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Nursing AAS

Nursing Program Overview

As a nurse, you'll have the chance to make patients feel at ease and improve the quality of their health. At Altierus, you can prepare to become a registered nurse in as little as 24 months. This associate degree program fulfills the academic requirements you need to take the NCLEX-RNĀ® (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) licensing examination. As a registered nurse (RN), you can be qualified to care for patients in a wide range of facilities, including hospitals, medical centers, extended care facilities, physicians' offices, surgery centers and mental health facilities.

Nursing Courses

Our courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge, training and hands-on experience you need to launch your nursing career. Nursing courses focus on the theories, concepts and principles of medicine, diagnostic testing and patient care. They also explore the areas of leadership and management as well as legal and ethical issues related to health care delivery.

As a student in an Altierus nursing program, you will have the opportunity to study subjects including:

Your education will feature a combination of traditional classroom lectures and participatory laboratory workshops. Your instructors will be nursing professionals who understand the needs of today's health care industry. Team projects will allow you to exchange information with fellow students and get one-on-one support when you need it.


Nursing programs at Altierus are approved by the State Board of Nursing in the state and at the campus where the program is located. The Nursing AAS program at Henderson is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Note: This Nursing program description is not necessarily reflective of every Nursing program offered across all Altierus campuses. This is a summary of general topics covered within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Nursing program near you.

Nursing Careers

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% through 2024, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers to be "much faster" than the average for all occupations.

Demand for health care services is anticipated to increase as the population ages and advances in medication allow people to live longer. Additional nurses are needed educate and care for patients with chronic conditions including arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

The good news for men and women pursuing nursing careers is that the numbers reflect the growing demand for health care services. As more and more Baby Boomers move into their retirement years, they will need the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, surgical and convalescent services provided in:

Nursing opportunities are also available in the growing home health care field. Not needing round-the-clock medical care, many Americans just require occasional at-home monitoring and assistance by well-trained health care professionals.

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which nursing programs programs are available.

*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Contact ECMC Solutions, loan counseling partner of Altierus, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit our website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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Welcome to Altierus

Altierus is part of Zenith Education Group, a non-profit career education system with 24 campuses nationwide. As a non-profit, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

Benefits include:

* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

NV - Henderson

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Henderson Program Disclosures.

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