1530 Clock Hours

66 Semester Credit Hours


The Associate Degree in Nursing Program is a 20 month, 66 semester credit hour curriculum of instruction that blends education and technology through the use of online hybrid learning. The student will possess the skills and working knowledge necessary to obtain employment in entry-level positions in areas such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and physician’s offices. The program prepares the student to become a licensed registered nurse in today’s competitive healthcare environment through an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and the requirements necessary to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to become a licensed Registered Nurse. Graduates of the program will be able to provide quality-nursing care in the acute care, long term care and out-patient healthcare settings. Additionally, they will learn about body systems, growth and development, assessment, intervention, delegation, nursing procedures, and professional leadership.


To be eligible for the Associate Degree in Nursing program, an applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and satisfactorily complete the general admission requirements at Anamarc College.  The following are the general admission requirements:


  1. Transcript from accredited high school, GED, or official college transcript.
  2. Complete a Pre-entrance Exam:  Test of Essential Academic Skills
  3. Pass or proof of a physical exam by an MD/DO/PA/NP, to include all immunizations. (PPD/CXR, HBV, MMR, Measles Booster, D/T, Varicella)
  4. Current CPR-BLS Health Care Provider, American Heart Association.
  5. Submit a UA Drug Test on initial application and once randomly during the year.
  6. Criminal Background check with no felony convictions.
  7. Attend Program Orientation and On-line Program Orientation
  8. Submit Three (3) professional letters of recommendations from two different sources.
  9. Completion of the Practical Nurse program courses with a grade of “C’ or higher.

Or submit official transcripts from an approved PN or VN program for transfer of credit review. Such courses must have been successfully completed within the last seven years. Course description and/or syllabi might be required to determine if the course(s) are comparable.  All course work required for the first year at AEI must be met prior to acceptance into the  ADN program.  Note: It may be necessary to audit some first level nursing courses as condition for admission into the program.

  1. Applicants, who are LPN/LVN and wish to apply for the ADN program, must have worked in the clinical setting 12 months out of the past 24 months. If this requirement is not met, counseling with the program director is required with placement testing as needed to assess enrollment eligibility and provide certification of a valid LPN/LVN license.
  2. Applicants admitted under placement must register for a Role Transition course.
  3. Computer Literate
  4. Complete the Technology Readiness Assessment Survey
  5. Complete the On-line Program Orientation

Technology Requirements:

  1. MAC or PC Computer                      (SOFTWARE)
  2. Windows XP, Windows Vista, Apple osX or greater
  3. Minimum 256 MB of RAM
  4. Software Requirements
  5. Adobe Flashplayer 8.x or greater

*Courses that will be delivered through the on-line delivery method. On-line courses will required students to attend several class sessions at campus per semester. On-line Faculty will post those dates on course syllabus. Students are required to attend these class sessions. All practicum courses are residential/Face-to-Face (F2F).