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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.

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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.
ANGELA K.2021 STUDENT ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING

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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?

Pharmacology
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
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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.

Program Specific Disclosures

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) requires that the following student achievement outcome data be made publicly available.

  • Graduates’ success on the licensure and/or certification examination
  • Students’ completion of the nursing program
  • Graduates obtaining a job

To view this information for Carrington College’s ACEN – accredited nursing programs, click here

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 http://www.accjc.org/.

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Carrington College at the campus located in Albuquerque, New Mexico is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Nursing Bridge Program at Carrington College at the campus located in Boise, Idaho is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree in Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Carrington College at the campus located in Mesa, Arizona has been granted initial accreditation status by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree in Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Carrington College at the campus located in Phoenix, Arizona has been granted initial accreditation status by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Carrington College at the campus located in Reno, NV is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Carrington College at the campus located in Tucson, Arizona has been granted initial accreditation by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
33 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree in Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Arizona Board of Nursing certifies that Mesa, and Tucson campuses have satisfactorily fulfilled requirements and are granted full approval. Board offices: 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602 771 7800.

The Arizona Board of Nursing certifies that the Phoenix campus has entered into a voluntary consent for probation. Board offices: 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602 771 7800.

Carrington College holds full approval for its Practical Nursing program and its associate degree professional nursing education program. The Idaho Board of Nursing issued a certificate of approval. Board offices: 280 North 8th Street, Suite 210, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720 – 0061, 208 334 3110, www.ibn.idaho.gov.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College is granted full approval in the State of New Mexico, bon.state.nm.us.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College is granted initial approval to offer Practical Nursing in the State of New Mexico, 6301 Indian School NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110 505 841 8340, bon.state.nm.us.

Carrington College holds approval for the Reno campus from the Nevada State Board of Nursing, nevadanursingboard.org. Upon graduation from the Associate Degree in Nursing program, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam, which is required to achieve the Registered Nurse licensure.

The California Board of Registered Nursing, PO Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244–2100, 916 322 3350,
https://www.rn.ca.gov/index.shtml, approves the LVN to ADN program at the Sacramento campus.

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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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