Registered Nursing - Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN)
The Associate of Science in Nursing program (also known as an Associate Degree in Nursing, or ADN) is a pre-licensure Registered Nursing program. The program's goal is to prepare students to pass the NCLEX-RN license exam and gain entry-level employment as Registered Nurses. The expected length of this program is 112 weeks (26 months). Graduates will earn 79.5 semester credit hours and an Associates of Science Degree in Nursing.
Graduates of nursing-board approved Vocational Nursing or Practical Nursing programs who have completed all required General Education courses may apply for Advanced Placement status into the program. This would allow them to skip the first 2 semesters of the program. Please discuss this option with our Admissions team. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this option with our Admissions Representatives.
Classroom and Lab Environment
The Fremont campus contains 5 labs: 2 skills labs and 3 simulation labs. Each has patient care stations, simulating actual hospital healthcare facility settings. The main skills lab also offers a study area for students with tables and chairs; cabinets with library books and films. Each lab has storage cabinets for supplies and all necessary equipment such as: IV poles, enteral feeding pumps; blood pressure cuffs, scales; adult and pediatric mannequins; equipment to practice common nursing care and procedures including medication administration. Maximum class size on campus is 40 students, with 10 students per instructor during clinical instruction. General Education courses are 100% online and allow a maximum of 20 students per class.
Educational Objectives & Corresponding Occupation:
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program will be able to:
- Utilize a body of knowledge from nursing, medical, biological, physical and behavioral sciences in planning to meet the health needs of individuals
- Utilize the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the individualized care for a client or a group of clients experiencing common well-defined acute or chronic health problems including but not limited to the following:
- Assess clients and identify actual and potential health problems.
- Formulate a nursing diagnosis or diagnoses reflecting assessment findings.
- Determine appropriate and realistic goals including stating measurable outcome behaviors and time lines.
- Select, plan and implement nursing interventions based on evidence-based constructs.
- Provide information and support to restore, rehabilitate or maintain client health.
- Evaluate effectiveness of interventions, communication and teaching in achieving goals, and revising plan of care as indicated by assessments.
- Provide nursing care with consideration of the individual's developmental stage, and as an integral part of a cultural group, family and community.
- Perform as a member/manager of the interdisciplinary health care team, understanding roles and responsibilities of self and other health workers within the employment setting's policies and procedures, and according to discipline-specific practice acts.
Registered Nurse Alumni
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