Program Information – Nursing Associate Degree

Degree Earned

Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum and assigned comprehensive review activities, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam. After passing this examination, the graduate receives registered nurse status.

Additional Information

Further information regarding progression in the program and specific program policies is provided to the student in the ADN Handbook distributed during the first class. Students are referred to this Handbook throughout the program.

Students should be aware that they will travel a distance for various clinical experience and that some clinical experiences will be scheduled during evening/night hours and weekends. Online access for web-enhanced course assignments is required. Computer labs on campus are available during designated hours.

Drug testing may be required by individual agencies. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required for all incoming students and students reentering the program. Results of the background and abuse checks will be reviewed by the State Department of Human Services to determine eligibility for clinical enrollment in the program. Costs for requirements will be the responsibility of the student.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

Associate Degree Nursing Outcomes

Program Outcomes 2014 2015 2016
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) First Time Pass Rates
(Graduates testing from January 1st to December 31st)
92% 97% 97%
Graduation Rate (Three Years After Start of Program)
(Annual May and December Graduates)
75% 65% 69%
Placement/Employment as a Registered Nurse
(Annual May and December Graduates)
100% 100% 100%

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