Associate Degree

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An associate degree is a type of undergraduate degree awarded by thousands of institutions of higher education around the world. Generally requiring roughly two years of study, this degree is a perfect precursor to a bachelor’s degree and can also be used to augment a secondary school education. Many students choose to pursue associate’s degrees in the field of healthcare and medicine.

So what is an associate degree in health? It involves the study of a variety of subjects related to physical and mental well-being. Students may study topics such as biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy, epidemiology, and common medical procedures, as well as related topics such as health insurance, ethics, and information management. Students may pursue tracks related to specific fields like nursing, or they can seek a more general program. Some institutions may offer the opportunity to receive real-world practice through internships or residencies, although these opportunities will vary.

There are many advantages related to holding an associate degree in health. Students will be able to sharpen crucial cognitive and technical skills, and may also find their enhanced qualifications make it easier for them to obtain a job. Additionally, the information learned in one of these programs of study can sometimes be used to help a student improve his or her own quality of life.

The cost of an associate degree in health will depend on a number of factors. Be sure to contact the school you are interested in so that you can receive up-to-date financial information.

Many jobs are available to those with an undergraduate degree in health. Graduates may find themselves working in a variety of medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, and private practices. They might choose to pursue careers as nurses, medical technicians, or healthcare administrators. Many graduates also use their associate degrees as a background before pursuing other higher education opportunities. 

 

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Health Information Mgmt. Technology (AS)

CBT College - Miami
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Miami Jamaica Cayman Islands British Virgin Islands Bahamas, The + 3 more

The Medical Assisting Program at CBT College includes phlebotomy classes and effectively trains students in the administrative area of health care. Students will learn to schedule and monitor appointments, , arrange outpatient admissions, chart patient information, manage medical records, as well as many other critical skills needed to complete their degree and get medical certifications in the Medical Assistant field... [+]

Associate Degree 2017. The Medical Assisting Program at CBT College includes phlebotomy classes and effectively trains students in the administrative area of health care. Students will learn to schedule and monitor appointments, , arrange outpatient admissions, chart patient information, manage medical records, as well as many other critical skills needed to complete their degree and get medical certifications in the Medical Assistant field. Overview An Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting Technology is an increasingly demanding career for those who would like to work in a medical environment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2015. The health care industry is going to expand because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population. The Program prepares students to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically cross- trained in different areas of patient care, which include clinical, laboratory, administrative and basic radiology procedures. As a medical assistant, you perform a wide range of duties for instance medical and surgical asepsis, taking vital signs, assisting physician with examinations and surgery, drawing blood, administering ECGs and administering medications. Administrative duties include patient reception, appointment scheduling, recordkeeping, filing, coding, insurance handling, typing medical correspondence and computer applications. Laboratory functions include specimen collection, performance of basic laboratory tests, and basic X rays procedures. Our Medical Assistant Associate Degree program provides students with practical hands-on training at our well equipped and state of the art laboratories. Objective Prepare, educate and provide students with knowledge and skills for certification and employment as a Medical Assistant Professional in both Medical Clinical & Administrative areas as well Entry Level in X rays. (Basic Machine Operator) Certifications*: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) *Graduates are eligible for taking the Basic X Rays Machine Operator (BXMO) –Florida LICENSE Examination (see FL requirements) Seminars: ICD-10 –Entry Level CPR – BLS by American Heart Association (AHA) OSHA & HIPAA. Outcomes Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: Demonstrate proficient knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology and pathology of diseases Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records (paper and electronic), and utilization of computer software. Perform clinical duties such as applying principles of aseptic techniques and infection control, taking vitals and patient histories, collecting and processing specimens, performing CLIA-waived lab testing, performing patient screening, preparing patient and assisting with procedures and exams, administering medications, performing venipuncture and electrocardiograms, and performing basic X rays procedures within the scope of the practice. Apply knowledge of local, federal, and state health care legislation such as proper documentation and reporting, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and applying HIPAA rules in maintaining confidentiality and release of information Manage the facilities, equipment, and inventory of a medical office, while maintaining the highest levels of safety and efficiency Demonstrate proficient knowledge of computer software. Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement by Medicare, Medicaid, and medical insurances using diagnostic and procedural coding Demonstrate professional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills Demonstrate professional conduct and apply legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment Outlook The outlook for medical assistants is great, and the industry will continue to grow over the years. The number of physician group practices will continue to increase, which will increase the number of job opportunities for a medical assistant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for a medical assistant is expected to grow by 29 percent over the next few years; this is at a much faster average than other occupations. The baby-boom population will continue to age over the years, which will also cause the demand for medical assistants to increase. [-]

Associate Degree in Nursing

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters January 2018 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant + 1 more

