Why study nursing?
Are you interested in science and in helping others to heal? Then a career in nursing could be right for you. Nursing is among the most respected professions in America, and demand among employers is growing rapidly. Nurses play critical roles in the health care field, which requires individuals who are well trained, knowledgeable and caring. And nurses are well paid for their skills: the median salary for nurses is $70,000 per year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).
The Aurora University nursing program is one of the most respected in the region. The program prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN, a nationwide examination for the licensing of RNs. After graduation from the Aurora University School of Nursing, you must pass the NCLEX-RN examination to receive your RN license. Graduates of the program have passed the test at a rate of 92% (2017), a very high number compared to other universities.
All nursing faculty are registered nurses (RN) and have a master’s or doctoral degree in the field.
And best of all, you can begin nursing classes immediately in your first year at AU. That's unlike many other colleges that require you to wait until your sophomore or junior year to begin taking classes in the subject.
This major also fulfills the requirements for the MSN Plus One program, enabling you to obtain both the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years. This advanced degree allows you to educate new nurses and to advance your own skill set.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Aurora University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The program has one of the most state-of-the art laboratories in the region. It includes an advanced simulation laboratory. Take part in clinical experiences in real health care settings, such as hospitals, clinics and community health settings.
- Provide direct and indirect care
- Design and manage care
- Advocate for patients and the profession
Get hired by the best
- Mental health agencies
- Nursing homes
- Public health agencies