Associate of Science in Nursing Overview
An aging population combined with an increased emphasis on preventive care is expected to create demand for skilled nurses. In fact, registered nurse is one of the top 5 occupations expected to add the most new jobs from 2019 to 2029.* Purdue Global's associate's degree in nursing (ADN) is designed to help you develop the knowledge, clinical skills, and work habits to direct and manage patient care, communicate with patients and caregivers, and participate as a member of a health care team.
Program highlights include:
- Classroom and online activities feature videos, tests and quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards.
- Laboratory requirements are completed at the Augusta, Maine; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; or Lincoln, Nebraska, locations, which are equipped with medical tools typically used in the field and simulators for clinical scenarios.
- Real-world clinical practice experiences are incorporated throughout the program at various health care facilities in your local area.†
- Faculty are experienced professionals who bring you their nursing expertise from around the United States.
Accelerate Your Career Growth With Our Two-Step BSN Pathway
Earn your ADN, launch your RN career, and get a head start on your bachelor's degree credits—in under 2 years.‡ This pathway provides an easy transition into our online RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Fast-track your career and education by starting your BSN courses as you prepare for the nursing boards. Choose from two flexible ways to earn the in-demand BSN credential:
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information about the number of hours needed to complete the clinical requirement.