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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 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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West Coast University

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LVN to BSN

 
Thomas More College
Take the next step in your career with Thomas More College.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 
Dallas Nursing Institute

Dallas Nursing Institute is a nonprofit institution rooted in the belief that all students deserve quality instruction and guidance as they begin their quest for a professional nursing career. The instructors are highly-qualified and dedicated to making your educational experience a positive one.

Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree of Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing

 
Maryville University

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

Programs Offered:
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

 
Institute of Technology

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

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Programs Offered:
  • Practical Nursing
  • Professional Medical Assistant

 
Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

 
Unitek College

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

 
Rutgers University

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Programs Offered:
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 
Lincoln College of New England

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Programs Offered:
  • RN to BSN

 
National Career College
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Programs Offered:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Medical Assistant

 
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