For the most up-to-date information about this program (including all requirements), please refer to our College Catalog.
The Associate Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, located at Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463.
The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at RCC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Contact the ACEN (formerly NLNAC) at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
ADN Program Outcome Data
Students’ Completion of the Nursing Program *
* Students’ Completion of the Nursing Program is defined as completing within 3 years from acceptance date.
Graduates Obtaining a Job
|Number of Graduates||34||33||41||34||39|
|Employed within 6 months *||31||30||38||32||39|
|Unable to find RN job||0||0||1||0||0|
* Part time or full time employment
ADN Nursing Details
The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at RCC is designed to prepare the students to assume the role of a professional nurse in a variety of clinical settings. At the completion of the ADN program, students will be able to integrate legal, ethical and professional values with their nursing skills as they apply the nursing process to patient care.
Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student will be eligible to apply to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing examination (NCLEX-RN) required for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
To be accepted into the ADN program, the student must follow the application process below. Acceptance into the ADN program is selective due to the limited number of clinical placements available. This application does not guarantee acceptance into the ADN program. Applicants must reapply for the program each year, if not selected for the fall term indicated.
The pre-nursing entrance exam (T.E.A.S.) will be available in the Testing Centers on both RCC campuses Testing is done by appointment only. The T.E.A.S. exam must by taken by all nursing program applicants as part of the application packet. You are advised to prepare very well for this test as you must pass it to be eligible for the nursing curricula.
Pre-Nursing students are required to attend one of the open information sessions scheduled simultaneously on Glenns and Warsaw. Contact Ms. Carr at 804-758-6768 for information. Dates will be published on the RCC website.
Application materials for 2018-19 will be available in December 2017.
|First Semester: Prerequisites *|
|ENG 111||College Composition I||3||3|
|BIO 141||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3||3||4|
|PSY 230||Developmental Psychology||3||0||3|
|HLT 230||Principles of Nutrition & Human Development||3||0||3|
|SDV 101||Orientation to Health Sciences 1||1||0||1|
|MILESTONE: Students eligible for admission to the ADN Nursing Sequence|
|Second Semester: Begin NSG sequence|
|BIO 142||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3||3||4|
|NSG 100||Introduction to Nursing Concepts||3||3||4|
|NSG 106||Competencies for Nursing Practice||0||6||2|
|NSG 130||Professional Nursing Concepts||1||0||1|
|NSG 200||Health Promotion and Assessment||2||3||3|
|BIO 150||Introductory Microbiology 2||3||3||4|
|NSG 152||Health Care Participant||2||3||3|
|NSG 170||Health/Illness Concepts||4||6||6|
|ENG 112||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|NSG 210||Health Care Concepts I||3||6||5|
|NSG 211||Health Care Concepts II||3||6||5|
|NSG 230||Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts||2||0||2|
|NSG 252||Complex Health Concepts||4||0||4|
|NSG 270||Nursing Capstone||0||12||4|
|MILESTONE: Graduates eligible to apply for NCLEX-RN testing and advance to licensure as Registered Nurses|
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Printable Advising Sheet
Download this PDF, which will give you a complete view of all of the classes required. Check off boxes as you complete each class and keep track of your progress.
- Ellen Koehler, RN, MSN, CNE, Program Head, 804-758-6783
- Jennifer Carr, Glenns Campus, Office of the Dean of Health Sciences, 804-758-6768
- Leslie Lantz, MSN, RNC-OB, Full-time faculty member, 804-758-6780
- Sara Headley, RN, MSN, Full-time faculty member, 804-333-6874
- Carrie Lewis, RN, MSN, CCRN, Full-time faculty member, 804-333-6774
- Rebecca White, MSN, RN, Full-time faculty member, 804-758-6779
- Get complete payment options at our Tuition and Fees section.
Do you have questions about our Associate of Applied Science Degree: Nursing? Fill out the form and we’ll send you more information about the program, and an RCC counselor will be in touch to follow up.