This 45 Week – 60 Semester Credit Hour Associate Degree in Nursing program will be prepare the student to provide patient-centered care, to be a patient safety advocate, to be member of the profession and the health care team for a limited number of patients in various healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to use clinical reasoning and knowledge based on the nursing program of study, evidence-based practice outcomes, and research-based policies and procedures as the basis for decision-making and comprehensive, safe patient-centered care; demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies and information systems that support safe nursing practice; promote safety and quality improvement as an advocate and manager of nursing care; coordinate, collaborate and communicate with diverse patients, families and the interdisciplinary health care team to plan, deliver, and evaluate care that promotes quality of life; adhere to standards of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the professional nurse; demonstrate knowledge of delegation, management, and leadership skills and demonstrate behavior that reflects the values and ethics of the nursing profession, including a spirit of inquiry.
Upon successful completion of the three-semester program, the graduate will be able to sit and pass for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) administered by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and become a Registered Nurse.
Employment opportunities for our graduates are hospitals, physician’s offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Other employment opportunities include outpatient clinics and schools, or serve in the military.
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Our Associate Degree in Nursing program takes about 45 weeks (60 semester credit hours) to complete. Click here to download a course description