Traditional Generic ADN Program

 

About the ADN Program
ADN Program Outcomes
Traditional ADN Program
ADN Transition from VN Program
Traditional ADN Application Orientation Sessions
LVN Transition to ADN Application Orientation Sessions
ADN Admission Testing
ADN Faculty & Staff
ADN Syllabus

Description, Admission Requirements, and Degree Plan


The Traditional ADN Program can be completed in five-semesters or 28 months of instruction after admission to the nursing program.  Admission to the Traditional ADN Program is competitive and based on available spaces each fall and spring semester.

Selection of students for the ADN Program is determined with the following points system: 

Grade point average (GPA)
Must have overall GPA of 2.5 or equivalent in general education requirements for the ADN program of study
Hesi A2 Admission Assessment Exam -
(There will be no rounding of the HESI A2 Exam content score
  • Vocabulary & General Knowledge
30 point
  • Reading
30 point
  • Math
25 point
Required general education courses completed with a C or better for BIOL 2401, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2402,  & PSYC 2301 5 point
Associate Degree and above 5 point
Degree in Health Care related discipline 5 point
Total Possible Point 100 point

 

The procedure for admission to the Traditional ADN Program is to:

  1. Apply for admission to Amarillo College
  2. Attend an Application Orientation Session for the Traditional ADN Program   
  3. Take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam   
  4. Submit an application for the Traditional ADN Program during the application period each fall or spring semester

The admission requirements for the Traditional ADN Program are:

  1. Score 80 or greater on each of the three required content exams on the HESI Admission Assessment Examination at a single testing time
  2. Be eligible to enroll in a college-level math course and Anatomy & Physiology I

The degree plan for the Traditional ADN Program is as follows:

Traditional ADN Program Degree Plan

Semester I (Introduction)

Course   Credit hour
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
RNSG 1309 Introduction to Nursing 3
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I 1
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology in Nursing 3


Semester II (Level I)

Course   Credit hour
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
RNSG 1331 Principles of Clinical Decision Making 3
RNSG 1362 Clinical-Principles of Clinical Decision Making 3


Semester III (Level II) 

Course   Credit hour
BIOL 2420 Microbiology 4
RNSG 1247 Concepts of Clinical Decision Making I 2
RNSG 1263 Clinical-Concepts of Clinical Decision Making I  2
RNSG 1151 Care of Childbearing Family 1
RNSG 1160 Clinical-Care of Childbearing Family 1
RNSG 2101 Care of Children and Family 1
RNSG 2160 Clinical-Care of Children and Family 1


Semester IV (Level III)

Course   Credit hour
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH:
1315;1318; or 1321
  3
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical-Mental Health Nursing 1
RNSG 1248 Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II 2
RNSG 2261 Clinical-Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II  2


Semester V (Level IV

Course

  Credit hour
RNSG 2231 Advanced Concepts of Adult Health 2
RNSG 2262 Clinical-Advanced Concepts of Adult Health 2
RNSG 2221 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management 2
RNSG 2263 Clinical-Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management 2

Language,
Philosophy & Culture

from approved list*         3          
Total Semester Hours:   60

  *Please see current catalog for the General Education Course list 

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