MMCC nursing students gain clinical experiences in both acute care and long term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. [+]

A Legacy of Excellence Since MMCC’s first graduating class of 21 nurses in 1969, the College has conferred over 3,500 nursing credentials. The College's nursing faculty and staff are committed to developing excellent and compassionate professionals. Ask around. Our graduates serve locally and across the State. You'll find out how well-respected our program is, and how exceptionally-prepared and skilled our graduates are when they enter careers. Real Skills for Future Nurses Our state-of-the-art simulation labs in both Harrison and Mt. Pleasant allow students to practice nursing skills without leaving campus. MMCC nursing students gain clinical experiences in both acute care and long term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam. MMCC students average 80%-90% pass rates on this test. Selective Admissions Means No Wait List In 2010, MMCC transitioned from a wait list-based nursing program to selective admissions. The college welcomes 220 nurses each year, based on the strength of their applications to the program. Career Overview Registered Nurses are nurses involved in direct patient care. These health care professionals assess patients, help to design and carry out treatment plans, monitor the results of treatments, and keep patients and their families informed about their medical options and health issues. Job/Career Outlook Earnings* National Average: $71,000/year. MI Average: $67,690/year. Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*: 16% - Much faster than average. * Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures. Program Pathway NOTE: All NUR courses in a semester must be passed with a minimum grade of “78%” to progress to the next semester. BIO 138 (or BIO 141 & BIO 142 each) must be passed with a minimum grade of “B‐“ to enter the program. BIO 141 & BIO 142 courses must also be taken at the same institution. If students have taken BIO 138 (or BIO 141 & BIO 142) courses prior to admission to the Nursing Program, the courses must have been completed within five (5) years of the date the student formally begins the Nursing Program. Prerequisites may be repeated only once, which includes withdrawals. FALL Cohort: Fall Semester: Total (12) Credits NUR 121: Fundamentals of Nursing | (5) Credits NUR 124: Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical I |(4) Credits NUR 150: Pharmacology in Nursing | (2.5) Credits NUR 151: Assessment in Nursing | (0.5) Credits Winter Semester: Total (12) Credits NUR 125: Nursing Care of Adults I | (4) Credits NUR 128: Nursing Care of Adults Clinical II | (4) Credits NUR 152: Nutrition Across the Lifespan | (1) Credit SSC 200: The Social Sciences & Contemporary | (3) Credits America (Recommended this Semester) NUR 133: Transition for Advanced Standing Nurses | (3) Credits Fall Semester: Total (13) Credits NUR 221: Family Centered Nursing | (4) Credits NUR 222: Family Centered Nursing Clinical III | (2) Credits NUR 223: Mental Health Nursing | (2) Credits NUR 224: Mental Health Nursing Clinical III | (2) Credits HUM 200: Modernity & Culture | (3) Credits OR HUM 253: American Culture (HUM Recommended this semester) Winter Semester: Total (10) Credits NUR 225: Nursing Care of Adults II | (4) Credits NUR 226: Nursing Care of Adults Clinical IV | (4) Credits NUR 227: Leadership in Nursing | (2) Credits Spring Semester: Total (3) Credits NUR 228: Preceptorship Clinical V | (3) Credits Application & Selection MMCC has a selective admission process to the nursing program. This involves several application processes and steps. Students are only eligible to apply for the nursing program AFTER prerequisite courses are completed. Nursing Program Prerequisites: Completion of all prerequisites courses listed on the Curriculum Guide with a minimum grade of “C” with the exception of BIO 141/142 or BIO 138 which requires a minimum grade of “B-“. BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken at the same school. Anatomy and Physiology courses cannot be older than five years from the date the student formally begins the program. Prerequisites may only be taken twice and withdrawals count as an attempt of taking the class. Selective Admissions MMCC admits students to the Nursing Program under a Selective Admission Process. The criteria for admission will be based on: GPA in pre-requisite courses (35% of total) Entrance Test (35% of total) Number of credits taken at MMCC (10% of total) Previous earned degrees (10% of total) Previous health care experience (10% of total) Bonus points for highly recommended courses MMCC admits nursing students twice a year: a Fall semester cohort at the Harrison campus and in Winter semester cohort at the Mt. Pleasant campus. When students have their prerequisite courses completed, they are then eligible to apply to the cohort of their choice. Because course rotation may vary from locations, the student will be required to complete their courses at the location accepted at the beginning of the program. Students are NOT permitted to switch campus locations during the middle of their program. Health Requirements for Nursing Clinicals: Students in the MMCC Nursing Program are expected to maintain a satisfactory level of mental and physical stability to enable and insure a safe and competent level of functioning. [-]

Associate Degree in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN

Butte College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chico

The Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN (Associate Degree) program admits LVNs to a curriculum to prepare them for licensure as RNs at the Associate Degree level (ADN). [+]

