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Registered Nursing Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Baptist Health System School of Health Professions provides the education and professional training necessary to prepare for the national licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Chartered in 1903, we are the oldest nursing school in San Antonio and the oldest associate degree nursing program in Texas.

What is a Registered Nurse?

A registered nurse (RN) is a licensed nursing professional who provides hands-on care in clinical settings, 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.

Registered Nurse Employment Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031. The median annual wage for registered nurses was $77,600 in May 2021. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses). 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.

Registered Nursing Program Details