Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Associate Degree Course Sequence
NUR121 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing I
BIO121 Anatomy & Physiology I
PSY121 General Psychology
CHM121 General, Organic & Biological Chem. I
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II
CHM122 General, Organic & Biological Chem. II
ENG124 College Composition
NUR221 Nursing Care of Persons with Alterations in Health I
NUR122 Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family
NUR123 Nursing Care of Children
PSY123 Human Growth & Development
BIO221 Principles of Microbiology
NUR222 Nursing Care of Persons with Alterations in Health II
NUR223 Nursing Care of Persons with Alterations in Health III
NUR224 Nursing Seminar
TOTAL CREDITS 72
- ADN: Information Packet – (Day Program)
- ADN: Information Packet – (Evening/Weekend Program)
- PAX Testing Information
- Important Notice to all Students Interested in Applying to Nursing Program (pdf)
Nursing is a rewarding profession that combines technology with caring to assist people in obtaining and maintaining optimal health.
The associate degree nurse (ADN) practices in a variety of settings: hospitals, long-term and extended-care facilities, clinics and other health care agencies. The ADN graduate functions in three primary roles: provider of client care, manager of client care and member within the nursing discipline.
Using the methodology of the nursing process, the associate degree nurse formulates clinical judgments, collaborates with clients and other health care professionals, and practices within legal, ethical and social obligations.
Stark State College’s ADN program consists of four semesters and a summer of academic coursework and hands-on learning experiences in the classroom, learning laboratory and clinical settings. The program prepares the individual to qualify for the licensing examination for registered nurses.
Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the ADN program:
- Be a high school graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale within the last five years; or have obtained a GED certificate within the last five years; or have a college GPA of 3.0 or better in 12 hours or more of course work. The SSC transcript will take precedence once 12 or more credit hours have been completed at SSC.
- Have completed one year of high school chemistry and biology with a grade of “C” or better within the past five years, or show equivalency. A high school course in Algebra is essential for those attempting to test out of Introduction to Algebra.
- Complete Stark State's pre-admission test and take any courses recommended as a result of that test.
- Score 60% or higher on the National League for Nursing preadmission examination for registered nurses. See the Information Packet for Nursing regarding specific guidelines for achievement of grades in pre-nursing and non-nursing courses.
An evening/weekend program is currently being offered to students who meet the listed admission requirements as well as having completed the following courses:
- BIO121: Anatomy and Physiology I,
- BIO122: Anatomy and Physiology II,
- CHM121: General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Part I,
- CHM122: General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Part II with a grade of “C” or better by June 1 of the admitting year. Meeting requirements for admission for the evening/weekend program does not guarantee admission to the evening/weekend nursing program. This program covers the same sequence in the same time frame as the weekday program.
A licensed practical nurse (LPN) admitted to Stark State College’s ADN program with advanced standing admission (ASA) obtains 77 semester hours of credit at graduation.
LPNs must earn 22 hours of credit in specified courses before admission to the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the ACE test with a decision score of 70 in both sections of the test, and satisfactory completion of NUR 201: Transition for the LPN (a five-credit hour course), LPNs will receive 20 hours of credit for first-level nursing courses. In addition, LPNs must complete the
one-calendar-year curriculum plan RN completion for LPN sequence.
According to Section 4723.28 of the Ohio Revised Code, nursing students are responsible for informing the department chair/director of nursing, early and during the program, of any misdemeanor related to alcohol or drugs, or felony convictions so that students may be informed of the steps the Ohio Board of Nursing will take before considering their application to sit for the licensing examination.
According to Ohio HB327: anyone previously convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for an egregious felony will be precluded from initial licensure. Egregious felonies are: aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping, rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated arson, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
Stark State College’s associate degree of nursing (ADN) program has full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). NLNAC can be reached at: 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006 • 1-800-669-1656.
The Stark State College ADN program has the following written articulation agreements in place (Transfer guidelines are available from the Admissions Department):
- Ashland University, Department of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN-BSN completion onsite at SSCT.
- Malone University, Department of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree-completion track for RNs (Canton, OH)
- Wayne College Joint Vocational High School nurse program and the Wayne Adult School of Practical Nursing (Smithville, OH)
- Portage Lakes Career Center, W. Howard Nicol School of Practical Nursing (Green, OH)
- Practical Nurse Program of Canton City Schools (Canton, OH)
- Robert T. White practical nurse program (Alliance, OH)
- Walsh University, B.S.N. Degree for the Registered Nurse (BSN-RN) Program (Canton, OH)
Criminal Background checks will be required for all nursing students before beginning nursing courses and on an annual basis. Depending on the individual’s criminal background, it may not be possible to provide required clinical placements.
Candidates who wish to sit for the NCLEX-RN (Registered Nurse Licensing Examination) will be required to submit their fingerprints to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
For more details, contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Web site at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov
| PLEASE NOTE:
Acceptance to Stark State College does not ensure acceptance into a particular health program. Students must apply to their program of choice. Health Sciences Application Requirements for more information.