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Nursing ADN (AS) Health Sciences Total Units: 58
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Associate Degree 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 program entitles the student to a certificate of completion, an Associate of Science Degree, and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN, the professional licensing examination to become a registered nurse.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Nursing ADN (AS) program are:

  • Complete 58 units from
    • Nursing (ADN) Major Board of Registered Nursing Requirements
    • Associate Degree Nursing Major Core Requirements

Nursing (ADN) Major Board of Registered Nursing Requirements - complete 10.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1AReading & Composition4.00
ENGL 100Reading & Writing Improvement3.00
FDNT 62Nutrition & Diet Therapy3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 4Child Growth & Development3.00
PSYCH 33Growth & Communications3.00
Associate Degree Nursing Major Core Requirements - complete 48.00 units
NR 75ANursing Care of the Adult Patient9.50
NR 75BNursing Care of the Adult Patient12.50
NR 75CNursing Care of the Acutely Ill Patient12.50
NR 75DAdvanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Patient13.50

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

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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.


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

All Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and Work Experience courses must be taken within the past five academic years. Courses taken prior to Spring 1997 semester do not meet the recency requirement for science courses and work experience. The only exception to the work experience recency is for students who completed a certificate program from an accredited or state approved program in a health related field and who have worked in health care within the past five years. If a student is completing one of these courses during the summer session prior to entry into the program, a special Grade Verification Form, completed by the course instructor, will be accepted in lieu of a transcript.

The department recommends passage of the math proficiency exam to fulfill math proficiency requirement prior to beginning the program. Because basic algebra is included on the NLN Test and is recommended for chemistry, students without basic algebra skills are advised to take Math 150A (Elementary Algebra).

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