Central Community College
3134 W Highway 34
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802
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ADN Program Details
The registered nurse field is the largest health care occupation and the fastest-growing occupation in the nation, according to the U. S. Department of Labor, which projects a need for 581,500 new registered nurses over a 10-year period ending in 2028.
A career as a registered nurse offers a wide variety of opportunities for personal growth, interpersonal challenge, and the capacity to make a difference in the quality of human life.
Central Community College offers a two-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at its Grand Island Campus. Students also can complete required courses at the Lexington Center and to clinical rotations in Lexington and Kearney. The first two semesters can be completed at the Columbus Campus or the Kearney Center, and a limited number of students can complete the program by doing clinical rotations in Columbus or Kearney and attending class one day a week in Grand Island.
Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination required to practice as a professional registered nurse (RN).
The ADN program combines education in the theory and science of nursing with general education in the behavioral, biological and physical sciences. The full-time ADN program can be completed in two years.
The three-year part-time ADN program is designed for students who want to take a reduced class load or who are advised to do so.
LPN Program Details
Licensed practical nurses work under the supervision of registered nurses, physicians, dentists, osteopaths or podiatrists.
Job prospects for LPNs are expected to be excellent, according to the U.S. Labor Department, with employment in nursing care facilities growing in response to the long-term care needs of a rapidly growing population of very old people as well as general growth in health care. Employment is projected to grow by 21 percent during the decade ending in 2018.
The CCC Practical Nursing program is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN test required to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Graduates are well prepared to practice as an LPN in a variety of settings.