American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, California 95841
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The goal of the American River College Associate Degree Nursing Program is to prepare a graduate who is eligible for licensure to practice as a registered nurse. In addition, graduates are prepared to utilize the nursing process effectively with patients of all ages and within a variety of healthcare settings. The graduate will have a solid foundation in providing competent nursing care at the entry level of registered nursing practice.
The Nursing program consists of a combination of general education and nursing courses with related laboratory experience in local health agencies. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to take the National Licensing Examination to become registered as a nurse and eligible for employment. A grade of "C" or better is required in each nursing course for progression in the program and for an Associate Degree in Nursing. The nursing curriculum is a two-year program offered in four sequential semesters. There are two application periods per year and students are accepted for the spring and fall semesters. There are morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend clinical experiences required which may change with limited notice.
The nursing program at American River College is impacted; there are more students who apply than can be accepted into the program. All qualified applicants are placed into the applicant pool and the students for the program are chosen randomly by a computerized system. If an applicant is not chosen, he/she may reapply the next semester.