Nursing FAQ: SCC's ADN Program
Click the list below for answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the Associate Degree in Applied Sciences-Nursing (ADN) program at SCC.
NOTE: COLLEGE 101 IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE SCC NURSING CURRICULUM
General information about the ADN and PN application process can be found on the nursing website under "Application Process."
ALL nursing program announcements are advertised on the SCC Nursing website. Dates for upcoming application periods will be announced on this website.
As a nurse, you will need to be able:
- Prepare and calculate drug and IV dosage for patients.
- Discuss your patient’s needs both verbally and in written information.
- Have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the body and the body’s ability to function normally as well as in an ill state of health.
- Manage and operate computer-generated patient care equipment and charting systems for daily care.
The registrar at SCC is the one who determines what courses will transfer in to the college from another institution. Once the student has applied to the college and been accepted, the student needs to have an official transcript sent to the registrar (via Admissions) so courses can be matriculated. Students wishing to transfer courses to SCC from other institutions need to allow at least 4-6 weeks for transcripts to be evaluated by the registrar at SCC.
Yes, SCC courses are transferable to other colleges. You will need to have your transcripts evaluated by the college you wish to transfer to after SCC graduation.
The ADN program is a 5-semester (4 semesters of nursing courses) continuous curriculum, and each nursing class falls into a specific sequence building the nursing knowledge base with each course.
The PN program is a 4-semester (3 semesters of nursing courses), continuous curriculum.
Many of our students have families, work, and attend school. The students are apprised in orientation of the number of hours required for the nursing curriculum, and they adjust work hours each semester to accommodate their school schedules.
Many students can “multi-task” and experience no problems balancing school, family, and work. We advise students to remain disciplined and practice good time management skills during the 5 semesters of school
SCC's tuition fees are very affordable. Our Financial Aid office will be glad to counsel with any student who needs advice to apply for grants, lottery, or scholarships. There are additional fees associated with the ADN program such as nursing equipment, lab jackets, uniforms, and testing fees.
Biology 210, 211 and 225 must be completed with a grade of a “C” or better before you can begin the program. You may apply while these courses are in progress, but you will not be awarded and points on the Selective Ranking Sheet. Admission into the nursing program is based on earned points by grades achieved on the general education courses. Completing as many of the general education courses (with grades of “B” or better) will increase your chances of admission into the ADN program.
SCC no longer has the LPN to RN transition program. ALL students applying to the nursing program at SCC start at the beginning of the program.
At this time, the nursing program at SCC does not transfer nursing courses from other nursing programs. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not allow for testing out of nursing courses.
A withdrawal from Biology 210, 211, or 225 counts as an one of the two attempts for that biology course.
Starting Spring of 2024, the LPN program will have a night/weekend option. However, the ADN-RN program does not have a night/weekend option. The nursing program is designed for students to complete their work in 6 consecutive semesters for ADN and 4 consecutive semesters for LPN, this include prerequisites. Each semester has a block of nursing courses that build on the nursing courses from the previous semester. Therefore, it is not feasible for a student to go to nursing school part time.