The associate of applied science degree with specialization in nursing prepares graduates to function as beginning registered nurse practitioners and members of the health care team in the care of acutely and chronically ill individuals with common illnesses. Registered nurses are qualified for employment in structured practice settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics and physicians’ offices. With experience, nurses may also participate in providing skilled care in more specialized areas, including psychiatric units, emergency departments, pediatric and obstetric units, critical care units and home health settings. Job pay is exceptional, averaging $64,000 annually for practicing nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is a flexible and mobile career choice.
Upon program completion, students will be prepared and eligible to apply for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students must meet the Michigan Board of Nursing eligibility requirements and successfully pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to become a licensed registered nurse.
The October 2015 RN Application Deadline has been extended to November 23, 2015.