Program Start Date:
Fall or spring terms
Minimum Program Length:
5 terms, day or late afternoon
The Associate Degree in Applied Science - Nursing (ADN)
curriculum prepares individuals to assume responsibilities as direct health care providers in a variety of health care settings. The program is designed to help students integrate nursing principles and theories with the sciences to utilize the nursing process in the practice of holistic nursing. The focus of nursing is on health promotion, maintenance, curative, restorative, supportive and terminal care to individuals and groups of all ages while taking into consideration the factors that influence them in the total environment.
Students gain interpersonal, comprehensive critical thinking and technical skills through clinical rotations in affiliated hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics and health care facilities, and lab simulations.
Registered nurses practice in hospitals, doctors' offices, nursing homes, clinics and community agencies.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all required nursing curriculum general education courses attempted prior to seeking admission to the program. Weighted admission criteria is used in the selection of students for entry into the ADN program. Graduates of the ADN program may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
EFFECTIVE FALL 2012: There is a 7 year time limit on the Biology courses (BIO 210, 211, &/or 225) for those students who are applying to the ADN program at SCC. Any student who has one (or more biology course) that is >7 years old at the time of the application to the program will NOT be considered for the program.
EEDA Career Cluster
It is highly recommended that the following courses be completed prior to seeking admission into the Associate Degree in Applied Science - Nursing program: BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225. A Compass college algebra score of 46 or above and a transferable math (MAT 110 or MAT 120) is required as part of the ADN curriculum. Students are encouraged to take MAT 110 or MAT 120 prior to entering the ADN program to enhance their achievement scores in NUR 106. The ADN program is a hybrid Blackboard enhanced program.
A. General Education Courses (followed by number of credit hours)
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
B. Major Courses
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
NUR 106 Pharmacologic Basics in
Nursing Practice 2
NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts 7
NUR 138 Basic Health Assessment Skills
NUR 148 Obstetric, Neonatal, & Women’s Health Nursing
NUR 212 Nursing Care of Children
NUR 224 Advanced Alterations in Health II
NUR 165 Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice I 6
NUR 214 Mental Health Nursing 4
NUR 265 Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice II 6
NUR 270 Principles of Management and Leadership 1
NUR 271 Management and Leadership Practicum
C. Electives and/or Other Additional Courses Required for Graduation
The Associate Degree in Applied Science - Nursing program is designed with fall and spring
admissions to allow flexibility for both traditional and non-traditional students to complete the curriculum and enter the workforce to reduce the nursing shortage existing within the SCC service area.
The ADN Program uses weighted admission criteria to admit qualified applicants. Current ADN program and advisement information are available on the SCC website (www.sccsc.edu), under the academic program selection. The minimum grade point average for admission into this program is 2.5. Students will be required to demonstrate continuous competency by taking and passing simulated board exams associated with certain courses within the curriculum prior to being allowed to progress to the next curriculum courses or to graduate from the program. Students who are unsuccessful at passing the simulated exams after a pre-determined number of attempts will not be allowed to continue in or graduate from the program regardless of previous course grades.
Minimum semester credit hours required for graduation: