Nursing (Associate Degree)


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Program Overview

The Associate Degree-Nursing Program (AD-N) prepares qualified students with the skills needed to enter the profession of nursing. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the exam, students are qualified to practice as registered nurses. The program consists of four college semesters of nursing courses. Prior to enrolling in the nursing courses, students must complete the following general education courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Life Span Growth & Development
  • English Composition 1
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • College Algebra Ready
  • Current Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) status

Admission is selective. To be considered for acceptance into the fall class students must meet the application requirements. A program information packet, including information about the selection process and applicant folder requirements is avilable upon request to the Nursing Education office. Applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss the details for the program requirements. The number of students accepted will be determined by the space available.

Students attend the nursing program on a full-time basis. Students do classroom work and clinical rotations during the school year. Clinical rotations take place during days and evening, and potentially on weekends. Graduates will earn an Associate Degree in Nursing. Background checks are required.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science in Nursing (Associate Degree)

Career Opportunities The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, the median pay for Registered Nurses with at least an associate degree was $66,640 per year. Growth in jobs in this field for the decade 2014-2024 was projected to be 16%, much faster than average. (

View the program handbook at: Nursing Education Division Program Handbook

View the WNCC Associate Degree Nursing Student Achievement Outcomes at: ADN Program Outcomes

Approved By:
Nebraska State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE  68509