Nursing (RN) Overview
This program prepares graduates to be providers of quality patient care and coordinators of professional nursing duties provided by other healthcare workers.
For more information about this program, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Nursing (RN) Program Description
What You Can Learn in Nursing (RN)
The program's main objective is to equip our students with the most current knowledge and skills needed to meet the prevention, health maintenance, health promotion and restorative needs of the client. Students are taught the art and science of nursing with a focus on the application of theory to clinical practice.
In as little as 18 months, a student can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN exam through the State Board of Nursing. A student who passes the exam is then licensed to practice as a registered nurse.
Where You Can Go in Nursing (RN)
Registered nurses are in demand across multiple settings including:
- Intermediate- and Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation
- Public Health
- Primary Care Clinics
- Home Healthcare
- Outpatient Care Centers
- HMO/Insurance/Managed Care Facilities
- Mental Health Agencies
- Military and Industry
- Nursing Education
- Private Practice
Future Possible Careers for This Program
|51.3801||Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse|
|29-1141.04||Clinical Nurse Specialists|
|29-1141.01||Acute Care Nurses|
|29-1141.02||Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses|
|29-1141.03||Critical Care Nurses|
Time frame: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Award Year 2012-13
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 18 months to complete.
55% of graduates from this program finish in this time.
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 17 months.
What are the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rates for the past five years?
|Campus Location||2008 Pass %||2009 Pass %||2010 Pass %||2011 Pass %||2012 Pass %|
|Virginia Beach, VA||84.1%||86.6%||86.32%||88.3%||92.4%|
|Newport News, VA||86.7%||78.26%||77.27%||82.3%||86.92%|
|Richmond, VA - Emerywood||n/a||n/a||83.33%||89.3%||87.88%|
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Associate's degree in 1.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$1,725.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$48,865.00|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$22,887.00|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$97.50|