The Registered Nursing program offers education at the associate degree level. It is designed to provide the foundation for further preparation in nursing and lifelong learning. The program prepares a nurse generalist for beginning professional practice using knowledge derived from the liberal arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and nursing. Individuals will be prepared to practice in a variety of health care settings, and encouraged to continue personal and professional growth. The program emphasizes excellent teaching with a commitment to student-faculty interaction. Individual talents, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and insights are recognized and appreciated by faculty. Graduates will be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
The Registered Nursing program offers two portals of entry: the generic tract (for students without a nursing license) and the accelerated LPN-RN tract (for currently licensed practical nurses). Graduates from both tracts are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).