NURSING PROGRAMS LEADING TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE
A nursing program leading to an associate degree is generally 2 years in length and is offered by a college that awards associate and/or applied science degrees. The nursing curriculum includes classroom and clinical experiences for patients across the lifespan in hospital, long term care, and community settings. The program prepares a minimal competent, independent nursing practitioner for these settings.
Graduates of approved associate/applied science programs earn a college degree and are eligible to apply to take NCLEX-RN. A RN license is awarded upon successful "Pass" on NCLEX and satisfaction of other licensure requirements.