Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing Courses

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

The Associate Degree Nursing program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

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.

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

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

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

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Total Credits 8

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 159
319-296-4013
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Program Advisor

Valerie Millsap
Grundy Hall 158
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Dean

Candace Croft
Grundy Hall 159
319-296-4432
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