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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 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)