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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

ADN (Nursing), AAS

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Minimum Credits: 66
Contact Hours: 93-101

The Associate in Applied Science in nursing program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as registered nurses. Following successful completion of the ADN program, graduates are eligible to take the license exam to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Each class of nursing students is considered a cohort (group) and courses/schedules are assigned. Graduates of the ADN program are qualified to enter the many BSN completion programs available.

General Education and Prerequisite Requirements: 17-22 Credits

Minimum Total Program Requirements: 66

Sequence of courses:

Satisfactory completion of all Nursing courses (“B-” or higher grade) is required each semester in order to continue in the Nursing Program.


  • All nursing programs are subject to change.
  • Minimum GPA for program entry is 2.4.
  • BIO-25000 (Human Anatomy) and BIO-25100 (Human Physiology) are accepted if previously taken and a “B-” or better was earned in each course.
  • Timeframe on science pre-requisite courses (A&P 1 and 2, Med Term) accepted is within five years of application to the program.
  • Prerequisite classes may only be repeated once for the required grade, failure to be successful after the second attempt will disqualify you from the ranking process (withdrawing and transfer classes do count).
  • Entrance TEAS exam with required score of 65% or higher will be necessary to be accepted into the program. Entrance exam may be taken three times; if the applicant does not meet the required score on the 3rd attempt, the applicant must wait three years to attempt the exam again and be considered for admission.
  • If student has failed out of another nursing program, they may meet with Director of Nursing for consideration of entrance to our program.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the nursing program. For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at NursingHS@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing and background checks of all students will be required prior to final program acceptance.
  • Applications are accepted biannually, January 15th through May 15th for fall admission and January 15th through September 15th for winter admission. Students need to meet with their academic advisor to begin the application process.
  • Immunization records and a recent physical exam are required for final admission.
  • Nursing programs may have cohort groups in the fall and winter semesters. Please note that the Nursing Program is a full-time program that requires attendance in lecture, lab, or simulation Monday through Sunday at any time. Clinical may be assigned during day or evening hours. This will require the ability to maintain a flexible schedule from any applicant. Accommodations for work or personal schedules cannot be guaranteed.
  • Integrity is expected of students. Thus, any form of academic dishonesty in the prerequisite requirements, including plagiarism will be cause for disciplinary action and may result in ranking ineligibility. Please review the Nursing Academic Honesty Policy to learn more.

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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