Associate Degree 2017. AS Degree in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN Program Susan Craig, Chair (530) 879-4338 Department Office: AHPS 215 (530) 895-2328 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program The Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN (Associate Degree) program admits LVNs to a curriculum to prepare them for licensure as RNs at the Associate Degree level (ADN). Training as a vocational nurse and prerequisite courses count as the first year of a traditional two-year Associate Degree registered nursing program. The two semesters of clinical nursing provide the additional nursing content required for a registered nursing licensure. Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible for the national/state licensure examination for registered nurses. A registered nurse can seek employment in a variety of settings: acute hospital care, community/home health care, skilled and long term care, clinics, physician's offices, as well as private industries that interface with health care delivery. A national shortage of registered nurses is predicted for the next two decades. Admission to the Program Students are admitted by application only. Contact the Nursing Department or visit www.butte.edu/healthoccupations for application dates and materials. Admission to the program is based on academic and general requirements. Requirements for Application and Admission: Age 17 years or older with a 12th grade education or equivalent. Current California licensure as a vocational nurse. Completion of an approved IV Therapy course. Minimum of 16 units of college level nursing credit including OB and Pediatric Nursing from a vocational or practical nursing program. (Transcripts must include OB and Pediatric courses that were successfully completed from a vocational or practical nursing program (or an alternative means of satisfying this requirement approved by the Department Chair). Completion of all prerequisite courses (except for NSG 64 and NSG 65) at the time of application. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology courses, with no grade less than "C" for each course and no more than one repetition of one of these courses. An overall GPA of 2.5 for all prerequisite courses, A minimum 62% composite score on the TEAS V test (may be repeated once). Applicants that have failed, more than once, from any nursing program (LVN and/or RN) are ineligible to apply. Persons with substance abuse issues or with conviction of crimes substantially related to the practice of nursing may not be granted a license by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Fingerprints are a required part of the application for licensure. Records that are expunged or sealed, and juvenile records will be accessed and reviewed. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/enforcement/discguide.pdf The Nursing Department will not accept online labs for BIOL 20 Human Anatomy, BIOL 21 Human Physiology or BIOL 15 Introduction to Microbiology. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog. AS Degree in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN (60 Units Minimum) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Adhere to standards of professional practice, and practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication using compassion and cultural awareness resulting in trusting relationships. Provide comprehensive assessments with a holistic view of the client using the functional health assessment. Demonstrate evidenced-based practice and the use of critical thinking based on the nursing process to provide the foundation for appropriate clinical decision making. Adapt care when providing nursing interventions to assist the clients in achieving desired outcomes. Develop individualized teaching plan based on assessed needs. Demonstrate decision-making coordination with the client, significant support person(s), and members of the healthcare team. Demonstrate effective management through gathering information, planning, and directing in collaboration with the health care team to assist the client to move toward positive outcomes in an efficient and cost effective manner. Required courses for the major: 62 Units Reading and Composition Principles of Psychology Beginning Algebra Introduction to Microbiology Human Anatomy Human Physiology Public Speaking Small Group Communication Interpersonal Communication Transition to ADN Nursing I Transition to ADN Nursing II Cultural Anthropology Principles of Sociology Modern Social Problems Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing III Clinical Nursing III Gerontology/Community Based Nursing Nursing Leadership and Management of Patient Care Complex Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Clinical Nursing IV Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing Theory Integration Seminar IV Pharmacology [-]

Chiropractor

Medicine Hat College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Medicine Hat Brooks + 1 more

Chiropractic is the medical practice based on the theory that all disease results from a disruption of the functions of the nerves. The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) or vertebrae of the spine, although other areas such as joints and muscle tissue may also be the sites of nerve interference. The method of treatment is by adjustment of displaced vertebrae. The chiropractor seeks to relieve the pressure on the nerves, thereby removing the cause of some specific ailment. Massage and manipulation by hand, exercise, and the application of heat, cold, and light are some of the healing techniques used. [+]

