Nursing - ADN - Associate in Applied Science Degree
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.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.
For more information, please contact a Health Science Advisor.
The Associate nursing program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College at the Grand Strand Campus and Georgetown Campuses located in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, South Carolina, is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.
For more information on HGTC's accreditations, visit our accreditations page.
The Horry-Georgetown Technical College Department of Nursing is committed to supporting and implementing the mission statement of the College by:
a) Providing quality educational programs that prepare competent practical nursing and associate degree nursing graduates for entry level employment in a variety of contemporary health care environments and thereby contribute to meeting health care needs and supporting economic progress of the diverse communities served.
b) Promoting a student-centered learning environment that fosters the development of nursing professionals who demonstrate a commitment to safe, patient-centered care through effective clinical decisions, collaborative skills, and technological proficiency.
c) Providing an educational foundation that inspires a commitment to lifelong career education and professional growth.
d) Supporting the creation of alternative avenues for entry into nursing education programs that addresses community needs.
1. Promote a culture of safety within contemporary health care environments.
2. Formulate effective clinical judgments, using analytical processes and the effective use of information technology, to guide the delivery of quality nursing.
3. Facilitate coordinated patient care by integrating effective communication skills with interdisciplinary collaborative processes.
4. Model behaviors that demonstrate accountability and reflect standards of the profession.
5. Manage patient centered care that values the individual rights and needs while
Applicants to the Nursing-ADN program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
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
- Public health
- Health and wellness centers
- Private Practice
- Extended-care centers
- Military service
- Health-related industries
- Occupational settings
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 Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|First Semester||Course Title||Semester
|BIO 210||Anatomy Physiology I||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 110||College Algebra||3|
|MAT 120||Probability and Statistics|
|NUR 101||Fundamentals of Nursing||6|
|NUR 161||Basic Concepts of Pharmacology||2|
|BIO 211||Anatomy Physiology II||4|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|NUR 120||Basic Nursing Concepts||7|
|NUR 150||Chronic Health Problems||6|
|NUR 162||Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing||3|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3|
|NUR 220||Family-Centered Nursing||7|
|NUR 217||Trends Issues in Nursing||2|
|NUR 221||Advanced Nursing Concepts||5|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3|
Total Credit Hours
|*HIS 201 recommended for transfer students to satisfy Reach Act requirements. The Reach Act was passed in 2021 by the General Assembly.|