Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, Nebraska 68103
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ADN Program Details
The associate degree nurse provides care both interdependently and independently as a nursing professional. As an integral part of the health care team, you will be prepared to provide safe and effective bedside care to the client. Associate degree nurses work collaboratively with physicians, therapists and other health care team members.
Associate degree nurses promote health, prevent disease and help clients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for clients, families and communities. When providing direct client care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress in patients; assist physicians during surgeries, treatments, and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. While State laws govern the tasks that RNs may perform, it is usually the work setting that determines their daily job duties.
Metro’s Associate Degree Nursing program is a one year nursing program for currently licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The program provides classroom instruction, laboratory experience and clinical practice to prepare you for working in the registered nurse (RN) role within a variety of health care environments throughout the community.
At the completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing program the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination, often referred to as the "State Board Exam," to practice as an entry-level licensed RN in the United States.
Associate degree nursing graduates often begin employment upon graduation and licensure. They often take advantage of tuition reimbursement programs to work toward a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).
LPN Program Details
Turn your compassion for others into a career that offers personal satisfaction and job stability as a *Licensed Practical Nurse.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) care for the sick, injured, convalescing and handicapped, under the direction of physicians and registered nurses (RNs).
As a Licensed Practical Nurse you will provide basic bedside care and monitor patients' vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. LPNs also keep records, assist with patient-care planning, perform first aid and CPR, sterile and isolation procedures. In long term care facilities, they sometimes supervise nursing assistants.
LPNs may work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, patients' homes, educational institutions, camps, industries, government agencies, and correctional institutions. They generally work 35 to 40 hours per week. Evening, weekend and holiday hours are common and shifts may rotate.
This one-year certificate program combines classroom instruction, laboratory experience and clinical practice to prepare you to care for patients in a variety of settings.
*At the completion of the Practical Nursing program, all graduates are required to take the NCLEX-PN examination, often referred to as the "State Boards," to practice as an entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse in the United States. Licensure is required to practice in the state of Nebraska.
LPNs may continue their nursing education and earn their Associate of Science in Nursing degree to become a Registered Nurse (RN).