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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program at La Roche College provides a pathway for students who want to become registered nurses. The Department of Nursing faculty have developed a curriculum that will give students the theoretical and practical knowledge they will need to work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, community health care sites and other facilities. Faculty believe that the curriculum of this nursing program will prepare graduates to serve as entry level staff nurses within the health care community.
The purpose and philosophy of the ASN program are consistent with the mission of the college and philosophy and goals of the nursing division.
Nursing is a profession in evolution concerned with the health care of persons and their families within the larger context of community and society. Currently, nursing care needs are addressed by nurses at a variety of levels of educational preparation.
The purpose of this ASN program is to prepare graduates to sit for the NLCEX-RN and to perform as entry level nurse generalists in a variety of settings. Graduates are provided the knowledge base for continued professional growth.
RN to BSN Program Details
The baccalaureate program is designed to offer registered nurse students (graduates from diploma and associate degree programs) the opportunity to complete a professional degree that focuses on the scholarly approach to the discipline of nursing. This is an 18-month program. The baccalaureate program provides a foundation for graduate education in nursing. The bachelor of science degree program for registered nurses is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, (www.nlnac.org).
The objectives of this program are to insure that graduates will be able to:
-Understand the relationship of liberal arts and sciences with nursing as a basis for professional identity
-Practice within the Structure of the Code of Ethics and Standards of the discipline
-Utilize the process of scholarly inquiry as the basis for health care decision-making and nursing practice
-Critique research for the purpose of applying findings to nursing practice
-Participate with the community in the political and regulatory processes which influence health care
Many graduates of the La Roche B.S.N. program elect to pursue graduate work at the College. Specific entrance requirements, admission procedures, course descriptions, etc., for graduate study are available from the La Roche College Office of Admissions for Graduate and Continuing Education. International students are required to come to campus to take exams throught the program.