Nursing Options:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN through Dual Enrollment
  • PN exit
  • LPN to ADN option

Mission Statement
The Nursing Department provides quality education that prepares the learner to become a member of the profession of nursing, meeting the needs of a diverse population, in an ever-changing health care environment in both rural and/or urban settings.


AAS - Nursing
AAS - Practical Nurse to Associate Nurse
Certificate - Nursing (Practical Nurse exit option)

Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing will be prepared to:

  • Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
  • Engage in critical thinking and clinical reasoning to make patient-centered care decisions.
  • Implement quality measures to improve patient care.
  • Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons. 
  • Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  • Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  • Assimilate professional, legal, and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.
  • Promote a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate, culturally-competent care.

Gainful Employment Information

Plan of Study