About the AS Registered Nurse Degree at Ohlone
The Registered Nursing Program is an Associate in Science degree program that can be completed in four semesters and one summer after admission to the major.
The graduates of an associate degree program in nursing are prepared to practice as staff nurses in direct patient care in hospitals and long-term care facilities, clinics, and other agencies where nursing roles and services are structured and well developed. Most classes are held on the Newark campus. Clinical, hospital, and community experiences are provided at a number of sites in Alameda, Santa Clara, and other local counties.
During the first year, nursing students take basic nursing and support courses to the major. The development of critical thinking, professional oral and written communications, and ethical practice form the foundation for success in future nursing courses. Beginning in the latter part of the first year and continuing through the second year, nursing courses are more specifically concerned with the care of patients ranging in age from infants to the elderly, with various conditions affecting their health. With expert faculty guidance, nursing students learn to function in the clinical setting as they care for patients with a wide variety of health illness problems.
The program prepares the associate degree graduate to take the NCLEX-RN (licensing exam), leading to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
No certificate program is offered in this program.
The program is based on a selective admission process and involves a special application. Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, English, Intermediate Algebra or higher, Nutrition, Developmental Psychology, and Speech must be completed at the time of application in order to be eligible for the Registered Nursing program.
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Registered Nurse A.S. Degree (PDF) - practice as staff nurses in direct patient care in hospitals and long-term care facilities, clinics, and other agencies where nursing roles and services are structured and well developed.
Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a Registered Nursing Program counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.
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Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.
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