A.D.N. (Associate Degree in Nursing)


The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program on the Grace College campus is through Bethel College School of Nursing in Mishawaka, Indiana. The Associate Degree is a two year program that prepares students to take the state board exam for licensure as a registered nurse. For more information about the nursing admission requirements, please contact the Grace Nursing Coordinator, Kathy J. Oliver at oliverkj@grace.edu

To learn more, see Bethel's nursing admission criteria.


Examples of courses in this major:

NUR 111 Nursing Fundamentals

This course emphasizes basic nursing concepts and incorporates the development of necessary conceptual skills for therapeutic nursing interventions of culturally diverse individuals. Focus is placed on providing a solid foundation of technical and interpersonal skills. The nursing process is introduced, including application to nursing care using clinical and laboratory settings.

NUR 112 Nursing I

This course focuses on the care of culturally diverse individuals with emphasis on stressors that may interrupt the physiological and psychosocial integrity of individuals. Concentration is placed on use of the nursing process in the care of individuals in acute medical-surgical and psychiatric/mental health settings. 

NUR 211 Nursing II

This course focuses on nursing care of culturally diverse individuals and families throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on caring for the childbearing family and adults with medical-surgical illnesses. Students use knowledge of the nursing process and growth and development as a conceptual basis for nursing care.

NUR 212 Nursing III

This course applies the nursing process in the care of culturally diverse, critically ill individuals, children and their families. Leadership and management concepts are incorporated in the care of multiple individuals. Clinical experiences are provided in acute care and community-based settings.

BIO 3210 and 3310 Anatomy and Physiology I and II

The study of the basic gross and microscopic anatomy with an introduction to body organization, cytology and histology. These courses includes an in-depth study of major organ systems.