Associate of Applied Science Degree
Purpose: The two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program is designed to prepare graduates to be contributing members of the health care team, providing direct patient care as beginning practitioners of professional nursing in structured care settings. Graduates of the ADN program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination required for licensure as registered nurses (RN).
Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for registered nurses include staff positions in hospitals, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other structured health care settings.
Admission Requirements: In addition to admission to the College, there are specific admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information in a booklet, which can be found on the program’s web page or in the Admissions and Advising Center, and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.
Graduation Requirement: Students entering the Nursing degree program are required to take one writing intensive course in order to graduate. The writing intensive course for this program is NSG 230 which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112 . Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the writing intensive course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another writing intensive course (WIC). Students do not need to pass a standardized commercial exam to pass this program to graduate.