Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) in Nursing at the RN level. When the graduate successfully passes the examination, the nursing graduate can be licensed as a Registered Nurse. RNs are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, resorts, cruise ships, nursing homes, the military and community and public health agencies. Many go on to universities and colleges to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN) or Nurse Practitioner (NP).