AAS in Registered Nursing

Monroe College offers a three-semester full-time RN Associate Degree Program. Graduates of the Monroe College LPN Certificate Program and non-Monroe LPNs may apply to the program. The course of study provides the basis for students to use critical thinking to apply increasingly complex knowledge, skills, technologies, and patient care activities into evidence-based nursing practice. Upon completion of the program the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.


End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the RN Associate in Applied Science degree program, the graduate will be able to provide Culturally Competent Care (SLO-CCC) with achievement of the following outcomes:

1. Demonstrate intermediate through advanced skills and health teaching to provide holistic, individualized patient-centered care in the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems of individuals and families. (SLO #1: Patient-Centered Care)

2. Participate in interprofessional team meetings to identify and address the healthcare needs of individuals and families. (SLO #2: Teamwork and Communication)                                            

3. Apply evidence-based research practice to make sound clinical judgments in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. (SLO #3: Evidence-Based Practice)                                                                  

4. Use standardized tools and/or methods of measurement to identify quality improvement interventions for the safe care of individuals and families across the health care continuum.(SLO #4: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety)


5. Use healthcare informatics to communicate, manage, trend and interpret health data, avoid errors, and support healthcare interventions in providing nursing care to individuals and families.(SLO #5: Informatics)


6. Develop the nursing plan of care in congruence with the patient’s healthcare needs, preferences, customs, values, and beliefs. (SLO-CCC #6: Culturally Competent Care)