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Associate Degree Nursing

A.A.S. Degree and/or Certificate
Field Internship
Includes clinical assignments in numerous healthcare settings including LTC, Acute Care, Physician’s offices, community agencies and clinics.

Representative Job Titles
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
Program Requirements

Students must meet college English and Math requirements. Must have completed Biology, Algebra, a medical terminology course, one semester in college or two semesters in High School with grades of ‘C’ or better. All students accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program must have a state certified Nurse Assistant certificate. All students admitted to the program must have criminal background checks and drug screening.

Course Prerequisite
NURS 101 Complete N106 & N107
NURS 109 Complete N106 & N107
NURS 104 Complete all 1st sem Nurs & A & P (121)
NURS 105 Complete all 1st sem Nurs & A & P (121)
NURS 211 NURS 212 Complete all 1st year courses.
Complete PSYH 100 and complete BIOL 122
NURS 213 NURS 214 Complete A&P I and II, Micro, and all 1st year courses, NURS 211, 212
NURS 216 Must complete all other courses

First Semester
NURS 101 Fundamentals of Nursing I 3.5
NURS 106 Foundations of Nursing 3.5
NURS 107 Dosage Calculations .5
NURS 109 Basic Concepts in Pharmacology 1.5
BIOL 121 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSYH 101 Psychology 3
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Second Semester
NURS 104 Fundamentals of Nursing II 4
NURS 105 Basic Concepts in Mental Health Nursing 4
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
BIOL 122 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSYH 100 Life Span, Human Growth and Development 3
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Third Semester
NURS 211 Nursing Care of the Adult & Child I 6
NURS 212 Nursing Care of the Adult & Child II 6
SPCH 103 Fundamentals of Speech 3
BIOL 215 Microbiology 4
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Fourth Semester
NURS 213 Nursing Care of the Adult & Child III 6
NURS 214 Nursing Care of the Adult & Child IV 6
NURS 216 Professional Challenges & Issues 2
SOCO 101 Sociology 3
NURS 209 Advanced Pharmacology 2
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Minimum Requirements
AAS Degree 72 credit hours

Course Approved Substitutions
All Nursing Courses Based on individual evaluation of previous learning experiences
Gen Ed Based on Registrar Evaluation


A fingerprint background check is required for all applicants for NCLEX.

Students enrolling in an Allied Health program should be aware that clinical facilities require criminal background checks and drug screening of those involved in client care. In some instances, such checks also will be needed to take licensure exams. Based on this, Kaskaskia College will require background checks and drug screening upon entry into the program. Students will not be allowed to participate in clinicals when their background check makes them ineligible for the work to be performed. The cost of such screening will be included in program fees.

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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