The COS Nursing Program is a four
semester program that leads to an Associate of Science Degree in Registered
Nursing. This Registered Nursing Program prepares students for entry-level
employment and/or potential further study in the field of Registered Nursing.
Students completing this degree will have a foundation for the field of
Registered Nursing through the study of the biological, behavioral, and physical
sciences and will acquire critical thinking, effective communication, physical
assessment, and cultural competence skills and abilities.
Graduates are prepared for the
role of care provider across the health care continuum, as managers of care, and
as an active member of the nursing profession. The curriculum provides
experiences in a variety of health care settings including medical, surgical,
geriatrics, perinatal, pediatrics and psychiatric/mental health.
The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the
California Board of Registered Nursing, and successful completion of the
requirements qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure
Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).