Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
The Associate Degree Nursing program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree and allows the graduate to apply to take the state licensing exams for registered nursing and the jurisprudence exam.
A Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional member of the health care team managing and providing care to patients in a variety of settings.
The nursing practice of the LVN and RN differs in scope and depth of patient responsibilities. Primary responsibilities of the RN include providing nursing care as well as supervising and coordinating the care given by others.
An RN must be able to work well with others and respond to patient needs, perform basic math skills and complex procedures, set priorities, manage time, solve problems, think critically, communicate, and maintain accountability in the profession.
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program requires a minimum of two years of study. A new class is selected each spring to begin the fall semester. An application process is required for admission to the ADN program. Applications will be available online beginning in 2016.
The ADN program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 404-975-5000, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326.
If you would like more information about choosing a nursing school check out the Prospective Nursing Student Resource Guide from the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing.