We’d love it if you could attend one of our ADN Information Sessions, taking place on Dec. 13 or Jan. 10. Contact Jennifer Carr at 804-758-6768 for registration details.
The Associate Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. 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.
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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 strongly encouraged to attend one of the open information sessions scheduled simultaneously on Glenns and Warsaw. Contact Ms. Carr at 804-758-6768 for information.
Advanced Placement LPN to ADN
RCC now offers an Advanced Placement LPN to ADN program. Visit the RCC Catalog for complete details on this opportunity.
Application Adviser Meeting
Please pick a time and date that is convenient for you. Each appointment will take 30 minutes. You must bring your completed application, transcripts, and TEAS results (with each section broken down, reading, math, English, science). Failure to do this will void your appointment time.
Curriculum for Nursing
Special Note: Special Note: The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has adopted a new common, concept-based curriculum for all nursing programs in the VCCS system. Effective Summer 2017, the New ADN curriculum will be in effect. Click here to view the new curriculum. Students should seek advisement with their nursing program advisor early to plan for the change.
|MTH 126||Math for Allied Health||2||0||2|
|BIO 141||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3||3||4|
|NUR 111||Nursing I||4||9||7|
|NUR 226||Health Assessment||2||3||3|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|ENG 111||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|BIO 142||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3||3||4|
|NUR 150||Community Based Nursing||3||0||3|
|NUR 112||Nursing II||4||9||7|
|PSY 230||Developmental Psychology||3||0||3|
|NUR 211||Second Level Nursing||5||9||8|
|NUR 245||Maternal Newborn||2||3||3|
|NUR 247 *||Psychiatric / Mental Health||2||3||3|
|HLT||Health/Physical Education 1||1||0||1|
|NUR 212||Second Level Nursing II||4||9||7|
|NUR 246||Parent / Child Nursing||2||3||3|
|NUR 254||Dimensions of Professional Nursing||2||0||2|
Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Nursing:
- Lecture: 49
- Lab: 54
- Total Credits: 67
- NUR 247 may be required during the third semester of the program (summer)
Recommended classes are:
1 HLT 230 Nutrition
2 HUM Electives: ART, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, ENG (Lit) may be substituted
- 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
Will be coming soon.
Semester Begins Note for Programs
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.