Associate Degree Nursing Program

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will prepare students for this exciting career with concentrated classroom studies and extensive clinical work (720 hours) based in a wide-range of health care settings. The first two semesters are identical in both the Practical Nursing (PN) program and the Associate Degree Nursing Program enabling students to finish with the PN after the first summer, and/or continue in the ADN program.

Associate Degree Nursing Careers

  • Out-patient Clinics
  • Schools
  • Home/Public Health
  • Occupational Industries
  • Physicians Offices
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Medical-Surgical Units
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Rehabilitation

Course Schedule

Associate Degree Nursing/Fort Dodge Schedule

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HSC-172 Nurse Aide or equivalent Nurse Aide Course
(students must pass state certification exams)
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5.0
HSC-112 Medical Terminology*
1.0
PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I
1.5
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses
1.0
SDV-035 Classroom Assistance
1.0
 
Total Hours: 19.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-621 Life Span Health Care
8.5
PNN-622 Clinical Practicum II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 12.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-405 Maternal Child Health Care (7.5 weeks)
6.0
ADN-407 Clinical Practicum III (7.5 weeks)
2.0
ADN-465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care (7.5 weeks)
5.0
ADN-466 Clinical Practicum IV (7.5 weeks)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-511 Adult Health Care
8.5
ADN-512 Clinical Practicum V
4.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.5

Summer Semester (6 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-805 Management in Health Care
1.0
ADN-806 Clinical Practicum VI
2.5
 
Total Hours: 3.5
 
Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 75.0

*Test out option is available. See Dean of Health Science or Program Coordinator.

**At the Fort Dodge Center, the third and fourth semesters are interchangeable Students may extend the program over 3 years by taking the Arts and Science courses during the first year and the nursing courses during the second and third years.

Fort Dodge Faculty & Staff

Trina Staton Dean 515-574-1301 staton@iowacentral.edu
Emily Holtapp Associate 515-574-1309 holtapp@iowacentral.edu
Robin Isabell Instructor 515-574-1316 isabell@iowacentral.edu
Brenda Gleason Instructor 515-574-1310 gleason@iowacentral.edu
Barb Kolesar Instructor 515-574-1328 kolesar@iowacentral.edu
Denise Norem Instructor 515-574-1304 norem@iowacentral.edu
LuAnn Reicks Instructor 515-574-1303 reicks@iowacentral.edu
Kaye Cleveland Instructor 515-574-1313 cleveland_k@iowacentral.edu
Heidi Clark Instructor 515-574-1305 clark_h@iowacentral.edu

Associate Degree Nursing/Storm Lake Schedule

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HSC-172 Nurse Aide or equivalent Nurse Aide Course
(students must pass state certification exams)
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5.0
HSC-112 Medical Terminology*
1.0
PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I
1.5
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses
1.0
SDV-035 Classroom Assistance
1.0
 
Total Hours: 19.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-621 Life Span Health Care
8.5
PNN-622 Clinical Practicum II
4.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care (7.5 weeks)
5.0
ADN-407 Clinical Practicum III (7.5 weeks)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-405 Maternal Child Health Care (7.5 weeks)
6.0
ADN-466 Clinical Practicum IV (7.5 weeks)
2.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-511 Adult Health Care
8.5
ADN-512 Clinical Practicum V
4.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Summer Semester (6 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-805 Management in Health Care
1.0
ADN-806 Clinical Practicum VI
2.5
 
Total Hours: 3.5
 
Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 75.0

*Test out option is available. See Dean of Health Science or Program Coordinator.

Students may extend the program over 3 years by taking the Arts and Science courses during the first year and the nursing courses during the second and third years.

Storm Lake Faculty & Staff

Trina Staton Dean 515-574-1301 staton@iowacentral.edu
Gretchen Miller Associate 515-574-2812 miller_g@iowacentral.edu
Terri Schmitt Instructor 712-749-2516 schmitt@iowacentral.edu

Associate Degree Nursing/Webster City Schedule

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HSC-172 Nurse Aide or equivalent Nurse Aide Course
(students must pass state certification exams)
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5.0
HSC-112 Medical Terminology*
1.0
PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I
1.5
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses
1.0
SDV-035 Classroom Assistance
1.0
 
Total Hours: 19.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-621 Life Span Health Care
8.5
PNN-622 Clinical Practicum II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 12.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-405 Maternal Child Health Care (7.5 weeks)
6.0
ADN-407 Clinical Practicum III (7.5 weeks)
2.0
ADN-465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care (7.5 weeks)
5.0
ADN-466 Clinical Practicum IV (7.5 weeks)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-511 Adult Health Care
8.5
ADN-512 Clinical Practicum V
4.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.5

Summer Semester (6 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-805 Management in Health Care
1.0
ADN-806 Clinical Practicum VI
2.5
 
Total Hours: 3.5
 
Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 75.0

*Test out option is available. See Dean ofHealth Science or Program Coordinator.

Students may extend the program over 3 years by taking the Arts and Science courses during the first year and the nursing courses during the second and third years.

Webster City/Goldfield Faculty & Staff

Trina Staton Dean 515-574-1301 staton@iowacentral.edu
Joan O'Hearn Associate 515-832-1632 ohearn@iowacentral.edu
Betty Daniel Instructor 515-832-1632 daniel@iowacentral.edu