Additional Program Note(s):
See Student Handbook for specific policies which include:
- In order to continue in the program, students in the nursing curriculum must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each non-nursing course. Each nursing course in the curriculum must be passed with a minimum grade of “C+”. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be attained at the end of each semester to remain in the program and for graduation.
- Students in semester 1 must successfully pass the NURSE 102 - Dosage Calculations Course with a grade of “C+” or better in order to progress to semester 2. Also in semester 1, students must pass a mid-semester Dosage Calculations exam with a score of 90% after two attempts in order to administer medications in the clinical setting. During the first half of semesters 2, 3 and 4, a test will be administered in solving problems in “Dosages and Solutions of Medications.” In order to continue in the program, students must pass the test with a score of 90% in ADN 2 and 95% in ADN 3 and 4 on two attempts.
- ADN-Nursing 2 has two components:
ADN 2 (A) Parental-Child Health
ADN 2 (B) Mental Health Nursing
Each course must be passed with a mimimum grade of “C+” to progress to ADN 3.
- Students who fail a semester or who withdraw from the program will be given consideration by the faculty for one more opportunity to complete the program.
Prior to admission to the program, each student will submit, to the college health office, the results of a physical examination, laboratory tests, and documentation on forms provided by the college. Other requirements include background checks and drug screenings.
Students admitted into this program must complete, at their own expense, a successful criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning clinical courses. Please consult the curriculum chair of your program for additional details regarding the timetable and procedure for completing these requirements.
The student must have 2-year certification in a CPR Health Provider Course upon entrance into the program. The student is responsible for renewing the CPR certification if it expires during the time in the program. Please see the Curriculum Chairperson for a list of resources for CPR courses.
Clinical practice is an integral part of all nursing courses. Therefore, attendance at all clinical laboratory sessions is expected. A student who has had two or more absences must appear before the faculty to determine appropriate action, which may include grade reduction or dismissal from the program. Transportation to clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student. Malpractice insurance must be carried by all students throughout the program. (See Financial Information, Fees. )
School uniforms are worn in the clinical area and must be purchased by the student.
Note: The Nursing program is a selective curriculum and has an application deadline. Click here for more information about these deadlines and Nursing Information Sessions. Click here for Information on the TEAS Exam .
Minimum Total Credits: 72
Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s Full-Time, 4-Semester Plan (Day) or the Part-Time, 4-Semester Plan (Evening) .