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Curriculum – Nursing ADN Option for Licensed Practical Nurses

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The following are the prerequisite courses and 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-102 Introductory Biology 3 s.h.
BIO-103 Introductory Biology Lab 1 s.h.
CHM-151 College Chemistry I 4 s.h.
MAT-156 Introduction to Satistics 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for the above courses.
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-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
First Term (Fall)
ADN-103 Nursing II 10 s.h.
10 s.h.
Second Term (Spring)
ADN-603 Nursing III 12 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Third Term (Fall)
ADN-604 Nursing IV 12 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.

*Prescribed support courses which may be taken prior to entering the program.
** Anatomy Physiology I and II must be taken within 5 years of beginning the Nursing II course. Anatomy and Physiology I and II must be completed prior to entering ADN-103. Students enrolling in Anatomy and Physiology I or II should plan on taking both semesters of the sequence at NIACC or the same college.

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.

The ADN Program provides a foundation for completion of BSN programs in Iowa. The University of Iowa College of Nursing offers the RN to BAN Progression Program in the North Iowa Area. Through this program RNs may complete all course work for their BSN locally and online. Link to University of Iowa RN and BSN program

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