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Nursing: Registered Nurse AAS

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania | Northampton Community College- Bethlehem (ETPP) | ID: 140967


3835 GREEN POND RD BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania 18020-7568
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Classroom Training
Associates in Applied Sciences Registered Nurse
Employment Skill Gain
Associate’s Degree
$24,899.00 - $39,716.00

Description of Training Provider

Northampton Area Community College is a Pennsylvania Community College accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For the past 50 years NCC has been offering short- term certificates and diplomas and Associate's Degrees in over 100 pr

Program Description

Prepares graduates to assume entry level positions as registered nurses who provide safe, competent nursing care in the various settings of our dynamic, evolving healthcare environment. These settings can include, but are not limited to, acute care, long term care, home care, clinics, physicians' offices, or other agencies established to meet health care needs. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to apply to a State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse and to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). This examination is used by the State Board of Nursing to test the entry-level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as registered nurses. When the candidate successfully completes the NCLEX-RN® exam, a license is issued. Program focuses on the art and science of nursing. Students attend class, skills laboratory and clinical simulation experiences on campus. Additionally, students participate in clinical learning experiences in various healthcare settings under the guidance of nursing faculty. Clinical learning experiences provide students with the opportunity to apply nursing theory in client care situations.

Skills & Competencies

Graduates of the Associate Degree in nursing program will: Demonstrate completion of the level outcomes: Utilize the nursing process to provide nursing care through efficient and effective management of resources in a variety of health care settings. Perform ongoing comprehensive assessments of patients' health status and changing needs. Incorporate nursing interventions in the delivery of patient centered care. Employ the teaching-learning processes in the provision of nursing care. Communicate effectively with patients and the health care team through the use of interpersonal skills and technology. Collaborate with patients, members of the health care team and community agencies to achieve quality, patient-centered care. Make clinical nursing judgments based on critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice to deliver safe, effective nursing care through the nursing process. Demonstrate professional accountability and commitment to standards of professional practice while practicing nursing within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. Students will be prepared to successfully complete the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

Additional Information

  • Combination of Education and Course Prerequisites "Admission is on a selective basis. Applicants shall have completed work equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units including 4 units of English, 3 units of Social Sciences, 2 units of Mathematics (two of which are Algebra), and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory
  • 70 hours/104 weeks
  • 291141 - Registered Nurses
  • 07/31/2020
  • Full Time, Part Time, Daytime, Evening

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