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Welcome to the Associate Degree Nursing Program

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge to practice in the role of a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings. Graduates receive the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN (state licensing examination) to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of California. The program consists of four semesters (two academic years) of nursing course work after completion of program prerequisite courses and selection into the program.

Effective FALL 2016 - Admission Criteria to the ADN Program will be changing. Please review the "Admission Changes Starting FALL 2016" link below.                                       
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New BlueAdmission Changes Starting FALL 2016  

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program application period for Spring 2016 is now closed. The next application period will be for Fall 2016 semester.                                                                                       

The following application changes were made and the user manual does not reflect these changes. For directions to Criterion 1 and Criterion 2 please note the information listed below.

  • Criterion 1: if 15 points are earned based on application information, subsections will be skipped.
  • Criterion 2: applicants are now expected to report the specific science prerequisite courses to calculate their science GPA separately from all their attempted courses. Please follow the instructions provided for each new page.

The application period for the FALL 2016 program has been delayed until further notice. Please check back soon.

**Application dates are subject to change**

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What's It Like To Be A Registered Nurse?

A career as a Registered Nurse can be rewarding, flexible, and challenging. The majority of RNs work in acute care, providing direct care to patients with a variety of medical conditions. You should have a fairly good aptitude for math and science, good communication skills, and be comfortable working closely with people. Registered Nurses find work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, insurance companies, and other healthcare environments. 


The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing is approved
and accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326,
phone: (404) 975-5000
fax: (404) 975-5020

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