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Pre-Nursing

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Nursing

Pre-Nursing

51.2699.01
 

Courses

Dual Credit Option†
 

Principles of Health Science†
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures†
Body Structures and Functions†
Medicaid Nurse Aide†

Career Ready

State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA)/Medicaid Nurse Aide (MNA)

Post Secondary Education

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Associate in Applied Science Nursing Practical Nursing Diploma

Career Information

Work Environment

Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in outpatient clinics and schools, or serve in the military.

How to Become a Registered Nurse

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must be licensed.

Pay

The median annual wage for registered nurses was $70,000 in May 2017.

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Courses

Pre-Nursing Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Principles of Health Science
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
MNA
Body Structures & Functions
Elective†
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
Elective
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

Pre-Nursing & ATC Health News & Events

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Recently, our health science program held a pinning ceremony for students who received certifications that allow them to work in healthcare.