Offered at Main Campus and Online
This is a 21-month (seven-term), part-time program designed for the student already licensed as a practical nurse. Educational and clinical experiences at area hospitals and health care agencies are provided in a day or evening format. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
This program begins annually and may be entered only in the Winter term.
Prior to entering the Associate Degree-Online/Hybrid program, students must complete Composition I (3 semester credits), Introduction to Psychology (3 semester credits) and Computer Essentials (1 semester credit), Human Anatomy (3 semester credits), Human Anatomy Lab (1 semester credit), Human Physiology (3 semester credits) & Human Physiology Lab (1 semester credit).
To qualify for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing-Online/Hybrid Completion program, students must be a graduate of an approved school of practical nursing and have successfully completed the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.
To be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing-Online/Hybrid Completion program, prospective students must: 1) complete an application; 2) submit a high school transcript or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and college transcripts; and 3) take one of the following tests: ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER. 4) take the ATI TEAS examination. 5) submit an active LPN license.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to beginning any clinical courses.
Previous licensure: Clinical participation is not allowed by persons who have been denied licensure by the Iowa Board of Nursing or whose license is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in any country or U.S. jurisdiction due to disciplinary action.
This program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, Riverpoint Business Park, 400 SW Eighth St. Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685, (515) 281-3255. The Associate Degree Nursing program also has been validated for participation in the Iowa Articulation Plan by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
NOTE: Students completing any course with a prefix of ADN or BIO must receive a “C” or higher to progress to the next term of classes. If needed, students may retake these courses once to receive a satisfactory grade and remain eligible for the program.
Program Total: 38 Credits