The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and strategies for successful graduates to safely join the nursing profession and help meet the  individual needs of patients. Course work includes and builds upon health care and nursing practice. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.  Note that graduation in and of itself does not entitle graduates to call themselves RNs; for that they must complete the licensing requirements - see below.  However, the program does provide graduates with the education they need to succeed.

Licensing

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities. Graduates are able obtain entry-level to advanced level jobs in a variety of positions.

Salary

Entry Hourly Wage is between $20.32  and $22.35, according to nchealthcareers.com and NCWorksOnline.

Program Requirements

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a 75-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 48 credit hours. The program also consists of 27 general education credit hours. 

Acceptance

It should be noted that there are a limited number of slots for this program and that selection is a competitive process.  Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, references and academic degrees. Having some stackable credentials can assist with securing acceptance, as can completion of the Nurse Aide course.  Please speak to a career counsellor about your options.

 

 

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