Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN)

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree (ADN) has three basic components:

  1. General Education Requirements
  2. Program Prerequisites
  3. Core Discipline Requirements

Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
CHEM 1110
  & CHEM 1115
Elem General/Organic Chemistry
   and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (or higher Chemistry course with lab)
MATH 1030Quantitative Reasoning (or other DSU approved GE MATH course)3
or MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
or FCS 1500 Human Development Lifespan
Program Prerequisites
BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
   and Human Physiology Lab
Core Discipline Requirements
NURS 2000Intro to Health Concepts4
NURS 2001Intro to Health Concepts Clinical0
NURS 2005Nursing Skills Laboratory2
NURS 2400Health & Illness Concepts I5
NURS 2401Health & Illness Concepts I Clinical0
NURS 2450Nursing Pharmacology Concepts I2
NURS 2500Health & Illness Concepts II8
NURS 2501Health & Illness Concepts II Clinical0
NURS 2530Family Health Concepts5
NURS 2531Family Health Concepts Clinical (NURS 2502 - Fall 2016)0
NURS 2600Health Care Systems2
NURS 2700Complex Health&Illness Concept9
NURS 2701Complex Health Concepts Clinical0
NURS 2750NCLEX Success Course2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 65 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0.
  4. Grade C or higher in each General Education, Program Prerequisite, and Core Discipline Requirement course.