Nursing (ADN) - Associate in Applied Science
Nurses aren't just compassionate and kind. They are calm under pressure, detail-oriented and have a thirst to learn. Nurses have to be great communicators, as they work in teams and one-on-one with patients and physicians. Earning a career as a nurse through Delta College offers a sense of personal satisfaction that can't be beat.
Registered Nurses have the choice to work in a variety of settings, such as: hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, home health care, hospice and in industrial nursing positions.
About the program
Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, the graduates are eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensure exam. The program is intense, but our pass rates for the RN-NCLEX are exceptionally high, and area employers are pleased with our graduates.
The ADN program has three tracks, a Full-time, Part-time and the LPN/Paramedic Transition to RN track. All tracks have the same prerequisite coursework. The Full-time track is four, 9-credit semesters in length, and the Part-time track is six, 6-credit semesters.
Students have access to Delta’s state-of-the-art Heath Professions Lab. The approximately 9,000 sq. ft. space equipped with outstanding resources provides a simulated hospital patient care environment for student to learn and practice nursing skills.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The growth is due to several factors, namely a sizable population of aging baby boomers and the expansion of U.S. healthcare coverage levels under the Affordable Care Act. The national average salary for an RN is $66,640.
ADN - BSN concurrent option
Students may take nursing courses toward attaining their Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) while in the ADN program through articulation with university programs.
Where do alumni go to attain a bachelor's degree?
We have partnerships with more than a dozen universities where graduates may attain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN), Saginaw Valley State University, Ferris State University, Davenport University, Concordia University and University of Michigan (Flint) to name a few.
Find out more
For more information, contact:
Lori Gagnon, RN MS
Nursing Program, Coordinator
989-686-9274; Office F233
Administrative Office Professional
989-686-9500; Office F211c
Nursing (ADN) - Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: AAS.20564
The ADN program prepares you to function effectively as a member of the health care team. This program requires a strong commitment to critical thinking, team collaboration, leadership, and development of sound clinical knowledge and skills. As a graduate nurse, you will be qualified for employment in structured settings: For example, acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, and clinics. Upon successfully completing this program, you are eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensure exam. This Delta College program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; ph: 404-975-5000 (http://acenursing.org) and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.
BIO 152, BIO 153, or (BIO 240, BIO 241), ENG 111 and PHM 285 must be completed with a minimum grade of B(3.0) and the remaining core courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher in the core courses to validate for the program of their choice. All remaining General Education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0) prior to graduation.
General Education Courses
|POL ---||3/4||Any Approved American Government Requirement
|PSY 211W||4||General Psychology
|SOC 211W||3||Principles of Sociology
Basic Program Requirements - Full-time ADN Track: Prior to attempting to register to begin the clinical sequence, you must complete the "Validation Application" and be officially validated. See Validation Procedure in this catalog for the required process.
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Basic Program Requirements Part-time ADN Track: Prior to attempting to register to begin the clinical sequence, you must complete the "Validation Application" and be officially validated. See Validation Procedure in this catalog for the required process.
