Associate’s Degree

If you have the desire, drive, and compassion to help others, our nursing program could help you start on the path toward a rewarding career. From hospital settings to private facilities, nurses provide care to patients ranging from infants to the elderly and the healthy to the critically ill.

You could make a difference in the lives of others, and your own life, through earning an associate's degree in nursing from Brightwood College.

Nursing Associate's Degree Program Description

Our nursing curriculum is designed to provide you with the professional knowledge and training to meet client health care needs in a variety of settings.

Coursework includes instruction in the following:

  • Human behavior, motivation, emotions, cognition, and personality
  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, and respiratory systems
  • Pharmacological principles, including drug classifications, required nursing assessments, and patient teaching requirements
  • Leadership and management skills as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession

Nursing Career Avenues

By earning an associate's degree in nursing at Brightwood College and passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, you may seek entry-level employment as a registered nurse in positions such as these:†

  • Ambulatory care nurse
  • Long term care/sub-acute care nurse
  • Medical office nurse
  • Rehab nurse
  • Acute care health care facility nurse

Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination. Please refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of the relevant campus catalog for further guidance.

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