Registered Nursing (ADN)
View the required classes for the Registered Nursing degree - day program.
The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to provide an
educational opportunity in which students:
- Develop a scientific basis of nursing practice
- Master technical skills
- Develop caring patient relationships
Nursing and science classes are limited in size, and you will experience enhanced
faculty interaction and learning in this program. In addition, the nursing lab will
give you the opportunity to handle equipment and master technical skills prior to
your hospital experience. Under the direct supervision of qualified instructors,
you will experience patient interactions, which foster caring and empathetic approaches
to nursing care.
During the second level of your program, you will focus on specialty areas such
as pediatric and psychiatric nursing. These areas are designed so that you, as a
member of a small group, have the opportunity to experience lectures and hospital
clinical experience simultaneously. This multi-faceted approach allows you to apply
your theory to nursing practice and fosters your learning.
The goals of the Registered Nursing degree program are to:
- Graduate students who are competent in the scientific aspects of nursing
- Graduate students who are competent in the technical aspects of nursing
- Graduate students who are able to work with patients and families through caring,
This two-year associate degree program prepares the graduate to pass the NCLEX-RN
licensing examinations and become a Registered Nurse. Apply
early to this highly-selective and highly-challenging program!
- Determine caring interventions for people to enhance readiness for self-healing, self-discovery, and self-control.
- Analyze the effect of various forms of communications on people as they interact in an ever changing environment.
- Determine evidence based decision making utilizing specific nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills in the provision of nursing care.
- Analyze risk reduction behaviors to maintain safety and structural and functional harmony.
- Differentiate appropriate behaviors of people to promote physical psychosocial and spiritual health and wellbeing.