(combination of classroom and online)
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Fall semester entry
Program requirements: Must meet entrance requirements
for admission and pass LPN NCLEX
The Associate Degree Nursing—Hybrid 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 this program learn current nursing theory through comprehensive hybrid classes and laboratory sessions and apply this knowledge in a clinical/preceptorship at cooperating healthcare facilities. The 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 of 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.
Where will I get a job?
Working in clinics, as a traveling nurse, in Home Health, in industrial nursing, in nursing homes, and in hospitals. Associate Degree Nursing graduates have exceptional pass rates for the NCLEX-RN exam. The typical job placement rate for NCC nursing students is 100%!
How much $ will I make?
If you stay in northwest Iowa, starting salary is $18–28/hour.
What kind of classes will I take?
You will have a combination of Theory, Lab, Clinical, and Preceptor Hours.
What’s unique about this program?
This alternative delivery allows you to complete the ADN program while having only one day of class per week (hybrid format) along with clinical and preceptorship.