Becoming a doctor of chiropractic can give you the lifestyle you desire, and the profession is growing as more people seek natural forms of medical intervention. You can begin your doctor of chiropractic studies at Medicine Hat College and transfer on to Palmer College of Chiropractic to complete your Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractic is the medical practice based on the theory that all disease results from a disruption of the functions of the nerves. The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) or vertebrae of the spine, although other areas such as joints and muscle tissue may also be the sites of nerve interference. The method of treatment is by adjustment of displaced vertebrae. The chiropractor seeks to relieve the pressure on the nerves, thereby removing the cause of some specific ailment. Massage and manipulation by hand, exercise, and the application of heat, cold, and light are some of the healing techniques used. Medicine Hat College has a transfer agreement with the Palmer College of Chiropractic. You may take up to two years (60 credits) at Medicine Hat College prior to transferring to a university for a third year of studies. You are advised to organize your program so that you would be able to complete a degree in the faculty and major of your choice in the event that you are not accepted to the Palmer College of Chiropractic. Although it is not a prerequisite for admission, Palmer College of Chiropractic recommends you complete a bachelor degree prior to entering the Doctor of Chiropractic. Palmer College of Chiropractic has campuses in San Jose, California; Davenport, Iowa; and Port Orange, Florida. Candidates are selected based on several factors, which may include GPA, total number of credits completed, prerequisite GPA, letters of recommendation and the personal profile/essays. Personal interviews may be conducted. You are advised to start the application process one year in advance. At Medicine Hat College you will take courses including biology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, English and psychology. We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College academic advisor as well as the Palmer College of Chiropractic website regarding admission requirements and course selection. Notes Admission to quota professional programs is not guaranteed and so all pre-professional students should have a back-up plan for an alternate degree program in case they are not admitted to the program of their choice. The university transfer program at Medicine Hat College provides students with a foundation to be successful in university science degrees and is made possible based on the College's participation in Campus Alberta. Admission to all university programs in Alberta is competitive and students are responsible for understanding admission and program requirements. It is essential that all university transfer Science students seek the advice of an academic advisor prior to selecting their courses, as program requirements change yearly and vary by institution. Students who are seeking an undergraduate science degree as a learning pathway to a professional program should consult with both the Medicine Hat College academic advisor and a representative from the institution they wish to attend, to ensure that they meet both the minimum requirements for admission and the competitive requirements. Students seeking advice on admission requirements using the Alberta Transfer Guide's Biological Sciences Transfer Chart (www.transferalberta.ca) should make an appointment with an academic advisor to ensure it is the best fit for their educational goals. Many Alberta post-secondary institutions have determined that a biological science student requires certain courses and credits in the first two years of the post-secondary institutions offering bachelors degrees in biological sciences by completing the specific course requirements on the chart plus additional approved option courses appearing in the Alberta Transfer Guide and meeting additional program requirements. Students will have their courses assessed on a course-by-course basis. Career Opportunities Chiropractor – Private Practitioner Associate, Partner Research Teacher/Professor Admission Requirements High School (Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses) ELA 30-1 Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 Mature Student The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites. ELA 30-1 Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 [-]

Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Southern Technical College
Campus Full time 88 weeks September 2017 USA Bonita Springs Port Charlotte Tampa + 2 more

Today’s healthcare professionals rely on high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat patients effectively. In our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree program, you can learn to harness the power of technology and gain the skills it takes to find a challenging and rewarding new career. Sonography courses in this program provide a foundation in sonography and include a variety of sonography techniques, such as... [+]

Associate Degree 2017. Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Today’s healthcare professionals rely on high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat patients effectively. In our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree program, you can learn to harness the power of technology and gain the skills it takes to find a challenging and rewarding new career. Sonography courses in this program provide a foundation in sonography and include a variety of sonography techniques, such as ultrasound instrumentation, gynecologic sonography, and embryonic and fetal sonography. This program also includes an externship designed to give you valuable experience in the field – experience you can rely on as you embark on your new career. A new career is waiting! Contact Southern Technical College to learn why we stand out among colleges in Florida, and how we can help you work toward a career in the healthcare field in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree program! How long will it take me to complete this program? The program is designed to take 88 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, *% finished in 88 weeks. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2013-14. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students. What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate? The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%. *This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers. [-]

Associate of Nursing - Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

Olympic College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

Olympic College offers a two-year Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing), and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (www.acenursing.org). [+]

Associate of Nursing - Registered Nurse in the State of Washington Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. Olympic College offers several programs to prepare qualified men and women to deliver quality nursing care. Nursing graduates find employment in numerous healthcare settings: home health care, hospitals, community-based agencies and more. Olympic College offers a two-year Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing), and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (www.acenursing.org). The Program includes a balance of general education courses, nursing theory, and nursing practice. Following acceptance, most students will complete the program in six academic quarters. NURSE 151, Dosage Calculations, requires a minimum 3.7 grade point. All other nursing courses require a minimum 2.2 (80%) grade point or above to progress in the Nursing Program. Graduates are prepared for employment as Registered Nurses in home health care, hospitals, long-term care, and community-based care agencies. The graduate of the Nursing Program will receive the Associate in Technical Arts Degree which qualifies the candidate (for eligibility) to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The license permits the nurse to use the legal title of Registered Nurse in the State of Washington. Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate Degree - Registered Nursing

