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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Nursing

Get your start in a career that gives hope

he Nursing Program provides multiple pathways into nursing, from vocational nursing to registered nursing. Students learn critical patient-care skills along with the high level of communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills necessary to excel in the profession.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Registered Nurses
32.27 Hourly Wage 15512 Currently Employed
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
15512 Registered Nurses are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.28 % over the next four years.
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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
32.27 Hourly Wage 15512 Currently Employed
Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.
15512 Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.28 % over the next four years.
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Critical Care Nurses
32.27 Hourly Wage 15512 Currently Employed
Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.
15512 Critical Care Nurses are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.28 % over the next four years.
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Clinical Nurse Specialists
32.27 Hourly Wage 15512 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.
15512 Clinical Nurse Specialists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.28 % over the next four years.
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Nurse Anesthetists
68.83 Hourly Wage 135 Currently Employed
Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
135 Nurse Anesthetists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 15.56 % over the next four years.
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Nurse Practitioners
46.62 Hourly Wage 887 Currently Employed
Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
887 Nurse Practitioners are employed. This number is expected to increase by 14.77 % over the next four years.
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
22.01 Hourly Wage 4099 Currently Employed
Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
4099 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.2 % over the next four years.
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Nursing Assistants
12.46 Hourly Wage 5784 Currently Employed
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
5784 Nursing Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.15 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Nursing Mobility Track
Nursing Traditional Track


Certificate Level 2

Vocational Nursing Certificate
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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, http://www.acenursing.org) and the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400; www.bon.state.tx.us).

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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