Associate Degree Nursing
Registered Nursing (123010)
Projected Start Date
The goal of the ADN program is to prepare students to meet the requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in California. The emphasis of the program will be on prioritization, leadership, organization and delegation (PLOD). The study of nursing is a very complex one that requires mental and physical abilities to complete the tasks necessary to become a registered nurse. Two of the most essential tools are the Nursing Process and the Organizing Framework around which curriculum is developed. The nursing process is a problem solving process that guides the method of thought and action. It is the thinking process used by registered nurses to care for the clients’ response to their health care issues as well as to guide prevention and wellness activities.
The mission of the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (RN) program is to prepare entry-level registered nurses to be providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. The program respects the individuality of students and recognizes that each student has different educational, experiential, cultural, spiritual, economic and social backgrounds, and a unique support system. The aim of the curriculum is to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that the graduate nurse is equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduate nurses will collaborate with members of the health care team, be effective communicators, be politically aware, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
Enrollment Completer Projections
Historically the associate degree-nursing program admits a new cohort of 24 students per year into the first semester in fall. The program advance places 13 LVN-RN students into the second year semester 3 of the program. The program graduates a total of 37 students each spring.