Nursing (Associate Degree)

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If you have the desire, drive, and compassion to help others, our nursing program could help you start on the path toward a rewarding career. From hospital settings to private facilities, nurses provide care to patients ranging from infants to the elderly and the healthy to the critically ill. You could make a difference in the lives of others, and your own life, through earning a degree in nursing from Kaplan College.

Nursing Degree Program Description

Our nursing curriculum is designed to provide you with the professional knowledge and training to meet client health care needs in a variety of settings. Coursework includes instruction in the following:

  • Human behavior, motivation, emotions, cognition, and personality
  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, and respiratory systems
  • Pharmacological principles, including drug classifications, required nursing assessments, and patient teaching requirements
  • Leadership and management skills as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession

Nursing Career Avenues

Earning an associate's degree from our nursing program at Kaplan College can prepare you to seek entry-level employment as a registered nurse (after passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam†) in positions such as these:

  • Ambulatory care nurse
  • Long term care/sub-acute care nurse
  • Medical office nurse
  • Rehab nurse
  • Acute care health care facility nurse
† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination.

Campus Locations

The nursing program is available at the following Kaplan College locations:

California

Ohio

Nevada

Registered Nurse Licensure Preparation

This program is also intended to help eligible students prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse.

California students: License examination pass rates are available at www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.shtml.

Certification or licensure examinations vary by location. Please see the campus course catalog or click on the campus name above to determine which certification or licensure exam(s) may be available to graduates from that location.

Campus Catalogs

Please review the Academic Programs section of the course catalog for your campus to find details about specific program outcomes and offerings. 

Tuition and Fees

You can find current tuition information in the course catalog for your campus under Financial Information > Tuition and Fees.

† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination.