What does a Registered Nurse do?
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Registered nurses typically do the following:
Are Registered Nurses in demand?
Absolutely, registered nurses are in high demand! And we have even greater news for you. Azure College has one of the most active job placement departments in the industry. We will help you locate work opportunities before graduation.
And Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements, permitting a greater number of health problems to be treated; an increased emphasis on preventive care; and the large, aging baby boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives than previous generations. Faster than average growth is expected in traditional hospital settings, as well as in non-hospital settings, such as physician’s offices and home healthcare services.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm and http://www.flcenterfornursing.org/files/2010_Shortage_Forecast.pdf.
Where can I expect to work?
As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2010. Hospitals employed the majority of RNs, at 60%. Nearly 8% of RN jobs were in physicians’ offices, 5% in home healthcare services 3% in employment services. The remaining RN workforce worked mostly in government agencies, social assistance agencies, and educational services.
How soon can I complete this training?
You can complete this program in twenty-three (23)* short months and the program consists of:
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Part time option is also available; please see your admission advisor.
Monday – Friday8 am to 1pm
Monday – Friday6:00pm to 11pm
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1:00pm to 6pm
Which skills will I learn?
Azure College’s nursing education programs include classroom instruction, simulation labs and supervised clinical experiences in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other behavioral sciences, and nursing. Coursework also includes the liberal arts for ADN students. Supervised clinical experiences are provided in hospital departments like pediatrics, psychiatry, maternity, and surgery. A number of programs include clinical experiences in nursing care facilities, public health departments, home health agencies, and ambulatory clinics.
How much will this program cost me?
We know the answer to this question is very important to most of you. However, our program costs may change slightly with each new session. Because of this, we are unable to provide cost information through this medium. We prefer to discuss our current program costs with you personally. Please give us a call at your convenience at 1-855-MY-AZURE and ask to speak to an admission advisor.
The Florida State Board of Nursing has approved Azure College’s Associate Degrees in Nursing options. Upon completion of any of these Associate Degree in Nursing options, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse practice (NCLEX-RN) examination. Final determination of the applicant’s ability to sit for the licensing examination, to become licensed, and to practice in Florida is made by the Board of Nursing. Azure College cannot ensure licensure.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition
Florida Commission for independent Education
Florida Workforce system
Florida Board of Nursing
Associate of Science
Credential: Associate of Science degree
Occupation by Name: Registered Nurses
SOC Code: 29-1141.00
Important Link: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.00
For more info please call 1-855-MY-AZURE