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2020-2021 College Catalog 
  
2020-2021 College Catalog

Associate Degree Nursing, AAS


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Associate Degree Nursing
Associate Degree NursingDevelop the skills needed to excel as a nurse in both clinic and hospital settings while earning an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). After completing the program, you'll become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Licensed nurses have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to schools and community health centers.

Program Acceptance Requirements
In order to qualify for the Iowa Lakes Nursing Associate Degree program, applicants need to complete one of the following options:
Option #1

  1. Attain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the following college science courses. In order for courses to be considered the student must have a grade C or higher.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits
    • College Chemistry and Lab (CHM-151), 4 credits
    • Introductory Biology and Lab (BIO-105) or Microbiology and Lab (BIO-186), 4 credits
  2. ACT results:
    • Composite score of 20*
    • The composite score will be based on English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional "Writing Test" is not required.

Option #2

  1. 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.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits
    • College Chemistry and Lab (CHM-151), 4 credits
    • 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. ACT and Accuplacer results:
    • Composite score of 19 on ACT and Next Gen Accuplacer (college placement exam) equivalent results.*
    • The composite score will be based on ACT results of English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional "Writing Test" is not required.

Option #3

  1. 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. ACT results:
    • Composite score of 19*
    • The composite score will be based on English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional "Writing Test" is not required.

*Request that the ACT sends official results to the Iowa Lakes Admissions Office. Hand delivered results will not be accepted.
Register for the ACT exam by visiting http://www.actstudent.org


This program prepares the student for licensure in Iowa. Iowa Lakes Community College Nursing Program has not made a determination as to whether the program curriculum meets all other state's educational requirements for licensure or certification. If you wish to work outside the state of Iowa please contact the state agency in which you hope to work for details about licensure or certification.


Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes

Provider of Care

  1. Utilize the nursing process to provide ethically safe patient care within the scope of practice for the registered nurse.
  2. Deliver appropriate, individualized nursing skills.

Member of the Profession of Nursing

  1. Demonstrate professionalism in the role of the registered nurse within the healthcare system.
  2. Demonstrates critical thinking skills through implementation of Evidence Based Practice.

Manager of Care

  1. Use communication techniques in providing culturally competent care throughout the life span.
  2. Apply knowledge of health promotion and maintenance across the life span.

Faculty Contact

 Faculty Contact

 

Tammy ShimonTammy Shimon
712-852-5293
tshimon@iowalakes.edu

 

 

 

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U.S. Department of Education New Regulations

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional nursing programs (LPN and RN) must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v). In compliance with this regulation, Iowa Lakes Community College PN & AD Nursing is providing the following information:

  1. Iowa Lakes Community College Practical Nursing and Associate of Science degree, nursing curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin.
  2. Iowa Lakes Community College Practical Nurse and Associate of Science degree, nursing curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  3. Iowa Lakes Community College has not made the determination if the Practical Nurse and Associate of Science degree, nursing curriculum meets the state educational requirements for the following states/jurisdictions: American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Northern Mariana Island, Pennsylvania, and Virgin Islands.

NOTES: 

  1. This information is only for initial licensure by exam requirements for the state listed.
  2. Students should contact the State Board of Nursing in which they wish to be licensed for specific licensing requirements.
  3. Students may meet with the Director of Nursing Education if they wish to be licensed in another state.

Disclaimer: This information has been gathered from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website and will be updated annually on July 1. Iowa Lakes Community College assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource. It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the NCSBN website at: https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm


Related Documents

     Cost Sheet

     NCLEX Exam Pass Percentage

     Nursing Program Information

     Physical Form, Waiver of Liability and TB Conversion Assessment Self Report

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