Program Length: 25 months
Technological advances in patient care and an increasing emphasis on preventive care, as well as elderly care, is driving the need for registered nurses (RN). Graduates from nursing programs are needed to fill these positions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for RNs are expected to grow by 22% between 2008 and 2018—a much faster than average employment growth. You could be a part of this growth.
Associate Degree in Nursing Education (RN)
Registered Nurses (RNs) are expected to be knowledgeable, competent and compassionate workers. They need to do well in the classroom, work confidently in the real world and be able to compassionately care for their patients.
The Associate's Degree in Nursing Education (ADN) program is designed to give you these skills. It will teach you the knowledge to become a competent and accountable nurse in a variety of settings. This ADN program combines classroom theory, patient care simulation and skills labs, clinical experiences in hospitals, and more. Completion of both general education courses and nursing core courses are required for completion of this ADN program. Nurses that leave this program find jobs because they learn the intellectual know-how, real-life skills and compassion for others.Students who wish to enter Stevens-Henager College's ADN program need to meet certain requirements. Please visit our Admissions section below for more information about admissions requirements.
Nursing Program Accreditation
When researching schools that offer nursing programs, it is important to understand where the program stands in the process of becoming accredited – meaning an overseeing body evaluates and validates the quality of the program and its adherence to academic standards. All accredited programs start with an application for accreditation, move to candidacy status, and ultimately become accredited with the governing body. Additionally, schools are required to begin their program – enrolling and graduating students – in order to become fully accredited.
This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326 P. 404-975-5000 F. 404-975-5020 www.acenursing.org
Over 2.5 million strong, nurses make up the largest workforce within the clinical healthcare industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nursing careers offer a wide variety of roles and a broad scope of responsibility. There are many different types of nurses, and several different ways to obtain nursing careers.
Associate Degree in Nursing Education Salary
According to Payscale.com, graduates of accredited nursing programs, specifically Associate Degree in Nursing ADN programs, in Utah working as a Registered Nurse (RN) received starting salaries averaging $44,031 a year. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2008, registered nurses received a median salary of $62,450 a year. Many employers also offer flexible work schedules, child care, educational benefits, and bonuses.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm
**Payscale.com. Registered Nurse (RN), Utah. Salary and Benefits Report. Retrieved on June 13, 2011 from http://www.payscale.com/
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Total Courses: 18Total Credits: 95.5
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Utah Locations: Ogden / West Haven
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