Associate Degree Nursing Diploma RN to ADN
This program was created to facilitate the advancement of Diploma Nurses. By
completing this program and obtaining an A. A. degree in Nursing, the Diploma
Nurse could then qualify for ADN-BSN step-up programs. (ADN: Associate Degree
Nursing: BSN: Bachelors Science Nursing)
- The student must present a valid
active California RN license to be verified by the Nursing Education
Department. A copy of the RN license must be submitted to the College's
Records Office for inclusion in the student's academic file.
- The student must have an official
transcript of the diploma school coursework sent to Department of Nursing
Education at Palomar College.
- Units accepted from diploma
school: 38 units of the 40 units required for the major in nursing at
Palomar College may be accepted from the diploma school of nursing.
- Two units must be earned by
completion of, or challenging of, NURS 203, Nursing Foundation II.
- When the student has completed the
General Education requirements for the A. A. Degree and the two units
required in nursing, the student will be awarded credit for the 38 units of
coursework completed in the diploma school of nursing.
The student must complete all General Education Requirements, including the
Multicultural Requirement and Health Education 100. These courses are not
waived for Diploma Nurses.