Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 85.5
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.

2020–2021 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed. 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 a minimum "C" grade in all other courses required to complete the program.

Additional prerequisite coursework is required for program acceptance. See Admissions Requirements for more information.

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 1
PNN-207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
PNN-332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition O E 3
PNN-311 PN Issues and Trends O E 1
PNN-330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 8WK1 5
PNN-333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 8WK2 5
PNN-399 Practical Nursing Capstone 1
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 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 O E 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3
Total Credits 17

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

Semester 5 — Summer
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 for fall start students.

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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