Jul 16, 2019  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020

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Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S.



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Offered at Main and Centerville Campuses 

This is a 24-month (eight-term), full-time program. This program begins annually and may be entered in the Summer term on both the Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses and in the Winter term on the Ottumwa Campus.

Educational and clinical experiences at area hospitals and health care agencies are provided in a Monday through Thursday day format. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

To be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing 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 TEAS examination and; 5) submit and active Iowa Direct Care Registry card.  If you are applying for the Advanced Standing Program and there has been a gap in time since graduating from the PN year, you must also 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.

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, BIO and PNN 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. PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology must be taken before enrolling in Term III of the student’s first year. 

Program Total: 83 Credits

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Dual Major Option


Students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts degree along with this program can do so by taking these additional courses. For A.A. degree required course options, see General Education Course Requirements (A.A., A.S.)  

  • Composition II - Credits: 3.00
  • Literature - Credits: 3.00
  • Humanities or Fine Arts Electives - Credits: 5.00
  • U.S. History or Western Civilization - Credits: 3.00
  • The College Experience - Credits: 2:00

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