Nursing, RN Preparation
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This curriculum prepares graduates to assume beginning staff nurse positions in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health related institutions. Upon successful completion of the major, the graduate is eligible to take the registered nurse licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). With work experience and continuing education, the graduate may develop the ability to assume responsibility for administering or directing the health care of a group of patients/clients. This curriculum provides the foundation for a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Practical Nursing students/graduates have the opportunity to pursue study toward an advanced degree in nursing through LPN to RN Advanced Placement.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for registered nurses was $65,470 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,040 and the top 10 percent earned more than $94,720.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||1,545,370||$33.41||$69,490|
|Offices of Physicians||177,190||$29.86||$62,120|
|Home Health Care Services||162,120||$31.51||$65,530|
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||139,440||$29.43||$61,220|
|Outpatient Care Centers||92,350||$34.23||$71,200|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Special Admissions Requirement
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students accepted into the Nursing, RN Preparation major will incur expenses for tools/instruments, uniforms, malpractice insurance, clearances and certifications, etc. See the complete list.
Some items are available for purchase through The College Store.
Notice of Conviction
Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.
Nursing Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.