Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Associate Degree Nursing

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CIP 51.3801
Paula Kirchner, MSN, RN Interim Department Chair
Joan Pope, Fremont Campus Coordinator
Margaret LaRose, PCC Southwest Campus Coordinator

PN Certificate Optional  

Career Opportunities

The ADN program prepares you to provide safe, therapeutic and competent nursing care in hospitals and other health care settings. You may also work as an entry-level patient care manager.

Program Description

The ADN program teaches you skills of direct patient care that you can apply in any health care setting. It offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms skills labs, simulated laboratories and clinical settings. It integrates education in adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse institutions. Entry-level courses in leadership teach you to direct and supervise ancillary personnel. The program allows a practical nursing exit point (certificate). After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program and NUR 169  – summer semester, students are eligible to take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). At this point, students could exit and seek employment as LPNs or continue on in the remaining two semesters and prepare to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After completing all requirements, you will receive the AAS degree. Successful performance on the (NCLEX-RN) awards state licensure and qualifies you for the title of Registered Nurse (RN).

Colorado State Board
1560 Broadway Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202


Program Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

BIO 201 , BIO 202 , BIO 204 , ENG 121 , PSY 235 .

This is a limited-entry admission program. You must meet specific program entrance requirements in addition to the PCC admission requirements. Students must complete general education requirements with a “C” or higher (minimum GPA 2.5) to be eligible for application to the Nursing program. Students who complete the departmental application process will have their qualifications reviewed by the program’s admission committee. The committee will consider the following criteria in the selection process: prerequisite GPA, completion of all general education courses and health-related work experience. Applicants not accepted for a given year who wish to be considered for a subsequent term must reapply.

Note: Clinical agencies used during the program require that you successfully complete a background check and a drug screen, immunization series and CPR training. Please check with a program advisor for any changes to admission requirements.

Total Credits: 71.5

Degree Requirements

* Elective must be selected from the CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  list

Core Curriculum Requirements - 1st year (22 Credits)

Semester 1 - Fall (11 credits)

Semester 2 – Spring (13 credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements – 2nd year (21.5 Credits)

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