Weatherford College offers both an associate of applied science degree in nursing and a vocational nursing program.
After completion of specific general education courses, the nursing curriculum consists of two years of coursework. With successful completion of all course and program requirements for the associate of applied science in nursing, you will earn an A.A.S. degree and be eligible for the National Council of Licensing Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, you will be qualified to apply for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
Vocational nursing is a medical career that centers on patient care in a range of different settings. In most cases, nurses in this field need only basic training, and they do not typically have the responsibility of registered nurses or physicians, but their work is often seen as critical to a range of different medical and health care ventures. Vocational nurses work in clinics, doctors’ offices, and hospitals, and can sometimes also be found doing outpatient work and visiting patients’ homes. The field is a very broad one, and a lot of the specifics of what the job can cover varies from place to place.