Associate Degree Nursing - extended General Info
The Extended Associate Degree Nursing completion program is designed for students who have successfully completed the Practical Nursing program at NCC, or for the Licensed Practical Nurse eligible to practice who wishes to continue study for an Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and desires to take a slower pace due to work or family obligations. 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 RN NCLEX exam.
Students in the ADN program attain current nursing theory, knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through comprehensive class and laboratory sessions and then apply what they have learned in a clinical/preceptor experience at area healthcare facilities. The curriculum prepares students in medical-surgical, geriatric, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing areas. The NCC Nursing Simulation lab provides additional clinical learning experiences.
Graduates may 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 professional opportunities 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.
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- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- 1 Summer Term and 5 Semesters
- Fall semester entry
- Excellent people skills
- Genuine desire to care for people
- Communication skills
- Possess math & science background
- This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.
Student Story TYLER HOOGENDOORN
“I was also a medic in the army before coming to NCC, and I have older siblings in the nursing field so I gravitated towards the career. I like helping people. Everyone at NCC has been friendly and helpful!”
Associate Degree Nursing student
Requirements for this program
|ADN650-C||Transition to ADN||3|
|ADN700-C||ADN Nursing IA*||5|
|ADN701-C||ADN Nursing IA: Clinical||1|
|ADN648-C||Advanced Nursing Concepts I||2|
|ADN702-C||ADN Nursing IB||5|
|ADN703-C||ADN Nursing IB: Clinical||1|
|ADN704-C||ADN Nursing IIA||5|
|ADN705-C||ADN Nursing IIA: Clinical||1|
|SOC110-A||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|ADN706-C||ADN Nursing IIB||5|
|ADN707-C||ADN Nursing IIB: Preceptor||2|
|ADN708-C||Advanced Nursing Concepts II||1|
|Practical Nursing-Extended Diploma Credits||45|
|Associate Degree Nursing-Extended Credits||41|
Continuing NCC PN/EPN Applicants
• Documentation of current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse and eligibility to practice are required prior to admission to ADN Nursing IA and ADN Nursing IA: Clinical.
NCC PN/EPN Graduate Applicants
• Students who have been out of the practical nursing program for one year or more, must provide an encumbered current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse prior to admission to Transitions to ADN.
• Students who have completed a Licensed Practical Nursing Program at another college are required to provide documentation of completed program.
• Documentation of an encumbered current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required prior to admission to Transitions to ADN.
• Students must complete composition I and college transfer math.
To advance or graduate in the Associate Degree Nursing—Extended 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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%!
If you stay in northwest Iowa, starting salary is $18–28/hour.
You will have a combination of Theory, Lab, Clinical, and Preceptor Hours.
This alternative delivery allows you to complete the ADN program while having only 1–2 days of class per week along with clinical and preceptorship.
The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.