Associate Degree Nursing Program
ABOUT THE CAREER:
Registered Nurses (RNs) are licensed by the state to perform a variety of health care functions. Some of the professional nursing duties include caring for the physical, emotional and mental health needs of clients and promoting preventative health measures. In particular, RNs usually observe, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, as well as administer therapeutics and provide health care education.
Critical shortages of Registered Nurses (RNs) have created a high demand for students educated in this occupation. The demand, that is expected to continue over the next ten years, has produced an excess of high paying RN jobs that can be found in almost every city in America. Employers include hospitals, doctors' offices, skilled nursing or extended care facilities, surgery centers, ambulatory care settings and other community health facilities. The median hourly wage for RNs is $27.76 and the average annual wage is approximately $58,793.
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM:
Sacramento City College's Associate Degree Nursing Program is a full-time, concentrated program that is four semesters and two summers in length. The curriculum, which is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, consists of nursing, General Education and science courses. Nursing is a health care profession, which requires knowledge of biological, behavioral, and physical sciences. In addition to the nursing theory classes and laboratory experience on campus, related clinical experiences at cooperating local hospitals is required.
Program costs include college enrollment fees and approximately $1000 for books and supplies; physical examinations and immunizations; malpractice insurance; and uniforms. Additionally, graduation and licensing fees of approximately $300 are needed upon successful completion of the program.
APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT:
To be eligible for the enrollment process, applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent, have fulfilled the program's reading requirement and satisfactorily completed all prerequisite courses prior to application. Since program enrollment is limited, an application and official transcripts must be submitted for enrollment consideration.
DEGREE AND LICENSURE:
Students who satisfactorily complete the program's required prerequisite, General Education and Associate Degree Nursing Program courses and fulfill the college's Graduation Requirements will receive an Associate in Science Degree. Graduates of the program are also eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
WHY SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE?:
Sacramento City College (SCC) is part of the Los Rios Community College District and provides educational opportunities for nearly 20,000 students at the college and its three outreach centers. Courses are offered to California residents at a tremendous savings. The 60-acre main campus is located across from William Land Park and has its own light rail station. SCC has a complete department of skilled career counselors to help students succeed in college. They are available to provide information about admissions and degree requirements, financial aid opportunities and student services, including tutoring assistance. Anyone with an interest in career exploration may take a career aptitude test to help identify career options that match an individual's interest and personality. Visit www.losrios.edu and select "Take a career aptitude test" under the Places of Interest heading, to take a free self-assessment survey. Although Los Rios Community College District is unable to recommend a specific self-assessment testing service, an example of the many different online self=assessment testing organizations is My Life Coach at www.mylifecoach.com. When accessing online testing sites, be aware that a fee may be charged for the use of their service.
To obtain additional information about educational programs in healthcare or the requirements to attend Sacramento City College, visit www.scc.losrios.edu or call the Allied Health Office Office at 916.558.2271. Compliance Statement / Nondiscrimination Sacramento City College - in compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act - does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical handicaps in any of its policies, programs or activities, including admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.