Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 82 Associate of Applied Science Degree Summer Term and Two Semesters Summer semester entry Program requirements: Must meet entrance requirements for admission and pass LPN NCLEX Associate Degree Nursing The Associate Degree Nursing completion program is designed for students who have successfully completed the Practical Nursing program at Northwest Iowa Community College, or for the Licensed Practical Nurse eligible to practice who wishes to continue study for an Associate Degree in Nursing (RN). Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. To become a Registered Nurse, you must pass the NCLEX exam. Students in the ADN program learn current nursing theory through comprehensive class and laboratory sessions and apply this knowledge in a clinical/preceptorship at cooperating healthcare facilities. The one-year curriculum prepares students in medical-surgical, geriatric, obstetrical, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing areas. Graduates may also transfer credits to four-year programs to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Attractive employment opportunities for nurses are available in all areas of the country. Current and future shortages of nursing personnel have and will create numerous openings for registered nurses. A health assessment, current immunization records, child and dependent adult abuse, criminal background check, and the CPR for healthcare providers course is required before you can begin clinical practice. _S_u_m_m__e_r_ T_e_r_m__________________________________________7_ Course # Title Credits ADN650-C Transition to ADN 3 BIO183-A Microbiology 3 BIO184-A Microbiology Lab 1 _F_a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_7_ ADN655-C ADN Nursing IA* 6 ADN656-C ADN Nursing IB 6 ADN648-C Advanced Nursing Concepts I 2 PSY241-A Abnormal Psychology 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_7_ ADN657-C ADN Nursing IIA 6 ADN658-C ADN Nursing IIB 6 ADN649-C Advanced Nursing Concepts II 2 _S_O_C_1_1_0_-_A______I_n_tr_o_d_u_c_ti_o_n_ t_o_ S_o_c_i_o_lo_g_y____________________3_ *Documentation of current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse and eligibility to practice are required prior to admission to Advanced Nursing Concepts I. A student who has been out of the practical nursing program for over a year and has not passed the PN NCLEX will not be admitted to the ADN program. Students who have completed a Licensed Practical Nursing program at another college are required to complete the following prior to admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program: • College Transfer Math and Composition I To advance or graduate in the Associate Degree Nursing program you must receive a “C” or above in all coursework. Nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person: a. Who has been denied licensure by the board b. Whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in an United States jurisdiction c. Whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.
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