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Nursing Program FAQ

Suppose I don’t know if I really want to be a Nurse, should I become a Nursing assistant first?
-Some exposure to a health care setting would be helpful. One way of getting a first hand look at patient care would be to work as a CNA.

Nursing Program FAQ

Nursing Program FAQ

How long will it take to complete the associate degree nursing program?
-Pre-nursing courses may take a year to complete if you attend full-time and have no other college coursework.

Am I a registered nurse (RN) when I complete my nursing program?
-No. Once you have earned your Degree in Nursing, you will be eligible to take the State Board Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing this examination you are issued the RN license.

How much time do I need to set aside to study for the pre-clinical classes?
-The rule of thumb is three hours of study for each hour spent in class.

Is there financial aid available to nursing students?
-You may be eligible for Financial Aid. See the Financial Aid Office in the Counseling Center at your home college for information.

What facilities are used for clinical assignments?
-Local hospitals and community agencies if applicable. Each college has facilities earmarked for clinical experience in their service regions.

If I don’t get into the nursing program, are there other health related fields I can get into?

-LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Programs
Physical Therapy Assistant
Medical Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant
Veterinary Technology
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