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Associate Degree Nursing Program, an integral unit of the College of Southern Idaho, educates graduate nurses from diverse populations who demonstrate knowledge, caring, and integrity through the nursing process, responds to the holistic needs of individuals in a variety of settings, and interacts professionally with patients, families, and health care providers within the community. The graduate promotes optimal health in a safe and cost-effective manner as part of a multidisciplinary team that recognizes learning as a lifelong endeavor. [+]

Associate Degree 2017. The Associate Degree Nursing Program, an integral unit of the College of Southern Idaho, educates graduate nurses from diverse populations who demonstrate knowledge, caring, and integrity through the nursing process, responds to the holistic needs of individuals in a variety of settings, and interacts professionally with patients, families, and health care providers within the community. The graduate promotes optimal health in a safe and cost-effective manner as part of a multidisciplinary team that recognizes learning as a lifelong endeavor. [-]

Nursing Associate Degree

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Associate Degree Nursing is designed to prepare men and women for general staff registered nursing positions which involve direct care of patients. There are two routes of entry into the program: one for beginning students and one for Licensed Practical Nurses. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for... [+]

Nursing Associate Degree Associate Degree Nursing is designed to prepare men and women for general staff registered nursing positions which involve direct care of patients. There are two routes of entry into the program: one for beginning students and one for Licensed Practical Nurses. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program. The program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.). Entrance Requirements The applicant must complete the application process through the health professions counselor located in the Student Development Office. The ADN program offers two starts: Summer and Fall Terms. All applicants must complete a high school diploma or equivalency program. The date of formal application to the program will be the date the applicant submits a complete application to the ADN program. Final acceptance to the program will be when the applicant has successfully completed all of the prerequisites for the ADN program. The date of application will be factored in if two or more applicants compete for vacancy. Completed applications are reviewed starting in December for the next academic year. Prerequisites An ACT composite score of 20. The following required courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. BIO-102 Introductory Biology (3 s.h.) and BIO-103 Introductory Biology Lab (1 s.h.) CHM-151 College Chemistry I (4 s.h.) MAT-156 Introduction to Statistics (3 s.h.) PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology (3 s.h.) A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for these courses. A minimum overall 2.0 NIACC GPA is required to enter the program and must be maintained throughout the program. Nurse Aide Training: Submit proof of completion of the 75-hour State of Iowa approved Certified Nurse Aide Program or equivalent. Submit proof of successful completion of Nurse Aide written and skills tests for placement on the Direct Care Worker Registry. A transcript indicating the applicant passed both tests, or a Registry card will serve as verification. High School Course Recommendations/Computer Technology Mathematics: One full-year course (2 semesters) of high school Algebra II Science: Biology: two semesters of high school/college preparatory biology Chemistry: two semesters of high school/college preparatory chemistry Four to six semesters of high school English and four to six semesters of Social Studies are strongly recommended. Since the NCLEX-RN licensing exam is a computerized test, two semesters of high school computer classes or one semester of a computer application class are also strongly recommended. An application to the ADN program, high school transcript, high school equivalency scores (if applicable), all college transcripts, and results of the ACT must be in the applicant’s folder before the admissions committee takes action on acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Upon acceptance, a physical examination providing evidence of current immunization and sound physical and mental health is required. The prescribed course requirements scheduled for the freshman year must be taken in the sequence and time lines indicated. However, the support courses (noted with an * in the curriculum) may be taken prior to enrolling or during the time the student is in the nursing program. Note: If support courses are being taken in the sequence with a nursing course, both the support courses and the nursing course must be successfully completed to continue in the program. Students must attain a C grade in all nursing courses and prescribed courses. An overall 2.00 GPA in the prescribed curriculum and a minimum overall cumulative college grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation from the ADN program. Students who withdraw from the program must make formal application for reentry and upon acceptance will be considered on a space-available basis. Readmission criteria is addressed in the ADN Student Handbook. Reentry requirements include current physicals/immunization records, current Healthcare Provider (CPR) Certification offered by the American Heart Association, and current evidence of TB testing within the academic year. Options will be discussed on an individual basis for students unsuccessful at any level of the program. Any transfer student applying for admission, who has been enrolled in a nursing curriculum other than NIACC, will be required to meet with the Division Chair to discuss placement in the curriculum. Course syllabi and clinical site information from the transferring institution will be required for review. The student will also be requested to provide written authorization allowing contact with instructors from the transfer institution regarding class and clinical performance. A letter of reference regarding theory, clinical, and overall student conduct will be required from the chair of health programs at the transfer institution. Information acquired from these contacts will be considered in acceptance and proper placement into a NIACC nursing curriculum. Students should be aware that they will travel a distance for various clinical experience and that some clinical experiences will be scheduled during evening/night hours and weekends. Online access for web-enhanced course assignments is required. Computer labs on campus are available during designated hours. Drug testing may be required by individual agencies. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required for all incoming students and students reentering the program. Results of the background and abuse checks will be reviewed by the State Department of Human Services to determine eligibility for clinical enrollment in the program, but does not guarantee licensure upon program completion. Costs for requirements will be the responsibility of the student. For graduates wishing to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing, the ADN program provides a foundation for completion of BSN programs in Iowa. The University of Iowa College of Nursing offers the RN to BSN Progression Program in the North Iowa area. Career Opportunities Hospitals, nursing facilities, and clinics Health maintenance organizations Private offices and clinics of doctors and dental surgeons Government agencies and the military Visiting nurse associations Community Healthcare agencies Temporary staff agencies Entrepreneurial ventures [-]

