When it comes to the delivery of care, nurses can have more direct contact with patients than most other medical professionals. It is a profession that requires individuals who can be patient and understanding at the bedside, yet also possess the focus to work independently while handling a wide range of responsibilities.
Registered Nurses1 are employed in many different healthcare settings and perform an incredibly diverse assortment of tasks. Earning your Associate degree in Registered Nursing at one of our Carrington College® campuses can prepare you to play a vital role in patient care and recovery. In addition to providing bedside care for the sick, you can also be called upon to provide education about medical conditions, offer advice and emotional support to patients and family members, and assist other healthcare professionals in the delivery of treatment.
The Registered Nursing program at Carrington College was developed to prepare you for the many types of challenges RNs face on a daily basis. Our instructors strive to go beyond knowledge and step-by-step procedures to help you become a critical thinker; a nursing professional who can adapt your skills to a given situation and perform competently in a crisis. During your nursing education, you’ll receive:
- A balance of classroom lectures, practical training and clinical exercises
- Extensive hands-on experience on campus and in the field
- Instruction by nurses who are committed to passing on their expertise, insight and passion
- Preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)2
Our approach recognizes that nursing is just as much an art as it is a science
If you’re eager to start exploring the many opportunities that are out there for registered nurses, you will appreciate the intense, accelerated pace of our Registered Nursing program at Carrington College, which can be completed in as few as two years. Following a simple to complex curriculum, you will begin with general education courses that provide a broad base of knowledge in subjects such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, psychology and math. Next, you’ll focus on the core-nursing curriculum, acquiring knowledge and skills through a combination of classroom lectures, simulation lab training and clinicals, which are classes held in real-world medical environments under the guidance of your instructor.3 Clinicals are designed to help you develop your skills, your critical thinking and your ability to communicate effectively with physicians and patients alike. Another important component of our Registered Nursing program is the NCLEX-RN review course, which is designed to equip you with test-taking strategies for this required exam.
Note that admission to, or graduation from, our Registered Nursing program at Carrington College does not guarantee obtaining a license or certificate to practice nursing. Licensure and certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.