Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

AAS Technical Degree

What is a registered nurse (RN)?

A registered nurse works to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness.  The RN serves as an advocate and health educator for patients, families and communities.  When providing direct patient care, an RN observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress; assists with treatments and examinations; administers medications and assists in convalescence and rehabilitation.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at John Wood requires two years of coursework and prepares the student to take the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing exam for registered nursing.