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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."

Schools

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Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
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Platt College Oklahoma
Pursue your education with Platt College (Oklahoma).
Programs Offered:
  • Practical Nursing-(AOS) [LPN]
  • Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy

 
Florida Career College
Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
Programs Offered:
  • Nursing RN
  • Patient Care Technician (10-month diploma program)
  • Medical Assistant Technician (10-Month diploma program)

 
Colorado Technical University Online
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
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

 
Brightwood College

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing
  • Medical Assistant

 
St. Paul's School of Nursing
Get your career on track with a degree from St. Paul's School of Nursing.
Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

 
Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing Program*
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Medical Assisting

 
Ross Medical Education Centers
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
Programs Offered:
  • Nursing - Associate of Applied Science
  • Practical Nursing

 
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