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Nursing (RN Prep) Programs

Kansas City, MO | Memphis, TN

Make A difference in your own life and the Lives of others

Pursuing your nursing degree at Concorde is a great way to begin your journey. As a nurse, you will use critical thinking to assess patients’ conditions and compassion to care for patients with a variety of issues.


You can choose to work in hospitals, clinics, or private practices. You will administer medicines and treatments, set up patient plans, consult and collaborate with doctors and health care professionals, and help explain treatments to patients and their families.

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Nursing programs are offered at the Kansas City, MO and Memphis, TN campuses.

Concorde is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help deliver direct care to patients in need, working with physicians and other medical practitioners
  • Prepare for career opportunities in private practices, clinics, acute care, long-term care, hospice, and more
  • Complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing Practice, at the Memphis campus,  in as few as 21 months.*
  • Complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at the Kansas City campus, in as few as 29 months.*

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the nursing program is right for you!

 

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for registered nurses 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?
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Curriculum

If you've been looking for the right RN program, look no further. We can prepare you comprehensively through a combination of classroom theory and hands-on, clinical training in a variety of health care settings. 

Classroom-to-Career Skills Training

To prepare for a vital role in the health care field, Concorde provides comprehensive, knowledge-based training in the following areas:

  • Care of patients with complex illnesses
  • Critical thinking
  • Maternal-child care
  • Care of the pediatric patient
  • Community health

Nursing Program Philosophy

Concorde nursing program is designed to prepare  nurses to function safely and effectively in the generalist role. We strive to prepare culturally competent  nurses  while demonstrating professionalism, unwavering service, disseminating evidence-based nursing knowledge, and a rigorous curriculum  with high regard to the quality and safety standards of nursing education.  


Nursing Program Goal

In congruence with Concorde's general mission statement, the goal of the nursing program is to equip students for successful employment in the field of nursing through high caliber training with practical, real world experiences along with student centered support.  


Nursing Program Purpose

The purpose of the Concorde Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Practice program is to:

  • Provide a learning environment  that  will  led to  successful  completion of  program objectives
  • Prepare a responsible and accountable  professional  nurse  who uses  critical  thinking while providing competent, safe, client/patient  care.
  • Prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in a variety of settings.
  • Prepare the graduate to value personal and professional growth as lifelong learners.
  • Prepare the graduate to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN® examination on first attempt and become gainfully employed.  

Graduate Student  Learning  Outcomes  

Upon completion of the program, it is intended that the students  will:

  • Provide safe,  compassionate,  culturally  competent,  patient-centered,  quality  care in  a  variety  of  settings  for  patients  across  the lifespan  in response to  their changing health  needs.
  • Examine the evidence that  underlies  clinical  nursing  practice  to  challenge  the  status  quo,  question  underlying assumptions,  and offer  new insights  to  improve the quality  of  care for  patients,  families,  and  communities.
  • Use the nursing  process  to  make  judgments  in  practice,  substantiated with  evidence,  that  integrate  nursing science  in  the  provision  of safe,  quality  care and  promote the  health  of  patients  within  a family  and  community  context.
  • Demonstrate excellence using  evidence-based  practice  in integrity,  responsibility,  professional  identity,  and ethical  decision  making in the role  of  the nurse while advocating  for  patients,  families,  colleagues,  community,  and  self.
  • Utilize  information technology,  professional  standards,  and  professional  communication to emerge  as  leaders  in inter-professional collaboration  in  the  provision of  safe,  quality,  care  for  patients  and  families. 

Nursing Program Delivery

The Nursing Practice program is delivered in a blended format. Some courses will  be delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate  blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. The campus may have the option to deliver general education  courses either online or on-ground depending on local  need and availability. 


Clinical Experience

All nursing students, as a requirement for graduation, must complete in-person hands-on clinical hours. Concorde's clinical coordinator will help secure the necessary site hours for students.ᶛᶛ 

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

The nursing field is expected to continue to grow nationally, driven in part by projected growth in the population and aging baby boomer generation. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing continues to be a fast-growing profession with an anticipated projected national increase of more than 271-thousand job openings from 2020 to 2030, which is a projected national growth rate of 9%.** 

Growth is expected for a number of reasons, including and increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity and demand for healthcare services from aging population. While people live longer, more people will retire, and this will include nursing professionals. 

While the very population that needs nursing care grows, the gap in active nursing professionals will grow. A challenge that will drive additional demand for skilled nursing graduates.


Where do Registered Nurses Work

Following successful completion of the nursing degree program and the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), graduates can pursue nursing roles in a variety of health care settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Acute Care Facilities
  • Subacute Care Facilities
  • Hospice
  • Surgical Centers
  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • In-Home Healthcare

What Does it Feel Like to be a Registered Nurse

It can be invigorating, fulfilling, stressful, exhausting, frustrating and enlightening; often in the same moment. The opportunity care for patients in need with dignity can be gratifying.  Helping a patient or client through post-operative treatment or administering care and comfort through their final hours can truly make a difference. You can find dignity in the simplest tasks such as bathing a patient. The gratitude from patients and their families can fuel your day.

The intellectual challenges of patient care and the healthcare system can stretch your mind. But at the same time, the collegial relationships with other health professional will buoy you in tough moments. For many, nursing defines who they are. 


What is a Career  and Academic Path for Registered Nurses

Graduates of an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program can "bridge" to a bachelor's in nursing (BSN) degree program in pursuit of increased clinical and supervisory responsibilities. BSNs can go on to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of specializations like oncology, pediatrics, etc., as well as careers as a nurse practitioner or nurse educator. Many RNs take on academic roles, training future nurses. Others assume health management positions in the insurance and pharmacy sectors. Some RNs find employment in roles ranging from research to medical device and pharmaceutical sales. 

**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for registered nurses 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

For the Campus in Memphis, TN

  • The Nursing Practice Program has been granted Initial Approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Tennessee Board of Nursing, Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation, Division of Health Related Boards; 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243. www.tennessee.gov/health.

For the Campus in Kansas City, MO

  • The Missouri State Board of Nursing has granted initial approval to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Missouri State Board of Nursing: P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656; 573-751-0681; www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.  

FAQ

Nursing Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers related to this campus.

6 Questions
The Nursing Program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 21 months.

Call us to find out when the Nursing Program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates are also listed in each campus's catalog, which can be found at here.

According to BLS.gov, the nursing job field is expected to grow by 7 percent through 2029. As the health care needs of baby boomers increase, the continuing need for registered nurses is expected to rise.
Nurses work to save lives every day, making sure that their patients receive the best care. They are well-respected and work in a stable industry. No two days look the same. Different patients call for different challenges to tackle each day. As a nurse, you can also choose to specialize in a particular field based on your interests.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our Nursing Programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.