The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is awarded to the nurse who has completed a two-year undergraduate academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, and bachelor’s degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.
The eligibility criteria to get yourself in a nursing course is that the minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought. Minimum education: 10+2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
The career opportunities in nursing are as follows:
|CAREER||MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIRED|
|Nursing Assistant (CNA)||High school diploma|
|Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN)||LPN/LVN state certification program (one year)|
|Registered Nurse (RN)||Associate Degree in Nursing (2-3 years)|
|Nurse Practitioner (NP)||Master of Science in Nursing|
|Nurse Midwife (CNM)||Master of Science in Nursing|
|Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)||Master of Science in Nursing|
|Nursing Instructor/Teacher||Master of Science or Doctorate of Nursing Practice|