Associate degree of nursing (ADN)

We follow the national curriculum on nursing, midwifery and medical laboratory of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. The nursing program is divided into 6 semesters with a total of 143 credits (excluded 33 credits of English and basic computer). Students conduct their clinical placement in the Institute, the community, public and private hospitals in Phnom Penh and Provinces, under the guidance and supervision from senior health workers and medical preceptors. On top of medical and technical studies, students have opportunities to enhance their basic computer and English proficiency. Basic computer and English are additional subjects to the national curriculum on nursing of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Acquire and apply knowledge, skills, competencies, professionalism and appropriate behaviors in caring and nursing careers for people of all ages.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge of relevant laws, ethics and policies in nursing in the Kingdom of Cambodia and overseas.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in research, the use of data and evidence in conducting health education and in improving health for all.
  • Obtain and apply high skills and appropriate behavior in communications with patients, families, and clients, regardless of their gender, political beliefs, living standards, religion and race.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in the management of health services and to be able to work independently and in a team with people with different disciplines and nationalities.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in the management of health services and become effective in both working independently and in a team with others who have the same but sometimes different disciplines.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in basic technology and are ready to learn and share new knowledge and skills.
  • Be able to communicate in English.

Semester 1

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADN01-EM English for medicine Elective/classroom 8
ADN01-Soc Sociology Core/classroom 1
ADN01-PHB Psychology and health behavior Core/classroom 1
ADN01-LSD Life span development Core/classroom 2
ADN01-HE Human ecology Core/classroom 1
ADN01-EFMM English and French medical term Core/classroom 2
ADN01-HE Human ethics Core/classroom 1
ADN01-LNP Law and nursing practice Core/classroom 1
ADN01-ONS Overview of nursing science Core/classroom 1
ADN01-FNT Fundamentals of nursing theory Core/classroom 1
ADN01-AP1 Anatomy and physiology 1 Core/classroom 3
ADN01-HP1 Human pathology 1 Core/classroom 3
ADN01-FNM1 Fundamentals of nursing methodology 1 Core/practice 3
ADN01-BC Basic computer Elective/lab 1
Total 28

Semester 2

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADN02-EM English for medicine Elective/classroom 8
ADN02-NH Nutrition and health Core/classroom 2
ADN02-PKC Philosophy and Khmer culture Core/classroom 1
ADN02-CNP Communication and pedagogy Core/classroom 2
ADN02-AP2 Anatomy and physiology 2 Core/classroom 3
ADN02-Microb Microbiology Core/classroom 2
ADN02-HP2 Human pathology 2 Core/classroom 3
ADN02-FNM2 Fundamentals of nursing methodology 2 Core/practices 3
ADN02-FN1 Fundamentals of nursing 1 Core/practices 2
ADN02-FN2 Fundamentals of nursing 2 Core/practices 2
Total 28

Semester 3

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADN03-EM English for medicine Elective/classroom 8
ADN03-AP3 Anatomy and physiology 3 Core/classroom 3
ADN03-HP3 Human pathology 3 Core/classroom 3
ADN03-HP4 Human pathology 4 Core/classroom 3
ADN03-HP5 Human pathology 5 Core/classroom 3
ADN03-HN Home nursing Core/classroom 1
ADN03-OCHN Overview of community health
nursing
Core/classroom 1
ADN03-FNM3 Fundamentals of nursing
methodology 3
Core/practices 3
ADN03-FN3 Fundamentals of nursing 3 Core/practices 2
ADN03-CHNHN Community health nursing Core/field work 1
ADN03-CH Community health Core/field work 1
Total 29

Semester 4

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADN04-IS Immunity system Core/classroom 2
ADN04-CD Communicable diseases Core/classroom 2
ADN04-PPS Parasitology and parasite diseases Core/classroom 2
ADN04-Pharma Pharmacology Core/classroom 3
ADN04-PN1 Pediatric nursing 1 Core/classroom 1
ADN04-PN2 Pediatric nursing 2 Core/classroom 1
ADN04-PN3 Pediatric nursing 3 Core/classroom 2
ADN04-MN1 Maternal nursing 1 Core/classroom 1
ADN04-MN2 Maternal nursing 2 Core/classroom 1
ADN04-MN3 Maternal nursing 3 Core/classroom 1
ADN04-PNC Pediatric nursing care Core/practices 2
ADN04-MNC Maternal nursing care Core/practices 1
Total 19

Semester 5

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADN05-GN Geriatric nursing Core/classroom 1
ADN05-MHN Mental health nursing Core/classroom 3
ADN05-AN1 Adult nursing 1 Core/classroom/practices 3
ADN05-AN2 Adult nursing 2 Core/classroom/practices 3
ADN05-AN3 Adult nursing 3 Core/classroom/practices 4
ADN05-AN Adult nursing Core/practices 3
Total 17

Semester 6

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADN06-DN Disaster nursing Core/classroom 1
ADN06-NLM Nursing leadership and management Core/classroom 2
ADN06-FEM Fundamentals of epidemiology Core/classroom 1
ADN04-NR1 Nursing research 1 Core/classroom 1
ADN04-NR2 Nursing research 2 Core/classroom 1
ADN06-ON Operative nursing Core/practices 1
ADN06-ENFA Emergency nursing and first aids Core/practices 1
Internship 6
Total 14

 Note:
ADN Program total credits = 143 Credits (Included English and computer)
ADN Program total credits = 110 Credits (excluded English and computer)
ADN Program Total Hours = 2805 hours (excluded English and computer)
Theory = 1388 hours = 49.48%
Practice = 1417 hours = 50.52%