Associate Degree in Nursing

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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Etymology: L, associare, to unite
an academic degree awarded on satisfactory completion of a 2-year course of study, usually at a community or junior college. The recipient is eligible to take the national licensing examination to become a registered nurse. An associate degree in nursing is not available in Canada or countries in the European Union.

As·so·ci·ate De·gree in Nurs·ing

(ADN) (ă-sō'sē-ăt dĕ-grē' nŭrs'ing)
A professional nursing degree conferred after a period of training (e.g., 2-3 years) shorter than that needed for the bachelor's degree.
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She received her high school diploma and her LPN at the same time in 1973, and completed the LPNRN Bridge program and receiving her associate degree in nursing from Edison State College.
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