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The Professional Nursing Program (ADN)

  • Accreditation status:
    Fall 2021 with Conditions; Follow-Up Report - Spring 2016
  • Accredited by:
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE
    Suite 1400 Atlanta
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    Phone: (404) 975-5000
    Fax: (404) 975-5020
  • Approved by:
    Kansas State Board of Nursing
    900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
    Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
    (785) 296-4929

A.A.S. Degree - Associate Degree Nursing

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 in 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).

Course Outline

Prerequisites PN Course # Credit
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-211 4
Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-212 4
General Psychology PSYC-101 3
Development Psychology EDUC-110 3
Interpersonal Comm. SPCH-113 3
College Skills Develop. PCDE-101 1
Intermediate Algebra* MATH-107 3
Prerequisites ADN    
Chemistry CHEM-105 or CHEM-108 5
*or High School Chemistry - (1 yr)
Microbiology BIOL-213 5
English 1 ENGL-101 3
PN Coursework** - 17
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
Health Alterations NURS-204 3
ADN Spring Semester   9 hours
Complex Health Alterations Clinical NURS-212 5
Professional Practice NURS-213 1
Complex Health Alterations NURS-214 3
AAS-Graduation requirements
(may be prerequisite or co-requisite)
Physical Fitness   2
Upon Completion eligible Associate in 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 for specific course information.