The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares the graduate to sit for the NCLEX/RN state board examination and become a Registered Nurse. There are multiple entry points for this degree.
The Generic ADN program is for students just starting nursing and have not taken any nursing courses. This program is 5 semesters.
The LVN to ADN program is for people that are already licensed as a Vocational Nurse or Practical Nurse, wishing to further their nursing career and obtain their RN license and AS in Nursing. This program is 3 semesters.
The 30 Unit Option (Non-Graduate) program is for LVNs wishing to continue their education and obtain their RN license as a non-graduate. This program is 3 semesters.
The Licensed Psychiatric Technician can enter the ADN program and may challenge the Introduction to Nursing course (ADN 151/ADN 151L), and is not required to take the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing course (ADN 252 / ADN 252L). This program is 4 or 5 semesters dependent on the outcome of the ADN 151 challenge.