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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Nursing

Start a Rewarding Career in Health Care with an Associate Degree in Nursing

If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, nursing is a rewarding career path with high demand in the states of Alaska and Utah. With an associate degree in nursing, you can become a registered nurse and work at a hospital or medical office. Use your compassion, communication, and organizational skills to assess patient conditions, coordinate care, and communicate with physicians and family members. Contact Charter College today to begin your training.

Nursing Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a registered nurse. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to assess health outcomes, delegate responsibilities, evaluate nursing practices, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Nursing topics that you will cover include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Gerontological Nursing and Community Health
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Clinical Leadership
  • NCLEX Review

View the complete list of Nursing courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Nursing Certifications

This program meets the state educational requirements for certification or licensure in the states of  Alaska and Utah. To work as a Registered Nurse, you must successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This program includes NCLEX review as part of the curriculum.

Nursing Clinical Rotation Requirement

As part of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing training program, you are required to complete a clinical rotation at a hospital, clinic, or health care agency in the region.

Nursing Program Length

80 weeks or 19 months

In as few as two years, you can get started on a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse. Charter College starts classes every 20 weeks providing flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Nursing Blended Learning Delivery Method

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is available in a blended learning format. The combination of classroom and online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Nursing Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate patients for individualized, safe, quality care
  • Evaluate nursing care and services based on physiological and psychosocial needs that are patient and family centered and culturally sensitive across the lifespan
  • Formulate plans to promote continuity of care with other healthcare team members
  • Evaluate safe environments for patients, family, self, and others
  • Evaluate health-related evidence and nursing science tools to educate patients and their families
  • Value professional integrity and ethical and legal behaviors that promote or exceed the standards of practice
  • Evaluate quality improvement tools to affect positive change
  • Appraise current evidence into clinical practice to improve patient, family, and community health outcomes
  • Summarize information technology to ensure application of evidence-based practice

Prepare for Entry-Level Nursing Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level nursing positions. You can seek employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, outpatient care centers, and schools.

Charter College Campuses that Offer Nursing Training

The Associate of Applied Science program is available at Charter College in Anchorage, AK and Salt Lake City, Utah.