Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree in Nursing program is generally pursued by those students who plan to enter the nursing workforce following graduation. After successful completion of this program, graduates take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). With passing scores, graduates are awarded licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Some students pursuing the ADN degree may decide to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Students considering the ADN degree who may wish to transfer should see an advisor.

Course Title Credits
ENG 111English Composition4
ENG 112English Composition4
Group 1 Humanities course.3
BIO 227Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIO 228Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
Social Science
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Major Area Requirements
Semester credit hours in HNR and HAH courses 144
Math Competency Required 2
Total Credits66

Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 64-70

Other Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Complete each nursing course at 2.5 or higher.
  • Complete a minimum of 16 degree credits through NMC classes.


  • A maximum of two physical education credits, two professional development seminar credits, and four Academic Service Learning Internship credits may be used toward a degree.
  • Courses with numbers below 100 level do not count toward graduation, but the grades do count toward your cumulative GPA. They may be prerequisites for other courses needed to complete degree or certificate requirements and may add to the total number of credits taken. Review course prerequisites carefully.
  • To count toward graduation, a course must be completed with a grade of 1.0 or higher. Grades of 2.0 or higher are required for ENG 111 English Composition and PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology. Grades of 2.5 or higher are required for each of the courses in the Anatomy and Physiology sequence (BIO 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 228 Human Anatomy & Physiology II).