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|72/76||Total Credits Required For Associate Degree (full- Or Part-time)|
|1 - Students must have completed BIO 152 and BIO 153 or BIO 240 and BIO 241 within the past ten years. If this time period is exceeded, an approved biology course must be taken to refresh this content. Please see the nursing program coordinator to determine which course(s) must be taken. It is recommended that BIO 203 also be current within ten years.|
|2 - It is important that you check a semester ahead of time when you plan on validating for the nursing program to make sure course requirements have not changed. Updated information can be found through the nursing web page: www.delta.edu/nursing, calling the Counseling Office (989-686-9330) or the Nursing Discipline Office (989-686-9500 or 989-686-9274).|
|3 - Prerequisite qualifications for validation are: (a) be admitted to Delta College, (b) provide official transcripts reflecting high school diploma or GED, and all other colleges or training institutions attended; BIO 152, BIO 153, or (BIO 240, BIO 241), ENG 111 and PHM 285 must be completed with a minimum grade of B(3.0) and the remaining core courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher in the core courses to validate for the program of their choice. All remaining General Education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0) prior to graduation. If pursuing a BSN degree, PHL 215 is recommended in place of PHL 230.|
|4 - Due to limited capacity of clinical facilities and the specific requirements of the accreditation agencies, this Program is considered a “limited enrollment” program. You will be eligible to attempt to register for clinical courses only after successfully completing the prerequisite qualifications and receiving a “Semester and Year of Validation” from the Registrar's Office. You must attempt registration each semester the program is offered following validation until admission into the clinical portion of the program.|
|5 - Prior to entrance into the first clinical course, you must provide documentation of current or prior certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the State of Michigan or documentation of competency in basic nursing skills. This documentation must be submitted to the Nursing Discipline Office. Please refer to Basic Nursing Skills Guidelines for Admission Into Nursing Programs on www.delta.edu/nursing.|
|6 - The Nursing Student Handbook contains additional information, requirements and specific program policies that you are required to comply with while enrolled in the nursing program. See www.delta.edu/nursing Nursing Student Handbook. You must comply with all Nursing Program Policies.|
|7 - In addition to tuition and textbook costs, you must provide your own uniforms, clinic shoes, name tags and transportation to clinical agency settings, including possible parking charges. See www.delta.edu/nursing for program costs.|
|8 - Program-Entry Health Requirements: You must submit an up-to-date complete physical examination report to the Nursing Office prior to entrance into the first clinical course. As a clinical student, you are required to have the Influenza vaccine and a TB skin test annually (A positive TB test will require a recent chest x-ray). The physical examination must confirm that you are free from communicable disease and capable of performing all the duties necessary for the safe care of patients. Proof of Hepatitis B vaccine immunization must be submitted with the physical exam form or you must submit a signed waiver form. For persons born after 1957, documentation of immunization for MMR must be provided. Evidence of current (within ten years) Tetanus immunization status is required. You must submit all up-to-date health requirements to the Nursing Discipline Office prior to entrance into the first clinical course. CPR Training: You must have a CPR card, which must remain current throughout the clinical program. A photocopy of your certificate must be turned in to the Nursing Discipline Office prior to the start of classes. The CPR certification must include one and two person rescuer, child and infant rescuer, airway obstruction relief, and use of AED. Students with expired CPR certification, TB test, and/or physical exam will not be allowed to attend clinical.|
|9 - Any student with a previous or current felony/misdemeanor conviction must inform the Nursing Program Coordinator of said conviction. Students should be aware that a felony/misdemeanor conviction may constitute grounds for ineligibility to sit for the Nursing Licensure examination. Students should be aware that the current licensure application form now requires that a criminal background check requiring fingerprinting be completed. Questions regarding licensure can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense or be directed to the Michigan Board of Nursing at 517-335-0918.|
|10 - All entering nursing students must be fingerprinted as part of health care agency requirements. Students will complete and sign a release form allowing Delta College Public Safety to complete a background check. Information about this process will be provided to the student at orientation. Results of the background check will be secured and kept confidential, but may be shared with clinical agencies when requested or as otherwise required by law. If results indicate a felony/misdemeanor conviction, the Nursing Program Coordinator will discuss the findings and the process with the student. A felony/misdemeanor conviction may delay or end the student's nursing education, delay graduation, or change the curriculum from which the student may graduate.|
|11 - A student can achieve PNE program completion if NUR 240W, and NUR 240LW; or NPT 260BW and NPT 260BLW are successfully completed.|
|12 - Full-time ADN track courses start each Fall and each Winter Semester with NUR 101AW. Part-time ADN Track courses start Fall semester only (NPT 102AW) with the program running year round. See website: www.delta.edu/nursing for more information. A student who designates their ADN track of choice will remain in that track for validation. There will be some flexibility between tracks (Full-time or Part-time) once the student is in the clinical sequence, but the student will need to go through the Nursing Review Board for approval based on the seating availability (see Nursing Student Handbook: www.delta.edu/nursing).|
|13 - If a student in good standing or granted reentry into the program has a period of inactivity within a program track that exceeds 18 months, the student will need to revalidate for a program track and complete the entire clinical program.|
|14 - Also see "Dual Degrees."||