Program Length: 20 months
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.
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.
*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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