Come to HDMC for Your RN Training!
Come to HDMC for Your RN Training!

HDMC Now Offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN)

Are you currently working as a vocational nurse or nursing assistant, and would like to continue your education and become an RN? Gaining the education and training to qualify for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) is a great move in your nursing career. At High Desert Medical College (HDMC), we are dedicated to training students just like you for healthcare careers, and we are committed to providing training programs of the highest quality. In order to offer our students the best educational training options possible, we recently expanded our program offerings to offer a new Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN) program. The new ADN/RN program begins at HDMC – Lancaster in 2024.

High Desert Medical College offers healthcare career training programs, including Nursing, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Ultrasound Technician. The new Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN) adds to HDMC’s profile of programs that cater to students motivated to train for a nursing career. HDMC recognizes that obtaining an RN is a critical milestone for nurses, and HDMC is proud to prepare students for licensure as RNs, helping to meet the need for skilled, qualified RNs in our community.

HDMC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN) is designed to prepare students to become licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) in the State of California. Graduates of the Registered Nursing (ADN) program will receive their Registered Nursing Associate’s Degree (ADN), and will be prepared to test for licensure through the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). As an RN, HDMC graduates will be prepared for entry-level Registered Nurse (RN) positions in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, and/or to pursue additional training and opportunities in the field of healthcare.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN) has a hybrid-online format with in-person theory and labs and General Education courses online. Students learn the core theories, concepts, and principles of nursing. Courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Introduction to Psychology, Microbiology, Medical Surgical Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, and  Community Nursing. 

HDMC offers three options for the Associate’s Degree, Registered Nursing (ADN) program. Option 1 – Generic is a 6-semester program for students who have not completed any prerequisite coursework. Option 2 – LVN to RN is a 3-semester program for students who hold a valid California Vocational Nurse license and who have completed prerequisite course work (students may be able to apply for some challenge credit for certain nursing courses). Students who enroll in Options 1 or 2 will receive a Registered Nursing, Associate’s Degree (ADN) upon graduation, and will be prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Option 3 – 30-unit Non-Graduate program is a 3-semester program for students who wish to quickly meet the requirements to take the NCLEX-RN examination as a non-graduate. To enroll in this option students must hold a valid California Vocational Nurse license, and understand that they may not change their status as a 30-unit option RN with the Board of Registered Nursing at any time after RN licensure. While This status will not restrict the practice of a Registered Nurse within California, individuals who become licensed RNs using this option may not be eligible for RN licensure in states other than California, and may also have difficulty applying for advanced Nursing degree programs. Individuals interested in this option should see the Dean of Health Science and Nursing for further details.

Prospective students interested in the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN) are invited to attend a Nursing Information Session at the HDMC Lancaster campus. At the Information Session, prospective students may learn more about prerequisites, general education requirements, assessment tests, and the application/selection process. There will be opportunities to make an appointment with the Nursing department to discuss individual situations.

HDMC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN/RN) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. High Desert Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and is licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Accreditation and approval guarantee students, faculty, and the public that the programs at HDMC meet objective and rigorous third-party standards of educational practices.

With HDMC, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you need to pursue your career as a Registered Nurse. If you are ready to take the next step in your nursing career, High Desert Medical College has the program to train you for success! The new ADN/RN program begins at HDMC – Lancaster in 2024 – Call 888-633-4362 or click here to get started today!

Pursue your Nursing Career with HDMC’s new ADN/RN Program!

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