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Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 84
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.

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

 The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

 When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

 Courses are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
◐ Course meets the first 8 weeks of the semester.
◒ Course meets the second 8 weeks of the semester.

Students must achieve a minimum "B" grade in all prerequisite courses and BIO-173 and a minimum "C" grade in all other courses required to complete the program.

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BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG-105 Composition I 3
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2
PNN-100 Nursing Assistant * 3
Total Credits 12

* PNN-100 must be completed through an accredited college. Applicants will need to provide an official transcript documenting successful CNA completion.

Semester 1
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- 3
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4
Math Electives
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 1
PNN-207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition 3
PNN-311 PN Issues and Trends 1
PNN-330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 5
PNN-332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being 2
PNN-333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
Total Credits 16

Semester 3
ADN-121 Transition to Professional Nursing 2
ADN-122 Advanced Nursing Skills 2
ADN-123 Physical Assessment 2
ADN-452 Complex Health Concepts Mod A 5
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
ADN-453 Complex Health Concepts Mod B 5
ADN-458 Nursing Care of Special Populations 7
BIO-186 Microbiology 4
Total Credits 16

Semester 5
ADN-315 Professional Roles of Nursing Practice * 2
ADN-455 Complex Health Concepts Mod C * 3
ADN-499 Passage to Professional Practice ** 1
Total Credits 6

* Required summer course.
** Required summer course for fall start students.

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra 5
MAT-128 Precalculus 4
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT-210 Calculus I 4
MAT-216 Calculus II 4
MAT-219 Calculus III 4

Student Success Specialist

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
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Pre-Health Student Success Specialist

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Pre-Health Program Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1079
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Administrative Assistant

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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