Program Description

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care. Students practice in a dynamic environment and learn to meet individual needs that impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Graduates can apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEXRN). Employment opportunities in the global health care system include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health facilities.

Associate Degree Nursing Admission Information

Deadline for Fall 2022 Entry: January 28th, 2022

All applications for the Fall 2022 Cohort must be completed by January 28th, 2022. This includes TEAS testing, CNA certification, and transcripts. Applications are only available at program information sessions, dates below. Phase II applications must be turned in to Donna Papa (dpapa@spcc.edu) by appointment.

For a complete listing of pre-requisites, admission requirements, class listing, and estimated program cost for Spring 2022 entry can be found in the Associate Degree Nursing Booklet.

Nursing Informational Session Times and Dates for admission to the upcoming Fall 2022 cohort. 


Criteria are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

Course Work Emphasizes

  • Effective personal and professional communication
  • Patient care skills
  • Safe medication calculation and administration
  • Integrating knowledge of holistic needs of the patient
  • The use of informatics to formulate evidence based clinical judgement
  • The development of teaching plans for individuals and families
  • Management of healthcare of the individual using cost effective strategies, quality improvement processes and current technologies.
  • Collaboration with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.F2

Employment Opportunities

  • Registered nurse
  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care services
  • Employment services
  • Government agencies
  • Clinics
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Educational services
  • Social assistance

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

Associate Degree Nursing Program Contacts

Deborah Evans
Program Director, Associate Degree Nursing
Rebecca Rubin
Faculty, Associate Degree Nursing
Leah Prasse
Faculty, Associate Degree Nursing