Associate Degree Nursing (NUR)
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Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares graduates to be eligible to apply to sit for the licensure exam for registered nurses. It is a concept-based curriculum, including both nursing and general education courses. Course content includes the role of the registered nurse, healthcare concepts, and technical observations and skills. Supervised clinical laboratory experiences are planned to focus on the care of patients with well-defined health problems where probable outcomes of nursing interventions are predictable.

Educational Options

After completion of the program, a student is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

What can I earn?

The national average for annual earnings is $66,600 and the hourly earnings is $32.04. The top 10% annual earnings is $98,900 and the hourly earnings is $47.54.

Your future

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population as they live longer and more active lives.

Application Periods

  • Two-Year Program – Summer Admission Evening Program – Applications are accepted from March 1 through April 1 (every other year on the odd year).
  • Two-Year Program – Spring Admission – Applications are accepted from September 1 through October 1.
  • Two-Year Program – Fall Admission – Applications are accepted from May 1 through June 1.
  • Health Transition (Mobility) Program Spring Admission – Applications are accepted from June 5 through July 5.

Important – The Shelton State Community College (SSCC) Health Services Programs Information Session is required for prospective applicants to any SSCC Health Services Program.  Attendance at a session is MANDATORY within one (1) year prior to application to SSCC Health Services Programs.  To learn more, visit Health Services Programs Information Session.