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School of Registered Nursing

 
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      This program is designed to admit practicing licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and provide:  dynamic, interactive classroom information; simulation experiences to enhance clinical capabilities; simulation scenarios to test clinical expertise; and supervised clinical experiences to complete associate degree nursing requirements necessary to become a registered nurse (RN).  This transition program is designed to prepare graduates to practice in a complex and ever-changing health care environment.  Preparation for practice will be evidence-based theoretical knowledge followed by structured, supervised clinical practice.  This educational process will develop the student as an active participant and through the use of innovative teaching approaches, foster a safe, collaborative and interactive educational environment.

 

      The professional standards of care in nursing will provide the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills, clinical judgment, ethical reasoning and therapeutic communication skills.  Designated curriculum, integrated with global issues, evidence-based practice, and pathophysiologic concepts, will insure that graduates will be able to actively participate in society as educated, culturally astute and socially responsible individuals.  Functioning within a multi-disciplinary health care team requires diversity and compassion in traditional and/or non-traditional health care environments serving clients across the life span.

 

      The program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree and can be completed in one calendar year.  Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).