Registered Nurse (RN)

Associate OF Science Degree: Nursing Education
Registered Nurse - Generic

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) curriculum prepares entry-level Registered Nurses (RN) as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. The curriculum respects the individuality of the student and aims to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that the graduate nurse is equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduate nurses collaborate with members of the health care team, are effective communicators, are politically aware, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. Upon successful completion of program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Program prerequisitesUnits
BIOL 205 General Microbiology5
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology4

Courses required for the major     UNITS
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition3
PSYC 101 General Psychology3
COMS 103 Oral Communication or
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or  
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology or  
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems  3
NRSE 140 Foundations of Nursing  4.5
NRSE 141 Pharmacology for Nursing
 1
NRSE 142 Medical Surgical Nursing I 4.5
NRSE 144 Medical Surgical Nursing II  4.5
NRSE 146 Maternal-Child Health Nursing 4.5
NRSE 240 Medical/Surgical Nursing III  4.5
NRSE 242 Mental Health & Gerontological Nursing  4.5
NRSE 244 Medical Surgical Nursing IV 4.5
NRSE 246 Leadership in Nursing  4.5
Total Units = 62

Recommended electives: Nursing 108, 143, 145, 147, 206, 241, 243, 245, 270.

Award Notes: The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires 6 units of Communication, verbal, written and group; satisfied by ENGL 101 and SPEE 103; and 16 units of Natural, Behavioral and Social sciences; satisfied by the BIOL 205, 230 and 235 prerequisites, PSYC 101 & ANTH 103 or SOCO 101 or 110.

*It is strongly recommended that part or all of the general education requirements (including two Exercise Science (formerly Physical Education) activity and American Institutions courses) be completed prior to admission to the nursing education program or during summer sessions.

Program Prerequisites

Course# Course Name Units
BIOL 205 General Microbiology
5
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy
4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology
 4

Courses Required for the Major

Course #Course Name Units
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition
3
PSYC 101 General Psychology
3
COMS 103Oral Communication or
 
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication
3
 ANTH 103Introduction to Cultural
Anthropology or
 
 SOCO 101Principles of Sociology or 
 SOCO 110Contemporary Social Problems 3
 NRSE 140Foundations of Nursing 4.5
 NRSE 141Pharmacology for Nursing 1
 NRSE 142Medical Surgical Nursing I 4.5
 NRSE 144Medical Surgical Nursing II 4.5
 NRSE 146Maternal-Child Health Nursing 4.5
 NRSE 240Medical/Surgical Nursing III 4.5
 NRSE 242Mental Health & Gerontological
Nursing
 4.5
 NRSE 244Medical Surgical Nursing IV 4.5
 NRSE 246Leadership in Nursing 4.5
Total Units = 59

Recommended electives: Nursing 108, 143, 145, 147, 206, 241, 243, 245, 270.

Award Notes: The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires 6 units of Communication, verbal, written and group; satisfied by ENGL 101 and SPEE 103; and 16 units of Natural, Behavioral and Social sciences; satisfied by the BIOL 205, 230 and 235 prerequisites, PSYC 101 & ANTH 103 or SOCO 101 or 110.

*It is strongly recommended that part or all of the general education requirements (including Humanities, 2 Physical Education activity and American Institutions courses) be completed prior to admission to the nursing education program.

last updated: 8/8/2014