ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM
Nursing is a
career in which trained healthcare professionals provide compassionate
care to individuals of all ages. Nurses treat patients by establishing a
care plan that fits each individual patient's needs. Nurses also
educate their patients and the public about how to manage their health
by discussing with their patient proper nutrition and exercise and about
their prescribed medications. They also provide emotional support and
advice to the patient and their family. Additionally, nurses promote the
general health and well-being of the public by educating their
communities on how to prevent the spread of disease and run immunization
clinics and blood drives.
Jacinto College's Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) prepares
students for a successful career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon
graduation from the program, students are eligible to sit for the
national licensing examination, known as the National Council Licensure
Examination, or NCLEX- RN. The ADN program requires four semesters
of study after the completion of prerequisite courses and admission
requirements. The program is 78 units and requires that students
participate in clinical practice at multiple health care facilities.
Additional general education and graduation requirements for the ADN
program are listed in the current MSJC catalog.
to the program is based on a Multi-Criteria Selection after successful
completion of program prerequisites. Please click on the Application
Process and/or Selection Process tabs to the left for more information
The Mt. San
Jacinto College ADN program is accredited by the California Board of
Registered Nursing (BRN). Inquiries regarding accreditation may be made
by contacting the BRN at 400 R Street, Suite 4030, Sacramento, CA 94244,
(916) 322-3350. Please click on the video below to enjoy an animation
about the importance of the BRN to the ADN program and our program
Clinical Practice Requirement
student will be assigned a clinical facility each semester in order
to meet the clinical objectives required for their nursing courses. All
facilities require a background check and drug screening as a condition
of placement. Refusal to complete a background check, other required
screens, and/or failure to meet all other clearance standards
established by the health care facility could result in disenrollment
from the program or make the student ineligible to participate.
may not be able to pass a background check are referred to talk with
the BRN for more information about licensing requirements. Students can
also CLICK HERE to
find more information about possible penal codes that may exclude a
student from being licensed in the state of California and other
frequently asked questions. For more information on Clinical Background
checks, please CLICK HERE.
care facilities also require strict standards of conduct that all
students are expected and required to follow at all times. Facilities
may refuse educational access to any student who does not adhere to the
facility's standards of health and safety and could result in
disenrollment from the program.
Program Learning Objectives
Upon completion the ADN program graduate will be able to:
Incorporate ethical, legal and safety standards and professionalism (Nurse Practice Act).
Develop leadership skills and promote research/evidence based practice
Design Problem Solving Plans (PSP) using the nursing process to direct and manage care of clients.
and utilize effective verbal and written communication methods that can
be used with clients, family and health care professionals to promote
optimum wellness and patient advocacy.
principles of environmental, informatics, client and personal safety
when using the nursing process to provide care for clients.
Integrate knowledge of drug classifications used to promote, maintain, and restore optimum wellness.
Synthesize growth and development concepts for the care of clients of various ages.
and contrasts the various, physical, social, cultural, and spiritual
environments using the nursing process to promote, maintain and restore
Analysis of physiological needs for clients to promote, maintain and restore optimum wellness
Pass the national exam for licensure in the state of California and continue lifelong learning.