Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

This is a career and technical education program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is awarded. This is commonly called Associate Degree Nursing (ADN). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students (a) receive a Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (Associate Degre (b) are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who successfully complete the examination and meet all other state requirements are able to work as registered nurses. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions, but transfer opportunities exist for students wanting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

The ADN Program is a selective admission program, and minimum criteria must be met to apply. Admission to the program is by application. Admission to Richland Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the program. The program begins each fall and spring semester, and takes two full years to complete. Late and out-of-district students will be considered for the program when space is available.

Career and Technical Education Options

This is a career and technical education program. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions, but opportunities exist for ADN-to-BSN Programs.

Program Information

Personal responsibility is a key characteristic of health professionals. ADN candidates must review the pertinent information linked from this page as the first step in the application process. The Health Professions has a selective admissions process.

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