This program is designed to provide the student with the academic, professional and clinical skills needed for entry-level registered nurse staff positions. The student is prepared to administer nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in a variety of health care settings.The program trains students to develop competency and responsibility in providing and managing care for patients across the lifespan, in collaboration with members of the healthcare team. The program also emphasizes lifelong learning.
Harrison College offers an Associate Degree in Nursing Program requiring clinical practicum, some during evening hours. Upon successful completion of the Nursing program, graduates are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are provided the foundation for career mobility in nursing.
Total Credit Hours: 112
Available at these campuses: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis - East
* The number of "estimated total quarters" for each program assumes you are enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours per quarter) throughout the entire program.
Students taking more than 12 credit hours in a quarter will finish in fewer quarters; likewise, students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in a quarter may require
additional quarters. Transferred credits from previous colleges, testing out of classes, and successfully completing classes (avoiding having to repeat a class) may
also affect program length.
Career & Skills Related Details
Possible Job Titles
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau are charged with collecting and reporting data on total U.S. employment across the full spectrum of SOC major groups. Occupations are classified based on work performed and on the skills, education, and/or training needed to perform the work at a competent level. The link below includes possible job titles, SOC codes, National and Indiana State Median Incomes, and links to O*Net for additional job title information. This information was aggregated from O*Net and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nursing Associates Job Titles and SOC Codes
Skills, Tasks & Knowledge of the Job
- Fundamentals of human anatomy, illness and pharmacology
- Record patients’ medical information and vitals; maintain patients’ medical records
- Prepare patients for examinations, explain diagnosis, answer patient questions and explain treatment
- Assess patient symptoms and consult with health team to create care plan
- Report to and consult with doctor(s)
- Assist and care for others, work directly with the public, make decisions and solve problems
- Prioritize, use attention to detail, tolerate stress
- Licensing or registration required
Typical Work Environments
- Health care facilities including hospitals, medical centers, and public and private medical centers
- Nurses in specialized fields may work in home health care, surgical units, specialized treatment centers, schools, corporations or the military
- Other nurses eventually choose to move into teaching
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used to classify workers into occupational categories in order to collect
statistical data. Information regarding the SOC system or specific SOC codes can be found on the
Bureau of Labor Statistics' website.
Elective Course Details
General Education Elective
General Education Elective
Tuition & Fees Details
Tuition by Quarter: $5,040 full time
Tuition Program Fees by Quarter: $900
Tuition by Credit Hour: $420 full time
*Additional charges and fees may apply. Please refer to the Harrison College Catalog for more information.
We know how important it is for you to plan ahead with your budget, and that is why we have designed the Tuition Freeze Program to make your education both more affordable and predictable.