The Registered Nurse is an important member of the health care team; an indispensable participant within the medical community who provides total patient care; and a dependable, responsible, motivated professional capable of handling high stress situations with ease and confidence. The Registered Nurse provides care using the nursing process; works within the guidelines of the Nevada Nurse Practice Act to give care, support and education to patients so that they can recover and stay well; works in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, home health, community agencies, wellness centers, clinics and drug centers; monitors the physical and mental status of patients; gives medication and records the patients’ reactions, symptoms and progress; and directs Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants. There are extensive job opportunities and potential for advancement for graduates of the degree program. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for state licensure. Courses in the two-year degree can be applied toward the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a four year institution. The program has full approval status by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 4220 South Maryland Parkway, La Plaza Business Center, Building B, Suite 300, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, 702-486-5800; and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.This is a limited entry program; students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling.
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