Associate Degree Nursing2022-06-23T08:10:34-06:00

Associate Degree Nursing

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The next step up in your health care career.

Our associate degree nursing program is designed as a bridge from Licensed Practical Nursing to Professional Nursing. Additional prerequisite courses, and two semesters of nursing courses provide the  knowledge and hands-on skills you need to move up in the nursing field.

Through a combination of classroom learning, simulations and clinical experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the nursing skills that will make you stand out in the job market.

The program is designed to prepare you to care for patients under the supervision of a physician or other health providers. This includes not only clinical patient-care skills, but also soft skills such as professionalism and effective communication.

The course prepares students for the licensing exam for Registered Nurses, called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam).
Students first must complete several prerequisites before being accepted into this program. See Prerequisite Information for details.

You Will Learn

  • Integrate caring behaviors in practicing the art and science of nursing within a diverse population.

  • Implement professional standards and scope of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frame works.

  • Collaborate with clients and members of the inter-professional health care team to optimize client outcomes.

  • Formulate safe and effective clinical judgements guided by the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.

  • Manage care and provide leadership to meet client needs using available resources and current technology.

  • Generate teaching and learning processes to promote and maintain health and reduce risks for a global population.

  • Demonstrate effective communication methods to manage client needs and to interact with other healthcare team members.


  • Physician offices

  • Clinics

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing Homes

  • Home Health Care


Contact the Health Occupations Specialist with any questions, or admissions requirement information.

Bekki Ringle


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