The Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum blends general education courses with nursing courses to provide a sound theoretical and experiential background for nursing practice. Students complete faculty led clinical rotations at local healthcare affiliates throughout the nursing component of the program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Counsel Licensing Exam for licensure as a registered nurse.
STUDENTS WILL GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN:
- The ethical responsibilities of the nursing profession and practices within the Nurse Practice Act
- Using effective therapeutic and interpersonal communication skills
- Holistically evaluating client/patient needs through the collection, analysis and synthesis of data
- Generating safe and effective clinical judgments using critical thinking skills
- Collaborating with other health care team members and the patient in planning and providing safe and effective care
- Assuming responsibility as a manager of care for a group of patients by establishing priorities for nursing care.
GRADUATES MAY PURSUE A NURSING CAREER AT:
- Extended care facilities
- Psychiatric facilities
- Substance abuse facilities
Please see the college catalog for all program details and requirements.
|Nursing Program Achievement Data||2014||2015||2016|
|Licensure (NCLEX), CMCC||95%||100%||86%|
|Licensure (NCLEX),State Average||83%||86%||84%|
|Licensure (NCLEX),National Average||86%||85%||85%|
|Employment as RN’s||95%||100%||96%|
|Completion Rate w/in 3 Years of Starting First Nursing Course||61%||51%||59%|
|Completion rates for 2011, 2012, 2013 respectively were 61%, 51%, and 59%. It is important to recognize that there are many factors that could contribute to a student not continuing in the program. In addition to grades, students may have to stop out due to personal issues, needing to work and for medical reasons.
Beginning in 2016 completion rates will be calculated using the number of students present after add/drop period ends.