Registered Nursing

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Gihane 'Gigi' Hyden
Administrative Secretary II
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Associate Degree in Nursing

The Associate Degree in Nursing (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.

All qualified applicants must take the ATI TEAS Exam as a final step in the application process. The TEAS Exam is given on campus, usually in late March/early April. All students are encouraged to log onto for TEAS study material and other useful resources and information.

A new version of the "Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)" commenced September 1, 2016. Previous TEAS V scores will not be accepted after January 15, 2018.

SAVE THE DATE:  Our RN Orientation meeting for students admitted to the nursing program is held on the Wednesday following Commencement.  Acceptance letters with more information about registration and the meeting will be mailed in April. 


A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your first clinical rotation and every Fall following a summer break. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course.

ADN Military Advanced Placement

Certification and Pass Rates


Note: Information is Subject to Change