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Associate in Nursing Degree Requirements

The ADN program at University of the Cumberlands is designed to be an applied degree for nursing professionals. The program consists of three components:  1) General Education courses; 2) Major Courses); and 3) Electives.  Through this course structure, the ADN program seeks to prepare candidates to:

  • Apply the nursing process and critical thinking to provide patient centered care
  • Function effectively as a member of the healthcare team through teamwork and collaboration
  • Integrate best current evidence in the provision of evidence-based patient care
  • Value own and others’ contributions to outcomes of care and quality improvement in the patient care setting
  • Minimize risk of patient harm through competent individual performance
  • Utilize information and technology to communicate, support the decision-making process, and allay incidence of error in the patient care setting

Below is an outline of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program of Studies (outside of the required 21 credit hours of general education courses).

General Education Requirements

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.