Nursing as a Career

A career in nursing offers many exciting, challenging employment opportunities that are both professionally rewarding and personally satisfying. Through the establishment of caring, collaborative relationships, nurses make a difference in the lives of people every day. In the process the nurse gains tremendous satisfaction and earns the respect of the community and fellow interdisciplinary colleagues.

The Nursing Program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing and offers full-time and part-time study. After completion of the Sequence 1 courses, students can complete the Nursing Program in four semesters. The program is designed to prepare caring professional nurses who employ critical thinking skills and the nursing process in meeting the human needs of clients in a variety of health care settings. Students develop competence in the art and science of nursing within an integrated curriculum which incorporates seminar, classroom, Nursing Campus Laboratory, and clinical experiences. Graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), seek licensure in any state in our nation, and transfer credits to degree programs beyond the A.A.S. degree in Nursing.