The School of Nursing offers a comprehensive program of study leading to an Associate in Science degree in nursing through several options (Generic, Bridge, Accelerated) and provides the education necessary for eligibility to write the licensing examination for registered nurse practice (NCLEX-RN).
The Associate of Science degree program in nursing enables students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to become registered nurses. Registered nurses are vital members of the health care team who assess, plan, and provide direct patient care. They work closely with physicians and other health care professionals.
Education in nursing combines class work with clinical experiences in local hospitals, heath care agencies, and the community. In addition to nursing classes and clinical assignments, students take a series of general education and basic science courses, some of which are typically completed at other campuses before admission to the School of Nursing.