If you’ve already earned your bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can earn your Nursing degree in just over a year for less — much less — than you would pay at similar fast-track programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an impending need for 580,000 new and replacement registered nurses, so this is your opportunity to quickly enter this growing field.
Gain the education and training you need to play a critical role in providing treatment, support and education to both patients and their family members. You will learn legal and ethical aspects of the profession; use case studies to analyze and establish information related to patient care; work in hospitals, long-term care and community-based facilities; and use outcome measures to critically assess situations and develop treatment plans. Our program offers an innovative curriculum; supportive faculty; state-of-the-art equipment; hands-on learning; supervised time in hospitals, geriatric settings and community-based agencies; and preparation to take the national licensure exam for credentials accepted throughout the United States.
We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity and apply to the new Accelerated Nursing degree program. You must apply to the Nursing program by March 1, 2019, to be considered for the first cohort. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted into the first cohort.
Your first step is to apply to become a student at Community College of Philadelphia.
After applying, you will receive a student ID number, which you will need to apply to the Nursing program.
When completing the College’s online admission application, remember to include degrees you have already earned and select “Nursing” as your major of interest.
The first cohort will start during the Summer 2019 term, beginning on May 13, 2019. Students who successfully complete the Accelerated Nursing program’s four-course cycle will be eligible to take the NCLEX licensing exam for their R.N. as early as September 2020. Following is the schedule:
NURS 101: Nursing I — Summer 2019
NURS 132: Nursing II — Fall 2019
NURS 231: Nursing III – Spring 2020
NURS 232: Nursing IV — Summer 2020
To be eligible for this program, students must have completed all corequisite courses (BIOL 109, BIOL 110, BIOL 241 and DIET 111) prior to the beginning of the Summer term, which begins on May 13, 2019. All transfer courses must appear on data sheet by end of Spring semester prior to admission to the program. Applicants must also meet the requirements for admission to the traditional program including a GPA of at least 2.75.
Questions? If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
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Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse:
- Perform physical exams and health histories
- Provide health promotion, counseling and education
- Administer medications, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions
- Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions
- Coordinate care, in collaboration with a wide array of healthcare professionals
- Direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare personnel like LPNs and nurse aides
- Conduct research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes
RNs practice in all healthcare settings: hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, ambulatory care centers, community health centers, schools, and retail clinics. They also provide health care in more surprising locations such as camps, homeless shelters, prisons, sporting events and tourist destinations.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $54,424. Normal pay for Registered Nurses is $77,101 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $102,416.