Courses toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (two-year program) are now offered in cooperation with Delaware County Community College with day-nursing classes, as well as an evening/weekend program. Priority for enrollment is offered to residents of Chester County. This degree prepares students for positions as beginning level staff nurses in hospitals and transitional, long-term care and community settings.
Upon successful completion of 70 hours of class time, students receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) with a major in Nursing and are eligible to sit for the state licensure examination to become a registered nurse.
Upon graduation, the associate degree nurse should be able to:
- Use therapeutic nursing intervention to provide care for patients of all ages.
- Use critical thinking skills to make nursing decisions.
- Practice as a registered nurse in a variety of structured healthcare settings.
The career outlook is very promising for future Registered Nurses:
- Over 65% of all registered nurses are graduates of a two-year associate degree program.
- The Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers published a Supply/Demand Report for RNs/LPNs. The RN report shows that by 2010 the shortage of RNs in Pennsylvania will likely be as large as 16,000.
- Almost 90% of new RNs find employment within three months.
LOCATION and CONTACT INFORMATION
|Chester County Hospital
Rhoads Education Building
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Delaware County Community College
Admissions Office: 610.359.5050