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Nursing Practice (Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an associate degree in as few as 21 months*

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.   

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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?

Curriculum

Program Philosophy

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.  

Program Purpose

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. 

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.  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. 

Career Outlook

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.

**Source: bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm 2019-2029

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 seek employment in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Acute care facilities
  • Subacute care facilities
  • Surgical centers
  • Ambulatory care centers

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

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.