Monroe’s progressive nursing option offers you, the adult learner, the chance to transition through three levels of nursing in nine semesters. This is a full time, day program.
- ACEN accredited
- Career-focused skills and clinical opportunities
- Seamless transition from one level to the next
- Prepare to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam
- Prepare to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam
How it Works
Monroe's Progressive Nursing Option is a full time program. You must be prepared to attend college during the day for three full semesters each academic year, for three years. In the first year, you’ll earn a certificate in practical nursing and prepare to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam. In year two, you'll earn an associate degree in nursing and qualify as an RN. Finally, you’ll graduate with a bachelor of science (BS) in nursing in year three.
- ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores at the proficient level or higher
- High school transcripts with an overall grade point average of 75 or higher
- Evidence of satisfactory grades (generally C+ or higher) in algebra, biology/living environment, and chemistry at the high school of college level
- College transcripts with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher for candidate who have previously earned college credits
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, academic institutions, or community organizations
The nursing program at Monroe is a challenging mix of courses in anatomy, chemistry, pharmacology, and healthcare. You’ll take several liberal arts courses, too. Your professors will be with you every step of the way – their goal is to see you succeed!
My professors didn't just teach from a textbook. They gave me the tools to succeed with real, practical lessons.
BS Nursing, 2014
Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Department
New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Culturally Competent Care in Community Health & the Role of the Professional Nurse
A mix of classroom and clinical learning. Past students have had clinical experiences in New York, Pennsylvania and Haiti. Assess the physical environment and resources in the community and provide appropriate interventions for the clients.
You’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work with patients using scenarios and models in the Simulation Laboratory. You’ll also gain real life experiences in a variety of acute and chronic care settings in New York City.
If you’re a registered nurse in the bachelor’s degree program, you may choose to do your community learning in New York, Pennsylvania, or Haiti.
Clubs and professional organizations offer a wealth of networking opportunities, and often give you information and experiences you don’t get in a classroom. At Monroe, there are several to choose from:
- Monroe College Student Nurses Association
- Student-Faculty Organization
- Ethics Committee
- Allied Health Club
The nursing program has membership in the following professional organizations:
- National League for Nursing
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- New York Council of Deans & Directors of Nursing
- Council for Associate Degree Nursing in New York State
- Council of Practical Nurse Programs of New York State
Your Future Career
Besides traditional nursing, jobs include:
- Nurse Manage - Supervise the nursing unit in a hospital or clinic; direct staff; oversee patient care.
- Health Educator - Educate people about the availability of healthcare services; teach behaviors that promote wellness.
- Case Manager - Advise patients, helping them find the services they need; create plans for treatment or recovery; coordinate with other health providers.
- Quality Coordinator - Coordinate specific review processes as part of a hospital or clinic's continuous improvement process.
Professor, School of Nursing
Associate Dean, School of Nursing
|Fall (Sept - Dec)||August 31|
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