Academics

Curriculum – Nursing Associate Degree

Term 0 (Prerequisites)
BIO-102 Introductory Biology 3 s.h.
BIO-103 Introductoy Biology Lab 1 s.h.
CHM-151 College Chemistry I 4 s.h.
MAT-156 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for the above courses.
14 s.h.
First Term (Summer 6 weeks or Fall 15 weeks)
BIO-186 Microbiology* 4 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I* 3 s.h.
7 s.h.
Second Term
ADN-100 Nursing I 8 s.h.
BIO-206 Anatomy and Physiology I** 4 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Third Term
ADN-103 Nursing II 10 s.h.
BIO-151 Nutrition* 3 s.h.
BIO-207 Anatomy and Physiology II** 4 s.h.
17 s.h.
Fourth Term
ADN-603 Nursing III 12 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Fifth Term
ADN-604 Nursing IV 12 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 83 s.h.

* Prescribed support courses which may be taken prior to entering the nursing program. Once in the nursing program, courses must be taken in the identified sequence and successfully completed with a C or higher grade for a student to progress in the program.
** Anatomy and Physiology I and II must be completed within five years of beginning the program. 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 Nursing I or any reentry into the program. A yearly TB test is also required prior to Nursing I or any reentry 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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