Associate in Applied Science Degree A45110

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.


HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY is an Admissions Requirement for the ADN PROGRAM. Applicants who have not had high school or general college chemistry with a grade of “C” or better within the past eight years, should complete a chemistry course by the application deadline of April 29th, prior to entry into the ADN program. The Associate Degree Nursing requires this chemistry to be completed within the past 8 years. Students who have taken chemistry as part of an earned associate’s degree (or higher) will have the 8 year timeline waived for the application. The student’s chemistry grade will be used to determine the chemistry points awarded.

Course Credit Hours
**BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 165) 4
**BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 166) 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (or ENG 114) 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Additional Information

Elective Options: ART 111,114, 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, 112, PHI 215, 240

** Completed within the past 5 years. Students who have taken BIO 168/169 as part of an earned associate's degree (or higher) will have the 5 year timeline waived for the application.