Associate Degree

RN Degree (AAS)

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RN Degree (AAS)

RN Degree

The RN Degree prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for patients through assessment of body systems, implementation of the nursing process, application of treatment modalities, patient education, and rehabilitation care. Upon completion of the degree, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

  • ProgramNursing
  • Award type

    Associate Degree

  • Required credit hours


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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate autonomy in completing physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessments of patients.
  • Plan and implement an individualized plan of care using evidence base practice and technology for patients across the life span.
  • Assess and integrate the educational needs of patients in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  • Practice within the realm of the professional nurse as defined by law and guided by ethics.
  • Deliver safe, patient centered care in a manner that is sensitive to the patient’s cultural diversity.
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Potential Occupations

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
Amber Riedmaier-Fisher

ICU Nurse gave her children the confidence they need to succeed by earning her RN degree

Amber Riedmaier-FisherRegistered Nursing, '15
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