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Associate Degree Nursing

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    The demand for registered nurses continues to remain strong. Successfully complete SCC's Associate Degree Nursing program and you'll be prepared for a rewarding nursing career in a variety of work settings.

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    SCC's program is available part time or full time, with two quarters of prerequisite courses and five quarters of nursing core courses. It will prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse. The intensive curriculum contains math, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, and other general education courses as an essential foundation for the nursing core courses. ACEN-Seal-Color-Web_144All tuition, fees, books, required tools, and related costs are the responsibility of the student. SCC's ADN program is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone 404-975-5000,  Graduates have met the education eligibility requirement to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses, which meets one requirement leading to state licensure as a Registered Nurse. The program provides nursing education with classroom, laboratory and 608 hours of clinical practice in various settings. Advanced placement is available for the LPN.

    Essential Functions


    The mission of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare students for a career in professional nursing and provide an educational base for further academic study. The purpose of the program is to graduate a beginning practitioner who can deliver direct nursing care and contribute to health care services.

    Employment Outlook

    Most graduates are hired into an acute care specialty and general hospitals, clinics, offices, and long-term care facilities. Nursing positions remain available across Nebraska and the United States to the associate degree-prepared graduate. SCC graduates report an average hourly salary of $20.20, with a range from $18 per hour to $23.65 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    Please call Admissions Office, 402-437-2600.

    Associate Degree Nursing-AAS


    Program Admission Requirements:  

    1. Application to the program.
    2. Completion of all program prerequisites with the required GPA.
    3. Completed self-advising sheet.
    4. High school and college transcripts.

    Please note: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Advanced Standing is available for those who have earned their LPN Diploma, hold an active license and are seeking an RN degree. Please contact the Admissions Office for specific program information. 

    Advanced ADN Self-Advising Sheet

    This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone 404-975-5000,; and approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing.

    Program Prerequisite Requirements

    All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher with a GPA of 2.75 in science courses and a 2.5 GPA in general education courses before enrolling in Associate Degree Nursing (NURS) core courses. The math and science courses must have been completed within the last 5 years.


    Prerequisite Class Credit Hours
    Human Anatomy w/Lab 6.0
    Biology of Microorganisms w/lab6.0
    Human Physiology w/Lab6.0
    Chemistry & the Citizen w/Lab6.0
    Intro to Sociology4.5
    College Algebra (or higher)4.5
     33.0 credit hours

    Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 108.0 

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. A current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card (required before starting (NURS) Associate Degree Nursing courses).
    2. Submit completed Health Statement to the Health Sciences Division.
    3. A criminal background check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this CBC. Please note: Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring a state license. (Contact the State Board of Nursing with questions.)
    4. A two-step skin test for tuberculosis and/or a chest X-ray are required.
    5. An annual flu immunization is required.
    6. All NURS courses must be completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    7. Must have passed the “Nursing Assistant” course and be on “Active Status” in the Nebraska registry before starting NURS 1206 (Introduction to Professional Nursing).
    8. Adhere to all program guidelines and College policies.
    9. Adhere to clinical agency policies and requirements.
    10. Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books, and tools.
    11. Maintain professional conduct and appearance.

    Other courses to take to improve success:

    • MEDA1101 Basic Medical Terminology or MEDA1210 Comprehensive Medical Terminology
    • INFO1010 Computer Literacy or  BSAD1010 Microsoft Applications I
    • PSYC1250 Interpersonal Relations
    • PSYC1810 Introduction to Psychology

    Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students may take the NCLEX-RN, become registered nurses, and accept positions in hospitals, clinics and other clinical settings. Many go on to earn a bachelor's or master's degree at a four-year college or university. To determine which SCC courses will meet a specific four-year school's requirements, students should consult in advance with representatives from that institution.


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