Nightingale College offers three programs: the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program, the Bachelor’s Degree Nursing, and the RN-to-BSN Program. The ADN and BDN programs prepare graduates for entry-level practice in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. Registered nurses (RNs)* practice the art and science of nursing by utilizing the nursing process and functions interdependently with other members of the health care team. Nursing is a dynamic profession that contributes significantly to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed BDN Program curriculum, the learner will earn an Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed ADN Program curriculum, the learner will earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree.
*Obtaining a degree from Nightingale College does not guarantee that the NCLEX® will be passed.
Passing the NCLEX® is required for RN licensure.
The RN-to-BSN Program is designed to further develop skills, reasoning, and attributes of licensed professional registered nurses (RNs). The RN-to-BSN Program curriculum is grounded in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing.
Learners engage in didactic and capstone experiences in community nursing, leadership, policy, ethics, critical care, gerontology, health promotion, disease prevention, informatics, and other key nursing concepts. The curriculum is specifically constructed to promote career mobility in nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed RN-to-BSN Program curriculum, the learner will earn an Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.