AD Nursing Program Requirements

Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Degree: Associate of Science
Major: Nursing

The associate of science degree in nursing is designed for students who seek careers as registered nurses. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the National Council Licensing Exam in Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The program articulates with many baccalaureate nursing programs for graduates desiring further nursing education. There are admission requirements that must be completed before a student can be accepted to the associate degree nursing program. Satisfactory completion of admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

The admission requirements courses include:

  • Math 099 eligible
  • English Composition I (ENG 101)
  • General Psychology (SSI 122)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I (SCI 201)

The associate degree nursing program admits approximately 48 students to the day option each September and every January.

The nursing department offers information sessions every month for students interested in the nursing programs. Students are required to attend an information Session.

Program Requirements

Nursing Admission Requirements10 credits
MAT 099 eligible    
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SSI 122 General Psychology** 3
SCI 201 Anatomy and Physiology I * 4
Nursing Clinical Sequence60 credits
First Semester: 19 credits
ADN 150 Foundations of Nursing 9
SCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SSI 209 Human Growth and Development 3
Second Semester: 15 credits
ADN 151 Nursing in Health and Illness I 11
SCI 204 Microbiology 4
Third Semester: 13 credits
ADN 252 Nursing in Health and Illness II 10
Elective (i.e.,HUM,SCI, MAT-100 level or above) 3
Fourth Semester: 13 credits
ADN 253 Nursing Across the Life Span 10
ADN 254 Issues in Professional Nursing 3
Total:70 Credits

* See RCC’s course catalogue for a full description of courses and a list of prerequisites. College Biology II is the prerequisite to A&P I. Microbiology also has pre-requisite courses.

** Enrollment in or successful completion of English Composition is pre-requisite to General Psychology at Roxbury Community College.

Nursing courses are sequential. The successful completion of each course is a pre-requisite for the next level course.

***The program requires a specific admission exam (TEAS exam) as part of the nursing admissions criteria. Pre-requisite course work should be completed or in the process of completion prior to taking this exam.