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Nursing - Program Details

A degree in nursing can lead to a satisfying career helping others in your community. Registered nurses (RNs) provide and direct patient care, teach patients and the public about health issues, and provide support to patients and their loved ones.

Hands-on Learning for a Fulfilling Career

This program mixes class work with hands-on learning opportunities to make sure you are prepared for a rewarding career in nursing. The nursing program accepts applications from Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and US Military Medic/Corpsman every other year on a space-available basis.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Practice nursing along the health continuum of health promotion, disease prevention, acute and chronic disease management, and end-of-life.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care providers, clients, and families in planning and delivering health care.
  • Demonstrate integration of knowledge, skills, and professional attitude necessary to practice in the registered nurse role.
  • Integrate knowledge of cultural diversity, legal aspects, and ethical principles to provide and/or manage client care in various healthcare environments.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors in the practice of nursing.
  • Utilize technology to find, retrieve, plan, and implement evidence-based nursing care.
  • Pass the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX for Registered Nurse).

Courses and Curriculum

Before you can apply to the nursing program, you must complete a minimum of 30 credits of pre-program courses with a “C” or better and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. All pre-program courses must be completed before starting the nursing courses. You are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to help plan your schedule.

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Your Future in Service of Others

After you graduate, your skills will be needed in virtually every medical setting. This includes places such as medical centers, community hospitals, nursing homes, emergency departments, intensive care units, schools, home health care agencies, physicians’ offices, and health departments.

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