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Nursing


Associate Degree

Program Length: 20 months

Degree Overview

associate degree in nursing

Nursing Job Outlook

Technological advances in patient care and an increasing emphasis on preventive care, as well as the number of older people needing nursing care, is driving the need for registered nurses (RN). Job opportunities for RNs are expected to be excellent. And, graduates of nursing programs are needed to fill these positions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for RNs are expected to grow by 22% between 2008 and 2018—a much faster than average employment growth. You could be a part of this growth.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program

This Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a competent and accountable generalist nurse in a variety of settings. This ADN nursing program combines classroom theory, patient care simulation and skills labs, clinical experiences in hospitals, and more. Completion of both general education courses and nursing core courses are required for completion of this ADN program.

Graduates of the Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) program must pass a national licensing examination, known as the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license.

Students who wish to enter CollegeAmerica’s nursing programs need to meet certain requirements. Please visit our Admissions section below for more information about admissions requirements.

Nursing Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses held about 2.6 million jobs in 2008—making it the largest healthcare occupation in the United States. Hospitals employed about 60% of RNs, while 8% worked in offices of physicians, 5% in home healthcare services, 5% in nursing care facilities, and 3% in employment services. The remainder worked mostly in government agencies, social assistance agencies, and educational services.

Associate Degree in Nursing Salary

According to Payscale.com, graduates of an associates degree in nursing ADN program in Colorado working as a Registered Nurse (RN) received starting salaries averaging $45,390 a year. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2008, registered nurses received a median salary of $62,450 a year. Many employers also offer flexible work schedules, child care, educational benefits, and bonuses.

Sources:
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm
**Payscale.com. Registered Nurse (RN), Colorado. Salary and Benefits Report. Retrieved on May 23, 2011 from http://www.payscale.com/

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
HEA 110 Pathophysiology 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
MED 203 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
MED 204 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
NUR 110 Fundamentals in Nursing I-II 10.0
NUR 111 Nursing Process 4.0
NUR 112 Physical Assessment 2.0
NUR 113 Medical-Surgical Nursing I-II 16.0
NUR 210 Maternal-Newborn Nursing I-II 9.0
NUR 211 Pediatric Nursing I-II 9.0
NUR 212 Mental Health Nursing I-II 9.0
NUR 213 Contemporary Issues in Nursing 4.0
NUR 214 Advanced Med-Surg Nursing 8.0
NUR 215 Integration Practicum 8.0
NUT 210 Basic Nutrition 4.0
PHR 109 Pharmacology Principles 4.0
PSY 220 Psychology 4.0
SOC 220 Sociology 4.0

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Total Courses: 19Total Credits: 115

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