Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Associate Degree Nursing Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 44
Enrollment Status: Full-time only
Program Start: Fall, Spring

The Associate Degree Nursing program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Required Background Screenings to Participate in Clinicals

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College you will be required to complete:

  • a criminal background check,
  • sex offender registry,
  • child abuse registry, and
  • dependent adult registry.

The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

Program Course Notes

  • Students must achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses that are required to complete the program.

  • Students may complete the general education courses, marked with the gen ed icon , prior to full admission into the program.

2015–2016 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1
ADN121 Transition to Professional Nursing 2 $319.00
ADN122 Advanced Nursing Skills 2 $319.00
ADN123 Physical Assessment 2 $1214.00
ADN281 Diet Management 1 $159.50
ADN531 Advanced Adult Health Nursing I 6 $957.00
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology -OR- [GEN ED] 4 $638.00
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab -AND- 4 $638.00
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4 $638.00

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Total Credits 17
Semester 2
ADN331 Issues in Nursing Management 2 $319.00
ADN410 Advanced Nursing in OB and PEDS 5 $797.50
ADN532 Advanced Adult Health Nursing II 6 $957.00
BIO185 Microbiology with lab [GEN ED] 3 $478.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication [GEN ED] 3 $478.50

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Total Credits 19
Semester 3
ADN477 Psychiatric Nursing 5 $797.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology [GEN ED] 3 $478.50

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Total Credits 8

Course Cost Calculation:
2015–2016 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Program Advisor

Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
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