Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its Associate of Science Degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Interested persons are invited to meet with the site visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in Room CC212 at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 23, 2019.
The Associate Degree Nursing program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College prepares students to be professional nurses who are culturally sensitive by focusing on the health needs of the American Indian population and the rural community. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.
Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Some nurses do not work directly with patients, but they must still have an active registered nurse license. For example, they may work as nurse educators, healthcare consultants, public policy advisors, researchers, hospital administrators, salespeople for pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, or as medical writers and editors.
Overall, job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be good because of employment growth and the need to replace workers who retire over the coming decade. With a nationwide median income of $71,730 and a projected 12% increase in job openings (371,500 jobs nationwide) expected between 2018-2028, registered nursing is a rewarding and expanding health care field to enter (data from United States Department of Labor, 2019).
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has two program tracks available for students to study professional nursing, one for the student with no previous nursing experience and an advanced entry Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree in Nursing track. Well-qualified faculty, the multi-cultural environment, small class sizes, a newly renovated simulation suite and nursing lab, rural clinical sites, on-campus childcare, and active student organizations at the college offer opportunities that no other college can provide.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is currently taking applications for the LPN to ADN Spring Semester 2020 program entry, the deadline to apply is November 1, 2019. The deadline for applications for the Associate Degree in Nursing program Fall Semester 2020 program entry is April 1, 2020. Applications are available on the Nursing page located here.
For more information, contact Cassandra Nicholson at 218-879-0846.