Degrees & Certificates
Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S degree
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program provides students with the opportunity
to learn skills to care for patients of all ages in a variety of healthcare settings.
In addition to learning technical skills used in providing care, major emphasis is
placed on the development of the attributes of communication, critical thinking, and
professionalism. This rigorous program offers theoretical and applied instruction
in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. The ability to synthesize
information and then coherently and succinctly communicate the information in written
assignments and apply critical thinking skills in the clinical setting is critical
for program success.
After successfully completing all degree requirements, students will earn an Associate
of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a Nursing major. Graduates of the program are
eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered
Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successful performance on the NCLEX-RN awards state licensure
and qualifies graduates for the title of Registered Nurse (RN). Interested applicants
for the program must complete the “Mandatory Online Orientation for Admission Consideration.”
See the nursing website for information on the mandatory orientation at www.aims.edu/academics/health/nursing. The “Mandatory Online Orientation for Admission Consideration” may be accessed under
the Prospective Students tab.
Degree Requirements for: Associate Degree Nursing, A.A.S. (2 years)
- Practical Nurse Certificate (Exit Option)
- Note: The Practical Nurse Certificate is not accredited through ACEN