Associate Degree Nursing (RN)


Welcome to the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Shasta College!

As you begin your nursing course, we hope that you will each experience the challenges and rewards you have anticipated. Each faculty and staff member is here to assist you in meeting your goal of becoming a registered nurse. Please feel free to contact any of us when you need assistance.

This handbook has been developed as a reference for the program’s philosophy, objectives, practice standards, policies and procedures. The course information handout you receive prior to or at the first session of each course, references this student handbook, will be reviewed at your orientation and serves as your student contract for each course.

Students who are starting their Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program are required to sign an acknowledgment that they have read the student handbook.  This signed acknowledgement will be submitted prior to staring the program and again every semester.

General Information

Program of Study​

  • Program Changes Fall 2017
  • Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
  • Program Description
  • Program Objective
  • Program Learning Outcomes
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Major Curriculum Concepts
  • Program Requirements
    • Course Prerequisites and Advisories
    • Core Courses
    • Recommended Sequence of Courses

General Considerations​

General Issues

  • Student Communication 
  • Parking
  • Children on Campus
  • Cell Phones/Pagers
  • School/Clinical Cancellation 

Theory Program Management Standards

Clinical Program Standards​

  • Health & Safety Standards  
  • Student Dress Code Standard ​
  • Absences - Illness, Injury, Surgical Procedures, Pregnancy
  • Impaired Student Standard

Clinical Skills Laboratory Practice Standards

 Healthcare Facility Clinical Practice Standards

  • Clinical Expectancies
  • Student Responsibilities Regarding Personal Health Status

Clinical Management

  • Orientation to Clinical Agencies
  • Clinical Scheduling/Assignment
  • Clinical Conferences
  • Injury and/or Body Fluid Exposure in the Clinical Setting
  • Confidentiality
    • Student Standards Regarding Patient Information
    • Clinical Computer Access
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Nursing Student Organizations
  • Health Services​
  • Educational Assistance
  • Academic Accommodations Imposed by a Disability
  • Health Sciences Counselor
  • Veteran's Support
  • More Information
All students, while enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, are obligated to abide by the established Program Practice Policies, including any revisions that are made to the policies.
The following policies are addressed/referenced in the ADN Student Handbook:

**ATTENTION - All ADN students entering their first semester of the program as of Spring 2018. There is a uniform policy change.  Please do not purchase uniforms until directed by the Health Sciences Office. The following ADN Dress Code Policy, applies only to students in the ADN program and will be in effect for all cohorts starting in Spring 2018 or later.


Dress code policy dated 12/2/16 and imbedded below is in effect for those students currently enrolled in nursing programs (including the ADN program) as of Fall 2017.

Additional Referenced Materials:

Students entering the Associate Degree Program must print and sign the following forms and submit them with your Clinical Requirements Packet on the date specified for your class.


ADN Clinical Requirements Packet 

1st Semester Pre-Class Assignment

REGN 1 & 2 Textbooks 

ADN Home


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