About this course
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Students in the Associate Degree Nursing program learn by participating in class, campus lab and clinical, and clinical in health care agencies. The DCCC Associate Degree Nursing program uses problem-based learning (PBL) as its primary teaching method. PBL consists of students working in small groups to identify learning issues from patient cases. Each individual student then researches the issues to discuss later in the small group sessions. Students must show much individual independence and initiative to be successful with the PBL method. The DCCC ADN program uses minimal lectures as teaching methods.
- Staff Nurse
- Clinical Nurse
- Operating Room Nurse
- Cardiac Care Unit Nurse
- Oncology Nurse
- Charge Nurse
- Complete the application process as described in the ADN Competitive Packet.
- Demonstrate physical and emotional health status compatible with the ability to provide safe nursing care.
- Complete an approved Nursing Assistant I training course consisting of 70 hours of training, which includes 40 hours of clinical instruction and be listed as a NAI with no substantiated findings prior to first day of the Fall semester.