Registered Nursing

A career as a registered nurse offers a wide variety of opportunities for personal growth, interpersonal challenge and the capacity to make a difference in the quality of human life. Demand for registered nurses is projected to grow by 19 percent during the decade ending in 2022.

Central Community College offers a two-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at its Columbus and Grand Island campuses and Kearney Center. (Some second-level theory courses must be taken in Grand Island.)

Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination required to practice as a professional registered nurse (RN).

The ADN program combines education in the theory and science of nursing with general education in the behavioral, biological and physical sciences. The full-time ADN program can be completed in two years.

Nursing students participate in a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical activities at all levels. Clinical learning experience is completed at local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in other health care settings. A faculty/student ratio ranging from 1:8 to 1:10 is maintained.


A graduate of the ADN program may seek upward mobility to a bachelor of science in nursing program. Advanced placement information is available from the BSN programs in Nebraska.

Please go to our online catalog for information about admissions requirements, degree requirements and course descriptions. When searching for courses in the course filter, use the ADNR course prefix

Following are printer-friendly forms needed to complete the application process for the ADN program.


Checklist for ADN Admission. The following applications are online forms:


Central Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The associate degree in nursing program is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and qualifies graduates to take the licensing exam required to become a registered nurse. The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404-975-5000.

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Written by Jim Strayer   
Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 14:50