Nursing

Nursing

Associate 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.


Careers

  • Charge Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Your Instructors

The instructors in the Nursing program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. They have over 371 combined years of experience as registered nurses and over 182 years of experience as nursing instructors and faculty.

SUE AKEY, MSN
GINA BRANDL, MSN
DIANA BRONIEC, MSN
MOLLY DORSHORST, MSN
DAWN EDE, MSN
DEB JOHNSON-SCHUH, MSN
DEBRA KRINGS, MSN
GREGORY LEONHARD, MSN
LINDA OLSEN, MSN
ANN RUESCH, MSN


Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more.

Alternative Nursing Pathways

Explore Alternative Nursing Pathways to become a Registered Nurse.


Accreditation 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/


Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Required Prior to Beginning Nursing Courses
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.0
10801136 English Composition I 3.0
  -or-  
10801195 Written Communication 3.0
    (14 Credits)
Recommended Prior to Nursing Courses
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.0
  -or-  
10801198 Speech 3.0
10806197 Microbiology 4.0
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.0
  -or-  
10809196 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
10809198 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
  Elective(s) 5.0
    (18 Credits)
Term: 1
   
10543101 Nursing: Fundamentals 2.0
10543102 Nursing: Skills 3.0
10543103 Nursing: Pharmacology 2.0
10543104 Nursing: Intro to Clinical Practice 2.0
    (9 Credits)
Term: 2
   
10543105 Nursing: Health Alterations 3.0
10543106 Nursing: Health Promotion 3.0
10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2.0
10543108 Nursing: Intro to Clinical Care Management 2.0
    (10 Credits)
Term: 3
   
10543109 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1 3.0
10543110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts 2.0
10543111 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice 3.0
10543112 Nursing: Advanced Skills 1.0
    (9 Credits)
Term: 4
   
10543113 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2 3.0
10543114 Nursing: Management and Professional Concepts 2.0
10543115 Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice 3.0
10543116 Nursing: Clinical Transition 2.0
    (10 Credits)
     
Total Credits: 70