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.

Program Specs

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Example of some of the nursing lab equipment: IV bag and tubing.
Nursing instructor demonstrating the assessment of an intravenous solution with students observing in the lab.
Student nurse exposing an IV site for a dressing change.

About the curriculum

Classes

View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

Program accreditation.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for registered nurses was $66,220 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,630.The top 10 percent earned more than $96,320.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals1,553,080$33.94$70,590
Offices of Physicians178,810$30.22$62,850
Home Health Care Services166,910$32.17$66,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)142,490$29.81$62,010
Outpatient Care Centers102,410$35.62$74,100

Statistics reported in May 2013

Performance Standards

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Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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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

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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.

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