Nursing - ADN | Horry Georgetown Technical College

Nursing - ADN - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degree prepares students for the challenges of modern healthcare. The classroom instruction that is provided in nursing concepts, coupled with laboratory practice and clinical experience at area healthcare providers, ensures that students are well-qualified to enter the field. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN). Upon satisfactory completion of the examination and licensure by a State Board of Nursing, graduates are titled Registered Nurse (RN) and are ready to respond to the changing healthcare demands in a variety of settings.

The Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,  Atlanta, Georgia 30326,  Phone (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020, www.acenursing.org.

For more information on HGTC's accreditations, click here.

For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience

For more information, contact:
Ann Daniels - (843) 477-2168 
Paula McNelis Dutton - (843) 477-2169
 Lorraine Aldrich  - (843) 839-1139

Career Outlook

A well-qualified nursing staff is essential for high-quality healthcare. This ongoing need presents graduates of HGTC's Nursing program with a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent earning potential. Hospital nursing is just one of the many areas where nurses practice. Examples of other practice settings include:

  • Home care
  • Private practice
  • Public health
  • Extended-care centers
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Military service
  • Corporations
  • Health-related industries
  • Hospices
  • Occupational settings
  • Health and wellness centers

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Applicants will be accepted into the Nursing - ADN program by completing a weighted admission form. Students with the highest scoreswill receive admission to the program. A waiting list of applicants will not be maintained for future admission. An applicant who receivesnotification that he/she was not admitted to the program must resubmit the Nursing - ADN Application by the program applicationdeadline date to be considered for admission to the next available class. Weighted admission forms are available on theHealth Scienceweb page.

  • Criminal Background Check prior to acceptance
  • Urine Drug Screeningprior to acceptance
  • Submit a Health Sciences Division Student Health Record Form indicating the candidate has the ability to perform the physical tasks required in the program prior to enrollment in the first nursing course.
  • Complete and pass the General Hospital Orientation.
  • Proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers prior to and throughout curriculum.
  • Review and acknowledge the Technical Standards of the Nursing - ADN Department
  • GPAof 2.75 on all required general education and support courses. A minimum grade of C is also required in all courses required for Nursing - ADN.
  • Have met on of the following two admission options:
    • Be eligible for BIO 210, ENG 101 and MAT 110 or MAT 120 and met the required score on the TEAS. TEAS scores are valid for 2 years from testing date. Students may retest every 3 months.
    • Successful completion of all 9 Health Science Nursing Core Courses with a minimum grade of "C" and a GPA of at least 2.75. (MAT and BIO time limits apply.)
  • Payment of a non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • All applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the semester of admittance to Nursing 101.
  • Complete the online Nursing - ADN Information Session.
  • For re-acceptance guidelines, see the ADN PN Student Handbook.
  • For students seeking transfer credits from other institutions, see theADN PN Student Handbook.
  • Other expenses for which you are responsible may include, but are not limited to: purchasing scrubs and shoes, gas and transportation to clinical sites, Licensing Exam fees of $200 -$300.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A minimum grade of C or better is required for all NUR-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Grade below "C" are considered course failures.Any student who fails to meet the requirements for progression will be dropped from the nursing program and must apply for re-acceptance.For further information regarding re-acceptance, see the ADN PN Student Handbook.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester
BIO 210 Anatomy Physiology I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
OR
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing* 6
NUR 161 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology 2
TOTAL 18
Second Semester
BIO 211 Anatomy Physiology II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
NUR 120 Basic Nursing Concepts* 7
TOTAL 14
Third Semester
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
NUR 150 Chronic Health Problems* 6
NUR 162 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
TOTAL 16
Fourth Semester
NUR 220 Family-Centered Nursing 7
AHS 108 Nutrition*** 3
PSY 203 Human Growth Development*** 3
TOTAL 7/13
Fifth Semester
Humanities** 3
NUR 217 Trends Issues in Nursing 2
NUR 221 Advanced Nursing Concepts 5
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
TOTAL 13

Total Credit Hours

68 (74 Transfer Emphasis)

*These courses prepare students in basic computer applications.
**Any University Transfer Humanities course.
***Transfer for BSN: AHS 108 Nutrition and PSY 203 Human Growth Development may be taken by students in Transfer Emphasis but are not required for Associate Degree in Nursing.