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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing

Amerika Serikat

Apa yang akan saya pelajari?

The curriculum offers students learning experiences in courses emphasizing concepts of the nursing process, the health-illness continuum, critical thinking, ethics, communications, the sciences, and the professional nursing practice role. Students spend time in the classroom and two days per week at a health care facility. A variety of clinical sites provide excellent experiences with direct supervision by skilled clinical faculty.

SWCC’s nursing program has participated in the Iowa Articulation Plan and therefore graduates of SWCC’s associate degree nursing program have been able to articulate easily into four-year colleges' Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) programs in Iowa. So, if your plan is to stay in Iowa and obtain your BSN from an Iowa school, SWCC is the place for you.

Students participate in a local student nurse organization which provides opportunities to develop knowledge and problem solving skills in leadership roles, community activities, and in nursing.

Employment opportunities for RNs and LPNs are very good. Wear the Southwestern Pin with pride as you accomplish your goals for the future!

Potential Careers

Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
Registered nurse (RN)

Upon completion of the associate degree nursing program, the graduate is prepared to function as a beginning Registered Nurse, as defined in the Nursing Practice Act of Iowa.

Develop behavioral, cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to assume role of RN, safely providing nursing care using the nursing process.

Utilize the nursing process to provide safe patient care. Students will understand accountability in the practice of a registered nurse.
Apply scientific and behavioral principles in giving holistic nursing care.
Communicate effectively with patients, family and significant others, and with all members of the health care system and society utilizing principles of communication to provide a therapeutic environment for the patient, family, and/or significant others.
Develop and implement health teaching utilizing appropriate resources.
Recognize the role of the Registered Nurse as a part of the health care team.
Successfully complete the NCLEX exam for state licensure as a registered nurse.

Demonstrate professional work behaviors of RN.

Demonstrate professional attributes.
Maintain ethical and legal parameters of nursing practice.
Practice confidentiality regarding the patient, the family, and the health team.

Develop skills to participate in continuing education to maintain competency and to advance education.

Graduation Outcomes

Performance on the associate degree nursing license exam:
- SWCC three-year mean for NCLEX-RN will be at or above the national mean for the same three-year period.

Program completion: Expected level of achievement for program completion:
- ADN graduation target rate will be equal to or greater than 65 percent.
- ADN attrition target rate will be less than 35 percent.

Job placement rates: Expected level of achievement for placement rates:
- Associate degree nursing program job placement target rate will be at 90 percent six months after graduation.
- Graduates will utilize the nursing process to provide individualized, holistic care to enhance the health of the clients in a variety of health care and community based settings.

Saya termasuk departemen apa?

Southwestern Community College

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (2 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
US$6.528,00 (Rp 108.800.000) per tahun
The above fee includes Tuition and Fees (two semesters=32 credit hours)
Batas akhir pendaftaran

Direncanakan July 2023

Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan Agustus 2023


Southwestern Community College

Creston Campus,

1501 West Townline Street,



50801, United States

Purna Waktu (2 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
US$6.528,00 (Rp 108.800.000) per tahun
The above fee includes Tuition and Fees (two semesters=32 credit hours)
Batas akhir pendaftaran

Direncanakan July 2023

Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan Agustus 2023


Red Oak Center

2300 North 4th Street,



51566, United States

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Applicants must prove they are 18 years of age or a high school graduate or its equivalent may be accepted by the College.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

All degree (two-year) programs require high school graduation or equivalent.

The student must also submit:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam by achieving a minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test; or
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic module score of 6

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