Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, Massachusetts 01612
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Pre-Nursing Studies - Associate's degree
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
Students learn essential skills in Anna Maria's modern health skills lab, equipped with hospital beds and a mock nursing station, simulation areas, a home health teaching room, and teaching technologies. They gain real-world experience in supervised clinical placements in affiliated local health care settings including hospitals, acute care and long-term care facilities, clinics and schools. Small classes assure close interaction between students and instructors and clinical supervisors.
Students entering Anna Maria College nursing programs can progress along a seamless pathway from prerequisite courses within the Health Science major to nursing courses leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse upon passing the NCLEX-RN examination. These new RNs are able to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in Anna Maria's RN-to-BSN program.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program curriculum is a two-year program of six consecutive semesters. Students enroll in the Nursing Track as a Health Science major in fall of the first year and after successful completion of the prerequisite courses and other requirements, progress to nursing courses in May of the second year.
The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and prepares the student for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to assume entry level positions traditionally found in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, ambulatory care centers, and doctors' offices.
RN to BSN Program Details
Because the RN-BSN Program at Anna Maria College accepts only registered nurses (associate degree and diploma graduates), most nursing courses are upper division courses. Required Nursing Courses provide a common knowledge base for professional nursing practice. In general, students must complete 300 level courses before enrolling in the 400 level courses.
Refer to the online application at http://www.annamariacollegeonline.com/
1. $40 Application Fee (non-refundable, payable to Anna Maria College).
2. Order Official Transcripts from ALL Previously Attended Colleges. Also include official transcripts for any graduate degree or coursework previously completed.
• Order official/sealed copies of transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges. Have each transcript sent to the Online Processing Center (851 Trafalgar Court – Suite 420 Maitland, FL 32751). Anna Maria requires an official transcript from EACH school you have earned academic credit, as well as transcripts for CLEP and Dantes exams.
Example, if you attended “A” School, transferred to “B” school and graduated from B, you will need transcripts from both A and B schools. If you transferred from B school to C school, you will need A, B, and C transcripts.
4. Financial aid application, if applicable
5. A copy of current RN license
6. Two references
Students must have 120 credits to graduate, and a minimum of 45 of these must be taken at Anna Maria College. The college accepts 60 credits in transfer for an associate’s degree and may accept up to 75 credits for prior college course work. It is possible for students with an associate’s degree to complete the program part-time in two academic years including the summer sessions. College Core requirements drive the selection of some required and elective courses, including nursing and non-nursing options. Credits for non-nursing courses towards the baccalaureate degree may be earned in the following ways:
1. Taking and passing the course at Anna Maria College
2. Transferring credits from another accredited 4 year college
3. Passing CLEP, NLN or Anna Maria College Challenge Exams.
BSN Program Details
Anna Maria College announces that the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing have accepted and approved the College’s proposal to launch a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The College began formally accepting students to its new, four-year BSN degree for enrollment in the Fall of 2011. Enrollment is limited so students are encouraged to apply soon. This program will build on 25 years of success in preparing students for careers in nursing and the health sciences, and complements accredited programs including the RN to BSN program and the Associate of Science degree in Nursing.