Northeast Iowa Community College
10250 Sundown Road
Peosta, Iowa 52068
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares you to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the health care needs of patients and clients. This comprehensive program includes specific nursing courses as well as core course requirements in the areas of communication, science, math, social science, and life skills. Classroom activities are closely correlated with selected learning experiences in hospitals and other health care settings. After successful completion of this program, you are eligible to write the National licensure exam (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. The program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. The Iowa state-wide articulation plan for nursing education allows Iowa community college credit from an A.D.N. degree to be accepted in transfer for half (a total of 64 hours) of a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) at an Iowa college or university program. Clarke College in Dubuque, Luther College in Decorah, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City have such programs as well as other schools in the state. There are also distance learning options around the country. Most require that you have attained your RN license. For further information, contact your NICC advisor. Classes are scheduled two or three days per week on campus. Clinical experiences are scheduled the remaining days in hospitals, nursing homes, and other Health care settings and can occur on either the day or evening shift. Carpools are considered when making assignments to clinical activities.
LPN Program Details
This program of classroom, lab, and clinical experience will prepare you for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and a variety of other health care facilities. The Practical Nurse gives nursing care to patients under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). You assist RNs in providing care to patients in more complex situations. Following successful completion of the program, you are eligible to write the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person who has been denied nursing licensure by a board of nursing; whose nursing license is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in any U. S. jurisdiction; whose nursing license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.