Associate degree in Kinesiology

Sacramento City College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the study of the mechanics of body movements. [+]

Associate Degree 2017. The term kinesiology means the study of movement and the associate of arts degree program emphasizes major preparation courses for students seeking transfer to a four-year university. Students entering the field of kinesiology can look forward to career prospects in the areas of fitness, health and wellness, athletic training, exercise science, education/coaching, and sports administration. Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they wish to transfer should use the catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining additional coursework. This program is the study of the mechanics of body movements. Career opportunity Coaching Strength and conditioning Exercise physiologist Sports Psychologist Doctor Fitness director Skills understand normal and abnormal human musculoskeletal development design effective strength and cardiopulmonary programs understand the human body’s basic structure and how its various systems work together develop appropriate fitness programs and assessments to evaluate and analyze personal success [-]

Associate Degree in Health Sciences

RMIT University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

You'll develop a unique range of skills and knowledge relevant to the health industry in one of this program's two streams, health promotion or health information... [+]

Associate Degree in Health Sciences

 

You'll develop a unique range of skills and knowledge relevant to the health industry in one of this program's two streams, health promotion or health information management. The program includes an industry-based project ensuring that when you graduate you'll be work-ready.In the health promotion stream, you'll learn to promote positive health outcomes to individuals and communities.In the health information management stream, you'll learn how communications and information technology can enhance patient outcomes in the health system.

 

 

Specialised streams

The health promotion stream gives you the knowledge and skills to work with individuals and communities to improve health outcomes through education and other strategies, underpinned by analysis of the key determinants of health.The health information management stream combines an understanding of health and the health system with skills in information management and information technology. It gives you the skills and knowledge to collect, store, analyse and distribute healthcare information.... [-]


Associate in Practical Nursing

Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Oakdale

Opportunities in nursing will continue to grow as medical advancements help people live [+]

Associate Degree 2017. Opportunities in nursing will continue to grow as medical advancements help people live longer. PTI's PRACTICAL NURSING program combines discussions, learning experiences, lectures and hands-on training in a state-of-the-industry laboratory and clinical classrooms where students can develop the skills needed to stand out in the job market and make a difference in patients' lives. Key Benefits You will regularly learn in PTI's state-of-the-industry simulation lab where you will work with the latest equipment and technology providing hands-on practice with the tools you will use in your nursing career. Our program includes management instruction so you will be prepared to lead a department as you progress in your career. Many graduates begin their career in senior care so this is a focus throughout your PTI education. You will work in a nurturing environment with experienced instructors and student advisors. Our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you need. PTI students learn the art and science of nursing with classes that are building blocks to lifelong learning. Articulation agreements with several colleges open doors to nursing education should you decide to pursue your associate or bachelors degree. [-]

Associate of Pre-Nursing

Green River College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Auburn

The Associate in Pre‐Nursing degree is general pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four‐year college or university at the junior level to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN). [+]

