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Nursing, Associate Degree (ADN/RN)

ECC ADN student with equipment

Applications for the program are accepted throughout the year, with a new class beginning each August. Your Nursing Admissions Folder must be completed by March 15 for full consideration. However, qualified applicants with completed admissions folders will be accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis after this deadline.

Prerequisites

Students planning to enter the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program are required to have a copy of their current Iowa Practical Nursing license. (NOTE: Summer graduates must submit a copy of their PN license no later than the start of the fall semester ADN program classes. Failure to do so will be grounds for administrative withdrawal from the program. Extenuating circumstances will be subject to approval by the nursing program director.) Students must also successfully completed the following courses:

  • BIO 151 Nutrition (3 credits)
  • BIO 168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIO 173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
  • BIO 186 Microbiology (4 credits)
  • EDU 160 Human Growth and Development (3 credits)

General Education Graduation Requirements

  • ENG 105 Composition I (3 credits)
  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Within these prerequisite courses, applicants will need to earn a minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

  • Transfer Students: It is highly encouraged to send transcripts to the ECC Admissions Office early to have them evaluated for transfer credit.
  • Science courses must have been completed within the past 10 years.

ADN/RN Curriculum

 

ADN555 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 3 credits 8 weeks-Fall Term 1
ADN441 Pediatric Nursing Concepts 3.5 credits 16 weeks-Fall Term 1 & 2
ADN556 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 3 credits 8 weeks-Fall Term 1
ADN471 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3.5 credits 8 weeks-Fall Term 1
ADN441 (continued) Pediatric Nursing Concepts 3.5 credits 16 weeks-Fall Term 1 & 2
ADN557 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 3 credits 8 weeks-Spring Term 1
ADN114 Foundations of Professional Nursing 2.5 credits 8 weeks-Spring Term 1
ADN431 Family Centered/Maternal Newborn Nursing 3.5 credits 16 weeks-Spring Term 1& 2
ADN558 Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 3 credits 8 weeks-Spring Term 2
ADN431 (continued) Family Centered/Maternal Newborn Nursing 3.5 credits 16 weeks-Spring Term 1 & 2
 ADN559  Medical-Surgical Nursing V 3 credits 5 weeks-Summer Term
 ADN815  Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 1.5 credits 5 weeks-Summer Term

Clinical Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing students must complete clinical rotations while in the program. The total number of clinical hours required for the entire Associate Degree Nursing program is broken down between six different clinical rotations and a preceptorship at the end of the program. Each student will gain clinical experience in the areas of medical/surgical nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics and mental health nursing in the hospital setting. Students will also receive clinical experience in specialty settings such as public health, leadership and school nurse. Clinical rotations are taught by full time nursing faculty and adjunct clinical nursing faculty.

Contact

Jan Sauerbrei

Jan Sauerbrei

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

641-648-4611
800-322-9235
eccinfo@iavalley.edu

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Ann Ersland

Ann Ersland

Ann’s nursing education began through Iowa Valley Community College at MCC, and she now teaches at both ECC and MCC campuses. She received...

Ann’s nursing education began through Iowa Valley Community College at MCC, and she now teaches at both ECC and MCC campuses. She received her bachelor’s degree from Grand View College (Des Moines, IA), followed by her master’s through Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). Her love of Obstetrics led her to become a Certified Nurse...

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