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    94% Employment/Transfer rate
    That’s right! Ninety-four percent of SCC’s Associate of Nursing graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Associate Degree Nursing
    94% Employment/Transfer rate
    That’s right! Ninety-four percent of SCC’s Associate of Nursing graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Associate Degree Nursing
    94% Employment/Transfer rate
    That’s right! Ninety-four percent of SCC’s Associate of Nursing graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Associate Degree Nursing

  •  Estimated Cost: $15,413

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Beatrice / Lincoln

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS

    Program Description

    The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program will prepare students for entry-level practice as a nurse. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Associate Degree Nursing, the graduate will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse and can work in a variety of healthcare settings including, hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices and urgent care clinics, long-term care and home health care agencies, among other areas. Our intensive curriculum prepares learners to excel in nursing core courses and to practice with competence, confidence and compassion.

    Our LPN to RN program option helps qualified students gain the additional skills and knowledge to sit for the NCLEX-RN® certification exam and advance from LPN to RN.

    Nursing is a great field to go into-it’s currently in high demand, it pays well, and society will always need nurses. How do you know if nursing is a good fit for you? To be both successful and happy in nursing, it helps to have certain personal characteristics and attributes. Here is a closer look at the qualities that make a good nurse.

    • Compassionate/Empathic
    • Excellent Communication Skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to Work in Stressful Situation
    • Attentive to Details/Observant
    • Emotional Strength/ Stability
    • Good Organizational Skills
    • Flexible
    • Non-Judgmental
    • Effective Interpersonal Skills/Team-player
    • Desire to Learn
    • Critical Thinking
    • Integrity

    ADN Traditional Option

    LPN-to-ADN Option

    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 Placement - transfer student

    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, www.acenursing.org; and approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing.

    Program Prerequisite Requirements

    All students must receive a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 in science courses and a grade point average of 2.5 in general education courses before enrolling in Associate Degree Nursing (NURS) core courses and to graduate.

    Prerequisite ClassCredit Hours
    Human Anatomy w/Lab4.0
    Microbiology w/Lab4.0
    Human Physiology w/Lab4.0
    Chemistry & the Citizen w/Lab
    or
    General Chemistry
    4.0
    Intro to Sociology3.0
    Oral Communication3.0
    Written Communication3.0
    Nutrition for Healthcare Provider2.0
     27.0 credit hours

    Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 72.0

    Special Program Requirements

    1. All students must receive a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 in the general education courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the science courses. Science courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Basic Nutrition. General education courses include oral communication, written communication, math, social science, computer technology and related courses required by the programs.
    2. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider (HCP) by American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required before starting (NURS) Associate Degree Nursing courses.
    3. Submit completed Health Statement to the Health Sciences Division.
    4. 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 accessed 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.)
    5. Students admitted to a Health Sciences program at Southeast Community College that requires a clinical rotation at a contracted healthcare facility will be required to submit to initial drug and alcohol testing prior to the first clinical rotation.
    6. A two-step skin test for tuberculosis and/or a chest X-ray are required.
    7.  Flu immunization is required.
    8. All NURS courses completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    9. Must have passed the “Nursing Assistant” course and be on “Active Status” on the Nebraska registry or active, unencumbered LPN license on the Nebraska Registry.

    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.

    Your career outlook is bright as employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 15 percent between 2016-2026. Nursing positions are readily available in diverse communities across Nebraska and the United States. Most graduates are hired into an acute care specialty at hospitals, clinics, offices and long-term care facilities. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $52,400. Career options include work in a variety of healthcare settings including, hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices and urgent care clinics, long-term care and home health care agencies and many other facilities that require the expertise of a Registered Nurse.

    ACEN-Seal-Color-Web_144SCC’s ADN program is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and accredited by:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    404-975-5000

    States where licensure or certification requirements are met by this program’s curriculum – Nebraska.

    No determination has been made for any other State as to whether the program’s curriculum does or does not meet licensure or certification requirements.

    If a student from a state outside of Nebraska is interested in this program, state licensure will be investigated.

    Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Nebraska belongs to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) compact. Any student passing the NCLEX-RN exam in Nebraska may also practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in any of the other compact States without reapplying for a license in that state. Click on the following link to access all compact states: https://www.ncsbn.org/compacts.htm

    Tonya R. Maloy, Program Director, MSN, RN
    402-437-2730
    tmaloy@southeast.edu

    Courtney Ehmke, MSN, RN
    402-437-2733
    cehmke@southeast.edu

    Joshua Harvey, BSN, RN
    402-437-2873
    jharvey@southeast.edu

    Katie Kinnet, BSN, RN
    402-437-2881
    kkinnet@southeast.edu

    Kellie Long EdD, RN
    402-437-2734
    klong@southeast.edu

    Melinda Martinson MSN, RN
    402-437-2736
    mmartinson@southeast.edu

    Kim Nash, MSN, RN
    402-437-2661
    knash@southeast.edu

    Jodi Nelson, MSN, RN
    402-437-2770
    jnelson@southeast.edu

    Dalene Walker, MSN, RN
    402-437-2820
    dwalker@southeast.edu

    Shereen Young, MSN, RN
    402-437-2735
    syoung@southeast.edu

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