Welcome to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program!

You are about to begin a program of study leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse.

A variety of resources are available to assist students in learning the material necessary to complete this program. These include classes, textbook and multimedia assignments, hospital equipment and human simulators for practicing and learning nursing skills on campus. The ADN faculty, including your Nursing Counselor, will assist and help guide you through this program.  

The faculty has found that students who work closely with their Counselor, use available resources, and work with other students in small groups learn quickly and are successful in this program. It is important to remember that nurses are required to be self-motivated, to set priorities, and to be responsible for their own actions. This program will help you learn these skills.

This handbook is designed to provide you with essential information regarding the FCC ADN program. Please read this handbook before your initial meeting with your Nursing Counselor. This handbook is a resource to the FCC ADN Program policies and procedures and will be helpful throughout the time you are enrolled.

The program is open to all individuals regardless of ethnicity, gender, religious preference, or age who have met admission standards.  The ADN Program's policies and procedures are in accordance with the policies of Fresno City College.

Getting Started: The First Meeting 

Students admitted to the Fresno City College Nursing Program are required to attend a mandatory orientation session the semester before they are scheduled to enter. This orientation meeting is essential to help the entering student prepare for student success. The meeting will include an overview of policies and procedures, required textbooks, dress code, uniform ordering and program progression.

At the end of the orientation meeting, students will be introduced to their nursing counselor.

In preparation, carefully read through this handbook and prepare a list of questions for clarification.