The ADN program is a 2-year, 4 semester, program which prepares the student for a leadership role in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and out-patient services.
The curriculum prepares nurses to assume responsibility for directing the nursing care of patients with acute and chronic illness. It also provides theory and practice for the student to develop the ability to perform preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention techniques. In addition to treatments and procedures (including medications and intravenous therapy), the program emphasizes patient education, psychosocial and cultural aspects, and bioethics.
Upon completion of the ADN curriculum, the student is awarded an Associate in Science Degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). A new class is admitted every Fall semester according to a prescribed selection process.