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The Professional Nursing Program (ADN)
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program prepares students for entry into professional nursing. Upon graduation, the graduate is prepared to function in various health care settings in three interrelated roles: provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing.
The program is configured to facilitate a career ladder approach to nursing. Student successfully completing the PN program will receive a certificate and are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After receiving LPN licensure, the student may apply for entry into the ADN program. Upon completion of the ADN program, students are granted an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) and are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
|Prerequisites PN||Course #||Credit|
|Anatomy & Physiology I||BIOL-211||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||BIOL-212||4|
|College Skills Develop.||PCDE-101||1|
|Chemistry||CHEM-105 or CHEM-108||5|
|*or High School Chemistry||-||(1 yr)|
|ADN Fall Semester||9 hours|
|Advanced Nursing Skills Lab||NURS-200||1|
|Maternal Child II||NURS-201||1|
|Health Alterations Clinical||NURS-202||3|
|Mental Health II||NURS-203||1|
|ADN Spring Semester||9 hours|
|Complex Health Alterations Clinical||NURS-212||5|
|Complex Health Alterations||NURS-214||3|
(may be prerequisite or co-requisite)
|Upon Completion eligible Associate of Applied Science degree||66 Credit Hours|
Classes listed above must have a passing grade of “C” or greater to be eligible for entrance into the Nursing Program. All science and math classes to be considered must have been taken within the last 5 years.
* Appropriate math course determined on an individual basis by the director following Compass Math Placement Test.
**The maximum of 17 credit hours will be used from Practical Nursing Course work (PN Certificate Program) towards AAS degree requirements.
***Courses must be completed by the semester indicated or before.
****Additional courses may be required dependent upon degree type and/or recommendations of the program director.
See the course catalog at http://www.gcccks.edu/academics/ for specific course information.