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Associate Degree of Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares students to become registered nurses (RNs), who have the knowledge and skills to function as a beginning-level staff nurse in a variety of structured healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, long-term agencies, physicians' offices and community agencies. Throughout the curriculum, the student has planned clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning in order to become skillful in the technology and application of nursing. Principles of oral communication are emphasized throughout the curriculum to prepare the graduate to function as a patient advocate.

Admissions Process

NETC utilizes a competitive admissions process. Students must first meet Basic Eligibility Criteria, then provide other data necessary to meet specific program accreditation standards and/or to improve the student's ability to successfully complete the program. Additional required information includes health and immunization status, CPR certification, and other information required by clinical facilities. This includes criminal background checks, drug testing and other documentation. (Conviction of a crime may make an applicant ineligible for clinical rotations or be denied licensure.) It is the student's responsibility to clear any court records. Specific criteria for admission are reviewed periodically, are published prior to each class admission cycle and available upon request to the Admissions Office. Students wishing to transfer into the ADN program must submit all official transcripts for review; admission is based on a space available basis.

Note: Requirements for the program are subject to change in order to meet the nursing licensure requirements.

Reapplying to the Program

Qualified applicants not accepted due to space limitations will remain eligible in rank order if any vacancy occurs. Students must reapply for the next class, if not admitted; applications are not carried forward and no consideration is given to applications from the previous year. Students who have two attempts (withdrawal or dismissal) in any NETC nursing program are not eligible for admission or readmission for five years. Withdrawal constitutes an attempt. Applicants who have withdrawn due to extenuating circumstances may submit a written request for consideration to the Nursing Admissions Committee, whose decision is final.

Program Length

The program requires 68 semester hours of instruction, including approximately 700 training hours in patient care experience in laboratory and clinical settings. Classes are available both day and evening (limited offerings); however, clinical  rotations may be scheduled day, evenings and/or weekends. Course work can be completed in five semesters at which time students must pass the National Council on Licensure Exam (NCLEX – RN) to become a registered nurse. Students may be required to complete prerequisite coursework for program eligibility.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS.NUR)
Credits Required for Graduation: 68
Overall Grade-point average of 2.00 (C=2) on all college work presented to fulfill program requirements.
Complete course work in the following areas:

A. General Education: 12 credits
ENG 101- English Composition I - 3 credits
MAT 155/110 - Contemporary Math/College Algebra* - 3 credits
PSY 201 - General Psychology - 3 credits
SPC 205 - Public Speaking - 3 credits

B. Related Courses: 13 credits
AHS 126 - Health Calculations* - 1 credits
BIO 210 - Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credits
BIO 211 - Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credits
BIO 225 - Microbiology - 4 credits

C. Major Courses: 40 credits
NUR 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing - 6 credits
NUR 106 - Pharmacology - 2 credits
NUR 120 - Basic Nursing Concepts I - 7 credits
NUR 163 - Nursing Across the Lifespan - 2 credits
NUR 210 - Complex Health Problems - 5 credits
NUR 214 - Mental Health Nursing - 4 credits
NUR 217 - Trends and Issues in Nursing - 2 credits
NUR 220 - Family Centered Nursing I - 7 credits
NUR 221 - Advanced Nursing Concepts - 5 credits

D. Electives: 3 credits
Electives: Choose from the following:
ART 101, ENG 102, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205,
ENG 206, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, HIS 202,
MUS 105, PHI 101, THE 101, or REL 101

*Recommended for students planning to transfer


LPN to ADN Transisition Program

The licensed practical nurse interested in earning the associate degree must satisfactorily complete NUR 201 and AHS 126 plus first-year general education requirements for eligibility for Associate Degree Advanced Placement. Satisfactory completion of NUR 201 does not guarantee enrollment in additional NUR courses. This program must be completed within 24 months of start date.

Admissions Process

NETC LPN graduates must apply and meet ADN admission requirements, plus provide proof of current licensure as an LPN in good standing. Applicants must submit medical forms, proof of current immunizations, appropriate CPR certification, satisfactory criminal background check and other required screenings.
 In order to participate in clinical activities, students must meet published clinical agency requirements. Requirements may include, but are not limited to immunizations, criminal background checks, and drug testing. (Conviction of a crime may make an applicant ineligible for clinical rotations or be denied licensure.) It is the student's responsibility to clear any court records. Students who are not graduates of the NETC Practical Nursing program must provide additional information for admission to NUR 201. 


Note: To be eligible for the Associate Degree in Nursing from NETC, the student must complete 25 percent of required coursework at NETC.


Reapplying to the Program

Students who have two attempts (withdrawal or dismissal) in any NETC nursing program are not eligible for admission or readmission for five years. Students who have withdrawn due to extenuating circumstances may submit a written petition to the Nursing Admissions Committee whose decision is final.


ASSOCIATE DEGREE

LPN to ADN Advanced Placement Program (AAS.TNUR)
Credits Required for Graduation: 43 plus s
atisfactory completion of NUR 201 – Nursing Transition and AHS 126 
Complete course work in the following areas:

BIO 210/211 - Anatomy & Physiology I & II - 8 credits
BIO 225 - Microbiology - 4 credits
ENG 101 - English Composition I - 3 credits
MAT 110/155 - Algebra/Contemporary Math - 3 credits
NUR 210 - Complex Health Problems - 5 credits
NUR 214 - Mental Health Nursing - 4 credits
NUR 217 - Trends and Issues in Nursing - 2 credits
NUR 221 - Advanced Nursing Concepts - 5 credits
PSY 201 - General Psychology - 3 credits
SPC 205 - Public Speaking - 3 credits
Elective - Humanities - 3 credits

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