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Associate Degree Nursing


  • Associate in Applied Science

Program Description
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence- based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Nurses provide essential care to individuals, groups of individuals and families in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the State National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. Opportunities for employment include hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians' offices, clinics, occupational health and community agencies.

Admissions Criteria
The Associate Degree Nursing program has admission criteria beyond the regular requirements of RCC. Individuals interested in this program are required to obtain an Associate Degree Nursing Admission Information Packet from the Student Development Division and are required to discuss the special criteria with an admissions counselor. For more information click the link below and view the listing for Associate Degree Nursing in the catalog.

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Pre-Health Sciences Requirements