- 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.
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
The Associate Degree Nursing program consists of three options: Traditional ADN, LPN to ADN and the RIBN option. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate should possess the knowledge, fundamental skill, and attitudes to:
- Plan holistic nursing care for individuals across the lifespan experiencing complex alterations in health.
- Provide safe, culturally competent, therapeutic nursing care to individuals.
- Safely and ethically manage nursing care within the healthcare system for individuals.