The Registered Nursing Program is designed for currently licensed Vocational Nurses who want to expand their skills and accelerate their careers by becoming Registered Nurses. The program produces registered nurses with a solid conceptual and technical knowledge, understanding of both LVN and RN scopes of practice, nursing competency, intuitive and insightful client interactions, advanced skills, and unquestionable professional ethics. Graduates will be equipped to provide quality health care to acutely ill clients in a variety of acute health care settings, including hospitals, long-term convalescent care facilities, and ambulatory care facilities. The program also prepares the graduate nurse to take the National Council licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate earns an Associate in Science in Nursing. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing program may be employed as a Registered Nurse in areas which focus on restoration of health, preventive care, and palliative care.