Associate Degree Nursing

Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code 2400

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities ordered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Note: LPN’s and Paramedics will be given prior learning credit and advanced placement for the ADN degree.

For more information about this degree, please contact Patricia Schrull at 440-366-7209 or

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Must be completed before a program application can be submitted 
BIOG 121 Anatomy and Physiology I >** 4
ENGL 161 College Composition I *** 3
MTHM 168 Statistics >** 3
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology ** 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Semester II  
ALHN 113 Introduction to Patient Care 1
BIOG 122 Anatomy and Physiology II >** 4
NURS 100 Fundamentals of Nursing ** 4
NURS 121 Nursing Concepts I >** 4
NURS 123 Pharmacology I >** 2
Semester III
NURS 116 Maternal-Newborn Nursing >** 2
NURS 118 Geriatric Nursing >** 1
NURS 122 Nursing Concepts II >** 4
NURS 124 Pharmacology II >** 1
PSYH 251 Growth and Development >** 3
Semester IV
CHMY 161 General, Organic and Biochemistry >** 4
NURS 221 Nursing Concepts III >** 4
NURS 223 Pharmacology III >** 1
NURS 224 Behavioral Health Nursing >** 3
Semester V  
BIOG 251 General Microbiology >** 4
NURS 222 Nursing Concepts IV >** 4
NURS 225 Manager of Care/Capstone >** 4
NURS 226 Nursing Concepts Synthesis >** 1

 Total Credit Hours: 65

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
2. ** Indicates that a grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
3. *** Students are encouraged to take ENGL 162 if they are considering pursing the BSN.
4. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

NOTE: LCCC offers its Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN (formerly NLNAC)) accredited Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at the BGSU-Firelands College campus. This program provides the citizens of  Erie, Huron, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties to obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing from LCCC. The clinical experience required for the various nursing courses are held at area health care facilities.

Established    September 1965
Revised         October 2015
Effective       August 2016