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Nursing

Looking for a quick overview of the Nursing program? Take a look at Nursing at a Glance for a short summary of what a nurse does and the degrees and certificates we offer. 

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) 
Students can attend all ADN Classes at North Lake and receive their degree from El Centro College.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is a full-time program comprising lecture, skills lab and clinical experience, with rotations involving both day and evening hours. Students begin their hospital rotations the first semester after admission to the program and rotate through metroplex hospitals, participating in a wide variety of procedures. 

Nursing education includes classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience in hospitals and other health facilities. Students take courses involving anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other behavioral sciences. Coursework also includes liberal arts classes.

Supervised clinical experience is provided in hospital departments such as pediatrics, psychiatry, maternity and surgery. It may also include clinical experience in nursing homes, public health departments, home health agencies and ambulatory clinics.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, commonly referred to as the NCLEX-RN. The program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing​​ and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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