Program: Nursing, Associate Degree

Overview

Nursing, Associate Degree (ADN)

The nursing program provides a high-quality nursing education to qualified and diverse students for the development of entry-level nurses who are prepared to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. The faculty strives to create a student- centered environment of collaboration, lifelong learning, and mentorship to promote academic excellence and compassionate nursing care.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination given by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The program satisfies the requirements for an Associate degree and/or a Career Certificate. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other health care facilities. 

This Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of health care settings following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. The ADN also serves as a foundation for specialization. 

Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program are also eligible to transfer into the upper-division nursing courses in ADN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and ADN to master’s degree nursing programs.

Associate in Science (AS), Registered Nursing Degree 

The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. The ADN also serves as a foundation for specialization. Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program are also eligible to transfer into the upper division nursing courses in ADN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and ADN to master’s degree nursing programs. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Synthesize the theories and principles that encompass the nursing process and pathological conditions. 
  • Manage all aspects of the nursing process to achieve positive patient outcomes.