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Do you want a rewarding health care career that’s always in high demand, anywhere in the world? Would you like a challenging job where no day is the same and where you can really make a difference in people’s lives? The nursing profession needs you!
Registered nurses perform tests, give medicine to patients and educate the public under the direction of doctors. Licensed vocational nurses care for patients under the direction of doctors and registered nurses. Most nurses have direct contact with patients, either in a general medical setting or in their specialty area.
About three out of five nursing jobs are in hospitals, with either inpatient or outpatient departments. Nurses with several specialties have the best career options. One of the highest job growth areas is gerontology, caring for elderly patients.
Nurses work in:
See more about possible career paths and salary ranges.
Associate Degree Nursing is a full-time program that includes lecture, skills lab and clinical experience, with rotations involving both day and evening hours. Students begin hospital rotations the first semester after admission to the program and rotate through metroplex hospitals, participating in a wide variety of procedures.
Several colleges of the Dallas County Community College District offer Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs. Each has its own admissions process, application timeline and specific requirements; please check with an academic advisor at the DCCCD college of your choice to find the right fit for you.
Associate Degree Nursing graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in Texas.