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Curriculum – Nursing ADN Option for Licensed Practical Nurses

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The following are the support courses required prior to beginning the nursing aspect of the curriculum. These courses must be completed with a minimum of a C grade.

BIO-186 Microbiology 4 s.h.
BIO-151 Nutrition 3 s.h.
BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab** 4 s.h.
BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab** 4 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
First Term (Summer - one week, end of August)
ADN-104 Nursing IIA 1 s.h.
1 s.h.
Second Term
ADN-603 Nursing III 12 s.h.
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Third Term
ADN-604 Nursing IV 12 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.

* Prescribed support courses which may be taken prior to entering the program.
** Must be taken within 5 years of beginning the Nursing II or III course.

NOTE: A current “Healthcare Provider (CPR) Certification” offered by the American Heart Association is required. The current certification/renewal needs to be completed prior to entry into the program. A yearly TB test is also required prior to entry into the program. Students must be current with these requirements or will not be allowed in the clinical area.

Students seeking entrance into the nursing program should be aware that nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person:

    1. who has been denied licensure by the Iowa Board of Nursing;
    2. whose licensure is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction;
    3. whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.

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