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 1110Elem General/Organic Chemistry (or higher chemistry course) 14
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
or FSHD 1500 Human Development Lifespan

 CHEM 1115 is co-requisite to CHEM 1110, but not required for program admission.

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.