This Concorde Career Colleges program provides students with the latest training leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. It also prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who pass the NCLEX-RN can enter the healthcare workforce as confident, competent professional nurses.
The RN is highly skilled and educated. The RN is prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and contributing member of a healthcare team. While at the bedside, the RN is accountable for decisions that impact the healthcare outcomes for the patient. The scope of the RN's practice is defined in the State of Colorado’s Nurse Practice Act.
Applicants who meet all admission criteria and possess a current, unencumbered license to practice in the State of Colorado as LPNs will be given advanced standing and receive credit for basic nursing courses on review of official transcripts.
Applicants enrolling in the Bridge Program Option begin their nursing courses with a Life Span Transitions course designed to transition the student from the role of a practical nurse to the role of a registered nurse. The content is based on successful completion and licensure of the LPN, and prior studies and work experience. Ethical, legal, and theoretical principles, as well as boundaries, issues, and challenges facing the professional registered nurse are covered. The LPN is introduced to critical thinking, therapeutic communication, and research processes.
Upon successful completion of the Life Span Transitions course, the Transition/Bridge students advance through nursing courses that include more complex concepts in patient care and specialty nursing areas such as mental health, maternal-child nursing, and care of pediatric patients.
Students in our Nursing, Bridge Program Option earn their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in 15 months.*
*Program length may vary by campus.
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