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The purpose of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Bethel College is to prepare graduates in a Christian liberal arts setting to provide therapeutic nursing care to individuals and families within a community context. The ADN graduate is prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member within the profession of nursing. Care is provided in various structured health care settings. The ADN graduate is expected to demonstrate respect for life, a loving concern for individuals and an appreciation of the need for ongoing education.

ADN Program

The ADN program is available on the Bethel College campus or at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. The program consists of 72 hours of course work, which includes 35 hours of nursing courses, 18 hours of special cognates and 19 hours of general studies courses. Credits may be transferred from accredited colleges or universities and by standardized national exams. The program may be completed over more semesters. However, the nursing courses must be completed in 5 years. A physical examination, immunizations, criminal background check, drug screen and completion of a CPR course are required prior to beginning clinical courses. Nursing courses are primarily offered in a day time format.

LPNs wishing to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing should contact the School of Nursing to discuss with a nursing counselor for individual program planning options.

2-Year Program Plan for an Associate Degree in Nursing

Year 1
  First Semester
  NUR 111 Nursing Fundamentals 6
  BIOL 214 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  CHEM 150 Intro to General, Organic, & Biochemistry 4
  PSYC 182 General Psychology 3
  Second Semester
  NUR 112 Nursing I 7
  BIOL 215 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  PSYC 288 Life Span Development 3
  ENGL 101 Written Communication II 3
  Summer Session (Choose One)
  BIBL 215 Old Testament Literature 3
  BIBL 216 New Testament Literature 3
  THEO 110 Exploring the Christian Faith 3
Year 2
  Third Semester
  NUR 211 Nursing II 7
  BIOL 312 Microbiology 4
  NS 211 Nutrition 3
  SOC 151 Principles of Sociology 3
  NURS 241 Nursing of the Older Adult 1
  Fourth Semester
  NUR 212 Nursing III 8
  NUR 228 Nursing Roles & Perspectives 2
  NUR 229 Clinical Problem Solving 1
  NUR 224 Pharmacology 3
  COMM 171 Speech 3