What will I learn?
The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program teaches you skills of direct patient care that you can apply in any healthcare setting. It offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. It integrates education in adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse types of institutions. Entry-level courses in leadership teach you to direct and supervise ancillary personnel.
The program also offers a Practical Nursing certificate. After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). At this point, you could exit and seek employment as an LPN or continue with the remaining two semesters and prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After completing all requirements, you will receive the AAS degree. Successful performance on the NCLEX-RN will award you state licensure and qualify you for the title of Registered Nurse (RN).
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The licensure requirements for nurses differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories. Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit the National Council of State Board of Nursing website to identify the nursing requirements for the state in which you plan to live and practice. PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our programs. State-by-state information is available on the Nursing License Map.
This program meets the applicable state prerequisites for certification in Colorado as listed below:
The program does not meet requirements in other states
PCC has not determined if the Associate Degree Nursing Program meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.