DOCUMENTRESUMEED 032 423VT 009 241Associate Degree Education for Nursing.National League for Nursing, New York, N.Y. Dept. of Associate Degree Programs.Pub Date 69Note -7p.Available from-National League for Nursing, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019 ( .25)EDRS Price MF - 0.25 HC Not Available from EDRS.Descriptors-Accreditation (Institutions), *Associate Degrees, Certification, Community Colleges, *EducationalGuidance, Health Occupations Education, Junior Colleges, *Nursing, *Program Descriptions, *TechnicalEducationIdentifiers-National League for Nursing, NLNAlthough there are variations, some features are characteristic of associatedegree programs in nursing: (1) The majority are conducted by public junior orcommunity colleges, (2) Program length is 2 academic to 2 calendar years, (3) Nursingtheory is combined with college-level general education courses, (4) Students mustmeet college and nursing program admission requirements, (5) Costs and livingarrangements are comparable to those for students in other curriculums, and (6) Thepurpose of the program is to prepare registered nurses to give patient-centerednursing care in beginning general duty positions, usually in hospitals. Prepared toassist prospective applicants and others interested in nursing education, thispublication discusses admission requirements, licensure, and program accreditation.Two hundred and ninety-two state approved programs are listed, and 66 programsalso accredited by the National League for Nursing are indicated. (JK)

ASSOCIATE DEGREE EDUCATION FOR NURSINGThe Need for Registered NursesIf you have read much about nursing or have had many contacts with nurses recently, you will know thatmore registered nurses are urgently needed to care for patients in our nation's hospitals, nursing homes, andother health agencies. Factors that have helped to bring about this need are well known: increased population,scientific and technological advances, more health insurance programs, and growth and expansion of hospitalsand other health facilities. The startling fact is that while you are reading this paragraph, new job opportunities are being created and the need for more registered nurses is increasing.As new job opportunities in nursing have been created, new educational opportunities have become available. A comparatively new and different type of education to prepare more registered nurses is the associatedegree program in nursing.This publication provides general information about associate degree education for nursing, lists the insti.utions that offer state-approved associate degree programs, and indicates those that have been accreditedby the National League for Nursing (NLN), which is the national accrediting agency for nursing education.The material was prepared by NLN's Department of Associate Degree Programs to assist prospective applicants and others who may be interested. For more information of a general nature, write to the department.For specific information, write to the individual programs for their nursing catalogues or bulletins.Associate Degree Programs in NursingAssociate degree programs in nursing became a part of the American system of nursing education in 1952.Their growth has been remarkable. In 1956, there were fewer than 25 state-approved programs. By the endof 1966, there were almost 220 state-approved programs in 41 of the 50 states and in Puerto Rico, Guam,and the American Virgin Islands. At this writing, there are 292 state-approved programs in 45 states andPuerto Rico, Guam, and the American Virgin Islands.Although there are variations, a number of features are unique to associate degree programs:The majority are conducted and controlled by public junior or community colleges (some are in seniorcolleges or universities, and a few areprivate institutions).Associate degree programs require two years to complete, which may be two academic years or twocalendar years.The course of study combines nursing theory and practice with college-level general education coursesin the liberal arts and the sciences.Students must meet requirements of the college and the nursing program for admission and for graduation.Costs and living arrangements for nursing students are comparable to those for students in other curriculums in the college. These are usually minimal in community colleges.The sole purpose of A.D. programs is to educate students who will be eligible for licensure as registerednurses and who will be prepared to give patient-centered nursing care in beginning general