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Associate Degree Nursing

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Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are qualified to sit for state licensure examinations (NCLEX-RN). Associate Degree Nurses provide ongoing care and support, promote good health, and coordinate all aspects of patient care.

This program allows educational and career mobility for students. In addition to broad career options, graduates may choose to transfer and continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing (B.S.N.), or advanced practice nursing (M.S.N.).

Students accepted for college admission may apply for admission to the program and may complete all courses in five sequential semesters. LPN's who meet the criteria for advanced placement may complete the program in three to four sequential semesters.

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Career Skills:

In addition to knowledge gained in nursing courses, graduates of an Associate Degree Nursing program gain valuable career skills for the health care environment. The graduate will demonstrate competence, caring, and critical thinking skills in providing safe, effective nursing care. The graduate will also demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the registered nurse.

Entrance Requirements:

  1. Complete application for admission to Washington State Community College.

  2. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.

  3. Submit an official high school transcript or GED Certificate, and official transcripts from any college(s) attended.

  4. Complete application form for the Associate Degree Nursing Program with admission essay by stated deadline.

  5. Complete high school-level or college level biology with a grade of "C" or above.

  6. Take the required college placement test: COMPASS and submit scores (complete all deficits). COMPASS not needed for a transfer student who has completed all required English and Math courses.

  7. Submit ACT or SAT scores. (ACT of 20 or higher required; or SAT of 950 or higher) on verbal and math components. ACT/SAT not required for applicants with a Bachelor's degree.

  8. Provide three (3) non-family references.

  9. Complete Confidentiality Statement.

  10. Complete CHEM 1210 (or equivalent) with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  11. Complete CHEM 121L (or equivalent) with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  12. Complete MATH 1110 (or equivalent) with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  13. GPA of 2.5 or higher when applying, and upon program entry.

Advanced Placement:

In addition to the stated admission criteria, those seeking advanced placement as licensed practical nurses must complete the following:

  1. Complete application for admission to Washington State Community College.

  2. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.

  3. Submit an official high school transcript or GED Certificate, and official transcripts from any college(s) attended.

  4. Complete application form for the Associate Degree Nursing Program with admission essay by stated deadline.

  5. Complete high school-level or college level biology with a grade of "C" or above.

  6. Take the required college placement test: COMPASS and submit scores (complete all deficits). COMPASS not needed for a transfer student who has completed all required English and Math courses.

  7. Submit ACT or SAT scores. (ACT of 20 or higher required; or SAT of 950 on verbal and math components or higher). ACT/SAT not required for applicants with a Bachelor's degree.

  8. Provide three (3) non-family references.

  9. Complete Confidentiality Statement

  10. Complete CHEM 1210 (or equivalent) with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  11. Complete CHEM 121L (or equivalent) with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  12. Complete MATH 1110 (or equivalent) with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  13. Complete all academic prerequisites with a "C" or above prior to entry into the program.

  14. GPA of 2.5 or higher when applying, and upon program entry.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is awarded on a selective basis, with preference given to the most qualified candidates. Students must complete all requirements listed in the admissions packet and submit them prior to the deadline outlined in the packet. The Associate Degree Nursing Selection Committee considers the applicant's admission essay, grade point average or GED scores; ACT or SAT composite scores, recommendations, documentation of successful completion of prerequisites, and submission of all admission forms listed in the admission packet. Admissions documents include need to be returned to Darla Boone in one envelope.

Career Opportunities:

  • Hospitals
  • Extended care facilities
  • Physician's office
  • Clinics
  • Private duty
  • Home health agencies
  • Business and industry

Click here for an application packet: Associate Degree Nursing-Traditional or
Advanced Placement Day (For LPNs ONLY)

Contact to learn more:

Admissions
740.568.1900
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Darla Boone, MSN, RN
Director and Professor
Associate Degree Nursing
740.374.8716, Ext. 1683
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Health Sciences office:
740.374-8716 ext. 1602

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