Registered Nurse Program

The Registered Nurse (RN) program will prepare students for this exciting career with concentrated classroom studies and extensive clinical work (720 hours) based in a wide-range of health care settings. The first two semesters are identical in both the Practical Nursing (PN) program and the Registered Nurse Program enabling students to finish with the PN after the first summer, and/or continue in the RN program.

Registered Nurse Careers

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  • Out-patient Clinics
  • Schools
  • Home/Public Health
  • Occupational Industries
  • Physicians Offices
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Medical-Surgical Units
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Rehabilitation

Course Schedule

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HSC-172 Nurse Aide or equivalent Nurse Aide Course
(students must pass state certification exams)
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5.0
HSC-112 Medical Terminology*
1.0
PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I
1.5
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses
1.0
SDV-035 Classroom Assistance
1.0
 
Total Hours: 19.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-621 Life Span Health Care
8.5
PNN-622 Clinical Practicum II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 12.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-405 Maternal Child Health Care (7.5 weeks)
6.0
ADN-407 Clinical Practicum III (7.5 weeks)
2.0
ADN-465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care (7.5 weeks)
5.0
ADN-466 Clinical Practicum IV (7.5 weeks)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-511 Adult Health Care
8.5
ADN-512 Clinical Practicum V
4.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.5

Summer Semester (6 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-805 Management in Health Care
1.0
ADN-806 Clinical Practicum VI
2.5
 
Total Hours: 3.5
 
Registered Nurse A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 75.0

*Test out option is available. See Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine or Program Coordinator.

**At the Fort Dodge Center, the third and fourth semesters are interchangeable Students may extend the program over 3 years by taking the Arts and Science courses during the first year and the nursing courses during the second and third years.

Fort Dodge Faculty & Staff

John Hansen
Dean of STEMM
515-574-1245
hansen_j@iowacentral.edu
Robin Isabell
Director of Nursing
515-574-1316
isabell@iowacentral.edu
Emily Holtapp
Associate
515-574-1309
holtapp@iowacentral.edu
Christel Becker
Instructor
515-574-1306
becker_c@iowacentral.edu
Sara Carlson
Instructor
515-574-1317
carlson_s@iowacentral.edu
Heidi Clark
Instructor
515-574-1305
clark_h@iowacentral.edu
Abbey Devers
Instructor
515-574-1313
devers@iowacentral.edu
Jennifer Leffler
Instructor
515-574-1310
leffler@iowacentral.edu
Denise Norem
Instructor
515-574-1304
norem@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Eslick
Compliance Coordinator
515-574-1320
eslick@iowacentral.edu

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HSC-172 Nurse Aide or equivalent Nurse Aide Course
(students must pass state certification exams)
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5.0
HSC-112 Medical Terminology*
1.0
PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I
1.5
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses
1.0
SDV-035 Classroom Assistance
1.0
 
Total Hours: 19.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-621 Life Span Health Care
8.5
PNN-622 Clinical Practicum II
4.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care (7.5 weeks)
5.0
ADN-407 Clinical Practicum III (7.5 weeks)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-405 Maternal Child Health Care (7.5 weeks)
6.0
ADN-466 Clinical Practicum IV (7.5 weeks)
2.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-511 Adult Health Care
8.5
ADN-512 Clinical Practicum V
4.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Summer Semester (6 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-805 Management in Health Care
1.0
ADN-806 Clinical Practicum VI
2.5
 
Total Hours: 3.5
 
Registered Nurse A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 75.0

*Test out option is available. See Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine or Program Coordinator.

Students may extend the program over 3 years by taking the Arts and Science courses during the first year and the nursing courses during the second and third years.

Storm Lake Faculty & Staff

John Hansen
Dean of STEMM
515-574-1245
hansen_j@iowacentral.edu
Robin Isabell
Director of Nursing
515-574-1316
isabell@iowacentral.edu
Gretchen Miller
Associate
712-732-2991
miller_g@iowacentral.edu
Carrie Kephart
Program Coordinator
712-749-2517
kephart@iowacentral.edu
Amy Schmidt
Instructor
712-749-2516
schmidt_a@iowacentral.edu

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HSC-172 Nurse Aide or equivalent Nurse Aide Course
(students must pass state certification exams)
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care
5.0
HSC-112 Medical Terminology*
1.0
PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I
1.5
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses
1.0
SDV-035 Classroom Assistance
1.0
 
Total Hours: 19.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PNN-621 Life Span Health Care
8.5
PNN-622 Clinical Practicum II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 12.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-405 Maternal Child Health Care (7.5 weeks)
6.0
ADN-407 Clinical Practicum III (7.5 weeks)
2.0
ADN-465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care (7.5 weeks)
5.0
ADN-466 Clinical Practicum IV (7.5 weeks)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester**

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-511 Adult Health Care
8.5
ADN-512 Clinical Practicum V
4.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.5

Summer Semester (6 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ADN-805 Management in Health Care
1.0
ADN-806 Clinical Practicum VI
2.5
 
Total Hours: 3.5
 
Registered Nurse A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 75.0

*Test out option is available. See Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine or Program Coordinator.

Students may extend the program over 3 years by taking the Arts and Science courses during the first year and the nursing courses during the second and third years.

Webster City Faculty & Staff

John Hansen
Dean of STEMM
515-574-1245
hansen_j@iowacentral.edu
Robin Isabell
Director of Nursing
515-574-1316
isabell@iowacentral.edu
Joan O'Hearn
Associate
515-832-1632
ohearn@iowacentral.edu
Betty Daniel
Program Coordinator
515-832-1632
daniel@iowacentral.edu

Click here to download the Registered Nurse Program Accreditation information

Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs.  These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers.  Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office.  To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Advisor

Emily Holtapp (Advisor)
Office: AST-201H
515-574-1309
holtapp@iowacentral.edu