duty nursepositions, usually in hospitals.This last feature is especially important to note if you are considering a nursing career, for within theoccupation of nursing today there are many kinds of nurses with different types of education and equally dif-COPYRIGHT, 1968, 1969, By NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING.A-U.RIGHTS RESERVED.PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ferent job responsibilities. Despite this variety, the majority of registered nurses work in hospitals or otherinstitutions and are engaged in giving direct nursing care to the sick. These nurses are usually called generalduty or staff nurses and sometimes "bedside" nurses. Since staff nurses are responsible for direct care topatients, they must possess a high degree of technical nursing knowledge and skill and have an understandingof the scientific principles of the nursing care they give. Theirs is a demanding responsibility.Because of its unique features, an A.D. program will meet your needs if:You would like to become a registered nurse.Your goal is to give nursing care to the sick as a staff nurse.You want both a nursing education and some college-level general education.You want to complete your education in a relatively short period of time.You would like to obtain your nursing education in a college setting in your own community.These unique features of associate degree education for nursing also mear. that the programs are attractiveto married women and others whose family responsibilities require them to live at home, to men who wish topursue nursing careers, and to older students.Although the associate degree program in nursing is complete for the purpose described, some of the college credits earned in the program can be applied toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing should a graduatedecide later to pursue education for professional nursing. The amount of credit granted depends on the policies of the senior college or university that conducts the baccalaureate degree program.Admission RequirementsHigh school graduation is the minimum requirement fur admission to any school or program that preparesits graduates to become licensed as registered nurses. This includes associate degree, baccalaureate degree, anddiploma programs in nursing. A school may establish any requirements it wishes above the minimum. The college preparatory, or academic, course in high school is preferred by all schools and required by some. A goodacademic average is essential. Since admission requirements vary, you should obtain specific information bywriting to schools for their nursing catalogues or bulletins.LicensureAll states regulate by law the practice of nursing and other health occupations. This applies equally tomedicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other fields, and to nursing. Licensure, therefore, has a legal meaning. Alicense is not a degree.A graduate of a state-approved associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or diploma program in nursing iseligible to take a state licensure examination to become a registered nurse. Licensure as a registered nurse(R.N.) means that the nurse has met legal requirements to practice in the state in which the license is issued.The protection of the public is the basic reason for licensing laws, since the public cannot be expected toknow the difference between a competent or an incompetent practitioner. In terms of public safety, a licensedpractitioner of nursing, a registered nurse, is assumed to be competent. Note especially that a registerednurse's license does not indicate the type of education the nurse has had, since the R.N. may be a graduateof an associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or a diploma program in nursing.Availability of FundsA listing of scholarship funds is available on request from the college.Nationally Accredited SchoolsTo become a licensed nursing practitioner—an R.N.—you must be a graduate of a state-approved school orprogram in nursing. State-approved schools have met legal standards set by a state board of nursing. Thisapplies in each of the 50 states.

The American system of education includes another type of educational approval that is important for youto know about. It is called national accreditation.National accreditation differs from state approval in that it is national (rather than statewide) in scopeand is voluntary instead of being required by law. The National League for Nursing is the national accrediting agency for nursing education. Schools that apply for and receive national accreditation must meet nationalstandards of excellence. These standards exceed the legal standards set by state boards of nursing. Enrollingin an NLN-accredited program is your guarantee of getting the best available nursing education of its type.Following is a list of institutions that offer state-approved programs in nursing education leading to theassociate degree. Those offering programs accredited by the National League for Nursing are printed inboldface type followed by an asterisk (C). For specific information about any nursing program, write tothe director of the program, c/o the junior or community college, and request a nursing catalogue or bulletin.ALABAMABirmingham—Jefferson State Junior College'Decatur—John C. Calhoun State Technical Junior CollegeGadsden—Gadsden State Junior CollegeARIZONAFlagstaff—Northern Arizona UniversityGlendale—Glendale Community CollegeMesa—Mesa Community CollegePhoenix—Phoenix College'Yuma—Arizona Western CollegeARKANSASHelena—Phillips County Junior CollegeLittle Rock—Little Rock UniversityCALIFORNIAAlto Loma—Chaffey CollegeAngwin—Pacific Union College'Bakersfield—Bakersfield CollegeChula Vista—Southwestern CollegeCompton—Compton CollegeCosta Mesta—Orange Coast College Cupertino—De Anza CollegeEl Cajon—Grossmont CollegeEureka—College of the RedwoodsFresno—Fresno City CollegeFullerton—Fullerton Junior CollegeHayward—Chabot CollegeKentfield—College of Morin Long Beach—Long Beach City College'Los Angeles—East Los Angeles CollegeLos Angeles City College Los Angeles Southwest CollegeModesto—Modesto Junior CollegeNorwalk—Cerritos CollegeOakland—Merritt CollegePalm Desert—College of the Desert Pasadena—Posadena City College Redding—Shasta CollegeRive rside—Lorna Linda University, Lo Sierra CampusRiverside City CollegeSacramento—Sacramento City CollegeSalinas—Hartnell CollegeSan Bernardino—Son Bernardino Volley CollegeSan Francisco—City College of San FranciscoSan Jose—San Jose City College'Son Luis Obispo—Cuesto CollegeSon Marcos—Palomor CollegeSon Mateo—College of Son Mateo*San Pablo—Contra Costa CollegeSanta Barbara—Santo Barbaro City CollegeSanta Monica—Santo Monica City CollegeSanta Rosa—Santa Ruoa Junior CollegeStockton—Son Joaquin Delta CollegeTorrance—El Camino CollegeVon Nuys—Los Angeles Valley CollegeVentura—Ventura CollegeWalnut—Mount San Antonio CollegeWhittier--Rio Honda Junior CollegeWilmington—Los Angeles Harbor CollegeCOLORADODenver—Metropolitan State CollegeGrand Junction—Mesa College'Pueblo—Southern Colorado State College'CONNECTICUTBridgeport—Junior College of Connecticut, University ofBridgeport*DELAWAREDover—Wesley CollegeFLORIDABartow—Polk Junior CollegeBradenton—Manatee Junior CollegeCocoa—Brevord Junior CollegeDaytona Beach—Daytona Beach Junior CollegeFort Lauderdale—Junior College of Broward CountyFort Pierce—Indian River Junior CollegeGainesville—Santa Fe Junior CollegeJocksonville—Florida Junior College at JacksonvilleJacksonville UniversityKey West—Florida Keys Junior CollegeLake City—Lake City Junior College and Forest RangerSchoolLake Worth—Palm Beach Junior CollegeMiomi—Miami-Dade Junior CollegeOcala—Central Florida Junior CollegePanama City—Gulf Coast Junior CollegePensacola—Pensacola Junior CollegeSt. Petersburg—St. Petersburg Junior College

GEORGIAAlbany—Albany Junior CollegeAmericus—Georgia Southwestern CollegeBrunswick—Brunswick Junior CollegeClarkston—DeKalb CollegeColumbus—Columbus CollegeSavannah—Armstrong College'Tifton—Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeGUAMAgana—University of GuamHAWAIIHonolulu—University of Hawaii'IDAHOBoise—Boise State CollegeLewiston—Lewis-Clark Normal SchoolRexburg—Ricks CollegeKENTUCKYBowling Green—Western Kentucky University Covington—Northern Community College of the Universityof KentuckyElizabethtown—Elizabethtown Community College of theUniversity of KentuckyFrankfort—Kentucky State CollegeHenderson—Henderson Community College of the University of KentuckyLexington—Lexington Technical Institute of the University of KentuckyLouisville—Jefferson Community College of the Universityof KentuckyMidway—Midway Junior CollegePaducah—Paducoh Junior College'Richmond—Eastern Kentucky UniversityLOUISIANAAlexandria—Louisiana State University at Alexandria'Thibodaux—Nicholls State CollegeMAINEILLINOISPortland—Westbrook Junior CollegeBelleville—Belleville Junior College'Champaign—Parkland CollegeChicago—Amundsen-Mayfair CollegeChicago City College, Crane CampusChicago City College, Southeast CampusChicago Heights—Prairie State CollegeCicero—Morton Junior CollegeDixon—Sauk Valley CollegeEast Peoria—Illinois Central CollegeElgin—Elgin Community CollegeElk Grove Village—Harper CollegeHarvey—Thornton Junior CollegeLo SoIle—Illinois Volley Community CollegeMoline—Black Hawk CollegeRiver Grove—Triton CollegeRockford—Rock Valley CollegeINDIANAFort Wayne—Purdue University, Regional Campus at FortWayne'Ga y—Indiana University, Northwest Ccmpus'Hammond—Purdue University, Calumet Campus'Indianapolis—Indiana Central College'Indiana University, Indianapolis Campus'Purdue University, Indianapolis Campus'Jeffersonville—Indiono University, Southeastern CampusKokomo—Indiana University of KokomoLafayette—Purdue University Vincennes—Vincennes University Junior College'Westville—Purdue University, North Central Campus'IOWAFort Dodge—Iowa Central Community CollegeMason City—North Iowa Area Community CollegeKANSASEl Dorado—Butler County Community Junior CollegeHesston—Hesston CollegeMARYLANDArnold—Anne Arundel Community CollegeBaltimore—Baltimore Junior College'Catonsville Community CollegeBel Air—Harford Junior CollegeEssex—Essex Community CollegeFrederick—Frederick Community CollegeLargo—Prince George's Community CollegeTokoma Pork—Montgomery Junior CollegeMASSACHUSETTSAuburndole—Lasell Junior CollegeBeverly—North Shore Community CollegeBoston—Northeastern University Fall River—Bristol Community CollegeGreenfield—Regional Community College at GreenfieldHaverhill—Northern Essex Community CollegeHyannis—Cape Cod Community CollegeNewtonville—Newton Junior CollegePittsfield—Berkshire Community CollegeSouth Lancaster—Atlantic Union College'Watertown--Massachusetts Boy Community CollegeWest Bridgewater--Massasoit Community CollegeWorcester—Quinsigamond Community CollegeMICHIGANBottle Creek—Kellogg Community CollegeDearborn—Henry Ford Community College'Flint—Flint Community Junior C legeGrand Rapids—Grand Rapids Junior CollegeHighland Pork—Highland Pork CollegeLansing—Lansing Community CollegeLivonio—Schoolcraft CollegePetoskey—North Central Michigan CollegePort Huron—St. Clair County Community CollegeTraverse City—Northwestern Michigan CollegeUnion Lake—Oakland Community CollegeUniversity Center—Delta College Warren—Macomb County Community College

MINNESOTACoon Raoids—Anoka - Ramsey State Junior CollegeHibbing—Hibbing State Junior CollegesMinneapolis—St. Mary's Junior CollegeRochester—Rochester J unior CollegeMISSISSIPPIBooneville—Northeast Mississippi Junior CollegeEllisville—Jones County Junior CollegeGoutier—Gulf Coast Junior College District, JacksonCounty College BranchHandsboro--Gulf Coast Junior College District, JeffersonDavis BranchItta Bena—Mississippi Valley State CollegeMeridian—Meridian Junior CollegeMoorheod—Mississippi Delta Junior CollegeNatchez—University of Southern MississippiPoplarville—Peorl River Junior CollegeRaymond—Hinds Junior CollegeMISSOURICape Girardeau—Southeast Missouri State CollegeJoplin—Missouri Southern CollegeKansas City—Metropolitan Junior CrillegeKirkwood—Meromoc Community College O'Fallon—Saint Mary's College of O'FollonSt. Louis—Forest Pork Community CollegeMercy Junior CollegeMONTANAHavre—Northern Montana CollegeNEVADALos Vegas—Nevado Southern UniversityNEW JERSEYDover—County College of MorrisEdison—Middlesex County CollegeLodi—Felician CollegeMays Landing—Atlantic Community CollegeNewark—Essex County Community CollegeParamus--Bergen Community CollegeRutherford—Foirleigh Dickinson University Sewell—Gloucester County CollegeToms River—Ocean County College'Trenton—Mercer County CollegeVineland—Cumberland County CollegeAlfred—SUNY, Agricultural & Technical College'Binghamton—Broome Technical Community CollegeBuffolo--Trocai re CollegeCanandaigua—Community College cf the Finger LakesCanton—SUNY, Agricultural & Technical CollegeCorning—Corning Community College Farmingdale—SUNY, Agricultural & Technical College'Gorden City— Nossou Community College'Glen Falls—Adirondack Community CollegeJamestown—Jamestown Community CollegeJohnstown—Fulton Montgomery Community CollegeMiddletown—O onge County Community College'Morrisville—SUNY, Agricultural & Technical College'New York City—Bayside—Queensborough Community CollegeBronx—Bronx Community College'Brooklyn—Kingsborough College of the City University of NewYorkNew York City Community College of Applied Arts& Sciences'Flushing—Queens CollegeManhattan—Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeStaten Island—Staten Island Community CollegeNewburgh—Mount St. Mary's CollegeNiagara Falls—Niagara County Community CollegePleasantville—Pace College'Poughkeepsie—Dutchess