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NURSING PROGRAMSAssociate Degree in Nursing

Carrington’s Associate Degree in Nursing program prepares graduates to help the well-being of people in a fast-paced high-impact environment.

Real World Skills
With many classes to guide you, you’re certain to be prepared for your career.
Start Your Path
Earn your Associate Degree in Nursing in as few as 2 years.
Flexible Learning Options
Conveniently available at 6 of our campuses.
Affordable Tuition
Affordable tuition varies by program and location.

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Since I started my RN program, a lot has changed around the house. I think [I’ve] become more independent and resilient as a result. And knowing that my husband and the girls are proud of what I’ve accomplished feels really great.

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Find your path in Nursing

Talk to an enrollment services representative about your options and earn your degree in as few as 2 years!

What Will I Learn?

Maternal Child Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing
Community and Mental Health Nursing

Career Opportunities

Registered nurses have more authority and need less supervision while they work. According to the BLS, most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some registered nurses oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides.1 Specific job duties will vary by employer and employment setting, for example, an RN working in a residential care facility would have different duties than a nurse working in an emergency department.

Some typical job duties of an RN are:1

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Program Details

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog

Program Availability

Carrington College offers the Associate Degree in Nursing program at five campuses in three states. To learn more about each location, explore their pages.

Accreditation & Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

Check out our guide on Nursing

Are you interested in helping people? What about moving at a fast pace in a health care setting? Learn more about different levels of nursing, nursing school, and how to become a nurse.

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