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LPN and ADN nursing students

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.

Careers
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 is a limited-enrollment program and has admission criteria beyond the regular requirements of RCC. Eligible applicants are admitted on a space available basis to the program in the fall semester, provided they have met both general and program admission requirements and are offered admission. Individuals who are interested in the program must follow instructions and meet all requirements found on the Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Information page.

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.

Careers 
Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Note: The Practical Nursing program is a limited-enrollment program and has admission criteria beyond the regular requirements of RCC. Eligible applicants are admitted on a space available basis to the program in the fall semester, provided they have met both general and program admission requirements and are offered admission. Individuals who are interested in the program must follow instructions and meet all requirements found on the Practical Nursing Admissions Information page.

At this time, there are no certificate options in Nursing at RCC.

Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process.


Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.


Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.


Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.


Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements

See the RCC Catalog for more information.