The nursing major comprises the following concentrations:
- The ADN concentration (traditional route) with attaining an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Eastern Gateway Community College.
- The LPN to ADN concentration provides for an efficient progression from Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN).
- The HCW to ADN concentration is a completer program for the Health Care Worker (HCW) to Registered Nurse (RN) for certified Medical Assistants, Respiratory Therapists or Paramedics.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing prepares students for the registered nurse profession. The curriculum focuses on the registered nurse‘s role in the community, hospital, long-term care, clinics, and home health care.
Online courses are incorporated into the curriculum. Clinical experiences are held at various hospitals and community settings in the area. The EGCC program prepares graduates to provide direct care as a RN in acute, long term, ambulatory, and community-oriented settings. Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates may continue on to a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree (BSN) at four-year colleges and universities.