Community College'Rochester—Monroe Community CollegeSelden—Suffolk County Community College'Stone Ridge—Ulster County Community CollegeSuffern—Rocklond Community College'Syracuse—Onondaga Community CollegeSUNY, Upstate Medical Center'Troy—Hudson Volley Community CollegeUtica—Mohawk Valley Community CollegeNORTH CAROLINABoiling Springs—Gardner-Webb Junior CollegeCharlotte—Central Piedmont Community CollegeFayetteville—Fayetteville Technical InstituteMorganton—Western Piedmont Community CollegeMurfreesboro—Chowon Junior CollegeSouthern Pines—Sundhills Community CollegeWentworth—Rockingham Community CollegeWhiteville—Southeastern Community CollegeWilmington—Wilmington CollegeNORTH DAKOTADickinson—Dickinson State CollegeOHIONEW MEXICOAlbuquerque—University of AlbuquerqueRoswell—Eastern New Mexico UniversityNEW YORKAlbanyJunior College of Albany'Mario CollegeAshtabula—Kent State University, Ashtabula Area CampusBlue Ash—University of Cincinnati, Raymond WaltersBranchCleveland—Cuyohogo Community College Elyria—Lorain County Community CollegeHamilton—Miami University, Hamilton BranchKettering—Kettering Medical Center, Education DivisionMentor—Lakeland Community CollegeParma—Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus

TEXASSpringfield—Clark County Technical InstituteYoungstown—.Youngstown UniversityZanesville—Ohio State University, Zanesville CampusOKLAHOMAMuskogee—Bacone CollegeLawton—Cameron State Agricultural College'OREGONAshland—Southern Oregon CollegeEugene—Lane Community CollegePortland—Portland Community CollegeSalem—Salem Technical-Vocational Community CollegePENNSYLVANIABethlehem—Northampton County Area Community CollegeCresson—Mount Aloysius Junior CollegeFolsom—Delaware County Community CollegeGwynedd Volley—Gwynedd-Mercy College'Philadelphia—Community College of PhiladelphiaPittsburgh—Community College of Allegheny, Allegheny CampusPoint Park CollegeAlvin—Alvin Junior CollegeAmarillo—Amarillo CollegeCorpus Christi—Del Mor CollegeDallas—Dollos County Junior College DistrictDenison—Grayson County CollegeEdinburg—Pon American CollegeFort Worth—Tarrant County Junior College DistrictGalveston—Galveston Community CollegeKilleen—Central Texas CollegeLaredo—Laredo Junior CollegeLufkin—Angelina CollegeOdessa—Odessa CollegeParis—Paris Junior CollegePasadena—San Jacinto CollegeSon Angelo—Angelo State CollegeSan Antonio—Son Antonio CollegeTexarkana—Texarkana College'Waco--McLennan Community CollegeUTAHOgden—Weber State College'Salt Lake City—Brigham Young UniversityVERMONTCostleton—Costleton State CollegeMontpelier—Vermont College'PUERTO RICOArecibo—University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Regional CollegeHumocc —University of Puerto Rico, Humacao RegionalCollegeMayaguez—University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez*Rio Piedras—Puerto Rico Jig ior CollegeRHODE ISLANDProvidence—Rhode Island Junior CollegeSOUTH CAROLINAAnderson—Clemson UniversityCharleston—Baptist College of CharlestonColumbia—University of South Carolina, College of General StudiesGreenwood—Lander CollegeSOUTH DAKOTAAberdeen—Presentation College'Vermillion—University of South DakotaTENNESSEEBristol—East Tennessee State UniversityCleveland—Cleveland Stote Community CollegeCollegedale—Southern MissionaryColumbia—Columbia State Community CollegeJackson—Union UniversityMemphis—Memphis State UniversityVIRGIN ISLANDSCharlotte Amalie, St. Thomas—College of the VirginIslands'VIRGINIAAnnandale—Northern Virginia Community CollegeArl ington—Morymount College'Chester—John Tyler Community CollegeNorfolk—Virginia State College, Norfolk DivisionWinchester—Shenandoah CollegeWytheville—Wytheville Community CollegeWASHINGTONBellevue—Bellevue Community CollegeBremerton—Olympic CollegeEverett—Everett Community College'Midway—Highline CollegePasco—Columbia Basin CollegeSeattle—Shoreline Community CollegeVancouver—Clark CollegeYokima—Yokima Valley CollegeWEST VIRGINIABluefield—Bluefield State CollegeCharleston—Morris Harvey College'Fairmont—Fairmont State CollegeHuntington—Marshall UniversityParkersburg--West Virginia University, ParkersburgCenterMurfreesboro—Middle Tennessee State University'NashvilleAgricultural and Industriol State UniversityUniversity of TennesseeWISCONSINMilwaukee—Milwaukee Technical College

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meet college and nursing program admission requirements, (5) Costs and living arrangements are comparable to those for students in other curriculums, and (6) The . San Francisco—City College of San Francisco . San