2019-2020 Catalog

Nursing - ADN

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Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN)

68 Credit Hours

The Associate Degree Nursing program requires a minimum of two years to complete. A graduate of the ADN program is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN). Upon satisfactory completion of the examination, graduates are titled Registered Nurses (RN).

The ADN program has two options for student completion: the Generic Option and the LPN-to-ADN Option.


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

General Education Core Requirements

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3

REQ GEN Select from General Education 3
REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3

Total:   15

Major Requirements

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
NUR 102 Basic Nursing Care Skills 4
NUR 104 Nursing Care Management I 4 *
NUR 105 Pharmacology for Nurses 1
NUR 158 Health Promotion for Families I 4
NUR 161 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology 2
NUR 195 Patient-Centered Nursing Care I 4
NUR 205 Patient-Centered Nursing Care II 4
NUR 206 Clinical Skills Application 2
NUR 208 Health Promotion for Families II 4
NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 5 **
NUR 219 Nursing Management and Leadership 4 ***
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3

*Prior to enrolling in NUR 104, students must successfully complete the Practical Nursing (PN) Level Dosage Proficiency Placement Exam or Health Calculations I (AHS 126).

**Prior to enrolling in NUR 210, students must successfully complete the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Level Dosage Proficiency Placement Exam or Health Calculations II (AHS 129).

***Prior to enrolling in NUR 219, students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on a standardized national examination or enroll in Nursing Seminar (NUR 216) as a corequisite to NUR 219.

Total:   53

General Nursing Admission Requirements

All students applying to a Nursing program must meet the following General Nursing Admission Requirements:

  1. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, colleges and universities previously attended. Laboratory sciences must be taken within five years of the entry date to the program.
    1. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 on each transcript
    2. Complete ten (10) semester hours and achieve a grade of C or better in each course with at least one (1) of the courses being either BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225 or equivalent.
  2. Meet the Program Specific Admission Requirements.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

  1. Meet one of the following three admission options.
    1. Hold an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited school with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at TTC at time of admission.
    2. Achieve the required score on the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (PAX). Scores are valid for two years from date of testing. Students can register at https://ondemand.questionmark.com/400030/ext/nlntesting. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at TTC at time of admission.
    3. Complete the Pre-Nursing certificate with a minimum GPA for the certificate of 2.75. No more than three of the six courses required for the Pre-Nursing certificate may be repeated to meet this admission option, and all courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at TTC at time of admission.