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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. 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.

Acceptance Requirements and Curriculum

Option #1

  1. A student must attain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the following college level science courses. In order for courses to be considered the student must have a grade C or higher.
    a.    Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits
    b.    College Chemistry and Lab (CHM-151), 4 credits
    c.    Introductory Biology and Lab (BIO-105) or Microbiology and Lab (BIO-186), 4 credits

  2. Submit ACT results
    a.    Composite score of 20.
    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.    To register for the ACT visit http://www.actstudent.org

Option #2

  1. A student must attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the following college level science courses. In order for courses to be considered the student must have a grade C or higher.
    a.    Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits
    b.    College Chemistry and Lab (CHM-151), 4 credits
    c.    Introductory Biology and Lab (BIO-105) or Microbiology and Lab (BIO-186), 4 credits

  2. Students that do not attain a GPA of 3.0 will have other college science course grades evaluated for acceptance.

  3. Submit ACT and Accuplacer results.
    a.    Composite score of 19 on ACT and Accuplacer (college placement exam) results.
    b.    The composite score will be based on ACT results of 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.    To register for the ACT visit http://www.actstudent.org

Option #3 (AA, AS, BA or BS Degree Students)

  1. A student must attain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in 12 credits of college level science courses. In order for courses to be considered the student must have a grade C or higher.

  2. Submit ACT results
    a.    Composite score of 19.
    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.    To register for the ACT visit http://www.actstudent.org

ADN Curriculum

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