Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Associate Degree Nursing Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 38
Program Start: Fall, Spring

The Nursing: 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.

2016–2017 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses

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

  • You must achieve a minimum "B" grade or better in prerequisite courses BIO168, ENG105, and HSC108 and pass PNN100.

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

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

Semester 1
ADN121 Transition to Professional Nursing 2 $337.00
ADN122 Advanced Nursing Skills 2 $337.00
ADN123 Physical Assessment 2 $1260.00
ADN281 Diet Management 1 $168.50
ADN531 Advanced Adult Health Nursing I 6 $1011.00

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Total Credits 13
Semester 2
ADN315 Professional Roles of Nursing Practice 2 $337.00
ADN410 Advanced Nursing in OB and PEDS 5 $842.50
ADN532 Advanced Adult Health Nursing II 6 $1085.00
BIO186 Microbiology 4 $674.00

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Total Credits 17
Semester 3 *
ADN477 Psychiatric Nursing 5 $842.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 8
* For students starting the Associate Degree Nursing program fall semester, term one is fall, term two is spring, term 3 is summer. For students starting the Associate Degree Nursing program spring semester, term one is spring, term two is fall, and term 3 is the first six weeks of the following spring semester. If seats are available, students may be chosen by lottery to complete ADN477 during the summer in between the first and second term. However, there is no guarantee spring start Associate Degree Nursing students will be awarded a seat in the summer session.

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 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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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Pre-Health Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
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Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
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