NursingAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
There is never a dull day when you are in charge of patient care. Nurses rarely know how their day will unfold, as each patient presents a new situation, a new problem to solve, or a new decision to make. Nurses are the cool-headed, multi-tasking experts who act as the backbone of medical care everywhere.
A Closer Look
Registered nurses perform physical exams and health histories, administer medications, care for wounds, and provide numerous other personalized interventions. They collaborate with a variety of healthcare professionals to coordinate care but are frequently in the lead, interpreting patient information and making critical decisions about needed actions. They also direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare personnel, such as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nurse aides.
Increasingly, nurses provide health promotion, counseling, and education. They may also conduct research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes.
What You'll Learn
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Mid-State prepares each graduate to work successfully as a registered nurse (RN). Students acquire a balance of knowledge and technical skills in physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and nursing. They also contribute to classroom discussion, independent learning projects, audio-tutorial labs, and hands-on clinical experiences at area healthcare agencies.
After completing the first year (32 credits), you can opt to take the national licensing test for Licensed Practical Nurse. After 70 credits you will be eligible to take the licensing exam for Registered Nurse.
- Charge Nurse
- Registered Nurse
The instructors in the Nursing program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. They have over 331 combined years of experience as registered nurses and over 166 years of experience as nursing instructors and faculty.
SUE AKEY, RN, MSN
LISA BECHARD, RN, MSN
GINA BRANDL, RN, MSN
MOLLY DORSHORST, RN, MSN
DAWN EDE, RN, MSN
SHARON GEBELEIN, RN, MSN
DEB JOHNSON-SCHUH, RN, MSN
DEBRA KRINGS, RN, MSN
GREGORY LEONHARD, RN, MSN
LINDA OLSEN, RN, MSN
KRISTI PILGER, RN, MSN
ANN RUESCH, RN, MSN
Program Information Guide
This program is undergoing changes.
New students: For more information, please complete an inquiry card.
Current students: For more information, please contact your academic advisor based on location:
LPN or Paramedic to ADN Pathway
In order to recognize the experience and education of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Paramedic, an LPN/Paramedic to ADN (Associate Degree Nursing) articulation plan has been developed. This means that upon successful completion of specified activities and coursework, an LPN or Paramedic would be eligible to enter the ADN program as a third semester student (based on seat availability).
Please visit the LPN/Paramedic to ADN page for more information.
The Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 • 404.975.5000 • http://acenursing.org/