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Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing

The Iowa Lakes Community College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares graduates as entry-level registered nurses in both hospital and community-based settings.  Graduates are eligible to take the RN-NCLEX licensure exam upon completion of the program. 

What do nurses do?

As a registered nurse (RN), you will have the knowledge and skills to complete assessments, provide necessary care, and evaluate effectiveness of treatments for clients across the lifespan.

Where will I get a job?

In a variety of settings including:  hospitals, clinics, long-term-care facilities, schools, businesses, prisons, community health, hospice, and many more.

How do I apply to the Nursing Program?

  1. Submit the following to Iowa Lakes Community College Admissions Office, 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, IA 50536.
    a.  College Application
    b.  Official high school transcript(s)/GED scores
    c.  Official college transcript(s)
    d.  Official ACT results
  2. Submit nursing program application by mail to the Nursing Program at 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 OR by email to nursingprogram@iowalakes.edu
  3. After submitting applications and transcripts if you would like to meet with an advisor, you may schedule an advising session by calling 800-242-5108, ext. 5337 or 712-852-5337.

How do I get accepted to the Nursing Program?

  1. A high school diploma with minimum GPA of 2.7 for ADN applicants or GED mean score of 550 or HiSet mean score of 14.
  2. A student who does not have the minimum high school GPA, GED or HiSet score may be considered for admission if he/she completes the following courses with a GPA of at least 2.7 for ADN applicants.
  3. a.  Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO-168), 4 credits
    b.  College Chemistry and Lab (CHM-151), 4 credits
    c.  Nutrition (HSC-163 or BIO-151), 3 credits
  4. Submit ACT Results
    a.  Composite score of 20 for ADN applicants.
    b.  The composite score will be based on English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional “Writing Test” is not required.
    c.  Students must request ACT to send official results to the Iowa Lakes Admissions Office. Hand delivered results will not be accepted.
    d.  ACT exam must be completed within five years of anticipated entry date. 
    e.  To register for exam or obtain information visit http://www.actstudent.org
  5. The student is required to contact the nursing program to request a review of the student’s application and transcripts when grades have been completed.  

What kinds of classes do I need to take before entering the Nursing Program?

  1. 75 hour Certified Nurse Aide
  2. College Chemistry, (CHM-151) and Lab (CHM-151B) or equivalent 
  3. Anatomy and Physiology I  (BIO-168) or equivalent
  4. Nutrition (HSC-163 or BIO-151) or equivalent

Who do I contact for more information?

Jane Palmer, RN
712-852-5238
jpalmer@iowalakes.edu 

Degree:
Associate in Applied Science

Program Length: 83 Credits

Campus: Emmetsburg
Full-time Day (Fall & Spring start)

Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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