The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
Admission and Selection Criteria
Admission to Associate Degree Nursing is competitive among qualified applicants according to established criteria. There is a limited application period and exact admissions evaluation criteria are revised and updated annually.
An admissions application will be used to determine acceptance to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year. All applications for admission must be updated annually. If one has applied previously, he or she must initiate the process again, including the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) retesting, if required.
CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions application is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process.
The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.
Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.
Admission Requirements – LPN to ADN Pathway (Formerly Concept Based Advanced Placement (LPN))
The Fast Track Concept Based Curriculum has been renamed the LPN to ADN Pathway. It has a second semester (Spring) entry. Upon successful completion of NUR 214 in the second semester, LPNs who have completed a NCCCS PN Concept Based Curriculum will receive credit for NUR 111, NUR 112, and NUR 211. Upon successful completion of NUR 214 in the second semester, LPNs who have completed a traditional PN curriculum (not Concept Based) will receive credit for NUR 111 and NUR 112.
Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.
Foothills Nursing Consortium Students: Please be advised that the final cohort began in August 2021 and will graduate in May 2023. Any student who gets off track for completion while admitted to the Foothills Nursing Consortium will need to reapply to their respective community college and complete there.