Nursing (RN upon Licensure) - Associate
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is a two-year curriculum comprising classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. The course of study is 104 quarter hours and designed to prepare the graduate as a beginning generalist practitioner, functioning as a provider of care, coordinator of care and as a member of the nursing profession. The criteria for admission includes attending a Nursing Information Session (NIS) where specific criteria are outlined, and acceptance by the Nursing Admissions Committee.
Clinical experiences and skills laboratory classes accompany each nursing lecture course to give the student hands-on learning in a safe environment. Computer testing is performed to prepare the student for licensure testing.
This curriculum is challenging and demanding. Students are expected to spend at least 20-30 hours per week outside of class in preparation and studying for the program. Nursing Faculty members have an open-door policy for assistance and are supportive for student success.
Qualified Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Licensure Examination (RN-NCLEX), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include a wide variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician’s offices, industry, and community health agencies.
The Florence Campus’s associate degree program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). Beckfield College is a member of the National League of Nursing (NLN).
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.beckfield.edu/about-us/disclosures-1.aspx