Division of Nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing

Southern Vermont College is phasing out its Association Degree in Nursing Program and not admitting new students to this program. The Vermont State Board of Nursing recently granted provisional approval of our decision to launch a new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The current employment trend among health care institutions is to require a Bachelor’s degree (not an Associate’s degree). By earning a BSN degree our students will be prepared for the most promising future employment opportunities.

Current SVC students must complete all ADN program requirements within five years of initial matriculation into program required courses. Graduates of the Associate Degree in Nursing program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX national licensure exam. For details, contact the Vermont State Board of Nursing at National Life Building, North FL2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3402; by telephone at 802-828-2396; or via the Internet at www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses.

Program Outcomes for Associate Degree in Nursing Program


1.    Demonstrate psychomotor and health assessment skills in structured, healthcare settings.

2.    Analyze assessment data to formulate and prioritize nursing diagnosis for patients and families across the lifespan.

3.    Use the nursing process to promote health outcomes for individuals and families throughout the lifespan in structured healthcare settings.

4.    Integrate concepts of nursing, the humanities and the social, biological and physical sciences when planning nursing care for individuals and families throughout the lifespan.

5.    Demonstrate cultural competency through coordination and implementation of, therapeutic nursing interventions for individuals and families.

6.    Consistently evaluates therapeutic nursing plan of care for individuals, families, groups and communities to attain optimal outcomes. 

7.    Demonstrate behaviors of professionalism, accountability, and leadership according to the legal and ethical standards of the profession.

8.    Participates in reflective and professional development activities that promote and improve nursing care.

9.    Implement evidence-based research into nursing practice.

10.    Applies principles of teaching and learning to promote quality healthcare for individuals and their families.

11.    Utilize effective written, verbal, and electronic communication techniques with individuals and families as well as members of the healthcare team to improve quality patient outcomes.

12.    Demonstrates leadership in the delivery of professional nursing care for individuals and families.

13.    Utilizes effective written, verbal and electronic communication techniques with individuals and families as well as members of the healthcare team to improve quality patient outcomes.

14.    Demonstrate behaviors of professionalism, accountability, and leadership according to the legal and ethical standards of the profession.

15.    Participates in reflective and professional development activities that promote and improve nursing care.

16.    Applies principles of teaching and learning to promote fiscally responsible and quality healthcare for individuals and their families.

17.    Demonstrates cultural competency through coordination and implementation of environmentally safe, therapeutic nursing interventions for individuals and families.

Program of Study
Requirements Credits
General Core Requirements Nursing
  • Nu/Fy100 Quest for Success (4 cr)
  • English Core (8 cr)
  • Humanities Core Elective (4 cr)
  • Math105 College Algebra (4 cr)
  • Py150 Introduction to Psychology (4 cr)
24
Science Core Nursing
  • Ns235 Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab (4 cr)
  • Ns236 Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab (4 cr)
  • Ns240 Medical Microbiology (4 cr)
12
Major Requirements
  • Nu101 Introduction to Nursing Care (2 cr)
  • Nu150 Fundamentals of Nursing (8 cr)
  • Nu200 Psychiatric Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu201 Medical Surgical Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu210 Maternal Child Health Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu230 Pediatrics (4 cr)
  • Nu235 Pharmacology (4 cr)
  • Nu250 Adult Health Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu251 Adult Health Practicum (4 cr)
38
Total Credits 74