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Registered Nurse (RN) Schools and Colleges

All nursing students complete classes in English, behavior science, psychology, nutrition, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, and nursing. Most nursing students complete bachelorís degree programs in nursing in 4 years or associateís degree programs in 2-3 years.

Students in all nursing programs complete clinical training at hospitals in the following fields: surgery, psychiatry, gynecology and obstetrics, and pediatrics. Some nursing students complete clinical training at assisted-living facilities, public health agencies, and walk-in clinics.

Students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing take classes to develop critical thinking, writing, communication, and leadership skills since nurses are often required to solve complex problems. They also obtain more practical experience in settings other than hospitals. Nurses working in teaching, counseling, research, and management positions usually hold graduate degrees.

Most nurses, regardless of their degrees, are qualified to fill entry-level staff nursing positions.

Registered nurses with associateís degrees often find jobs after graduating to obtain experience and receive tuition assistance to pay for a bachelorís degree program. Some schools offer joint bachelorís/masterís degree programs in nursing that take 5 years to complete. Likewise, many schools offer programs for students with bachelorís degrees in other disciplines who are interested in nursing.

The schools and colleges listed below offer diploma, associate and bachelor's degree programs that will prepare you for a career as a registered nurse.
  • Adams State College
    208 Edgemont Boulevard
    Alamosa, CO 81102
    (719) 587-7011
    www.adams.edu

  • Angelo State University
    ASU Station #11014
    San Angelo, TX 76909
    (325) 942-2555
    www.angelo.edu

  • Ball State University
    2000 West University Avenue
    Muncie, IN 47306
    (765) 289-1241
    www.bsu.edu

  • Brigham Young University
    A-209 ASB
    Provo, UT 84602
    (801) 422-1211
    www.byu.edu

  • California State University: Bakersfield
    9001 Stockdale Highway
    Bakersfield, CA 93311
    (661) 654-2011
    www.csub.edu

  • Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    (216) 687-2000
    www.csuohio.edu

  • Davenport University
    6191 Kraft Avenue SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    (616) 451-3511
    www.davenport.edu

  • Drury University
    900 North Benton Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65802
    (417) 873-7879
    www.drury.edu

  • East Central College
    1964 Prairie Dell Road
    Union, MO 63084
    (636) 583-5193
    www.eastcentral.edu

  • Florida State University
    282 Champions Way
    Tallahassee, FL 32306
    (850) 644-2525
    www.fsu.edu

  • Francis Marion University
    PO Box 100547
    Florence, SC 29502
    (843) 661-1362
    www.fmarion.edu

  • Gavilan College
    5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    (408) 847-1400
    www.gavilan.edu

  • Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
    375 Dixmyth Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45220
    (513) 862-2631
    www.gscollege.edu

  • Hartnell College
    411 Central Avenue
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 755-6700
    www.hartnell.edu

  • Hondros College
    4140 Executive Parkway
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 508-7200
    www.hondros.edu

  • Idaho State University
    921 South 8th Avenue
    Pocatello, ID 83209
    (208) 282-0211
    www.isu.edu

  • Indiana Wesleyan University
    4201 South Washington Street
    Marion, IN 46953
    (765) 674-6901
    www.indwes.edu

  • Jacksonville University
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    (904) 256-8000
    www.ju.edu

  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
    109 East Broadway
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (502) 213-5333
    www.jefferson.kctcs.edu

  • Kansas Wesleyan University
    100 East Claflin Avenue
    Salina, KS 67401
    (785) 827-5541
    www.kwu.edu

  • Kishwaukee College
    21193 Malta Road
    Malta, IL 60150
    (815) 825-2086
    www.kishwaukeecollege.edu

  • La Salle University
    1900 West Olney Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215) 951-1000
    www.lasalle.edu

  • Longwood University
    201 High Street
    Farmville, VA 23909
    (434) 395-2000
    www.longwood.edu

  • Marian University
    3200 Cold Spring Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46222
    (317) 955-6000
    www.marian.edu

  • Missouri Valley College
    500 East College Street
    Marshall, MO 65340
    (660) 831-4000
    www.moval.edu

  • National University
    11255 North Torrey Pines Road
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (800) 628-8648
    www.nu.edu

  • Northeastern University
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 373-2000
    www.northeastern.edu

  • Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Boulevard
    Fremont, CA 94539
    (510) 659-6000
    www.ohlone.edu

  • Old Dominion University
    5115 Hampton Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23529
    (757) 683-3000
    www.odu.edu

  • Pacific Lutheran University
    1010 South 122nd Street
    Tacoma, WA 98447
    (253) 535-6900
    www.plu.edu

  • Prairie State College
    202 South Halsted Street
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (708) 709-3500
    www.prairiestate.edu

  • Quincy University
    1800 College Avenue
    Quincy, IL 62301
    (217) 222-8020
    www.quincy.edu

  • Quinnipiac University
    275 Mount Carmel Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518
    (203) 582-8200
    www.quinnipiac.edu

  • Radford University
    801 East Main Street
    Radford, VA 24142
    (540) 831-5000
    www.radford.edu

  • Robert Morris University
    6001 University Boulevard
    Moon Township, PA 15108
    (412) 397-3000
    www.rmu.edu

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Avenue
    Fairfield, CT 06825
    (203) 371-7880
    www.sacredheart.edu

  • South Georgia College
    100 West College Park Drive
    Douglas, GA 31533
    (912) 260-4200
    www.sgc.edu

  • Temple University
    1801 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 204-7000
    www.temple.edu

  • Truman State University
    100 East Normal Avenue
    Kirksville, MO 63501
    (660) 785-4000
    www.truman.edu

  • Union University
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305-3697
    (731) 668-1818
    www.uu.edu

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