2016-2017 College Catalog 
    May 20, 2022  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ADN (Nursing), AAS

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Minimum Credits: 66.5
Contact Hours: 106.5-110.5

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.

Prerequisites and General Education Requirements: 14-18 Credits

Minimum Total Program Requirements: 66.5

Sequence of courses:

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


  • All nursing programs are subject to change. Program requirements apply to students accepted into the nursing program in the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade.
  • Entrance exam with required score will be necessary to be accepted into the program. Students are ranked for acceptance into the program based on grades, GPA and knowledge exam.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the nursing program. For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing of all students will be required prior to final program acceptance.
  • Applications are accepted annually. Students need to meet with their academic advisor to begin the application process.
  • Immunization records are required for final admission.
  • Program course work must be completed within two years.
  • Reentry into the Nursing Program is allowed one time per program and is determined by a committee of nursing faculty.
  • Nursing programs may have cohort groups in the fall and winter semesters. Please note that the Nursing Program is a full-time program that may require attendance in lecture or lab 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.


Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor.

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