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Associate Degree Nursing

Nursing students practice their craft.

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 NCLEX-RN licensure exam upon completion of the program. 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. Nurses work 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 Iowa Lakes Community College application online at www.iowalakes.edu indicating Nursing.
  2. Complete the Nursing Program admission checklist.
  3. Submit the Nursing Program admission checklist with supporting documents to Iowa Lakes Community College Nursing Office, 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, IA
    a.  High School Transcripts
    b.  College Transcript(s)
    c.  ACT and/or Accuplacer Results
  4. In compliance with 655 Iowa Administrative Code 2.10(6), students and prospective students are hereby notified that they may not take courses with a clinical or practicum component or both, if they had:
    a. been denied licensure by the board of nursing
    b. their license suspended, surrendered or revoked in any U.S. jurisdiction
    c. their license suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action
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