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College to Expand Associate’s Degree in Nursing Program

Steven-Henager College, West Haven/Ogden in Utah recently announced that it will increase the number of seats available for its associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program, and the frequency at which it starts new classes.

Due to an increase in student demand for the program, new classes will now begin every month.
 
Program courses cover four in-demand areas of nursing – the gerontological, pediatric, medical-surgical and critical care aspects of the field.
According to school officials, the 26-month ADN program provides an opportunity for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to gain additional expertise. In addition, the courses prepare students for the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.
 
To be eligible for the nursing program, candidates must hold a high school diploma or an equivalent GED certificate.
 
The college’s program is one of 617 associate’s nursing degrees to receive approval from the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission since 2006. The agency uses a strict set of criteria when evaluating an institution’s faculty, staff and curriculum.
 
Employment for LPNs is expected to increase by 21 percent by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The organization adds that the best career opportunities will be in nursing care facilities and home healthcare services.
 

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