3 __ RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4 __ RNSG 1205 Nursing Skills I 2 __ RNSG 1247 Concepts of Clinical Decision-Making 2 __ RNSG 1261 Clinical -Registered Nursing/ Registered Nurse 2 __ BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 17 THIRD SEMESTER __ RNSG 1343 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 3 __ RNSG 1362 Clinical-Nursing: Registered Nurse Training 3 __ RNSG 2201 Care of Children & Families 2 __ RNSG 2161 Clinical -Registered Nursing/ Registered Nurse 1 __ BIOL 2421 Microbiology* 4 13 FOURTH SEMESTER __ - - - - - - - - Creative Arts/LPC * 3 __ ENGL 1302 English Composition II* 3 __ SPCH - - - - Oral Communication 3 9 FIFTH SEMESTER __ RNSG 1251 Care of the Childbearing Family 2 __ RNSG 1162 Clinical-Nursing: Registered Nurse Training 1 __ RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2 __ RNSG 2160 Clinical -Registered Nursing/ Registered Nurse 1 6 SIXTH SEMESTER __ RNSG 2432 Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health 4 __ RNSG 2263 Clinical -Registered Nursing/ Registered Nurse 2 __• RNSG 2221 Professional Nursing: Leadership & Management 2 8 Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree 66 AAS-AD2 revision pending THECB approval. Students are encouraged to consider taking Healthcare Spanish. SPNL1301 Health Care Spanish develops the practi- cal Spanish communication skill for healthcare employees including medical terminology, greetings, common expres- sions, commands, and phrases normally used within a hospi- tal or physician's office. Notes: • Students should plan to take indicated capstone course in their last semester and should speak with their advisor prior to registering for the final semester. Core curriculum courses are shown in bold type. If a par- ticular course is not specified, refer to Core Curriculum Options on page 57.