Associate Degree Nursing Program Description

The online Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is designed to prepare graduates to become competent to function as beginning level registered nurses, offering flexible educational opportunities that embrace personal and professional development.  Committed to preparing aspiring nurses capable to function as providers of care, managers of care, and members of the health care team in providing care for individuals, families and communities within the discipline of nursing and interdisciplinary team.

The graduates of the program are conferred the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree by the college and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN ®) for licensing as a registered nurse.  Associate Degree Nursing graduates must apply to take the NCLEX-RN ® by submitting all application materials to the state board of nursing in the state they wish to become licensed. All nursing courses must be completed within five years.
 
The ADN program is a four semester two years of nursing classes after prerequisites are met program.  Each year of study is divided into four semesters and comprised of thirty six credit hours of nursing classes.  The length of each nursing class is eight weeks year round. Classes are offered based upon enrollment. A total of nine credit hours may be transferred into the ADN program.

The online nursing courses will use a virtual learning environment system and consist of lab, clinical and online theory. Videos, discussion boards, internet websites which may include tutorials, case studies, online simulations or other instructional material are used for instruction.  The preceptor will serve as role model, facilitator, educator, resource person, and consultant for the student’s experience in the clinical setting.

Tuition is $250 per credit hour.  This does not include books, supplies and other fees for the 72-75-credit hour program. Standard federal financial aid such as Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, and Title IV federal aid, is available.
  
Claredon College Health Center is in the initial phase of Accreditation.  Application for accreditation with the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 601.432.6198 (www.ihl.state.ms.us), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791), the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000),  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326) or http://nlnac.org/forms/candidacy.asp, and endorsement by the Mississippi Board of Nursing (713 S Pear Orchard Rd #300, Ridgeland, MS 39157 601.957.6300 www.msbn.ms.gov) is ongoing.
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