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ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING (ADN) PROGRAM

ABOUT THIS
DEGREE PROGRAM

LIBERAL ARTS
& SCIENCES

CORE-DEGREE COURSEWORK

The Chamberlain Associate Degree in


Nursing (ADN) program prepares the graduate
to provide safe, competent nursing care across
the lifespan to individuals, families and groups
in a variety of practice settings. Nursing care
incorporates evidence-based principles, sciences
and critical reasoning necessary for nursing
practice in the development of responses to
real or perceived healthcare needs. The ADN
graduate is equipped with the necessary skills
and knowledge to function as a beginning nurse
and values the concept of lifelong learning.
The ADN program provides a foundation for
continued learning and career advancement.

There are two options in the Associate


Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. The first
is for students with no prior nursing education
and the second is for LPNs to bridge to their
associate degree.

Degree: Associate Degree in Nursing | Semesters: 6 Full Time

ADN graduates are eligible to apply to take


the NCLEX-RN*. Graduates must apply to
take the NCLEX-RN by submitting all application
materials to the state board of nursing in the
state in which they wish to become licensed.
* Completion of a nursing program does not guarantee
the graduates ability to take the NCLEX-RN. Authorization
to take the NCLEX-RN rests solely with the state Board
of Nursing.
NOTE: Graduates planning to take the NCLEX-RN exam
in another state are responsible for contacting
the appropriate state board of nursing to obtain
application materials.

Program available in Columbus, OH only.

Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 72 (31 liberal arts and sciences; 41 nursing).
Each lettered group below represents a graduation requirement with any alternate choice.
Minimum
Credit Hours

Course Area

Minimum
Credit Hours

English & Communications

Humanities

(a) ENGL-117

(a) ETHC-232

(b) One of: SPCH-275 or


SPCH-277

Clinical Nursing

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The second year includes additional


liberal arts and sciences courses as
well as courses pertaining to nursing care
with specialized populations. LPNs have the
opportunity to bridge to an associate degree
in as few as five semesters of coursework
by receiving advanced standing through the
Chamberlain College Articulation Program for
LPNs (CCAP-LPN). Students meet in traditional
classrooms, laboratory experiences and
group clinical-learning settings.

Mathematics & Science

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(a) All of: NR-140; NR-142; NR-250; NR-252;


NR-260; NR-262; NR-284; NR-285

(a) BIOS-251

Non-Clinical Nursing

(b) BIOS-252

(c) BIOS-255

(a) All of: NR-101; NR-120; NR-122; NR-130;


NR-281; NR-282; NR-290

(d) BIOS-256

(e) BIOS-271

(f) BIOS-272

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)


program provides a comprehensive foundation
of liberal arts and sciences and the nursing
knowledge necessary for nursing practice
and continuing professional education.

(g) MATH-114

Social Sciences

(a) PSYC-290

(b) SOCS-185

The pre-licensure Associate Degree in


Nursing program is a six-semester, year-round
program. The first year of the degree program
is designed for students with no prior nursing
education and includes fundamentals in
nursing, beginning patient care experiences
and liberal arts and sciences courses.

NOTE: Chamberlain College of Nursing is no longer accepting new enrollments in the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
All information provided herein applies to currently enrolled students only.

Course Area

Electives*

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(a) Any combination of the following


elective courses: BIOS-242; BUSN-115;
CHEM-120; COMP-100; ECON-312;
ENGL-147; ENGL-227; ETHC-445; HIST-405;
HIST-410; HIT-120; HIT-141; HSM-310;
HUMN-303; HUMN-451; LTRE-421;
MATH-221; MATH-325; MGMT-303;
PHIL-347; PHIL-447; PSYC-110; PSYC-305;
PSYC-315; RELI-448; SCI-204; SOCS-315;
SOCS-325; SOCS-335; SOCS-350

* In order to satisfy graduation requirements, elective courses may be added to the individuals plan of study. Please contact your
student service advisor for more information.

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING (ADN) PROGRAM

CAREERS IN NURSING
Registered Nurse (RN)
Nurse roles include, but are not limited to : provider of
care, designer/manager/coordinator of care and member
of a profession.
*

Nursing generalist practice includes both direct and indirect


patient care, which includes individuals, families, groups,
communities and populations. Nursing practice is built on
nursing knowledge, theory and research. In addition, nursing
practice derives knowledge from a wide array of other fields
and professions, adapting and applying this knowledge as
appropriate to professional practice.
The fundamental aspects of nursing generalist practice are:
direct care of the sick in and across all environments, health
promotion and clinical prevention and population based
healthcare. A defining feature of professional nursing practice
is the focus on health promotion and risk reduction. Advances
in science and technology will continue to emerge, which will
help to predict future health problems. Nurses will design and
implement measures to modify risk factors and promote healthy
lifestyles. These same advances in science and technology also
have allowed individuals to live longer and often with increasing
numbers of chronic illnesses and conditions. With an increasing
emphasis on cost savings and cost benefits, nurses will play
a leading role in the provision of care.
Roles of the Baccalaureate General Nurse. (2008). The Essentials of
Baccalaureate Education in Professional Nursing Education, 7-8.
* Some careers may require several years of experience in addition to
educational credentials.

CAREER FOCUSED COURSEWORK


Nursing Courses

Credits

NR-101: Transitions in Nursing

NR-120: Fundamentals of Nursing

NR-122: Nursing Skills

NR-130: Pharmacology for Nurses

NR-140: Nursing Concepts & Patient Care I

NR-142: Nursing Concepts & Patient Care II

NR-250: Adult Health I

NR-252: Adult Health II

NR-260: Nursing Care of Children

NR-262: Maternal-Child Nursing

NR-281: Pathophysiology I

NR-282: Pathophysiology II

NR-284: Mental-Health Nursing

NR-285: Multi-System Nursing Care

NR-290: Management Concepts Applied to Nursing

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS


Program Outcomes for the Associate Degree in Nursing:
1. P rovides holistic nursing care based on knowledge from nursing
and related disciplines to individuals and support persons in
varied healthcare settings.
2. M
 anages collaborative nursing care with health-team members
through the effective and cost-efficient use of human, physical,
financial and technological resources.
3. Integrates communication principles and techniques with
individuals, support persons and healthcare team members
within professional practice.
4. E mploys nursing process and critical thinking as a basis for
professional decision-making in individualized nursing care.
5. A
 ccepts responsibility and accountability for own nursing practice
and for ongoing personal and professional development.
6. D
 emonstrates behaviors consistent with moral, ethical, legal
and regulatory principles and guidelines.
7. A
 ssumes professional nursing roles to resolve healthcare needs
of individuals and support persons in a variety of settings.
8. U
 tilizes evidence-based information from healthcare and related
disciplines to provide safe nursing care and the information
and skills necessary for optimal health.

Accreditation and State Authorizations & Registrations:


Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org). HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program,
the Master of Science in Nursing degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791).
The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with warning for good cause by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance
to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online complaint system http://complaints.ibhe.org/ or by mail to 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377. Chamberlain College of Nursing is certified to operate
by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved to operate by the Virginia Board of Nursing Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300,
Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515. Chamberlain College of Nursing is authorized for operation by the THEC, http://www.tn.gov/thec.
For the most updated approvals by state information, visit chamberlain.edu/stateapprovals. Program/program option availability varies by state/location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of publication.
Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/consumerinfoadn.

Chamberlain College of Nursing | National Management Office | 3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 888.556.8226 | chamberlain.edu
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