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Nursing Program Overview

If you are interested in becoming a nurse, Everest offers a number of career training programs to help you get started. Everest's nursing programs include:

  • Practical Nursing (Diploma): Practical nurses work under the direction of registered nurses or licensed physicians. Their duties can include administering medications, tending to wounds, monitoring vital signs and assisting patients with daily activities. Vocational nurses are also called practical nurses.
  • Nursing (Associate) (ADN): This is a two-year associate degree program that fulfills the academic requirements you need to take the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) licensing examination. As a registered nurse (RN), you can be qualified to care for patients in a wide range of facilities, including hospitals, medical centers, schools, urgent care centers, etc.

Note: Nursing program availability and schedules vary by campus. Contact your local Everest campus to determine if this program is available in your area.

Nursing Courses

Everest's Nursing courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge, training and hands-on experience you need to launch your nursing career. Nursing courses focus on the theories, concepts and principles of medicine, diagnostic testing and patient care. They also explore the areas of leadership and management as well as legal and ethical issues related to health care delivery.

As a student in one of Everest's nursing programs, you will have the opportunity to study subjects including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Nursing Pharmacology
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Care of Adult
  • Nursing Care
  • Maternal Child Nursing

Your education will feature a combination of traditional classroom lectures and participatory laboratory workshops. Your instructors will be nursing professionals who understand the needs of today's health care industry. Team projects will allow you to exchange information with fellow students and get one-on-one support when you need it.

Completing the associate degree program will qualify you to take the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) licensing examination. As a registered nurse (RN), you can be qualified to care for patients in a wide range of facilities, including hospitals, medical centers, schools, urgent care centers, etc.

Accreditation

Everest's nursing programs are approved by the State Board of Nursing in the state and at the campus where the program is located. Many programs have received additional accreditation by either the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Note: This Nursing program description is not necessarily reflective of every Nursing program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics covered within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Nursing program near you.

Nursing Careers

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 14% through 2024, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers to be "much faster" than the average for all occupations.

Demand for health care services is anticipated to increase as the population ages and advances in medication allow people to live longer. Additional nurses are needed educate and care for patients with chronic conditions including arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

The good news for men and women pursuing nursing careers is that the numbers reflect the growing demand for health care services. As more and more Baby Boomers move into their retirement years, they will need the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, surgical and convalescent services provided in:

  • Medical Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing opportunities are also available in the growing home health care field. Not needing round-the-clock medical care, many Americans just require occasional at-home monitoring and assistance by well-trained health care professionals.

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which nursing programs programs are available.

*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Sources:
https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1014.00
https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1141.00

Financial Aid

Everest helps students reach their educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways, including institutional grants and scholarships.*

Students are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are included at no additional cost and include:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment

Contact ECMC Solutions, Everest’s loan counseling partner, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit its website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Everest and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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