Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 83.5
Program Start: Fall, Spring

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College, and to participate in clinicals, you will be required to complete the following screenings: 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.

2021–2022 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses are subject to change.

Students must achieve a minimum "B" grade in all prerequisite courses and an 80% in all other courses required to complete the program.

Chemistry prerequisite: In addition to the following prerequisite coursework, students must have completed two semesters of high school chemistry or CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry with a minimum "C" grade to be eligible for acceptance in the nursing program. See Admissions Requirements for more information.

Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I E 4
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II E 4
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2
HSC-168 Nurse Aide * 3.5
Total Credits 16.5

* HSC-168 Nurse Aide must be completed through an accredited college or show proof of CNA Registry. Applicants will need to provide an official transcript showing successful course completion or work with Admissions to confirm being on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry.

Semester 1
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4
Math Elective
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 8WK1 1
PNN-118 Nursing Clinical II 8WK2 1
PNN-122 Introduction to Pharmacology 2
PNN-216 Health Promotion & Maintenance Across the Lifespan 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition O E 3
PNN-214 Basic Health Alterations A 8WK1 3
PNN-215 Basic Health Alterations B 8WK2 3
PNN-218 Nursing Clinical III 8WK1 1
PNN-219 Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab 2
PNN-221 Nursing Clinical IV 8WK2 1
PNN-319 Issues and Trends in Practical Nursing Leadership 8WK2 2
Total Credits 15

Students are strongly encouraged to take the LPN licensure exam after Semester 2 coursework has been completed. Students will then have the option to begin working as an LPN.

Semester 3
ADN-121 Transition to Professional Nursing 8WK1 2
ADN-122 Advanced Nursing Skills 2
ADN-124 Complex Health Alterations 3
ADN-125 Nursing Clinical V 2
ADN-128 Community and Mental Health Nursing 8WK2 2
ADN-231 Advanced Pharmacology 2
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3
Total Credits 19

Semester 4
ADN-224 Complex Health Alterations B 3
ADN-225 Nursing Clinical VI 2
ADN-226 Complex Maternal Child Health Alterations 3
ADN-227 Nursing Clinical Community and Special Populations 2
ADN-331 Issues in Nursing Management 2
ADN-333 Holistic Client Care 2
BIO-186 Microbiology E 4
Total Credits 18

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3
MAT-210 Calculus I 4
MAT-216 Calculus II 4
MAT-219 Calculus III 4

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