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Nursing Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The nursing College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses. Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most ...Read More[+]
A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The nursing College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some nursing majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degrees can also have majors or designations which announce the "major," such as Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Diploma and certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance Certificate in Dietetics) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the associate's degree or diploma/ certificate effectively stands in for the "major."
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Colorado Technical University Online  Campus
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

 
Kaplan University  Campus

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

 
Southern Technical College  Campus

Get in, get out, get ahead with Southern Technical College!

Programs Offered:
  • A.S. - Nursing
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
  • A.S. - Medical Assistant

 
Keiser University Campus  Campus

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (FastTrack)
  • Associate of Science in Nursing

 
Unitek College  Campus

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Assisting

 
UEI College  Campus

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)

 
Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health  Campus
Launch your career with training from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health.
Programs Offered:
  • Practical Nursing
  • Licensed Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

 
Lincoln Tech  Campus

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing (Practical)
  • Medical Assistant

 
South University  Campus

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing (BS)

 
South College Asheville  Campus
Take the first step toward a better future at South College-Asheville.
Programs Offered:
  • AAS Nursing
  • BS Nursing
  • CERT Medical Assisting
  • And more...

 
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