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Associate Degree Nursing Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 82
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Nursing Program at Santa Rosa Junior College has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and prepares the student for entry into the practice of professional registered nursing. Students receive clinical experiences in a variety of clinical facilities and community agencies throughout Sonoma County.

The successful completion of this major entitles the student to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN, the professional licensing examination to become a registered nurse.

It is strongly advised that all applicants attend a Counseling Pre-nursing Information Meeting and consult with a health sciences counselor prior to beginning the program prerequisites.

For students interested in an Associate Degree, a Nursing (ADN) major is available.

Registered nurses administer nursing care to ill and injured persons. The majority of jobs are in hospitals and clinics, but opportunities are also available in public health, education, and industrial settings. Nurses may also choose a specialty area, e.g. surgical, pediatrics, psychiatric, labor and delivery, emergency room, etc. As the population ages and the nursing workforce nears retirement, there is a significant demand for nurses regionally, and in California.

Licensure Note: The California Board of Registered Nursing may deny licensure to anyone who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.

Click here for supplemental information about the program, and contact the Health Sciences Department for more information.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Associate Degree Nursing Certificate program are:

  • Complete 82 units from
    • Board of Registered Nursing Requirements
    • Nursing (ADN) Core Requirements
    • Nursing (ADN) Prerequisites Requirements

Board of Registered Nursing Requirements - complete 16.00 units
FDNT 62 Nutrition & Diet Therapy3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1A Reading & Composition4.00
ENGL 100 College Reading and Writing4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology3.00
ANTHRO 21 American Folklore and Folklife3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2 Social Problems & Deviance3.00
SOC 10 Marriage & the Family3.00
SOC 30 Race & Ethnic Relations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COMM 5 Group Discussion & Problem Solving3.00
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.00
COMM 66 Interpersonal Communication3.00
SPCH 1A Introduction to Speech3.00
SPCH 3A Introduction to Argumentation3.00
SPCH 60 Communication Skills3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 4 Child Growth & Development3.00
PSYCH 53 Growth & Communications3.00
Nursing (ADN) Core Requirements - complete 48.00 units
NR 75.1A Fundamentals of Professional Nursing12.00
NR 75B Nursing Care of the Adult/Older Adult/Psychiatric Client12.00
NR 75C Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal, & Pediatric PT12.00
NR 75D Advanced Care of Acutely Ill12.00
Nursing (ADN) Prerequisites Requirements - complete 18.00 units
ANAT 1 General Human Anatomy5.00
PHYSIO 1 Human Physiology5.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
HLC 55 Medical Microbiology4.00
MICRO 5 General Microbiology5.00
MICRO 60 Fundamentals of Microbiology4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1A Reading & Composition4.00
ENGL 100 College Reading and Writing4.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2004

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


CHEM 60 and BIO 10 are prerequisites to the Anatamy, Physiology, and Microbiology courses.

Because basic algebra is recommended for chemistry, students without basic algebra skills are advised to take Elementary Algebra.

Food & Nutrition and Psychology courses must be completed by the end of the first semester of the Nursing program.

The Nursing Major Core Requirements sequence begins in the Fall semester.

Upon acceptance into the program, the student must complete or obtain the following:
1) physical exam form
2) required health documentation
3) current CPR card

The department recommends passage of the math proficiency exam to fulfill the Associate Degree math proficiency requirement prior to beginning the program.

All courses taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a letter grade of 'C' or better.

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