Quote from rjflyn
My program was designed to be completed in 2 full years as well.
Interesting. I looked into ADN (and BSN) programs in Texas, California and Washington and while my search was limited to geographical areas in those states and thus was not exhaustive, I did not find any ADN programs that didn't require Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, etc BEFORE being able to even apply to the ADN programs.
Once admitted to our ADN program it is 4 semesters full time of nursing classes only.
In addition to the 4 semesters of nursing classes we are required to have the basics for an AS degree (English, Algebra, Political Science, Psychology, etc) as well as ADN required prereqs of Nutrition, Public Speaking, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology. Again, these are in addition to the two years of nursing classes.
So, at least currently in California, it is completely impossible to get an ADN degree in less than 3 years full time and that is if you work really, really hard and are very, very fortunate to get into the classes you need.