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Associate Degree Nursing

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.


Fall Semester

Course Credits
NUR-111 - Introduction to Health Concepts 8
NUR-117 - Pharmacology 2
BIO-168 - Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
NUR-112 - Health-Illness Concepts 5
NUR-114 - Holistic Health Concepts 5
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY-241 - Developmental Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Summer Semester

Course Credits
NUR-113 - Family Health Concepts 5
Total Credit Hours 5

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
NUR-211 - Health Care Concepts 5
NUR-212 - Health System Concepts 5
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
Total Credit Hours 13

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
NUR-213 - Complex Health Concepts 10
BIO-175 - General Microbiology 3
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 16