Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Overview

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at this Everest campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The objective of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is to provide students with the appropriate didactic theory and hands-on clinical skills required to prepare them for positions as registered nurses in a variety of health care facilities, such as hospitals, and outpatient clinics.

Nursing Education Courses

Nursing students receive education in the following areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Nursing Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Maternal Child Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Psych/Mental Health Nursing
  • NCLEX Review
  • Community Health Nursing

Students practice clinical skills in the modern skills and simulation laboratory and perform nursing care activities under the supervision of a qualified faculty member in a variety of health care facilities in the community.

The combination of theory, skills, and clinical reasoning taught in this program, prepares students for the ever-changing field of nursing and health care.

Nursing Degree Earned

Upon graduation, students are awarded an Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Nursing and are eligible to apply to the board of nursing for authorization to take the NCLEX-RN (R) exam. After passing the exam, the individual may be approved for the title of Registered Nurse (RN) by their state board of nursing. Although no different from an AS degree, some states may award an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

ACEN Programmatic Accreditation

To learn more about the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program's accreditor, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, you may call 404-975-5000, or visit their website at

Programs may vary by campus. Please refer to the school catalog available at the campus in your area for specific program information. You can also download a copy of the school catalog found on each Campus Home page.

* Schedules subject to change. Program versions may vary by campus. Please contact the campus for current programs and schedules.

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Henderson Program Disclosures.

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here.

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