College of Nursing
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More than a traditional Nursing Degree

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Practical Nursing

LPNs are an important part of a medical care team. Responsible for a variety of tasks, including monitoring patients, checking vital statistics, and helping the sick and injured with daily needs, LPNs are:

  • Effective communicators
  • Skilled collaborators
  • Use clinical reasoning even in emergency situations.

They work under doctors, RNs, and other medical staff to provide quality care for patients and information for their loved ones.

Qualifications:

  • Entry into the program requires a minimum TEAS IV or V score
  • Have proof of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Must meet minimum requirements set by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Be mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy
  • In order to practice as an LPN, you will need to pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) after completing the diploma program

Job Outlook*:

+12%

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Healthcare needs are at an all-time high, and nurses are the ones on the frontlines caring for patients and maintaining quality standards in medical facilities across the country. As an ADN nurse your duties would include:

  • Administering medicine
  • Assisting doctors and other medical professionals with procedures
  • Recording patient information through careful observation

Nurses might find themselves working in emergency rooms or assisting care facilities, among other locations in this versatile career.

Qualifications:

  • Admissions requirements include minimum scores on the TEAS test
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 from previous college work or high school
  • Background check and drug screening
  • Ability to perform essential functions as required by the job
  • Entrance essay (1-2 pages in length)
  • Documentation of previous healthcare experience

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Whether you’re moving from another career or moving up the nursing ladder, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) could be a strategic move. BSN nurses usually have more responsibility than their ADN counterparts and sometimes supervise other medical professionals in their daily tasks. This position promotes nursing education, experience, and expertise, both theoretical and clinical.

Qualifications:

  • A current license to practice as an RN
  • Minimum required TEAS V score
  • Background check and drug screening

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner

As an advanced practice nurse, you could join a rapidly growing field by earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This degree allows nurses to treat, diagnose, prescribe medication, and do all of this independently. BSNs looking to take the next step in their career, while maintaining the face-to-face contact with patients, have the option to reach the next level while using the skills they’ve already acquired.

Qualifications:

  • Some of the MSN program qualifications include holding an accredited BSN degree
  • Prerequisite courses in statistics, health assessment, nursing research and evidence-based practice
  • Students will be required to maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA)

Job Outlook*:

+31%

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator

The nursing profession wouldn’t exist without nurse educators. If you want to pass along the lessons you’ve learned and share your experience and clinical knowledge with the next generation of nurses, this MSN focus could be right for you. A nurse educator works with student nurses in a classroom setting and in clinical settings to demonstrate the skills they will need to be competent nurses.

Qualifications:

  • Some of the MSN program qualifications include holding an accredited BSN degree
  • Prerequisite courses in statistics, health assessment, nursing research and evidence-based practice
  • Students will be required to maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA)

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