LSCC Associate Degree Nursing Program

History of the Associate Degree Nursing Program

Presentlty, the Associate Degree Nursing Program has one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state of Alabama.  The program was founded in 1970 and has enjoyed a successful history and is responsible for adding over a 1,000 new nursing into the field. The Department of Health Professions at Lawson State Community College offers a program of study leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

The program is designed to education both men and women to become Registered Nurses (RN), prepared for nursing practice and to be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensure as an RN (NCLEX-RN). Graduates are encouraged to write the NCLEX-RN examination within 90 days of graduation.

Nursing education is comprised of both general education and nursing courses. Utilizing planned learning experiences, the curriculum for the ADN and LPN to Associate Degree Mobility programs are designed to provide the student with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for competent practice. These experiences progress from simple to complex and emphasize the acquisition of skills and the application of scientific principles necessary in caring for individual or groups of individuals who are located along the health-illness continuum and are at various stages in the developmental process. The focus of the nursing education program is to prepare a registered nurse who functions as a self-directed individual, and who accepts responsibility and accountability for his/her personal and professional behavior.

Through an organized sequence of planned guided learning experiences, students are provided a solid foundation upon which to develop cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities necessary to make sound nursing decisions and to practice competently as a registered nurse. The curriculum plan provides for the acquisition of knowledge, attitudes, and skills inherent in the roles basic to registered nursing practice including the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Graduates of the RN program are strongly encouraged to pursue advanced professional degrees.

Associate Degree Nursing Program Information

The Associate Degree Nursing Program consist of five (5) sequential semesters.  In the curriculum outline below you will notice the general education courses as part of the program.  Faculty advise students to complete all general education courses prior to entering the ADN program.

 Course Theory  Lab  Clinical   Credit Contact 
 Term 1          
 MTH 100 or Higher
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 1 (unless approved by the Associate Dean of Health Professions).  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  -  -  3  3
 BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 1.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  1  -  4  5
 NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing  3  2  1  6  12
 NUR 103 Health Assessment  -  1  -  1  3
 NUR 104 Introduction to Pharmacology  -  1  -  1  3
                                                     Term Total  9  5  1  15 26 
 Term 2          
 ENG 101 English Composition
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 2.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  -  -  3  3
 BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 2.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  1  1  4  5
 NUR 105 Adult Health Nursing  5  1  2  8  14
 NUR 106 Maternal/Child Nursing  4 -  1  5   7
                                                     Term Total   15  2  4  20  29
 Term 3          
 PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 3.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  -  -  3  3
 BIO 220 Microbiology
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 3.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 2  2  -  4  6
 NUR 201 Nursing Through the Lifespan I  3  -  2  5  9
                                                    Term Total  8  2   2  12  18
 Term 4          
 SPH 107 or SPH 106 Speech
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 4.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  -  -  3  3
 PSY 210 Human Growth and Development
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 4.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  -  -  3  3
 NUR 202 Nursing Through the Lifespan II  3  -  3  6  12
                                                     Term Total  9  -  3  12  18
 Term 5          
 Humanities Elective
(*This course can be taken prior to your 1st term in the Nursing Program, but not after Term 5.  See Pre-Nursing Degree Plan.)
 3  -  -  3  3
 NUR 203 Nursing Through the Lifespan III  4  -  2  6  10
 NUR 204 Role Transition for the Registered Nurse  2  -  2  4   8
                                                      Term Total  9  -  4   13  21
 Total Hours  50  9  22  72  112

Click Here for an Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Degree Plan.   ***Earn Extra Points when you apply by taking HPS103