Clinical Requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing
You can earn your Associate Degree in Nursing at HCI College. When you graduate from our program, you can sit for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). An important part of the nursing program is the clinical hours that you have to complete. The clinical requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing give you the hands-on and real-world experience.
What are Clinicals?
The lectures give you the background and medical knowledge that you need for working as a nurse. You learn about the human body and how to treat and manage a variety of conditions. While book studies are helpful, you also need to gain hands-on experience.
Clinicals take you out of the traditional classroom. You will go into the field and work alongside Registered Nurses in a medical setting. This allows you to experience the different specialties of nursing that are available. You can see which settings appeal to you most as a nurse.
The Clinical Requirements at HCI College
For your nursing degree, you must complete a certain number of clinical hours. HCI College requires 575 clinical hours to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing. Clinicals also may allow you to apply what you learn in the lectures and may prepare you for the NCLEX.
In Nursing I Fundamentals, you get the opportunity to see what it means to be a professional nurse. Nursing II Med-Surgical gives you experience as a surgical nurse. The next level, Nursing III, covers maternity and newborn nursing. Psychiatric nursing is an introduction to working with patients with psychiatric conditions. Finally, your last clinical requirement is the preceptorship and practicum.
Ready to enroll in the nursing program at HCI College? Contact us for more information or call (561)586-0121 for West Palm beach or (954)626-0255 for Fort Lauderdale.