Nursing A.A.S. (ADN)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Please Note: This program is Selective. Any student interested in becoming a candidate for this program must complete the requirements found in the following documents. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the PDF document.

National Council Licensing Exam 2012-2013
Pass Rate Average Pass Rate Average Pass Rate Average
RN / ADN program: LCCC: 88.57% PA: 86.22% U.S.: 84.29%



Perspective students register through for a test session. ALL 2014 testing will take place in the Library (LB 120).

If you are admitted to the program with the Math Test contingency please click here to register for the test. Put "Nursing Math Only" for the retest question.

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to deliver quality care to promote, and/or maintain and restore health and well-being. Emphasis of this program will be educating persons to perform holistic nursing healthcare in hospitals and other health agencies.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will receive clinical instruction. Persons who earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Success on this examination qualifies a nurse to practice as a registered/licensed nurse.

This program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • integrate the concepts of humans, nursing, health, and environment in the delivery of holistic care through the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health to individuals, families, and groups across the life-span.

  • demonstrate an awareness that the cultural-spiritual needs of clients impacts on nursing care and the ever-changing healthcare delivery system.

  • incorporate the nursing process as a model for problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking.

  • differentiate between a variety of therapeutic communication strategies to assist individuals, families, or groups to reach high level wellness.

  • apply lifelong teaching-learning concepts to create change within self, including incorporation of previous knowledge from behavioral sciences, social sciences, liberal arts, as well as nursing theories.

  • use teaching-learning to identify, direct, collaborate, and meet clients’ health needs throughout the life cycle.

  • practice within the ethical-legal framework of nursing, as defined by the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice and the National League for Nursing Educational Outcomes of Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

  • assume responsibility for provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing.

Nursing A.A.S. (ADN)
First Semester   Credits
ADN 150 Introduction to Basic Human Needs 9
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 105 College English I 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Semester Total 19*
   *With approval of Dean of Students or Director of Enrollment  
Second Semester    
ADN 160 Meeting Adult Health Needs 8
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 145 Human Growth and Development – The Life Span
MAT 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
or MAT 121 Mathematics for Allied Health 3
  Semester Total 18
Summer Semester    
ADN 173* Advanced Transition into Associate Degree Nursing 5

**Prerequisite: BIO 163, 164; PSY 140, ENG 105
Corequisite: PSY 145, MAT 150

Third Semester    
ADN 205 Meeting the Expanding Family’s Needs 5
ADN 215 Meeting the Developing Family’s Needs 5
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 4
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology
or SOC 151 Modern Social Problems  3
  Semester Total 17
Fourth Semester    
ADN 225 Meeting Human Psychosocial Needs 5
ADN 235 Meeting Complex Adult Health Needs 5
ADN 245 Meeting the Changing Role in the Evolving Health Care System 2
ENG 106 College English II 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
 or ENG 111 Speech
  Semester Total 18
  Credit Total 72

*Advanced Placement students (LPNs) must successfully complete ADN 173 Transition to Professional Nursing with a “C” or better in lieu of ADN 150 and ADN 160. ADN 173 will be offered in the summer semester and must be completed to progress to ADN 205 or 215. All requirements for progression to third semester must be met prior to third semester admission. This advanced placement course may not be repeated.

For continuation in the program, the students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.20 and earn at a “C+” or better in all nursing and other required courses.

Students who have earned a “D” or “F” or have withdrawn are readmitted on a space-available basis only, according to the readmission procedure.

A student may repeat only one nursing course (prefix ADN) in which a “D” or “F” grade has been earned. Requirements of the program will be the requirements at the time of readmission.