Associate Nursing Degree Now Available at Salt Lake City, Ogden and Logan Campuses of Stevens-Henager College
03/03/2010

Stevens-Henager College is now offering Associate Nursing Degree through its Salt Lake City, Ogden and Logan campuses. This Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program comprises of study in four in-demand areas of nursing care - gerontological nursing, pediatric nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and critical care nursing. Aspiring RN's completing the ADN program would be eligible to sit for the NCLEX.

Online PR News – 03-March-2010 – – Ogden, UT, Mar 01, 2010 – In a major boost for nursing aspirants, Stevens-Henager College is offering its Associate of Science in Nursing degree through its Salt Lake City, Ogden and Logan campus.

Students who complete this ADN program are eligible to sit for the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). Once they pass this exam, they can apply for a license to practice as a Registered Nurse anywhere in the country.

With the employment of Registered Nurses projected to grow at a much faster than average pace, the demand for nursing degrees has seen an upsurge. In fact, the occupation is expected to add 581,500 new jobs – largest for any profession.

Many students are seeking an entry into the profession by pursuing accredited nursing programs. There is no “registered nursing” program that gives students a direct entry into the profession as such and all nursing graduates need to pass the required licensure examination before they can start practicing as RNs. However, the Associate Nursing Degree offered by SHC does impart its students the necessary skills and knowledge to take the RN exam.

Shortage of RNs

It’s no secret that the country is reeling under a huge shortage of registered nurses with studies pointing to a three fold increase in the shortfall by the year 2020. Add to this the problem of attracting and retaining RNs faced by some employers, and the picture seems far from perfect.

Against such a backdrop, both the government and education providers have the responsibility of offering ample training opportunities to students interested in this field. SHC has taken the lead in this regard by adding the Associate Degree in Nursing to its Ogden, Logan, and Salt Lake City College.

The ADN program includes study of four in-demand areas of nursing care - gerontological nursing, pediatric nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and critical care nursing.

Fastest RN Degree in Utah

Stevens-Henager College offers its Associate Nursing Degree students an opportunity to complete this program on the fastest track in Utah. Students can finish this ADN program in as few as 15 months and then sit for the licensing exam.

It gets even better for existing Licensed Practical Nurses or LPNs. LPNs who have completed high school and basic nursing courses can complete this program in just seven months.

Classes begin every month, so there is no waiting until the start of next academic session. For more information on this Associate Nursing Degree, call at 1-800-622-2640 or visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu