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About Nursing

Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN):

At RCC, the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing will prepare you to work in a variety of health care settings with culturally diverse seniors, adults, adolescents, children and infants. You will learn critical thinking skills, assessment skills and interventions that promote and restore health. You will also learn the holistic approach to nursing care of the childbearing and childrearing family as well as the client experiencing physical and mental health problems. Throughout the program you will be participating in classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experiences at health care agencies.

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths and could work in many different settings including hospitals, physician’s offices, outpatient treatment facilities, and home health care agencies. Job prospects are excellent and are expected to continue to grow.

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) builds upon a liberal arts and science foundation in preparing students to develop the knowledge and skills essential for safe, effective entry level nursing practice through coursework and clinical experiences in health care agencies.

 

Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN):

The demand for practical nurses is continuing to grow. As a practical nurse, you will be part of a health care team, and work under close supervision. If you have a caring, sympathetic nature, and good communication, organization and critical thinking skills, practical nursing may be for you.

At RCC, the Certificate in Practical Nursing will prepare you to work in a variety of health care settings. You will gain the skills and knowledge essential for safe, effective, entry-level practical nursing practice. Throughout the program you will be participating in classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experiences at health care agencies. The Nursing Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-pn).

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and could work in many different settings including hospitals, long term care, outpatient treatment facilities, and home health care agencies.