Nursing Associate Degree Program
A nurse is a vital part of any medical team, assisting physicians and other team members with various duties. They provide direct patient care in a number of settings.
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What Are My Career Opportunities as a Nurse?
What Are My Career Opportunities as a Nurse?
This associate degree program will prepare graduates to apply their skills in a variety of environments, including:
- Healthcare facilities
- Community health organizations
- Long-term care facilities
- In-home health
- Physicians’ offices
- Outpatient clinics
The need for registered nurses is expected to grow for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of registered nurses is projected to grow significantly from 2020 to 2030.
Graduates of the Nursing associate degree program may be eligible to enroll in the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program at Pima Medical Institute. This advanced degree can bring job opportunities in specialized nursing settings.
Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Interested in pursuing a broader healthcare management degree? At Pima Medical Institute, we offer an online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. Online B.S. in Health Care Administration
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
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“I was in my position for only three weeks when COVID-19 hit. It’s hard to be prepared for a pandemic, but I felt qualified to care for COVID-19 patients. It’s a tough time to be a healthcare worker right now. But, even though we are weary and tired, we also feel fulfilled. I would recommend Pima Medical’s Nursing program. I never imagined one year after graduating, I would be able to buy my own house. I have security and a career I love.”
Betsy J., Nursing Graduate
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Disclosures And Accreditations
State Licensure Determination Disclosure
The Associate Degree Nursing program is offered via on-ground and hybrid delivery methods. The program is available to residents of Arizona and is approved for licensure by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. While there may be online components, completion of this program requires on-ground attendance at the campus at which the student is enrolled and cannot be completed solely via distance education. Prospective students and enrolled students should understand that moving out of the state may adversely impact a student’s ability to complete the program. If a student is planning to relocate out of the state he or she is required to discuss this with the Student Services Coordinator and/or Program Director.
After licensure is obtained in Arizona, transfer of state licensure may be available via state reciprocity compacts. Prospective students and current students are strongly encouraged to contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine requirements before enrolling in a program.
In compliance with 34 CFR 668.43 Pima Medical Institute has made a reasonable effort to determine graduate eligibility for licensure in all states for programs designed and advertised as leading to licensure. The document below lists states where the curriculum meets licensure requirements, states where the curriculum does not meet licensure requirements, and states in which Pima Medical Institute has been unable to determine if the curriculum meets state licensure requirements. All consumers should be advised that due to the frequent changes to state statutes, rules, and regulations Pima Medical Institute cannot guarantee licensure based on the lists below.
State Licensure Determination Disclosure – Nursing Programs
Contact information for state licensing boards in which Pima Medical Institute has determined the program does not meet state licensure requirements or where Pima Medical Institute has been unable to determine if the program meets state licensure requirements can be found below.
Accreditation and Program Information
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Pima Medical Institute Tucson Campus has been granted full approval for a Nursing Program by the Arizona Board of Nursing. Graduates of Pima Medical Institute’s Associate Degree Nursing Program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Exam.
On September 26, 2022, the Arizona Board of Nursing (AZBN) placed the Associate Degree of Nursing program (ADN) at Pima Medical Institute, Mesa campus on Probationary Accreditation status for a minimum of 24 months; for more information, see https://www.azbn.gov/
The Associate Degree Nursing Program does not currently have programmatic accreditation. The lack of national nursing accreditation may limit future educational and career options for students.
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Mesa Nursing Program Prospective Student Handout
Tucson Nursing Program Prospective Student Handout
Tucson Nursing RN to BSN Prospective Student Handout
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