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Associate Degree Nursing - Hybrid

(combination of classroom and online)
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Length: Three Semesters
Fall semester entry
Program requirements: Must meet entrance requirements
for admission and pass LPN NCLEX

The Associate Degree Nursing—Hybrid completion program is designed for students who have successfully completed the Practical Nursing program at Northwest Iowa Community College, or for the Licensed Practical Nurse eligible to practice who wishes to continue study for an Associate Degree in Nursing (RN). Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. To become a Registered Nurse, you must pass the (NCLEX) exam.

Students in the ADN program attain current nursing theory, knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through comprehensive class and laboratory sessions and then apply what they have learned in a clinical/preceptor experience at area healthcare facilities. The curriculum prepares students in medical-surgical, geriatric, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing areas. The NCC Nursing Simulation lab provides additional clinical learning experiences.

Graduates may transfer credits to four year programs to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Attractive employment opportunities for nurses are available in all areas of the country. Current and future shortages of nursing personnel have and will create numerous professional opportunities for registered nurses.

A health assessment, current immunization records, child and dependent adult abuse, criminal background check, and the CPR for healthcare providers course is required before you can begin clinical practice.

Where will I get a job?
Working in clinics, as a traveling nurse, in Home Health, in industrial nursing, in nursing homes, and in hospitals. Associate Degree Nursing graduates have exceptional pass rates for the NCLEX-RN exam. The typical job placement rate for NCC nursing students is 100%!

How much $ will I make?
If you stay in northwest Iowa, starting salary is $18–28/hour.

What kind of classes will I take?
You will have a combination of Theory, Lab, Clinical, and Preceptor Hours.

What’s unique about this program?
This alternative delivery allows you to complete the ADN program while having only one day of class per week (hybrid format) along with clinical and preceptorship.
Student Profile
• Excellent people skills
• Genuine desire to care for people
• Communication skills
• Possess math & science background

The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the Spring semester.

Fall Semester


Course #               Title
ADN648-C Advanced Nursing Concepts I
ADN650-C Transition to ADN
BIO183-A Microbiology 3
BIO184-A Microbiology Lab 1

Spring Semester



ADN Nursing IA*
ADN656-C ADN Nursing IB 6
SOC110-A Introduction to Sociology

Fall Semester



ADN649-C Advanced Nursing Concepts II
PSY241-A Abnormal Psychology
ADN657-C ADN Nursing IIA
ADN658-C ADN Nursing IIB 6

NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses. 

*Documentation of current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse and eligibility to practice are required prior to admission to Advanced Nursing Concepts I. A student who has been out of the practical nursing program for over a year and has not passed the PN NCLEX will not be admitted to the EADN program.

Students who have completed a Licensed Practical Nursing program at another college are required to complete the following prior to admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program:

• College Transfer Math and Composition I

Prospective Associate Degree Nursing students must meet specific admission criteria for acceptance. To advance or graduate in the Associate Degree Nursing-Hybrid program you must receive a "C" or above in all coursework.

Nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person: 
    a. Who has been denied licensure by the board 
    b. Whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction 
    c. Whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action


Melanie Wynja

PN Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 2003
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Ruth Hobson
Director/ADN Instructor
Instructor at NCC since: 2000
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Kemla Prathan
PN Instructor

Instructor at NCC since: 2014
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Debra Kleinwolterink
Instructor - Nursing
Instructor at NCC since: 2015
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Nancy Popkes
Instructor - Nursing

Instructor at NCC since: 2016
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Kim Simkims
Instructor - Nursing
Instructor at NCC since: 2016
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Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at