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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Associate Degree Nurse (AAS.ADN)

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is an intensive, two-year academic program that includes classroom, skills laboratory and clinical experience in various healthcare agencies. The student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree upon completion of the program and may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, the graduate may apply for RN licensure. Completion of the ADN program does not guarantee RN licensure. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may refuse to issue a license if a candidate has a criminal history. Please consult with the director of ADN program to avoid license application hindrances.

The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020.

Applicants seeking admission into the ADN program must have a completed nursing application file in the nursing department by February 1, or the preceding business day if February 1 falls on a weekend. Applicants will be notified in writing of acceptance/denial within six weeks following the deadline.

Download the ADN checklist from the website for the complete application procedure.

Admission Criteria

The following procedures and prerequisites must be satisfied before admission to the Lake Land College ADN program can be considered.

1. Complete an Intent to Enroll for Lake Land College and submit to Admissions & Records. (Note: acceptance to the college does not guarantee admission into the ADN program.)

2. Complete a Nursing Admission Application indicating interest in the Associate Degree Nursing program. These are available online.

3. Submit an official transcript from all colleges and/or nursing schools attended, to Admissions & Records. Request a transcript evaluation for AAS.ADN.

4. Complete pre-requisite, BIO 100 or BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or better.

5. Achieve satisfactory scores on the Lake Land College Placement test, SAT, or ACT to determine eligibility to take the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. See ADN admission checklist for details.

6. Achieve a satisfactory score of 75 on the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. If the exam is repeated the most recent score is used. To ensure complete application a satisfactory score must be obtained prior to the February 1 application deadline. Exam scores are valid for five years.

7. High school students who successfully complete Partnership for Career and College Success (PCCS) curriculum should consult with the director regarding enrollment requirements and procedures.

8. Co-requisite courses may be taken prior to or during the semester designated but not after. Co-requisite courses are only accepted with a "C" or better. Completion of science courses required in the ADN program must be within five years of the program application deadline, with the exception of BIO 100.

9. Licensed Practical Nurses may apply in writing to the Nursing Department for a waiver of ADN 040, ADN 042, ADN 053, BIO 100 and HED 102. See college website for LPN to ADN admissions checklist.

10. LPN applicants must complete all courses with a "C" or higher. Transition to ADN is required the semester prior to ADN 076.

11. State regulations require that qualified in-district residents must be accepted before any consideration can be given to out-of-district applicants. Admission is competitive and selective using an objective formula approved by the Nursing Department. Selection criteria includes the date on the Admission Application, academic achievement in prerequisite or co-requisite courses, and the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment score.

Acceptance

Acceptance is tentative upon completion/receipt of the following:

1. Completed Lake Land College ADN Program Physical Examination, proof of immunizations and current CPR certification. (Note: CPR and immunizations must remain current throughout the program).

2. Complete background check.

3. Attend the nursing program orientation during the summer semester preceding ADN 040. Students will be contacted regarding orientation date.

4. Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00

Cost

In addition to tuition and fees, costs for nursing program include: textbooks, uniforms, supplies, physical examination and immunizations, background check, a drug screen, and transportation to hospital clinical experiences. Additional expenses upon completion of the program will include licensure application fees, NCLEX-RN test fees and RN license fees, upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories and research findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



Course Outline

3.0
BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

*
4.0
ADN-040
Nursing I

ADN-040
Nursing I

This course introduces the role of registered nurse as care provider and interprofessional healthcare team member. A concept-based approach introduces the novice student to knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to develop clinical judgment in providing care for diverse populations. Course Outline

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8.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ADN-042
Nursing II

ADN-042
Nursing II

This course further develops the RN role. Nursing concepts are explored at a deeper level. Clinical experiences progress providing students the opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make sound clinical judgments in providing care for diverse populations.


Course Outline

* +++
10.0
BIO-226
Human Ana/Phys II

BIO-226
Human Ana/Phys II

Continuation of BIO225, Human A & P I. Emphasis on human anatomy and physiology through the regional approach using human cadavers.


Course Outline

*
4.0
HED-102
Nutrition

HED-102
Nutrition

A course in nutritional education including: food groups, diet goals, energy nutrients, digestion, absorption and metabolism. Water, vitamins, and minerals will be studied. Diet analysis and disease of digestion will be covered.

Course Outline

3.0
ADN-053
Pharmacology I

ADN-053
Pharmacology I

Utilizing a concept-based approach, this course introduces the nursing process and the clinical application of drug therapy in prevention and treatment of disease.


Course Outline

*
2.0

Semester Totals

19.0
Summer Term
BIO-235
Microbiology

BIO-235
Microbiology

This course covers a survey of microorganisms with detailed study of the biology, metabolism, growth, death, genetics, and methods of differentiation of bacteria. Also classification, control of organisms by physical and chemical methods, immunology and diseases are covered.


Course Outline

OR
HED-290
Disease Processes

HED-290
Disease Processes

The course details with the epidemiology of the major communicable diseases and the causative factors of the degenerative diseases. Historical aspects of diseases are studied. The system of human immunity is the second unit covered.


Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

2.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ADN-076
Nursing III

ADN-076
Nursing III

This course continues RN role development. Nursing concepts are emphasized as students engage in complex care situations in laboratory and clinical settings to promote knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make sound clinical judgments in providing care for diverse populations.


Course Outline

*
10.0
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

* OR
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
ADN-074
Pharmacology II

ADN-074
Pharmacology II

Continuation of ADN 053. Building upon previous knowledge, the nursing process is utilized to apply pharmacology concepts for patients with increasingly complex health conditions.


Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ADN-078
Nursing IV

ADN-078
Nursing IV

This course continues RN role development. Nursing concepts are emphasized as students engage in complex care situations in laboratory and clinical settings to promote knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make sound clinical judgments in providing care for diverse populations.


Course Outline

*
10.0
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

* OR
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
ADN-060
Nursing Seminar

ADN-060
Nursing Seminar

Prepares the student for the transition to the role of the graduate associate degree nurse. Employment issues, legal implications, nursing organizations, continuing education, nursing management and current issues in nursing are identified and discussed.


Course Outline

*
1.0
ADN-075
Pharmacology III

ADN-075
Pharmacology III

Continuation of ADN 074. The nursing process is utilized to apply pharmacology concepts for patients in increasingly complex health conditions to prepare students for entry-level practice.


Course Outline

*
2.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

67.0
 

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