The Concorde Memphis Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Practice program prepares students for entry-level, Registered Nurse positions. Successful completion of the Nursing program leads to the award of an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Practice degree and permits the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN) and to the Tennessee State Board of Nursing for licensure.
Nursing Practice (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The mission of the Concorde Career College Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Practice program is to prepare compassionate nurses who demonstrate cultural competence, professionalism, integrity, and the provision of quality service to all humankind.
The philosophy of Concorde Career College’s nursing program is 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. In congruence with Concorde Career College’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.
The purpose of the Concorde Memphis 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 interprofessional collaboration in the provision of safe, quality, care for patients and families.
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. Of the 1690 program hours, a maximum of 585.75 course hours (34.7%) may be offered online (including general education courses). Campuses may have the option to deliver general education courses either online or on ground depending on local need and availability.
Nursing jobs are projected to grow at a higher-than-average rate of 7 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers. Find out more about what a career in nursing looks like.
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