The Associate in Pre‐Nursing degree is general pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four‐year college or university at the junior level to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN). Four‐year schools accepting Pre‐Nursing Transfer degree include Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington‐Seattle, Washington State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Northwest University and Walla Walla University. This degree is designed to meet the distribution requirements at universities in Washington state, by fulfilling the general requirements taken by freshmen and sophomores. Green River - A leader in university transfer Our 2+2 transfer program offers students an opportunity to start their four-year bachelor's degree. The transfer program provides courses equivalent to the first two years of a university degree. Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree. Our students are admitted to many top 100 world universities*, as ranked by Shanghai Jiaotong University, including: Brown University, California State University, Cornell University, Hawaii Pacific University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, San Jose State University, Seattle University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, UNC - Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin Washington State University *Note: Admission to selective universities is highly competitive. Green River College international students have been admitted to hundreds of universities all over the US. Students gain the qualifications needed for admission at Green River and transfer to top universities as third year juniors. Admission is not guaranteed, but our students have been very successful in gaining admission to top universities. Education Requirements In order to obtain a bachelor's degree in the US, all students must complete specific requirements for their major as well as general education requirements which represent a foundation of learning in various areas including Math, Writing, Science, Social Science and Humanities. Students are given freedom to select classes of their choice from general categories. For example, within the "Social Science" category, students can choose any one of the following subjects: sociology, psychology, political science, history, geography and others. The Humanities category includes: art, speech, communications, languages, music, philosophy, and others. Science includes: chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and others. How does it work? Over 25 universities have offered the  University Transfer Pathway (UTP)  option to any student who is admitted to Green River. The guarantee does not apply to “impacted” majors. This is how it works: 1. Apply to Green River 2. Select a university  – Choose the university from the list. Check the university on the application. Choose one university only. Make sure the university you choose has your major. You will receive the university conditional admission letter or statement at the same time you receive the Green River admission letter. Sample Classes for Popular Majors: Art/Design: Beginning Design Drawing Color and Design 3 Dimensional Design Digital Photography Painting, and History of Art Green River knows how important housing is to the success of a student. This is why our housing staff go the extra mile to give the best experience possible by providing a caring, positive, safe and supportive American living experience. CAMPUS CORNER APARTMENTS Experience traditional American college life at Campus Corner Apartments (CCA) Students enjoy a convenient, on-campus location; comfortable, high quality facilities; an excellent study environment; and an opportunity to get involved and make friends in supportive student community of 340 American and international students. Students must be 17 years old at time of move-in.  Benefits of Living On Campus: Living on campus is convenient! Walking distance to class, library, fitness center, gym and Performing Arts Center Community Center where you can meet and make friends from all over the world Lots of on-site student activities Private and group study areas Easy to get involved in campus activities [-]

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Andalusia

Nursing is a professional career that requires critical thinking skills. The field of nursing can provide emotional rewards and professional benefits. Nurses today are expected to maintain a caring and compassionate attitude while operating in intricate life-saving situations. [+]

Associate Degree 2017. Associate Degree Nursing Program Nursing is a professional career that requires critical thinking skills. The field of nursing can provide emotional rewards and professional benefits. Nurses today are expected to maintain a caring and compassionate attitude while operating in intricate life-saving situations. They assist clients in lifestyle changes and promoting self-care for clients with chronic self-limiting health concerns. If you feel you are ready to advance your career, then the LPN to RN Mobility Program offers a unique opportunity for you. Program Features Excellent lab facilities Excellent employer comments Accreditation The Associate Degree Nursing program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Estimated Salary According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015, the median annual earnings for a registered nurse is $65,470. Job Opportunities According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 19% through 2022. The profession's employment will grow much faster than average. Registered nurses may work in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices, schools, civil service, military service, home health, hospice, private duty and industry. Admission Policy Associate Degree Nurse LPN/ADN Mobility Minimum admission standards for the Associate Degree Nursing Program include: 1. Unconditional admission to the college. 2. Receipt of completed application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program by March 15. 3. A minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA on the last 24 credit hours for students with previous college work. 4. Good standing with the college. 5. Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for nursing. 6. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test. TEAS V is the current version of the test. For progression into NUR 201 students: 7. Must have current unencumbered practical nursing license. The prospective Associate Degree Nursing students are required to successfully complete prerequisites which include Orientation to College (ORI 101, 1 semester credit) Principles of Biology (BIO 103, 4 semester credit), English Composition I (ENG 101, 3 semester credit hours), Intermediate College Algebra (MTH 100, or Higher Level 3 credit hours), Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 201, 4 credit hours) and, Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 202, 4 credit hours) before consideration. [-]

Associate Degree in Nursing

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2017 USA Espanola

With our new streamlined ADN curriculum, students can complete the program in just five semesters and be ready for entry-level careers in hospitals, home healthcare organizations, long-term care facilities, private physician's offices and more. [+]

