Lake Superior State University

Health Care Provider

Program Description


The associate of applied science degree program serves the community by providing students with the necessary skills and training to provide safe and competent care to patients. Students wishing to obtain an associate of applied science degree would be able to complete the required course work in four semesters. The general education courses required for the associate of applied science degree would apply to the baccalaureate degree in nursing, allowing for a smooth articulation between the two programs if students wish to continue their education.

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Degree Requirements


Major Requirements (40 credits)

  • HLTH208 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
  • PNUR101 Introduction to Practical Nursing I 2
  • PNUR102 Drugs and Dosages 3
  • PNUR104 Introduction to Practical Nursing II 2
  • PNUR107 Understanding Clincial Nutrition Lab 1
  • PNUR113 Fundamentals to Practical Nursing 7
  • PNUR201 Medical Surgical Practical Nursing 10
  • PNUR202 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Practical Nursing 2
  • PNUR203 OB Practical Nursing 5
  • PNUR204 Pediatric Practical Nursing 5

Support Courses (29-35 credits)

General Education (6 credits)

  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3

Total Degree Credits: 74-80

*If needed for prerequisite of MATH102