This program is offered in Phoenix, AZ; and Albuquerque, NM.
Your Path to Becoming a Nurse
Now that you’ve decided to become a Registered Nurse, here are some things you should know to help you navigate the path to your new career.
All registered nurses must start by completing nursing school. Selecting the right school and program for you is incredibly important. Make sure to review the entry requirements and timeline for the program that interests you. At Brookline College, the BSN program takes 120 weeks and requires a high school diploma or GED. Also, the program at Brookline is not impacted, meaning you should be able to start the program when the next class is scheduled without having to be placed on a waiting list. Another important factor is accreditation. The Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree is unique in that we are dually accredited by both CCNE and ACEN.
Once you’ve been accepted into a school and nursing program, here are some things you should expect:
General education requirements will be completed in addition to nursing courses
An in-depth look at anatomy, physiology, and the human body
Learn how to administer medicine
Practice with technology and equipment that is used in medical offices and hospitals
Explore ethics within the nursing field
Review leadership principles within the healthcare industry
After you’ve successfully completed your nursing program, you will need to sit for the state licensure exam, the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), prior to starting work as an RN. Applications and exams for a nursing license are processed through the State Board of Nursing. In order to sit for the exam, you will need to:
Complete an application and pay the application fee
Provide a fingerprint card
Have your certification of completion from your nursing program
Finally, once you’ve completed your program, have passed your NCLEX-RN, and are a licensed RN, you’ll be ready to start your new career! Brookline College offers job placement assistance to those who have completed all steps to become an RN. We can help you find a position in a variety of settings including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, community health agencies, and more.
We look forward to helping you on your path toward a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse!
What will you learn at Brookline?
The BSN is designed to provide students with a strong education in theory and applications. Students will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as health assessment, pharmacology, psychiatric nursing, obstetrical nursing, pediatric nursing and more. Click here to view our catalog.
Our facilities and nursing labs contain the materials and equipment that you will be using on the job. Additionally, our program includes clinical rotations where you will have the opportunity to experience the Nursing profession first hand, working closely with patients, doctors, nurses and other health care personnel.
Here are courses offered at Brookline College that will provide the knowledge necessary to be successful in a nursing career:
Introduction to Nursing
Information and Technology in Nursing
Gerontological Nursing Care
Evidence Based Practice
Community Health Nursing
Healthcare Law and Ethics and,
Leadership in Nursing Practice
Starting Your Career!
Nurses will continue to be in demand for many years to come. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19% growth rate in the field between 2012 and 2022. This is predicted to add almost 527,000 new jobs in that short time frame!*
4201 Central Avenue N.W., Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87105-1649
Phone: (505) 880-2877
Toll Free: 1-888-660-2428
Brookline College Phoenix Campus
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021-5820
Phone: (602) 242-6265
Toll Free: 1-800-793-2428
The Brookline College – Phoenix Baccalaureate nursing programs have been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Georgia 30326; 404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org)
The Brookline College – Albuquerque Baccalaureate nursing programs have been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Georgia 30326; 404-975-5000; http://acenursing.org/)