Nursing Overview

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One of the most promising careers in healthcare, nursing, offers the opportunity to work side-by-side with other medical professionals to make a positive impact on patients. By earning an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) at Eastern International College, you’ll gain the clinical experience and theoretical knowledge required to succeed in this challenging profession. And with a solid foundation in ethics, critical thinking, and professional conduct, our graduates are well-prepared to achieve licensure and secure a desirable position in a hospital, clinic, or other allied health environments.

A Closer Look at the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program

Students in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program (ADN) receive hands-on clinical training and thorough classroom instruction, as well as extensive professional and ethical education. By completing the nursing academic program’s coursework and clinical practicum, graduates can apply for state licensure, as well as to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This 24-month degree program is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, allowing you to compete for nursing jobs throughout the state.

Program coursework includes 70 total credits, with 24 general education credits and 46 credits in program major courses. After completing the program, students possess the communication, cultural sensitivity, technological, legal, professional, and leadership skills required to successfully deliver top-quality patient care.

Program Coursework and Goals

To earn the ADN degree, students complete career-focused curricula that emphasize the latest best practices and developments in skilled nursing. Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Nursing (NUR 101)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 102)
  • Health Assessment (NUR 103)
  • Pharmacology I (NUR 104)
  • Pharmacology II (NUR 105)
  • Adult Health I (NUR 201)
  • Adult Health II (NUR 202)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (NUR 203)
  • Obstetrical Nursing (NUR 204)
  • Pediatric Nursing (NUR 205)
  • Concept Synthesis Capstone (NUR 206)
  • Senior Clinical Practicum (NUR 207)

This coursework also includes a clinical practicum that provides hands-on experience in real-world healthcare environments. You’ll work directly with a nurse educator in a setting that challenges you to use your skills, make important care decisions, and collaborate with other healthcare providers. The practicum emphasizes on-the-job leadership, successful use of technology, and management of multiple patients to ensure program graduates are well-prepared for their future careers.

Why Study at EIC?

When you enroll in an allied health program at Eastern International College, you’ll work with caring, experienced faculty members who are invested in your success. Our small class sizes and innovative curricula help ensure that every student gets the right blend of one-on-one interaction, classroom instruction, and clinical practice. Additionally, our career-oriented approach prioritizes today’s most in-demand skills to ensure you’re ready to enter the nursing field.

With more than 25 years of experience in quality allied health training, we offer students access to leading-edge technology and supportive student services at our Belleville and Jersey City campuses. Every program is student-focused and responsive to the ever-changing world of healthcare to help you take the first steps toward a rewarding career.

Apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program

If you’re passionate about helping others, a career in nursing could be right for you. Apply online today, or schedule a tour at one of Eastern International College’s two campuses. If you have more questions or would like to speak with a representative, request more information online.