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Associate Degree Nursing

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the program! We have a new Admissions process for the class that will start in January 2018! That process is outlined in the following six links. Please open each link and read and follow the information. We look forward to your application. As you know, the demand for registered nurses continues to remain strong. Successfully complete our Associate Degree Nursing program and you'll be prepared for a rewarding nursing career in a variety of work settings.

    *The deadline for the January of 2018 application cycle has been extended.  Application materials will be due on August 31, 2017.   Please see the link to the timeline below for more information.

    LPN-to-ADN Option

    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.

    Overview

    SCC's program is available part-time or full-time, with two quarters of prerequisite courses and five full-time 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 equipment, 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, www.acenursing.org.  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. An LPN-ADN option is available for the LPN.

    Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes

    Get started by reading our Health Science program admission requirements.

    Mission

    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 $22.40 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    Please call Admissions Office, 402-437-2600.

    Associate Degree Nursing-AAS

    This program provides instruction in basic nursing
    Curriculum
    Nursing Prereq Courses
    Requirements

    Program Admission Requirements:  

    1. Application to the program.
    2. Completion of all program prerequisites with the required GPA.
    3. Completed program 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. 

    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 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
    OR 
    General Chemistry6.0
    Intro to Sociology4.5
    College Algebra (or higher)4.5
     33.0 credit hours

    Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 108.0 

    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. Flu immunization is required.
    7. All NURS courses completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    8. 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 before starting NURS 1206 (Introduction to Professional Nursing).

    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.

    Welcome

    Welcome to the program! We have a new Admissions process for the class that will start in January 2018! That process is outlined in the following six links. Please open each link and read and follow the information. We look forward to your application. As you know, the demand for registered nurses continues to remain strong. Successfully complete our Associate Degree Nursing program and you'll be prepared for a rewarding nursing career in a variety of work settings.

    *The deadline for the January of 2018 application cycle has been extended.  Application materials will be due on August 31, 2017.   Please see the link to the timeline below for more information.

    LPN-to-ADN Option

    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.

    Overview

    SCC's program is available part-time or full-time, with two quarters of prerequisite courses and five full-time 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 equipment, 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, www.acenursing.org.  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. An LPN-ADN option is available for the LPN.

    Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes

    Get started by reading our Health Science program admission requirements.

    Mission

    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 $22.40 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    Please call Admissions Office, 402-437-2600.