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Registered Nurse

If caring is your calling, the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program at the Baptist School of Health Professions provides the education and professional training necessary to prepare for the national licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Registered Nurses (RNs) have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. RNs play a vital role in promoting health, preventing disease, and helping patients and families cope with illness.

Nurses should be caring and sympathetic, able to accept responsibility, make decisions, and work with and supervise others. RNs need physical and emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stress.

Texas Board of Nursing – Requirements

Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment and geographic setting. Employment is expected to grow by 19% between 2012 and 2022 (2014, Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor). The median salary for RNs is $65,470 Actual salaries and employment opportunities may vary depending upon geographic location, market employment trends by local area, employer size, employee experience, and employee credentials. Prospective students should research the local employment opportunities as a part of their decision-making processes.

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab, 8 credit hrs
  • Microbiology with Lab, 4 credit hrs

Length: 2 years - Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

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