From setting up medical equipment to carrying out physicians' orders to providing emergency care to educating patients about their illness, nurses do it all. They are on the frontline of patient care. Their communication, critical thinking and organizational skills must be top-notch in order to provide scientifically sound patient care with a healing touch of compassion. Nurses are in high demand and the profession is projected to grow 15% through 2026 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Our nursing students undergo two years of theoretical and clinical coursework in both general and specialty Nursing areas to equip you to become a Registered Nurse. The curriculum is based on the QSEN Institute's competencies: patient-centered care, team work and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics. Student scan expect plenty of hands-on experiences in our state-of-the-art classrooms, nursing labs and a high fidelity simulation lab located within the Terry and Sherrie Martin Health Career Wing. A vital component of our curriculum is the supervised clinical experience provided in area hospitals and community agencies.
Our program offers some of the best education by an experienced nursing faculty. Graduates from our program have exceeded the state and national pass rates on the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Students who opt for our innovative RN to BS program may increase their job opportunities including taking on leadership positions in the workforce and getting ahead of the curve by preparing for the future of Nursing. Some RN to BS classes may be completed online.
This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.
There are numerous options for funding college including Scholarships and grants. A variable tuition rate (in addition to the standard tuition rate) will be applied to all courses in the Nursing program. Visit Tuition & Fees page for more information.
Director of Nursing