Get the Skills to Become a
20-Month* Nursing Program in Bangor, Maine
The Nursing Associate’s Degree program prepares you to become a competent, compassionate, and well-respected Registered Nurse (RN). As an entry-level Associate’s Degree practitioner, you’ll be prepared to provide holistic nursing care to patients and their families in a variety of acute, long-term care, and community health settings. You’ll also develop the ability to communicate professionally with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team, using a variety of methods including informatics.
The Nursing Associate’s Degree program is dedicated to fostering the clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and lifelong-learning skills, and compassionate understanding needed by practitioners in the nursing profession today. The nursing curriculum combines both nursing-specific and general education courses, so you’ll have a solid foundation of skills to draw upon for your career in nursing.
With a hands-on clinical placement in a real-life medical setting, you’ll learn first-hand how to collaborate as a responsible and accountable member of a healthcare team to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care – all within the legal and ethical boundaries of the nursing profession.
The best way to see if Beal College is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on the Nursing Associate’s Degree program, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get More Info or Book a Tour.
Become Qualified in Nursing
Beal College provides you with excellence in both didactic and clinical teaching, partnering with community resources to ensure you get a current curriculum. Our Nursing Associate’s Degree program is ideal for students that are new to healthcare, transitioning their education from LPNs to RNs, or for foreign Doctors and Paramedics who wish to become Registered Nurses.
During the Nursing Associate’s Degree program, you’ll take courses such as:
- Introduction to Foundational Nursing Concepts 1 & 2
- Introduction to Maternal-Child Nursing Concepts
- Nursing Concepts Across the Life Span 1, 2 & 3
- Introduction to Mental Health Nursing Concepts
- ADN Transition to Nursing Practice
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
- General Education Courses
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Get Real-World Experience
On-the-job learning is an extremely valuable factor in nursing education, which is why Beal College gets you into real-life medical environments. As a nursing student, you’ll perform a clinical rotation (daytime, evening, and weekend) throughout the calendar year. This first-hand training is invaluable – it will truly prepare you to become a Nurse.
While many programs are offered in a part-time or blended format, the Nursing Associate’s Degree program is only offered with a full-time schedule (due to the rotating schedule of the clinical placement). You must commit to attending daytime lecture/lab classes as well as daytime, evening, and weekend clinical rotations throughout the calendar year.
Licensure Makes You Employable
If you complete (and graduate from) the Nursing Associate’s Degree program, that qualifies you to receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN). The ADN allows you to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), and apply for state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Maine. Once you become certified, you can pursue employment as a Registered Nurse in a variety of clinical settings.
Diverse Career Prospects
As a Nurse, you could work in many settings, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, dialysis centers, and nursing homes. You could also work outside of a clinical setting, such as in schools, or while traveling or volunteering abroad or serving in the military.
With a Nursing Associate’s Degree you could work as a:
- Community Health Nurse
- Critical Care Nurse
- Emergency Nurse
- Gerontology Nurse
- Hospice Palliative Care Nurse
- Medical-Surgical Nurse
- Neonatology Nurse
- Occupational Health Nurse
- Orthopaedic Nurse
- Pediatric Nurse
- PeriAnesthesia Nurse
- Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse
- Rehabilitation Nurse
- And more
Nursing Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles
As a Nurse, you’d be responsible for many aspects of patient care, performing tasks such as:
- Assisting physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions
- Administering medication and monitoring patient recovery and progress
- Managing intravenous lines
- Educating patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment
- Performing patient diagnosis and case management
- Maintaining health records
- Communicating with doctors
- Supervising and giving direction to nurse aides
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