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Nursing Associate Degree

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Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations, and job opportunities are abundant. If you are an empathetic person with a love of science who seeks a rewarding career, nursing could be for you. Students in the nursing program gain the skills and knowledge essential for safe, effective, entry-level nursing practice.

At NECC, the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing will prepare you to work in a variety of health care settings with culturally diverse seniors, adults, adolescents, children and infants. You will learn critical thinking skills, assessment skills and interventions that promote and restore health. You will also learn the holistic approach to nursing care of the childbearing and childrearing family as well as the client experiencing physical and mental health problems. Throughout the program you will be participating in classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experiences at health care agencies.

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Accreditation

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.; 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Georgia 30326; (404) 975-5000.

NECC’s Associate in Science Degree in Nursing is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing; graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and could work in many different settings including hospitals, physician’s offices, outpatient treatment facilities, and home health care agencies. Job prospects are excellent and are expected to continue to grow.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

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