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NURSING

Objective

The objective of the Nursing AAS program of study is to prepare students to become eligible for licensure as a registered nurse.

Program Description

AmeriTech College has been granted Accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The program provides students the opportunity to learn through theory and practical applications how to be professional nurse leaders in caring for patients, families, and communities. Students are prepared for a career in nursing through lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Additionally, the Nursing Program offered at AmeriTech College utilizes a complex human patient simulator to enhance clinical and critical thinking skills. Students are also expected to take general education courses that are integrated into the program to supplement and enhance the Nursing courses.
The AAS program is 72 semester credit hours in length. The program consists of five semesters (75 weeks) of classroom and clinical training.
Graduates from the Nursing Program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree from AmeriTech College. Graduates are generalists in the field and are prepared to work with clients throughout the lifespan.
The AmeriTech College Nursing Program reserves the right to use multiple determinants in deciding whether or not to recommend a student for licensure. These include successful program completion, good standing, and the results of an exit exam.

The BSN program is 48 semester credit hours in length. The program consists 3 semesters of classroom coursework with two 7.5 week terms per semester. Graduates from the Nursing Program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Ameritech College.

Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates may be eligible for Certification as Holistic Nurses. Students are responsible for verifying eligibility with the American Holistic Nurse Association.

Career Information

Nursing is a physically and psychologically demanding career. Potential students should consider their ability to perform the gross and fine motor skills required as well as their general state of physical and emotional health.

Program Requirements / Course Offerings

Students may be required to attend classes, labs and clinical rotations during morning, afternoon, and evening hours, including weekends and holidays, and these commitments may include 12-hour shifts.
Classes and clinical rotations are scheduled year-round, 50-52 weeks per year. Class days will change from semester to semester. Specific schedules cannot be guaranteed.