Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are qualified to sit for state licensure examinations (NCLEX-RN). Associate Degree Nurses provide ongoing care and support, promote good health, and coordinate all aspects of patient care.
This program allows educational and career mobility for students. In addition to broad career options, graduates may choose to transfer and continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing (B.S.N.), or advanced practice nursing (M.S.N.).
Students accepted for college admission may apply for admission to the program and may complete all courses in five sequential semesters. LPN's who meet the criteria for advanced placement may complete the program in three to four sequential semesters.
In addition to knowledge gained in nursing courses, graduates of an Associate Degree Nursing program gain valuable career skills for the health care environment. The graduate will demonstrate competence, caring, and critical thinking skills in providing safe, effective nursing care. The graduate will also demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the registered nurse.
Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is awarded on a selective basis, with preference given to the most qualified candidates. Students must complete all requirements listed in the admissions packet and submit them prior to the deadline outlined in the packet. The Associate Degree Nursing Selection Committee considers the applicant's admission essay, grade point average or GED scores; ACT or SAT composite scores, recommendations, documentation of successful completion of prerequisites, and submission of all admission forms listed in the admission packet. Admissions documents include need to be returned to Darla Boone in one envelope.
- Extended care facilities
- Physician's office
- Private duty
- Home health agencies
- Business and industry
Click here for an application packet:Associate Degree Nursing-Traditional or
Advanced Placement Day (For LPNs ONLY)
Contact to learn more:
Darla Boone, MSN, RN
Director and Professor
Associate Degree Nursing
Health Sciences office: