The Associate Degree Nursing program is for Practical Nurses who wish to prepare for nursing positions involving comprehensive patient care. Graduates are eligible to write the professional nurse licensing examination. Individuals who successfully complete that examination receive Registered Nurse status in the state of Iowa. Associate Degree Nursing entrance requirements:
Application for College admission completed and signed.
Application for the Associate Degree Nursing program completed and signed.
Official high school transcript or GED equivalence required.
Official transcripts from other colleges you have attended (if applicable). Transcript from your successfully completed Practical Nursing program also required.
This is an advanced standing program. A copy of current Practical Nursing license is required. (NOTE: Summer graduates must submit copy of PN license no later the start of the fall semester Associate Degree Nursing 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.
The Iowa Core Performance Standards for Health Career Programs form must be reviewed, signed, and returned to the Admissions Office.
Applicants unable to meet the core performance standards must discuss the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the nursing program director at (641) 648-8648 (ECC) or (641) 844-5731 (MCC).
Must complete these general education courses with a “C-” or higher prior to entry:
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7000 in all nursing prerequisites and general education courses is required for entry.
As an applicant for the nursing program, you are responsible for turning in all of the required documentation to the Admissions Office.
Applications for the program are accepted throughout the year, with a new class beginning each fall. Your Nursing Admissions folder must be completed by March 15 for full consideration.
NOTE: Students should be advised that they will need to pass a criminal background check.
Successful completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program:
There is a prescribed schedule for progression through the nursing program. Students will register for their nursing courses according to the schedule of courses on their campus.
Students must earn an 80% (B-) grade and satisfactorily complete clinical and lab requirements in each class to progress.
Students must satisfactorily complete both the academic, laboratory and clinical hours for each course to receive credit for that particular course.
Applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing Programs that identify English as a second language, (unless primary language appears on the TOEFL exemption list) must achieve the following scores on the TOEFL. Reading-18, Listening-17, Speaking-20, Writing-17.