Achieve an associate degree in as few as 18 months*
This program is not currently enrolling new students. As a student taking our courses, you can earn your nursing degree to make a difference in your own life and in other’s lives. Pursue your associate degree in nursing (ADN) at Concorde Career College. Our school prepares students for a career as a professional nurse in this fast-growing field with trained facilities and educators who have years of practical experience working in healthcare. Nursing (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement The Associate degree in Nursing program provides students with theoretical knowledge, hands-on laboratory instruction, clinical training in hospital, clinical, or private practice settings, and professional attributes required to obtain entry-level positions in the field of nursing. The program prepares students to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN) and to the State Board of Nursing for licensure. Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes The Nursing program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in pharmacology, health assessment, mental health, therapeutic communication, and nursing care through the life-span and health-illness continuum.
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In order to graduate from the Nursing (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:
*An applicant who has passed the NCLEX-PN exam, holds an active, unrestricted license for Practical or Vocational Nursing, and who graduated less than two years prior to enrollment may be admitted with advanced placement status. If the applicant graduated more than two years prior to enrollment, the applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient care within the last three years.
To be eligible for advanced placement status, prior to enrollment, the applicant must successfully complete a nursing skills assessment and satisfactorily complete a Foundations Specialty assessment with a minimum score of 850 on the first attempt. Applicants will then be eligible to enroll in the ASN180 Transition to Professional Nursing course. Upon successful completion of ASN180 Transition to Professional Nursing course, the student will be awarded a total of 14 credits for ASN100 Foundations of Nursing & ASN150 Medical-Surgical Nursing I (consisting of a total of 90 theory hours, 60 lab hours, and 270 clinical hours).
As a vital member of the healthcare team, the Nurse combines nursing skills with human understanding to care for both chronically and acutely ill patients in a variety of settings. Nurses collaborate with members of the interprofessional healthcare team to provide safe, caring and compassionate nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan. Nurses educate patients and the public about various health conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Accreditation and Licensure
For the campus in Memphis:
The Nursing (Associate of Applied Science) program has been placed on conditional approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation, Division of Health Related Boards. 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; Tennessee.gov/health.
How Long Is The Nursing (Associate Of Applied Science) Program in Memphis?
The nursing program can be completed in as few as 18 months, but this varies by location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Nursing (Associate Of Applied Science) Program Start?
The Nursing program at Memphis is not currently enrolling new students.
What is the career outlook for Nursing?
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.
Why should I become a Nurse?
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.
Does the Nursing Program offer externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Nursing (Associate of Applied Science) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.