What's exciting and new about Northern's ADN program? With our new streamlined ADN curriculum, students can complete the program in just five semesters and be ready for entry-level careers in hospitals, home healthcare organizations, long-term care facilities, private physician's offices and more. As of Fall 2015, prerequisite courses can be completed in one semester, and all of our courses are fully aligned with New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) statewide. Begin your nursing education today at Northern! Our Purpose: The purpose of the NNMC ADN program is to prepare culturally diverse registered nurses who embody professional values and integrate scholarship, integrity, and quality patient centered care into the art and science of nursing. The ADN program prepares graduates for successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The ADN program promotes student success through academic advisement, multiple teaching/learning modalities, tutoring, referrals for personal counseling, and remediation services. Graduates of the ADN program are prepared to continue toward completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nursing is one of the fastest growing healthcare professions in the United States. The demand for nurses has never been greater. Nursing offers a wide range of career opportunities working with various populations, from neonatal care to gerontology. PROGRAM MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY The mission of the ADN program is to provide a quality education that prepares nurses at the advanced beginner level to provide safe, holistic care to clients across the lifespan. The ADN program focuses on admitting and graduating students from the local community. The graduates of the ADN program are role models for others and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. The concept of educational humanism as found in the writings of Carl Rogers and H.Jerome Freiberg and the philosophy and theory of human caring as developed by nursing theorist Jean Watson, serve as the foundation for the ADN program philosophy and provide the disciplinary, scientific, and professional guidelines within which both faculty members and students learn and grow. THE ADN STUDENT Throughout the course of their ADN studies, students will find that emotional maturity, integrity, discipline, and commitment are qualities essential for success. Competence in performing nursing procedures, making safe nursing clinical decisions, communicating efficiently and respectfully with others, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are additional critical attributes that are nurtured and expected of the nursing student. Throughout the two-year course of ADN studies students will develop these critical thinking and technical skills as well as the professional consciousness necessary for entry into advanced beginner nursing practice. The nursing faculty is committed to providing the collaborative teaching-learning environment that will encourage the development of these skills as well as the opportunities necessary for personal and professional growth. HISTORY OF NURSING EDUCATION at NORTHERN NNMC has a proud 25-year history of educating associate degree nurses. The NNMC ADN program is the largest educator of associate degree nurses north of Santa Fe and reaching up to the Colorado border, 120 miles away. Annually the ADN program graduates approximately 40 to 50 students with degrees or certificates in nursing (ADN, LPN). The College of Nursing and Health Science’s development over the last five years, with the creation of an RN to BSN completion program, mirrors the collective progress of NNMC. Historically, the NNMC College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been preparing associate degree nurses to meet the healthcare needs of the community, on both local and national levels, since 1986. To this day, nursing faculty continue to carry on this tradition of excellence in nursing education through the implementation of a rigorous, evidence-based two year associate degree in nursing curriculum that meets New Mexico State Board of Nursing education requirements. Needless to say, both students and faculty alike are proud of our rich educational heritage and our recognized, state-of–the-art ADN program. General Admission Requirements Graduation from high school or GED Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher A minimum total individual score of 67% on the KAPLAN pre-admission examination. A minimum individual score of 73% in reading on the KAPLAN pre-admission examination. A minimum individual score of 55% in science on the KAPLAN pre-admission examination. Submission of a completed nursing application packet by April 30th for fall admission consideration. Completion of the following pre-requisite course work by the end of the spring semester prior to anticipated entry into the ADN program with a grade of “C” or better CHEM 110/L (4) or BIOL 210/L (4) or any other BIOL (4) BIOL 237/L (4) PSY 105 (3) ENG 111 (3) Anatomy and Physiology Courses must be completed within five (5) years prior to entry into the ADN program. All nursing students are expected to have basic computer skills including word processing and internet access. All nursing students must have and maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) certification and current immunizations prior to participating in clinical nursing courses. Requirements for KAPLAN admission test scores, both total and content-specific, are subject to change. Formal application and acceptance into the nursing program is required before students may enroll in any NURS-prefixed courses listed in the program requirements. Support courses may be taken before entry into the program. [-]

Associates in Medical Assisting

Provo College
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 USA Provo

Are you interested in the medical field and enjoy helping others? Would you like to work in a busy, multifaceted medical office, hospital, or clinic? Provo College’s Medical Assisting Program gives you the education you need to begin your healthcare career with confidence... [+]

Associate Degree 2017. Are you interested in the medical field and enjoy helping others? Would you like to work in a busy, multifaceted medical office, hospital, or clinic? Provo College’s Medical Assisting Program gives you the education you need to begin your healthcare career with confidence. The Utah Occupational Long-Term Projections forecast that medical record/health information technicians will be among the fastest growing careers through 2020, with a projected total job growth of 28% or 2,580 jobs, (Utah Department of Workforce Services Occupational Projections, 2012). Our school can prepare you to apply for these future job openings by earning a Medical Assisting Degree. Learn about courses, financial aid, and how to apply by contacting Provo College today. Program Overview The program prepares students for the National Certification Exam for Medical Assistants. This exam is administered on campus and may be taken through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification exam fees are the responsibility of the students. Students may sit for the following certifications through the NCCT after completing the corresponding course(s): Phlebotomy Technician: MED255 ECG Technician: MED220 Patient Care Technician (PCT): All core courses (must be CNA certified) Medical Insurance and Coding Specialist: MED138 and MED145 Medical Assisting graduates are trained in: Microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis Transcription and charting Patient gowning, draping, vital signs, and ECGs Minor surgical assisting Injections and pharmacology Average program length: Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting – 16 months Job Titles for Medical Assisting Graduates: Clinical Medical Assistant Medical Office Manager Phlebotomy Technician ECG Technician Front Office Manager [-]